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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.

Bozana Cucuz

I was also able to work hands-on with the instructors and other students – it was like a close-knit community. The instructors provided us with really great resources to help us succeed and get us ready for our real careers.

Kimberly Lozano

I really got that one-on-one experience with my professors. I liked being able to contact them and having them respond quickly. They were always there and willing to help.

PNW Nursing graduate Andrew Morris

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.

PNW Nursing graduate Kylie Brown

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

Logo: NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

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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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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Virtual Tour

Explore the state-of-the-art Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building, which has entire sections designed to look just like physicians’ offices or acute care facilities.

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PNW Nursing Programs Recognized Nationally

Purdue University Northwest earned recognitions for several undergraduate programs and social mobility in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 annual Best Colleges rankings. PNW’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program was named 86 nationally among best undergraduate nursing programs

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PNW Named Among 2024 Best Midwest Universities by U.S. News & World Report

Purdue University Northwest earned recognitions for several undergraduate programs and social mobility in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 annual Best Colleges rankings, released Monday, Sept. 18.

Beth Voterro

Nursing professor receives National League for Nursing honor

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) professor of Nursing Beth Vottero was announced as a member of the National League of Nursing’s (NLN) 2023 Class of Fellows to be inducted in the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education.

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Sister act: Four sisters find their future in PNW’s College of Nursing

The Lenting sisters, Madeline, Karen, Sara and Amanda, not only share a bond as sisters, but also in their choices of career and university. All four sisters have either graduated or are currently enrolled in Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Nursing.

Important Dates

Oct 09

Fall Break

There are no classes but campus offices are open.

Oct 23

Spring 2024 Priority Registration Begins

Priority Registration for Spring 2024 opens Monday, Oct. 23. Register as soon as you can to stay on track for graduation.

Nov 22

Thanksgiving Break (Campus Open)

There will be no classes due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Campuses will remain open.

Nov 23

Campus Closed: Thanksgiving Break

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no classes and PNW’s campuses will be closed from Thursday, November 23 through Saturday, November 25.


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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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