National Nurses Week will begin on Sunday, May 6 and run through Saturday, May 12, celebrating nurses across the nation. This will include several Ivy Tech Community College grads, students, staff and faculty.
Ivy Tech has played a critical role for individuals pursuing a career in nursing. For the 2016-2017 school year, the College had a total of 1,229 graduates in the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program and 355 graduates in Practical Nursing (PN) programs. Upon graduating, students are able to apply for required RN and PN National Council Licensure Examinations. In 2016, accounted for 64 percent of Indiana’s total ASN testers and 73.5 percent of PN testers. In just 4-6 months after graduation, 89 percent of Ivy Tech ASN graduates, and 77 percent of Ivy Tech PN graduates have obtained a job in the workforce.
The College also recently announced the ASN and PN programs also received maximum term accreditation through the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. It will be in effect through February 29, 2024.
In addition, Ivy Tech Indianapolis also recently celebrated six nursing employees having been chosen to participate in the (NLN) Leadership Institute. The NLN Leadership Institute comprises three full-year programs to help nurse faculty develop strong leadership skills.
National Nurses Week has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896.