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Nursing, Concentration: Professional Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Program Intro

PNW’s College of Nursing maintains a commitment to quality, evidence-based nursing education and has a reputation for nursing excellence. The program keeps pace with the ever-changing healthcare delivery systems and technological advances while being rooted in fundamental humanistic philosophies.

We offer you a program that’s affordable 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.

Curriculum Overview

This undergraduate degree prepares a nurse generalist with baccalaureate-level nursing competencies who will be able to provide comprehensive, safe, nursing care for people from birth to death within a variety of healthcare settings.

Explore the profession and the building blocks of care with core classes.

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Sample Courses

  • NUR 18100 – Introduction To Professional Nursing
  • BIOL 21300 – Human Anatomy And Physiology I


Deepen your understanding with the essentials of nursing.

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Sample Courses

  • NUR 27400 – Essentials Of Safe Medication Administration For Nursing
  • NUR 29400 – Essential Pharmacotherapeutics For Nursing

Broaden your understanding of specialty practice in a range of disciplines.

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Sample Courses

  • NUR 28600 – Mental Health Nursing
  • NUR 39000 – Nursing Research

Pursue a capstone project showing your expertise in nursing.

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Sample Courses

  • NUR 49800 – Capstone Course In Nursing

Program Requirements

Students can apply to the four-year Baccalaureate Program when they have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in a minimum of two non-science core courses and a minimum of two science core courses. A minimum 3.0 grade point average is required.

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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.

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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.


  • Duneland Health Council
  • Charlotte Riley Hospice Scholarship
  • Donald S. Powers Nursing Scholarship


Beyond the Classroom

We encourage you to get involved in activities like:

  • Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society
  • College of Nursing Undergraduate Nursing Club


Career Paths

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



  • ACEN
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