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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.



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.


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

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

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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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PNW's College of Nursing Earns National Recognition

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is recognized for its campus diversity and several undergraduate programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 annual Best Colleges rankings. PNW’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program was included nationally among best undergraduate nursing programs.

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Purdue Northwest’s online nursing programs recognized in 2023 U.S. News and World Report rankings

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) online bachelor’s and master’s nursing programs offered by the College of Nursing earned recognitions in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Program rankings, released Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Leadership in Healthcare: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Britney Daniels

From firefighter, EMT, emergency room technician and medical assistant to registered nurse, Britney Daniels, ’22, will be adding to her professional resume this December when she earns a MSN – Nurse Executive degree.

Amanda Velasco

PNW alumna creates app to help parents provide correct medication dosages to sick kids

Balancing medications and sick children can be a challenge. Thanks to a Purdue University Northwest (PNW) alumna, there’s now an app and website for that.

Important Dates

Jan 30

Deadline to Submit Spring 2023 Residency Application

Students wanting to apply for in-state residency for tuition purposes must submit their application by 4:30 pm on Monday, January 30. For more information about applying for in-state residency, visit […]

Feb 20

Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by the ACEN – Written Comment Deadline

PNW and the College of Nursing wish to announce that we will host a site visit for the initial accreditation of its Doctor of Nursing Practice program by the ACEN. Written comments are welcome and should be received by the ACEN by February 20.

Feb 27

Summer 2023 Registration Begins

Summer 2023 registration opens to all PNW students on Monday, February 27th.

Mar 08

Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by the ACEN – Site Visit

PNW and the College of Nursing wish to announce that we will host a site visit for the initial accreditation of its Doctor of Nursing Practice program by the ACEN. Comments can be shared in person at the ACEN site visit to the Hammond campus.


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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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