Ivy Tech Community College’s School of Nursing plans to open a location at the college’s Hamilton County campus in Noblesville in January.
The program was approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing in late September, Ivy Tech said.
The Hamilton County campus, 300 N. 17th St., will be Ivy Tech’s 19th nursing school location. The program will admit 20 students for the spring semester and 20 more students for the fall semester. Enrollment increases are expected in future years.
In 2021, Ivy Tech committed $1.8 million to the Hamilton County campus to begin building a health care lab that will also permanently house its Certified Nursing Assistant 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, in written remarks. “We are extremely proud to help address the public health crisis by adding more credentialed nurses into the pipeline.”
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.
Ivy Tech plans to increase the number of nursing students enrolled systemwide by 600 by 2025. The school’s program is the largest associate-degree nursing program in the nation, graduating more than 1,300 nurses annually.