ABSN Program in Indianapolis

If you are interested in pursuing a BSN degree through Marian University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) and a nursing career in Indianapolis, you’ll be joining an in-demand industry in a city filled with healthcare opportunities. Indianapolis is a metro area containing just over 2 million people and contains more than 20 hospitals to treat and serve the population.

Most of the medical facilities in Indianapolis are operated by three separate non-profit healthcare systems. Ascension St. Vincent Health, a partner of Marian University ABSN for clinical rotations; Community Health Network; and Indiana University Health. The city’s public safety net hospital is operated by Eskinazi Health.

With the best available facilities, you can earn your BSN degree on an accelerated timeline and begin your new career in nursing. Discover more about what our location offers to students:

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Why Relocate to Indianapolis?

Our ABSN program in Indianapolis mixes online-based coursework with in-person skills and simulation labs, as well as on-site clinicals through Ascension St. Vincent. This means that while you will not need to visit our program site location every day, you will still need to regularly attend clinicals and take tests in person.

As a Marian ABSN student, if you choose to enroll in our Indianapolis location you will need to relocate. But what makes Indianapolis a good location for nurses?


With so many employment opportunities, the Indianapolis metropolitan area is a compelling location to begin a nursing career. The Indianapolis metro area contains 25,920 registered nurses (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), a sizeable proportion of the 67,350 total nurses in the state, and more are always in demand. Nurses within Indianapolis are estimated to make an average annual wage of $80,450 per year, higher than the national median pay for this position.

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Indianapolis is also filled with things to do outside of work, with multiple national sports teams, a thriving arts and culture scene, plenty of top restaurants and a walkable downtown area. Indiana’s cost of living is also desirable, at 7% lower than the national average overall and with housing costs at a significant 17% lower than nationwide, according to Payscale.

Attending Marian University’s ABSN Program in Indianapolis

We are located on the northwest side of the city at 9002 Purdue Road, Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Our program site location can be accessed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our contact number is (866) 892-6463.

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A bachelor’s degree in nursing will equip you to enter a rewarding new career.

Our State-of-the-Art Learning Center

What else makes our 16-month ABSN program in Indianapolis ideal for second-degree students? It offers:

  • Three start dates a year, in January, May, and August.
  • Invaluable patient care experiences and networking opportunities via our clinical partnership with Ascension St. Vincent.
  • A CCNE-accredited nursing education that readies you to sit for the nursing licensure exam.
  • An ABSN learning site in Northwest Indianapolis where students complete simulation and skills labs.

The learning center for our second degree ABSN program in Indianapolis is equipped with high-tech hospital-grade equipment to provide all the resources you will need for a top-class nursing education. Our facilities include:

  • Onsite learning and testing rooms.
  • Simulation labs complete with clinical equipment.
  • Study areas to connect and learn with your cohort.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I enroll in Marian University’s ABSN program?

You can enroll as a Marian ABSN student in any of our three start dates a year, in January, May, and August.

How will I access opportunities in Indianapolis?

Indianapolis is filled with nursing career opportunities across more than 20 hospitals and any number of clinical environments, but many students also treat their clinical rotations as a networking opportunity which can help them find opportunities for employment.

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Our second degree ABSN program in Indianapolis makes it possible to study nursing without starting over. See if a nursing education in Indianapolis is right for you.