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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.

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The reason I love PNW is it has a really great reputation, great job placement, great clinicals, and great professors. It’s affordable, close to home, and you’re able to get involved on campus.

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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

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Hospitals in the area know that Purdue Northwest nursing graduates are very well prepared. Graduates of the program have a high licensure pass rate and are highly sought after because of the training we receive.

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

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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Discover Online Degrees

Online Programs

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

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Take the Next Step

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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Tools for Success

Student Resources

Explore essential resources to help you on your path to success.

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PNW's College of Nursing Earns National Recognition

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is recognized for its campus diversity and several undergraduate programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 annual Best Colleges rankings. PNW’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program was included nationally among best undergraduate nursing programs.

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is recognized for its diversity, social mobility, and quality of its engineering, nursing and computer science programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 annual Best Colleges rankings.

PNW recognized among best Midwest universities by U.S. News and World Report

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is recognized for its campus diversity and several undergraduate programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 annual Best Colleges rankings, released Monday, Sept. 12.

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Ten Highlights From the 2021-22 Academic Year

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) demonstrated its status as the region’s premier metropolitan university through achievements and events in its academics, student life, athletics, and community impact.

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Two College of Nursing faculty members earn recognitions

Two PNW College of Nursing faculty members were recently recognized for their leadership and knowledge in academics and health care.

Important Dates

Oct 01

Scholarship Applications Open

Looking for free money to help you pay for college? PNW has a variety of scholarships that students can apply for beginning October 1!

Oct 10

Fall Break

There are no classes but campus offices are open.

Oct 17

Spring 2023 Priority Registration Begins

Priority Registration for Spring 2022 begins today. Be sure to meet with your academic advisor and be ready to register!

Oct 18

Nursing Transitions Healthcare Meet & Greet

A networking event for senior nursing students of PNW in their Transitions to Professional Practice course in collaboration with our College of Nursing.

Accreditation

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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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Effective July 18, 2022, the post-master’s doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on July 18, 2024.

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