There are many paths to becoming 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 email us at email@example.com!
According to the Indiana Title 25 Article 23 Professions and Occupations - Nurses, 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.
Advanced Practice Nursing (APRN) in Indiana
APRNs in Indiana include nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists.
Education: Graduate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree in nursing together with national certification, at least two semester hours in pharmacology.
Examination: Varies for Different Certifications
$50 Application Fee
$60 Prescriptive Authority Registration Fee
Certification Required: Varies for different nursing careers.
Additional Information: An active Indiana registered nurse license is required for application
Renewal: Advanced practice nurses must renew their registered nurse (RN) license prior to renewing advanced practice nurse licensure. The cost is $50 plus the cost of R.N. license renewal. APRNs 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.