Indianapolis is for Nurses

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 in Indiana has:

  • Expanded enrollment capacity,
  • Small student-to-faculty ratios,
  • Close-knit nursing school cohorts,
  • Unmatched clinical practice,
  • High NCLEX-RN pass rates.

ABSN Program Site

Marian University's Indianapolis campus is the perfect place to pursue an accelerated nursing degreeAs an ABSN student, 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
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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.

Career Connections

Indianapolis is home to several hospital systems, making health care one of its largest employment sectors. As an ABSN student, you will visit St. Vincent approximately two days a week for your clinical rotations—connecting you with top clinical faculty at one of the largest employers in Indiana.

St. Vincent Stats:

  • More than 125 years of service to the Indiana community
  • One of the largest employers in Indiana with ove 13,000 associates
  • Comprised of one quaternary facility, three tertiary hospitals, six critical access hosptials, six specialty hospitals, and several joint venture partners and clinical affiliates.
  • Has 20 health ministries serving 46 counties in Indiana
  • Provides diverse patient care experiences for hospital and non-hospital nursing careers

Opportunities for Growth

Our students have an opportunity to learn and network within a healthcare system that consists of 20 hospitals, a medical complex, and many other joint ventures throughout Indiana. Learning how the St. Vincent community manages and conducts medical procedures, prepares our ABSN students for future employment opportunities.

From recommendation letters, to mentoring and job opportunities, learning alongside St. Vincent nurses and staff helps our students build a supportive professional network.

Relocation Information

If attending our ABSN program requires you to relocate, Indianapolis is a great place to call home, with its combined big city appeal and small town charm. It has a low cost of living and high quality of life thanks to affordable housing, excellent job opportunities, and great indoor and outdoor activities.

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

City Stats

City Attractions

#2 most affordable city in America by Money Crashers Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Pacers)
#3 of the Top 10 Best Downtowns by Livability Eagle Creek Park
#10 Best Cities to Relocate to In US by Sperlings Indianapolis Motor Speedway
#10 Best City for Young Professionals by Forbes Indianapolis Museum of Art
Zionsville, a northern suburb of Indianapolis, Voted #1 Safest Small Town in America by Movoto Lucas Oil Stadium (Colts)


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