Vincennes University (VU) dates back to 1801, making it the oldest college in the state of Indiana. From its location in Vincennes, 120 miles to the southwest of Indianapolis, Vincennes University provides local students with educational opportunities in a wide range of fields. Vincennes University also has other campuses in Indiana; they are located in Jasper, Indianapolis, and in Fort Branch / Gibson County.
On both the Vincennes and Jasper campuses, the university offers programs for prospective Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), prospective Registered Nurses (RN), and RNs who wish to continue their education. All the nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Practical Nursing Program
The Practical Nursing Program prepares students for the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and careers as LPNs. It takes three semesters to complete. Students begin in the fall, on either the Vincennes or Jasper campus, and graduate the following summer. In total, they must earn forty-seven credits. The curriculum includes classes in biology, psychology, and nursing. All classes are offered during the day.
Associate Nursing Degree
The Associate Nursing Degree (ADN) program takes four semesters to complete; summer semesters are not included. The program requires nine credits of general education classes, and forty-one credits of nursing/nursing support classes. Classes are offered during the day, on both the Vincennes and Jasper campuses. The course sequence begins each fall. A graduate of the ADN program will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree, and be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Associate of Science in Nursing – ADN to RN Completion Option for Licensed Practical Nurses
A graduate of a practical nursing program who is an LPN can complete the ADN program in just one year, provided that he has completed the following prerequisites: English composition, anatomy and physiology I, elementary organic chemistry and biochemistry, and college algebra. The ADN to RN completion program begins each January, on both the Vincennes and Jasper campuses.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN Completion
An RN who has earned an associate degree or diploma in nursing can earn a full Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree through the RN to BSN completion program. Vincennes University requires each incoming RN to have at least seventy-one credits to transfer. These credits include thirty-four credits toward the nursing requirements, and at least thirty-seven credits toward the university’s general education requirements. Once enrolled in the RN to BSN Completion program, a student must commit to four semesters of full-time study to complete the degree. Over the course of these four semesters, she will earn fifty-three credits. The RN to BSN program is offered on both the Vincennes and the Jasper campuses.
Certified Nurse Assistant Training
Vincennes University provides training for prospective Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) through its Business and Industry training division. The program takes three weeks to complete, and prepares a student to provide basic nursing care to patients in long-term care facilities. Graduates of the CNA training course are eligible to take the state certification exam for CNAs.
1002 North 1st Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
Vincennes University – Jasper Campus
850 College Avenue
Jasper, IN 47546
Vincennes University Aviation Technology Center
2175 South Hoffman Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Vincennes University Gibson County Center
U.S. Highway 41