Accelerated Bachelor’s Second Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The College of Nursing offers an accelerated program for non-nurses who possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in another discipline. This intense and innovative program is designed specifically for full time, academically talented students who are motivated to earn a BSN degree in nursing in a shortened time frame.
PNW’s College of Nursing offers you an Accelerated Bachelor’s Second Degree that’s affordable, accelerated and respected. Gain the credentials you need to advance your career goals at a designated NLN Center of Nursing Excellence that is home to the Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: a Joanna Briggs Institute.
PNW Accelerated Second Degree Baccalaureate Option is an intense four-semester program where students start in the fall semester and graduate the following fall semester. Students have only nursing courses during this program and begin clinical practicum experiences their very first semester.
You can currently complete this degree at PNW’s Hammond campus.
- NUR 18200, 18800(m), 19600(m), 29400, 41500, 19202(m) with clinical practicum
- NUR 28600, 39100, 39000(m), 28201(m) with practicum, 31702 with practicum
- NUR 35200, 45200, 36102 with practicum, 39201 with practicum
There is a call for America’s nurses to be baccalaureate prepared. To meet this demand, PNW’s College of Nursing offers you a program that’s affordable, accelerated, and respected. Gain the skills, knowledge, and credentials you need to keep pace in the nursing field and advance your career goals.
Gain real-world, practical training and expertise to advance in a career focused on improving the future of health care and making a positive, lasting impact on the quality of patient care.
Beyond the Classroom
College of Nursing Undergraduate Nursing Club
Sigma Theta Tau International- International Honor Society of Nursing
This degree prepares you for a number of careers in the field, including:
- Hospital charge nurse or manager
- Nursing case management
- Nursing informatics specialist
- Nurse navigator
- Community health nurse
- NLN COE
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.
PNW's Nursing program recognized nationally among best undergraduate nursing programs
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. This year’s rankings are the second time that that U.S. News & World Report has rated nursing.
Meet the Faculty
Clinical Assistant Professor
I teach the lecture for Essentials of Safe Medication Administration for Nursing, clinical for Pediatric Nursing, and help to coordinate the school nurse rotation of Community Health Nursing clinical.
Associate Professor College of Nursing
Janet Davis’s role is teaching at the undergraduate level and the graduate level in the College of Nursing. Her key responsibilities include developing service learning opportunities.
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Taryn Y. Eastland is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. Her teaching and research focus on health promotion, health disparities and evidence based nursing practice.