Our ABSN Learning Sites in Indiana and Tennessee

If you can’t wait to become a nurse, our accredited Leighton School of Nursing in Indianapolis is a great place to get moving on your education. Our second-degree, online-based accelerated nursing program not only offers a quick transition to a nursing career, it provides a student-centered learning experience with successful results.

Our 16-month ABSN program has:

  • Expanded enrollment capacity,
  • Small student-to-faculty ratios,
  • Close-knit nursing school cohorts,
  • Unmatched clinical practice,

ABSN Program Sites

Our Indianapolis Location

As an ABSN student in Indianapolis, you will come to our program site up to three days a week to take proctored exams and/or complete lab work under the guidance of faculty. This dedicated, off-campus site is located on the Northwest side of Indianapolis.

ABSN Program Site
9002 Purdue Road, Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Keep in mind, however, your student ID gives you access to several great resources on the main Marian University campus, including our library, student health center, counseling services, and the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences.

Our Nashville Location

Our satellite nursing school in Nashville is located inside the Saint Thomas West Hospital. ABSN students come to this location to take proctored exams and complete their nursing labs under the guidance of faculty.

ABSN Program Site
4220 Harding Road
S&E Building, Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37205

Career Connections

No matter which city you choose, you’ll have the same opportunity to network within some of the largest health care employers in the area. As an ABSN student in Indianapolis, you will visit St. Vincent approximately two days a week for your clinical rotations—connecting you with top clinical faculty that helps our students build a supportive professional network.

Marian University partners with Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, allowing students to gain experience at one of the region’s largest medical groups. Saint Thomas Health is also a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system, making the pool of opportunity much greater for Marian University students.

Relocation Information

If attending our ABSN program requires you to relocate, either Indianapolis or Nashville would be a great place to call home. Indianapolis has big city appeal and small town charm, as well as a low cost of living and high quality of life thanks to affordable housing, excellent job opportunities, and great indoor and outdoor activities.

Middle Tennessee is a popular, ethnically diverse metropolitan area (Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, and Franklin) known for its thriving music industry and concentration of artists. It’s also a hot spot for the health care, education, and tourism industries. Nashville is the second largest community in Tennessee and among the most attractive larger cities for young, educated people who are upwardly-mobile career starters. The area has a mixed workforce of blue and white collar jobs, with a high percentage of individuals driving to work every day.

Relocation Success Story


The quickness and responsiveness of the ABSN Program staff drew me in. I found this unique and reassuring because in California it’s a drawn-out admissions process. Plus, the cost of tuition and housing in Indianapolis is half as much as Santa Cruz.

—Felicia Silver, ABSN Class of December 2016

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN Learning Sites in Nashville and Indianapolis.

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