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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.



College of Nursing

Nursing: Nurse Educator

MSN-Nursing Educator (Online)

Nursing Nutrition

Nursing: Nurse Executive

MSN-Nurse Executive (Online)

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Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner

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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

MSN-Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Nurse Educator

Post-Master’s Certificate


Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master’s Certificate

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.

Andrew Morris, ’22, Nursing


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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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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Chancellor Medallion Recipient: Meet PNW Graduate Nikoletta Kyriakakis

Chancellor’s Medallion recipient, Nikoletta Kyriakakis, ’22, earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Nursing with a minor in Psychology.

A lesson in caring: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Angela Rojic

Angela Rojic, ’22, has spent the majority of her working life caring for others. She is graduating with her MSN-Nurse Educator degree from Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Nursing, after which she will train others to do the same.

All in the heart: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Andrew Morris

Morris, of Valparaiso, will start work as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse before commencement at Franciscan Health Michigan City. He also completed one of his clinical rotations at the same hospital.

Important Dates

Jun 13

Regular Summer 2022 Classes Begin

Summer 8-week session and second 4-week session begin

Aug 22

Fall 2022 Late Registration Begins

Fall 2022 Late Registration runs Monday, August 22, through Friday, August 26, 2022.

Aug 22

Fall 2022 Classes Begin

We’re excited to kick off another semester of learning and PNW Pride. Power Onward!

Aug 26

Last Day for 100% Refund for Fall 2022

Last day for 100% refund of Fall 2022 tuition and fees is August 26 by 4 p.m.


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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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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.