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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.

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



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Nursing: Nurse Executive

MSN-Nurse Executive (Online)

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Nursing: Nurse Educator

MSN-Nursing Educator (Online)

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Nursing: Nurse Practitioner

MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner


Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master’s Certificate

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Nurse Educator

Post-Master’s Certificate


What really drew me here was all the amazing things I had heard and read about the Purdue Northwest nursing degree and its reputation within the healthcare field.

Kylie Brown, ’20, Nursing

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

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.

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

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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

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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, as well as its first-ever listing of top undergraduate nursing programs for 2022.

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Purdue University Northwest earns recognitions in U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) earned notable accolades among the best regional universities in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges rankings, released Monday, Sept. 13.

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A Real-World Approach to Nursing

Jodi Allen, assistant professor and Family Nursing Practitioner program coordinator in the College of Nursing, has a goal to produce safe, prudent and excellent nurse practitioners.

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The Importance of Teamwork – Meet PNW Graduate Tayler Vauters

Tayler Vauters’, ’21, success as a nursing student came from lessons she learned as a
member of the PNW Pride women’s basketball team.

Important Dates

Oct 22

Spring 2022 Priority Registration: Juniors

Get ready to register for Spring 2022! Priority registration begins Monday, October 18 for graduate students, undergraduate seniors, Honors College students, veterans and student athletes.

Nov 12

Last Day to Drop a Fall 2021 Class

The last day to drop a course for Fall 2021 is Friday, November 12 by 4:30 p.m. You are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor before dropping or withdrawing.

Nov 24

Thanksgiving Break

There are no classes due to the Thanksgiving holiday but campuses are open.

Dec 11

Fall 2021 Classes End

Fall classes end on Saturday, December 12. The next week is final exams!


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.