The NCLEX-PN is the exam that every student must take and pass in order to gain official licensure as a practical nurse. This test can be taken once a student graduates from an accredited LPN program. For more information about the NCLEX-PN exam, check out our guide here. It’s also a good idea for students to take an NCLEX-PN practice test to get an idea of what the real test is like.
Indiana is not a current Nursing Licensure Compact state, so the new Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC) does not apply here.
LPNs from other states can receive an Indiana license by endorsement. Along with the endorsement application, the applicant must also submit:
Applicants from foreign countries must submit his or her official school transcripts--both high school or equivalent as well as any nursing program attended. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools must perform a full course-by-course review and evaluate the credentials.
For detailed information about LPN endorsement by application in Indiana check out:
The table below lists career information collected by the BLS for licensed practical nurses in Indiana. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.
|Area||Total Employment||Average Hourly Wage||Average Annual Salary|
|Indianapolis, Carmel, Anderson||4,980||$19.97||$41,540|
|South Bend, Mishawaka||680||$19.75||$41,090|
|Lafayette, West Lafayette||360||$20.44||$42,510|
|Michigan City, La Porte||140||$18.47||$38,410|
For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Indiana LPN to RN/BSN programs page.
Ivy Tech in Bloomington, Indiana provides education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. Curriculum is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. The Practical Nursing program leads to a Technical Certificate that can be completed in one year.
Ivy Tech Community College in Terra Haute is part of the largest singly-accredited statewide community college system in the entire country. Ivy Tech offers students a range of associate degree and transfer programs, as well as career certification programs and workforce development programs.
Follow the link to learn more about the Ivy Tech - Columbus nursing program.
At the Evansville campus, Ivy Tech Community College students are pushed to excel to reach their highest potential. Ivy Tech delivers personal attention to students, offering a large number of programs including associates degrees, transfer education, career certification, adult learning, and workforce development.
Check out the official Ivy Tech - Richmond nursing program.
Ivy Tech Community College--Anderson is part of part of the largest public postsecondary institution in Indiana, with many other campuses across the state. Ivy Tech offers local affordable solutions for Indiana residents and business, providing not only degrees and certification programs, but also workforce development to better the community and occupational advancement.
Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis is part of the greater Ivy Tech public community college institution in Indiana. With locations throughout the state, Ivy Tech offers more than 150 programs in the divisions of health, technology, business & public services, as well as university transfer programs.
Ivy Tech Community College students at the Sellersburg campus are prepared to live, learn, and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment. Students are provided with professional, technical, transfer, and life-long learning educational options.
Ivy Tech Community College in Greencastle is part of the largest public post-secondary institution in Indiana. The college was originally founded in 1963 as Indiana Vocational Technical College. Since then, it has expanded to become a diverse institution offering more than 150 programs.
3101 S Creasy Ln, Lafayette, IN 47905
220 Dean Johnson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601
850 College Ave, Jasper, IN 47546
3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
1440 East 35th Avenue, Gary, IN 46409
4301 S Cowan Rd,, Muncie, IN 47302
1815 E. Morgan St., Kokomo, IN 46901
1002 N 1st St, Vincennes, IN 47591
6612 East 75th Street, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46250
1500 American Way, Greenwood, IN 46143
7230 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
3454 Douglas Road, South Bend, IN 46635
5518 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46320
3100 Ivy Tech Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383
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