Ivy Tech Community College has announced plans to launch its School of Nursing on the Hamilton County campus in January. The college says the program was approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing in late September.
The Noblesville campus will be Ivy Tech’s 19th nursing location. The program will admit 20 students for the upcoming spring semester and 20 students for the following fall semester.
In 2021, the college committed $1.8 million to the Hamilton County campus to begin building a healthcare lab that will also permanently house its CNA and Medical Assisting programs.
“We heard from our community that credentialed nurses were a tremendous need in our area,” said Dr. Stacy Atkinson, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Hamilton County. “We are extremely proud to help address the public health crisis by adding more credentialed nurses into the pipeline.”
In addition, the college’s partnership with Community Health Network will provide fully paid scholarships for 15 Ivy Tech Hamilton County students.
“Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Atkinson and her team, we will educate even more highly-skilled nurses that will meet the workforce demand in the Hamilton County region and the State of Indiana,” said Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellspermann.
By 2025, Ivy Tech says it plans to increase the number of nursing students enrolled by 600.