Nursing Hero Image

College of Nursing

Grow your career in the country’s most trusted profession by enrolling in one of PNW’s nationally recognized nursing programs.

Kickstart Your Career

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



Nursing: Nurse Executive

MSN-Nurse Executive (online)

Nursing: Nursing Education

MSN-Nursing Education (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

Additional Resources

Discover Online Degrees

Online Programs

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

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.

Tools for Success

Student Resources

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

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec mi diam, facilisis non ligula eu, scelerisque dapibus dui. Suspendisse nisl metus, convallis eget rutrum at, blandit in tortor.

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.

Read More


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.

The College of Nursing strives to promote excellent outcomes for all students. The following key indicators represent student outcomes:


Program Graduation Year NCLEX-RN First Test Pass Rate Completion Rate
BSN pre-licensure 2018 98.1% 68%
2017 91.1% 76%
2016 90.2% 75%
BSN post-licensure 2018 n/a 49.9%
2017 n/a 54.8%
2016 n/a 58.4%

*completion rates are defined as the percentage of students who start the program and complete within 1.5 x the duration of the plan of study

Employment rates: 92-98% for reporting periods


Program Graduation Year Certification First Test Pass Rate Completion Rate
FNP/AG-CNS 2018 90% 83.3%
FNP/AG-CNS 2017 95% 64.3%
FNP/AG-CNS 2016 91% 67.4%

Employment rates: 84-93% for reporting periods

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.

NLN - Center of Excellence in Nursing Education 2014 - 2023