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College of Nursing

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

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

Undergraduate


Graduate

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

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

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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.

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Accreditation

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:

BSN

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

MSN

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