Ivy Tech has selective admission into it's nursing program - they have a packet of info they can give you with the details for either LPN or RN. All nursing programs in Indiana are selective (in otherwords you have to do certain things to get in - prereqs, tests, physical, references, personal interview). The programs are very competitive to get into - often there are 400 to 800 people applying for each slot at each Ivy Tech or other colleges in Indiana. For instance I have all the prereqs with a 4.0 but so do other people - so I haven't gotten in - after a certain number of years your classes time out and you might have to repeat them. I would go to the interview with a list of questions - ask for the packet of info, gather all printed documents there and then go home and read them and then ask more questions. Purdue is more expensive than Ivy Tech and their nursing program is probably just as competitive to get into. Just taking a bunch of classes won't help to get into a school - you need to know what classes to take specifically and must get a certain grade to stay in a program. For instance if you take a biology class at Purdue - it might not be the correct biology class Ivy Tech requires for it's nursing programs - same goes for Anatomy and Physiology and other types of classes. Make sure you know what to do - it is up to you to know because advisors don't always give you the correct info. Good Luck!