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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

We offer fall and spring admission, with separate requirements for students without college credit and change of degree/transfer students.

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Highlights

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.

A lion sculpture on PNW's campus PNW graduates at commencement

Outcomes

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.

Scholarships

  • 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

 

Accreditation

  • ACEN
  • NLN COE
Nursing student Nikoletta Kyriakakis.

The nursing program is phenomenal. I love all of my instructors. They have all been amazing, cooperative and informative.

Nikoletta Kyriakakis
Major: Nursing / Minor: Psychology, ’22
Munster, 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

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

The BSN online program allows me to complete the coursework around my busy schedule. The courses are fast-paced and complete in five weeks. This gives me the feeling of accomplishment. The program has provided me opportunities for professional growth and development. Since starting here, I have been promoted. I plan to continue my education at PNW to obtain my MSN.

Carrie Kooy
Nursing, Wheatfield

Meet the Faculty

Manisa Baker, DNP, APRN, R.N., CCNS, CCRN-K

Assistant Professor

Dr. Baker is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing. Her teaching responsibilities include coursework in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Heather Bowers, M.S.N., R.N.

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.

Marianne Curia, Ph.D., R.N., M.S.N., CNE

Assistant Professor

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the CON and teach the culminating medical-surgical course on both campuses.

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