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

Nursing Licenses in IndianaMaster’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 AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$23,390$40,070$58,320 >$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.

Nursing License

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.

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
ExaminationNone, Unless Applicant Opts for National Certification, in Which Case a Cerification Examination May Be Required
Fees$50 Application Fee, $60 Prescriptive Authority Registration Fee
ExperienceNone, Unless Applicant Opts for National Certification, in Which Case Additional Experience May Be Required
Certification RequiredOnly Required If Applicant Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, as Opposed to a Graduate Degree in Nursing
RenewalAdvanced 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 InformationAn Active Indiana Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application

 

Certified Nurse-Midwife in Indiana

EducationGraduation from a Nationally Accredited School of Nurse-Midwifery
ExaminationVaries for Different Certifications
Fees$50 Application Fee
ExperienceVaries for Different Certifications
Certification RequiredNational Certification Approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
RenewalFee 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 InformationAn Active Indiana Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Indiana

EducationCompletion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program
ExaminationNCLEX-RN
Fees$50 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
RenewalFee 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 InformationNone
EndorsementIndividuals 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

EducationCompletion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program
ExaminationNCLEX-PN
Fees$50 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
RenewalFee 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 InformationNone
EndorsementIndividuals 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