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.

  • LPN Programs in Indiana

    ProgramDetails
    Brown Mackie College Merrillville
    1000 E. 80th Place, Suite 205S, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (855) 988-5955 Visit Homepage
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    Brown Mackie College South Bend
    3454 Douglas Road, South Bend, IN 46635
    (574) 237-0774 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Anderson
    104 West 53rd Street, Anderson, IN 46013
    (765) 643-7133 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Bloomington
    200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404
    (812) 332-1559 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Columbus
    4475 Central Avenue, Columbus, IN 47203
    (800) 922-4838 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Evansville
    3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710
    (888) 489-5463 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Fort Wayne
    3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
    (260) 482-9171 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Gary
    1440 East 35th Avenue, Gary, IN 46409
    (219) 879-9137 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Greencastle
    915 South Zinc Mill Road, Greencastle, IN 46135
    (765) 653-7410 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Indianapolis
    50 W Fall Creek Pkwy. N. Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46208
    (888) 489-5463 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Kokomo
    1815 E. Morgan St., Kokomo, IN 46901
    (800) 459-0561 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Lafayette
    3101 S Creasy Ln, Lafayette, IN 47905
    (888) 489-5463 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Madison
    3100 Ivy Tech Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 464-8514 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Muncie
    4301 S Cowan Rd,, Muncie, IN 47302
    (888) 489-5463 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Richmond
    2357 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374
    (765) 966-2656 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Sellersburg
    Ivy Tech - Sellersburg, Sellersburg, IN 47172
    (812) 246-3301 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - South Bend
    220 Dean Johnson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601
    (574) 830-0375 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Terre Haute
    8000 South Education Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802
    (812) 299-1121 Visit Homepage
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    Ivy Tech - Valparaiso
    3100 Ivy Tech Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 464-8514 Visit Homepage
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    Med Tech - Fort Wayne
    7230 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
    (260) 436-3272 Visit Homepage
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    Med Tech - Greenwood
    1500 American Way, Greenwood, IN 46143
    (317) 534-0322 Visit Homepage
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    Med Tech - Indianapolis
    6612 East 75th Street, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46250
    (317) 845-0300 Visit Homepage
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    V.R. Ashwood Training Institute
    5518 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 803-0075 Visit Homepage
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    Vincennes University
    1002 N 1st St, Vincennes, IN 47591
    (800) 742-9198 Visit Homepage
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    Vincennes University - Jasper
    850 College Ave, Jasper, IN 47546
    (812) 482-3030 Visit Homepage
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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
    http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

    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.