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College of Nursing

Grow your career in the country’s most trusted profession by enrolling in PNW's College of Nursing, a designated NLN Center of Nursing Excellence.

Kickstart Your Career

Our rigorous programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.

Undergraduate


Graduate

Nursing: Nurse Executive

MSN-Nurse Executive (online)

Nursing: Nurse Educator

MSN-Nursing Educator (Online)

Nursing: Nurse Practitioner

MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

MSN-Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master’s Certificate

Nursing Education

Post-Master’s Certificate

After completing my BSN at PNW in 2010, there was no other program I considered to further my education. The expectations are high, which makes this program and its instructors the best of the best.

Ashley Popovich
Nursing, Concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner, Crown Point

Nursing Student Madeleine Gnezda

The nursing program at PNW prepares you for what you will need to do from beginning to end with a patient.

Madeleine Gnezda
Major: Nursing, ’22
Dyer, IN

The BSN online program allows me to complete the coursework around my busy schedule. The courses are fast-paced and complete in five weeks. This gives me the feeling of accomplishment. The program has provided me opportunities for professional growth and development. Since starting here, I have been promoted. I plan to continue my education at PNW to obtain my MSN

Carrie Kooy
Nursing, Wheatfield

Student Kelli Canul.

PNW is helping me reach my career goal because everyone is available all the time. If I ever have a question, my professors are always there, and the S.I. sessions have always been really helpful. It’s really nice to talk to someone who has passed the class. It’s motivational and makes me feel like I can do it too.

Munster, IN
Major: Nursing Minor: Psychology, ’22

Purdue University Northwest has dedicated instructors and a tough, yet manageable curriculum. I can proceed through the program at a pace convenient for me while balancing being a student, mother and bedside nurse.

Keona Davis
Nursing, Concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner, Gary

NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education 2014-2023

The Highest Standard

PNW’s College of Nursing is a designated NLN Center of Nursing Excellence. The recognition is given to nursing programs that demonstrate sustained excellence in faculty development, nursing education research, and in student learning and professional development

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Online Programs

Our online nursing programs offer working nurses a high-quality and affordable pathway to your next credential.

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How to Apply

No matter where you are in your career, PNW’s College of Nursing has a program to help you move forward.

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PNW's College of Nursing Earns National Recognition

College of Nursing

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) College of Nursing programs have been recognized among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today.

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Important Dates

Oct 20

Graduation Expo – Westville Campus

All Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 graduates and candidates are invited to pick up their graduation regalia, take professional photos, order class rings and announcements, and more!

Oct 21

Graduation Expo – Hammond Campus

All Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 graduates and candidates are invited to pick up their graduation regalia, take professional photos, order class rings and announcements, and more!

Oct 22

Graduation Expo – Hammond Campus

All Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 graduates and candidates are invited to pick up their graduation regalia, take professional photos, order class rings and announcements, and more!

Oct 26

Spring 2021 Priority Registration Begins

Check your registration status in myPNW to find the earliest date and time you can register based on your classification.

Accreditation

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) granted continuing accreditation to the baccalaureate, master’s and post-master’s certificate programs with the next evaluation visit scheduled for fall 2027.

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Our DNP program accreditation will be sought as a system consortium through the Council on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program is not eligible for full nursing accreditation until it has been implemented for at least one year.