Accreditation

Learn more about accreditation at PNW’s College of Nursing.

A nursing student outdoors in front of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

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.

 

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Accreditation

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.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

See Accreditation Status

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by the ACEN

Purdue University Northwest and the College of Nursing wish to announce that we will host a site visit for initial accreditation of its Doctor of Nursing Practice program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, in room 240 in the Nils Nelson Building located on the campus of Purdue Northwest located at 173rd, between Woodmar and Ontario Avenues, Hammond, Indiana.

See the Campus Map

Written Comments

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll
Chief Executive Officer Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February 20, 2023.


Student Outcomes

The College of Nursing strives to promote excellent outcomes for all students. The following key indicators represent student outcomes:

ProgramGraduation YearNCLEX-RN First Test Pass RateCompletion Rate
BSN pre-licensure201898.1%68%
201791.1%76%
201690.2%75%
BSN post-licensure2018n/a49.9%
2017n/a54.8%
2016n/a58.4%
ProgramGraduation YearCertification First Test Pass RateCompletion Rate
FNP/AG-CNS201890%83.3%
FNP/AG-CNS201795%64.3%
FNP/AG-CNS201691%67.4%
Graduation YearCompletions (100% of on-time graduation)Job Placement in RoleOverall Program Satisfaction Meeting Benchmark
20221 of 2100%100%
20210 of 1100%100%
20201 of 2100%100%