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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.

Christopher Pabey

The program is very well formulated and constructed. Everything I’ve learned from the start has been a solid base that I’ve been able to build upon.

Allison Arnold

We have so many fantastic hospital systems all around in Northwest Indiana. No matter what direction you go, there’s a hospital... Those connections can change your life.

Everything is laid out for you from the beginning, you know what classes you have to take and it gives you a timeline to follow your progress.

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.

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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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See Yourself

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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Christopher Pabey

Scrubbing in: Meet 2024 PNW graduate Christopher Pabey

Christopher Pabey was first inspired by nurses when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 8. Now, he’s on his way to graduate from our College of Nursing, hoping to do the same for others.

Allison Arnold

Stepping up to the challenge: Meet PNW 2024 graduate Allison Arnold

Allison Arnold knew she wanted to work in healthcare from a young age. This week, she graduates with a bachelor’s of science in Nursing.

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First Annual Days of Discovery Student Choice Award Results

Congratulations to the winners of the First Annual Days of Discovery Student Choice Awards!

Important Dates

May 27

Campus Closed: Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the PNW campuses will be closed and there will be no classes. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

Jun 07

Summer Classes: 1st 4-Week Module Ends

Don’t forget to mark your calendars. The first module of summer classes end Friday, June 7.

Jun 10

8 Week Module and Second 4 Week Module Begins

The 8 week and second 4 week modules begin Monday, June 10.

Jun 16

Deadline to Submit Summer 2024 Application to Graduate

Students completing their degree requirements at any point in Summer 2024 are required to apply to graduate by Saturday, June 16.


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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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The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) granted accreditation to the post-master’s doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program with the next evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2028.
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