Becoming an LPN in Indiana
Indiana promotes quality nursing by focusing on collaboration, education, information, and leadership. They strive to deliver the best patient care by maintaining a competent health workforce. To become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the state, one must either apply for licensure via exam or endorsement. The latest prediction for Indiana by the Bureau of Labor Statistic indicated a 13% increase in LPN jobs per year by 2024.
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Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Indiana LPN Licensing Requirements
The first step to becoming an LPN in the state of Indiana is to attend a state-approved nursing program. After coursework is complete, the graduate must then sit for and pass the required NCLEX exam.
In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit and the proper application along with a certificate of Completion from their state-approved nursing program.
Physical strength as well as endurance may be a factor in hiring in the state—physical abilities are not limited to lifting patients and machinery or standing and walking for extended periods of time.
LPN's from other states can receive an Indiana license by endorsement. Along with the endorsement application, the applicant must also submit:
- A professional headshot (passport-style photo) approximately 2 x 3 inches.
- $50 application fee payable to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
- Proof (verification) of license from another state.
- Documentation from completed state-approved nursing program.
- Criminal background check.
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 (CGFNS - http://www.cgfns.org/) must perform a full course-by-course review and evaluate the credentials.
LPN Endorsement Application (http://www.in.gov/pla/2506.htm)
Indiana LPN licenses expire October 31st every even year and do not require continued education for renewal. They do, however, require continued education if the license is allowed to expire 10 years or less—those would be required to submit proof of 24 hours of continued education. If the license has been expired more than 10 years, the Board will assess on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about Indiana LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.
Additional IN Nursing Resources
Indiana State Board of Nursing
Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-2043
Fax: (317) 233-4236
1. Indiana State Nurses Association (http://www.indiananurses.org/)For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Indiana LPN to RN programs page.