Ivy Tech Community College Nursing Program Review

Ivy Tech Community College (ITCC), founded in 1963, serves students throughout Indiana. It has campuses in the following areas: Bloomington, Central Indiana, Columbus, East Central, Kokomo, Lafayette, North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Richmond, Southeast, Southern Indiana, Southwest, and Wabash Valley.

ITCC serves over 200,000 students annually through its various campuses and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The college has a focus on education programs that facilitate career development.

Nursing Programs

Ivy Tech Community College offers a Practical Nursing Certificate and an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing). Nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Students interested in attending ITCC must attend an on-campus or online nursing program information session. The Practical Nursing program has been in existence since the 1970s and was first offered at the Bloomington campus. The Practical Nursing program is now offered in all areas serviced by Ivy Tech Community College. The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN; also known as ADN, Associate Degree in Nursing) program was established in 1988 at the Lafayette and Evansville campuses.

Ivy Tech Community College Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Traditional Track

The ASN program is a selective program that admits a limited number of nursing students each year. Aspiring nursing students must first complete general education requirements and pre-requisites before applying and being admitted into the ASN program. The program requires 72 academic credits. Upon completion of the program, students earn an ASN and are eligible to take the National League for Nursing Exam for Registered Nurses, NCLEX-RN. The ASN program can generally be completed in 6 semesters.

LPN to ASN/Paramedic to ASN Transitional Track

The ASN Transitional tracks are for LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) and Paramedics who have completed some healthcare education. The ASN Transitional Tracks allow these healthcare professionals to complete the ASN qualification in an accelerated format. Upon completion of the program, students earn an ASN and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN. The ASN Transitional track can generally be completed in 4 semesters.

BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Transfer Opportunities

Students can transfer to both in and out state nursing programs through several transfer agreements between Ivy Tech Community College and 4-year degree programs. The programs have various requirements and are offered in several locations throughout Indiana. Students can complete some bachelor’s degree options through distance education (i.e., online courses). Students may work with a transfer representative from their respective campus to coordinate transferring to a BSN program.

Ivy Tech Community College Nursing Certificate Programs

Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) Program

Students can take the Certified Nurse Aid (also known as Certified Nurse Assistant, CNA) course through short-term programs available through the Corporate College at Ivy Tech Community College. The course consists of classroom and clinical experience. Students must meet certain requirements before beginning the CNA course which include obtaining a TB test, appropriate uniform, and a physical.

Practical Nursing Certificate (Licensed Practical Nurse)

The Practical Nursing Certificate prepares students to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Upon completion of the nursing program, students are eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses, NCLEX-PN, to become Licensed Practical Nurses. The Practical Nursing Certificate requires 38 to 50 credits and is approximately 12 months to complete. The LPN program is offered at a variety of Ivy Tech Community College campuses. Prospective LPN students should contact the respective campus to obtain more information. Aspiring LPNs may also participate in an online information session for the Practical Nursing Certificate program. The Practical Nursing program can generally be completed in 4 semesters.

Corporate College Courses at Ivy Tech Community College

Nurses can advance their career opportunities by taking courses that will give them further specializations and enhance their expertise. Courses in Legal Nurse Consulting, Spanish for Nursing, and other programs further enhance the skills of RNs. Students may also take certification and assessment exams such as those offered through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Ivy Tech Community College
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404