Indiana State University (ISU) | 100% NCLEX Pass Rates

Since 1963, the nursing program at Indiana State University (ISU) has been an intricate part of the university. We provide a perfect blend of the traditional college experience and distance learning. Indiana State University is the only fully online LPN-BSN degree in the nation


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  • Programs RN-to-BSN, LPN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, Accelerated BSN, BSN, DNP, Post-grad Certificate, NP, Other
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Programs offered at Indiana State University are from the LPN level to a DNP level of nursing.

Department of Baccalaureate Nursing

There are two on-campus program tracks offered:

  1. Traditional four-year:  Those who are entering without a degree or without LPN/RN licensure. This is a 4-year program combining pre-nursing and nursing courses.
  2. Accelerated 2nd degree:  This program is offered to students who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. This program is 15 months long for the full-time student. For those attempting to complete the degree on a full-time basis, students should not be employed more than 12 hours a week.

Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) track - LPN/LVN-BSN Program

The LPN/LVN program offers no waiting list to get started. You can complete your clinical hours in a facility in your area, if you are under a local preceptor. There are no campus visits required for this program.

Upon completion of the BSN, graduates are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-RN exam, which upon successfully passing the exam, will lead to RN licensure in the individual state.

Faculty members at Indiana State University are dedicated to serving students as they assist them along the way with the “Student Services Concierge”.  This partners students with an advisor who helps answer questions and offers guidance along the way to course completion.

You can transfer up to 67 credits towards your degree program. The College Network will help those who are doing distance learning through Indiana State University.

Side note: Contact your state licensing authority to assure that upon completion of the Indiana State University LPN/LVN to BSN track of the baccalaureate nursing program, you are qualified to obtain a license or other form of certification.

Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN)

The advanced practice nurse graduate program started in 1986 has maintained continuous accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) since 1989.  The Doctor of Nursing Practice began in the fall of 2010.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Indiana State University offers the Master of Science in Nursing online degree with two specializations:

  1. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) - The Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization focuses on building upon the RN’s knowledge to specialize in caring for the entire family. The Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum will prepare the nurse to meet the ANCC and AANP certification competencies.
  2. Nursing Education - If you have the heart of a teacher, this program will prepare you to educate the nurses of tomorrow. After completion of this program the nurse will be eligible to complete the NLN certification competencies for excellence as a nurse educator.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Indiana State University assists students in becoming innovative nurse leaders of the future with a focus primarily on the healthcare delivery system.

The DNP program is a 39-credit hour post-master’s program requiring a total of 1,000 hours of supervised clinical preceptorship.  Beginning with the class admitted during the fall of 2017, the Indiana State University DNP requires the completion of 1000 clinical/practicum hours as mandated by the American Association Colleges of Nursing. Waivers may be considered for the following with evidence of national certification in an area of advanced nursing practice:

  • Master’s prepared APRN (CNM, CRNA, CNS, NP):  500 clinical hours with documentation of national certification American Association Colleges of Nursing. (2015). DNP: Current Issues and Clarifying Recommendations [White Paper].
  • Master’s prepared Advanced Practice Nurses with Advanced Certification, e.g. Advanced Public Health, Advanced Nurse Executive, etc.:  Up to 500 clinical hours with evidence of documented academically supervised clinical hours with a 1:1 ratio being observed.  American Association Colleges of Nursing. (2015). DNP: Current Issues and Clarifying Recommendations [White Paper].
  • Per AACN MSN Nurse Educators - No previous practicum hours will be waived. A longer program of study will be required to fulfill clinical practice hours.

With the DNP program, there is no dissertation requirement.  The DNP required project is based on the individual's expertise and interests.

Pass Rates

The Accelerated Second degree BSN NCLEX pass rate for 2015 was 100% (24/24).

Accreditation

The Indiana State University College of Health and Human Services Continuing Nursing Education Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Awards

Indiana State University has been recognized by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes as one of the best colleges in the Midwest.

The ISU School of Nursing was established in 1963 and is accredited by the (NLN) National League of Nursing.

Fun Fact

We enjoy school-spirited, hometown traditions like the Sycamore Tricycle Derby and annual Tandem Bicycle Race.  ISU students know how to have fun!

If you are looking for a school that offers absolutely no wait list to get started, Indiana State University is the university for you.  LPNS: Get your BSN degree online and become a professional RN in your field. Obtaining a BSN makes you even more marketable and allows you the opportunity to increase your income.  Come join us!

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  1. Visit Guy in Babyland profile page
    Apr 18, 3:31 pm by
    Overall: 4.3 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 4 stars
    Staff: 4 stars
    Academics: 4 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 4 stars

    Status: Alumni
    Program: Accelerated BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2014

    My Experience

    I received a quality nursing education which prepared me to start my career in nursing. The school partnered with IU School of Medicine, Ivy Tech College, and Union Hospital to create a state of the art simulation lab. The center is the first to be accredited in Indiana and one of only 38 centers nationwide to earn such recognition http://therhic.stsweb.indstate.edu/index.php/simcenter

    About The Staff

    All of the instructors did a good job at teaching us what we needed to learn to be a competent new grad nurse. The Med/Surg instructor stood out amongst the others. He was a mentor and a role model of what we should strive to be as a nurse.

  2. Visit cleealto profile page
    Apr 16, 2:20 pm by
    Overall: 4.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 4 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Alumni
    Program: LPN-to-BSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2015
    Focus: Cardiac Care

    My Experience

    I was given advance warning before starting the program by the chairperson to make sure I had clinical sites established bc they do not facilitate this. I was able to prepare and have this ready and that created a seamless transition through the program. This program strengthen my nursing attributes and autonomy.

    About The Staff

    The staff was tough, as nursing school should be! An easy pass does NOT make a great a nurse! And while they were tough, they were accessible as well as the adjunct and chairperson for discussions or concerns. Expectations and requirements are set at the begining and made very clear. This was an online theory course so can be challenging, as is nursing in general. You get what you put into your education, so put your all into it and you will get the same respect and time from the staff Financial aide was super easy and all the additional university support centers were still accessible. I used the math center, writing center, and tech labs via phone and online 24/7.

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