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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.



Nursing Nutrition

Nursing: Nurse Executive

MSN-Nurse Executive (Online)

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Nursing: Nurse Educator

MSN-Nursing Educator (Online)

Nursing DeVaney Catherine

Nursing: Nurse Practitioner

MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Student Madeleine Gnezda

Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

MSN-Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist


Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master’s Certificate

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Nursing Education

Post-Master’s Certificate


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

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

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 rankings for 2021.


Purdue University Northwest Class of 1,082 to Be Honored at Two Commencement ceremonies

Purdue University Northwest will host its spring commencement ceremonies in-person and outdoors, with appropriate health and safety protocols, on Saturday, May 15.

Nursing professor awarded research project grant to study faculty leadership

Janet H. Davis, assistant professor of nursing at Purdue University Northwest (PNW), was selected as the sole recipient of the 2021 Research Project Grant for Assistant Professors by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. 

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Purdue Northwest Donors Help Students Power Onward During Day of Giving

Purdue University Northwest received nearly $800,000 in contributions from more than 850 generous supporters during the 2021 Purdue Northwest Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 28.

Important Dates

May 31

Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the PNW campuses will be closed and there will be no classes. Classes will resume on Tuesday, June 1.

Jun 11

Summer 2021 First Four-Week Session Ends

The Summer 2021 first four-week session ends today.

Jun 14

Summer 2021 Session II Classes Begin

Summer 2021 Session II classes begin including the eight-week session and second four-week session.

Jun 25

Summer 2021 First Six-Week Session Ends

The Summer 2021 first six-week session ends today. 


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.