If you’re considering enrolling in our accelerated nursing program in Indianapolis and aren’t from the area, here are a few things you might not know about the great city that houses Marian University.
The city isn’t as small (or as boring) as you might think.
The United States Census Bureau lists the population of Indianapolis at approximately 834,852, making it the thirteenth largest city in the United States. Aside from a growing population, Indianapolis consistently ranks highly in lists of the best cities to live. Both Forbes and Livability.com have recently ranked Indianapolis as one of the best “downtowns” in the United States. In just six square miles, the downtown district of Indianapolis offers hundreds retail shops and restaurants, movie theaters, world-renown sports venues, museums and more. The Livability listing states, “For some, downtown paints a city scene: skyscrapers and taxis, nightlife, and takeout restaurants around every corner. If that’s you, you’re in luck. Indianapolis will give you the big-city experience, minus the actual big city.”
Indianapolis is a sports town.
Indianapolis is probably best known for the Indianapolis 500, but it’s also known for its great sports teams, including the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever and the Indianapolis Indians. The Indianapolis Indians play baseball in what has been called the “Best Minor League Ballpark in America.” Flying under the radar are the Naptown Roller Girls and the Circle City Derby Girls who offer up some serious roller derby action! Indianapolis also hosted Super Bowl XLVI and received rave reviews.
St.Vincent Health, our partner, holds many awards.
Marian University has partnered with St.Vincent Health to provide our accelerated nursing program. Some awards that St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital (one of many hospitals in the system) has achieved just this year include the following:
- Recognized for quality achievement through the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®—Resuscitation program
- Listed on “100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review
- Named a 2012 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital