INDIANA NURSING LICENSE

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Indiana State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 1/20/2015

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Indiana
Nursing Licenses in Indiana Master's Required?
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Y
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Y
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N

Indiana Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing Assistant: $23,390
Licensed Practice Nurse: $40,070
Registered Nurse: $58,320
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: >$80,000* 

*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Indiana can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Indiana nursing salary.

Learn about financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

There are many paths to become a nurse in Indiana. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Indiana, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Indiana nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Indiana, please let us know!

Compact State Status

Indiana is not a Nursing Licensure Compact State.

Prescriptive Authority in Indiana

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V controlled substances in collaboration with a physician, unless expressly prohibited by their agreement, and with the exception of controlled substances for weight management. Prescriptive authority costs $50, Controlled Substances Registration costs $60, and renewal every 2 years costs $10. 2 semester hours of pharmacology are required.

Indiana Nursing Licensure Renewal

Nursing licenses expire October 31 of odd-numbered years. Cost to renew is $100. There are no continuing education requirements for registered nurses (R.N.’s); however, Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) must meet criteria for their specialty. APNs are responsible for meeting the renewal requirements of their nationally certifying body as well.

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Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

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Advanced Practice Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner) in Indiana

Education
Graduate Degree in Nursing, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Together with National Certification, At Least 2 Semester Hours in Pharmacology

Examination
None, Unless Applicant Opts for National Certification, in Which Case a Cerification Examination May Be Required

Fees
$50 Application Fee, $60 Prescriptive Authority Registration Fee

Experience
None, Unless Applicant Opts for National Certification, in Which Case Additional Experience May Be Required

Certification Required
Only Required If Applicant Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, as Opposed to a Graduate Degree in Nursing

Renewal
Advanced practice nurses must renew their registered nurse (R.N.) license prior to renewing advanced practice nurse licensure. The cost is $50 plus the cost of R.N. license renewal. APNs are required to obtain at least 30 hours of continuing education units (CEUs), eight of which must be in pharmacology. If renewing prescriptive authority, applicants must submit proof of completed CEUs at the time of renewal.

Additional Information
An Active Indiana Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application

 

Certified Nurse-Midwife in Indiana

Education
Graduation from a Nationally Accredited School of Nurse-Midwifery

Examination
Varies for Different Certifications

Fees
$50 Application Fee

Experience
Varies for Different Certifications

Certification Required
National Certification Approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

Renewal
Fee for renewal is $50. There are no CEU requirements; however, all licensed nurses are expected to maintain skills and knowledge sufficient to remain competent to practice.

Additional Information
An Active Indiana Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Indiana

Education
Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-RN

Fees
$50 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Fee for renewal is $50. There are no CEU requirements; however, all licensed nurses are expected to maintain skills and knowledge sufficient to remain competent to practice.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. A $50 Application Fee Is Required

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Indiana

Education
Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-PN

Fees
$50 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Fee for renewal is $50. There are no CEU requirements; however, all licensed nurses are expected to maintain skills and knowledge sufficient to remain competent to practice.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. A $50 Application Fee Is Required

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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