Ivy Tech Hamilton County to Launch School of Nursing in January 2023

Indianapolis, IN – Ivy Tech Community College today announced it will launch its School of Nursing on the Hamilton County campus in January 2023. The program was approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing last week. This will be the College’s 19th nursing location.

In Fall 2021, following approval of Ivy Tech Hamilton County’s campus board and Ivy Tech’s State Board of Trustees, the College committed $1.75 million to the Hamilton County campus to begin construction on a state-of-the-art healthcare lab space that now will also permanently house its CNA and Medical Assisting programs.

“We heard from our community that credentialed nurses were a tremendous need in our area,” said Dr. Stacy Atkinson, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Hamilton County. “We are extremely proud to help address the public health crisis by adding more credentialed nurses into the pipeline.”

The School will admit 20 students for the upcoming spring semester and 20 students for the following fall semester with increases in seats to come. Additionally, the College’s recent partnership with Community Health Network will provide fully paid scholarships for fifteen Ivy Tech Hamilton County students to assist with tuition, course materials, and clinical resources as part of its Scholars Program. Other healthcare partners, including Indiana University Health, have also supported the School with donations to increase nursing enrollment.

“Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Atkinson and her team, we will educate even more highly-skilled nurses that will meet the workforce demand in the Hamilton County region and the State of Indiana,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, President of Ivy Tech.

Earlier this year, the Indiana General Assembly passed HEA 1003 – Nursing Indiana Back to Health, which included provisions that give the College greater ability to expand its nursing programs. By 2025, the College will increase the number of nursing students enrolled by 600. Ivy Tech is the largest Associate Degree in Nursing Program in the nation, annually graduating more than 1,300 nurses (32 percent of all new Registered Nurses in Indiana). Ninety percent of those Ivy Tech graduates work in Indiana.

Individuals who are interested in learning more about Ivy Tech’s School of Nursing can visit the Ivy Tech website.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.

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Ivy Tech Community College Celebrates College Application Week as Part of Learn More Indiana’s College GO! Campaign

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ivy Tech Community College is kicking off College Application Week today as part of Learn More Indiana’s College GO! Campaign, a national initiative of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC).

As part of this national week of recognition, students who are interested in applying or enrolling at Ivy Tech are encouraged to attend a special Tuesdays@TheTech event at their local Ivy Tech campus on Tuesday, Sept. 27, where campuses may also offer additional opportunities to learn more about going to college throughout the week.

College Application Week, which begins today and continues through September 30, is dedicated to helping students find the right college fit. The College GO! Initiative is designed to give students the option to research schools and visit campuses while guiding them through the steps of preparing and applying for college.

Ivy Tech offers flexible course options, including on-campus, online, and a mix of both. With more than 70 academic programs, including those in the Schools of Healthcare, IT, Advanced Manufacturing, and more, students have many options to achieve their education and career goals. 

On October 4, the College will be hosting a financial aid Tuesdays@TheTech event, where current and prospective students will receive assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Individuals interested in attending one or both of these events can RSVP here or visit www.ivytech.edu/tuesdays for more information.  

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a  seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.

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Ivy Tech Community College Joins AI Incubator Network to Meet Future Workforce Demand

Indianapolis, IN – Ivy Tech Community College announced it has joined the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Incubator Network, an initiative to design and build AI incubators in community colleges and technical schools across the country.

The initiative, launched back in January, is a partnership between the American Association of Community Colleges, Intel, and Dell Technologies that supports the demand for higher education AI technical and literacy skills, recruits educators at community colleges to join the AI Incubator Network, and expands Intel’s AI for Workforce program by supporting them with the tools they need to teach AI courses.  

According to Intel, the demand for AI skills is expected to grow exponentially over the next three years and drive a need for workers to learn new technical skills across industries. It is expected to play a massive role in the future of education by delivering personalized instruction, tracking data, customizing learning management systems, and offering adaptive learning.

“By joining the AI Incubator Network, we’re demonstrating to students, employer partners, and key stakeholders that we’re invested in Indiana’s future,” said Shabbir Qutbuddin, assistant vice president of Ivy Tech’s School of Information Technology. “Through this initiative, we look forward to accelerating Ivy Tech’s work in this field, in addition to providing more students with the curriculum, tools, and resources to be successful contributors to the world of AI.”

The AI Incubator Network and AI for Workforce programs now include over 70 community colleges in 32 states collaborating on AI curriculum, teaching best practices and lab development.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.

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