Indiana is a Midwestern U.S. state and is bordered by Lake Michigan to the northwest and the Ohio River to the south. The state is the 38th largest in area and the 16th most populous. Its capital, and by far largest city, is Indianapolis with a population of over 800,000. The total state population is 6.5 million. The state’s median household income ranks 36th among the 50 states. Indiana is famous for the Indianapolis 500, a car race that is held every year in Speedway, Indiana.
Indiana Nursing Jobs Outlook
The demand for trained nurses in Indiana is expected to grow through the decade. Indiana currently has a severe shortage of nurses and expects to see increased demand for jobs in the areas of medical assistants, physician assistants and other healthcare fields.
Indiana-based Aid to Education
Effective with the start of the 2013-2014 school term, Indiana has stopped the funding of nursing programs that were part of the Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA). The Indiana legislature voted to discontinue funding this Nursing Scholarship. However, each school has opportunities for financial aid and there are numerous federal programs that provide financial assistance to nursing students.