In order to enroll students, an Indiana nursing program must be approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN). Additionally, nursing programs may be accredited by any of the three nationally recognized accrediting bodies:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)

Accreditation by these organizations confirms that a nursing program has met certain standards of excellence. Also, CCNE, ACEN or CNEA accreditation may be necessary to transfer your course credits to another accredited program, should you decide to change schools or pursue further nursing education. Many institutions require graduation from a CCNE, ACEN or CNEA accredited program as part of their employment policies.

Guidelines to Consider When Applying to a School of Nursing