University of Indianapolis nurse practitioner program earns top ranking from Learn.org

Indianapolis—The University of Indianapolis was recently named to Learn.org’s list of the 50 best schools at which to pursue a nurse practitioner degree. The category includes programs offered in hybrid format (on-campus, online and clinical experiences). The University ranked #16 on the list and was the only program in Indiana to be ranked.

Learn.org, which began its rankings in 2003, considered hundreds of universities across the country and selected the University of Indianapolis based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty, flexibility, cost, residency requirements, program length and more.

“We are very pleased to see our program earn this recognition, and be one of a handful of schools in the Midwest represented,” said Dr. Norma Hall, dean of the School of Nursing. “Our nurse practitioner graduates specialize in aiding those in vulnerable or underserved populations, the importance of which has been highlighted as our healthcare system has strained under the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The University of Indianapolis nurse practitioner program is offered in hybrid format, which includes an online component as well as clinical hour requirements in diverse settings that allow students to develop skills under a variety of circumstances. The program can be completed in three years. University of Indianapolis graduates have achieved a 100% pass rate on the AANP national FNP Certification Exam.

Earlier this spring the University of Indianapolis School of Nursing online programs made the U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 Schools in 2020, moving up 57 points in the Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs category from 118 to 61. The master’s program in nursing also was recognized in the rankings at 112.

About the School of Nursing

The UIndy School of Nursing is known for its leading-edge programs at all degree levels that consistently rank among the top in the state, with high passing rates on state licensing exams. UIndy also offers the only Neonatal Nurse Practitioner master’s degree program in the state.

Our faculty bring decades of clinical experience in a wide range of specialties. Many are doctorally prepared and have excellent reputations for their leadership roles in health care communities locally, nationally and internationally. UIndy’s “Education for Service” motto is deeply embedded in the nursing curriculum. Students will find service-learning components in many of our courses, along with a variety of volunteer and mission opportunities each year. Learn more: uindy.edu/nursing.

About the University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 6,000 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.