Reach the Next Stage in Your Nursing Career at PNW

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As a nurse, you make a positive impact on others every day. Now it’s time to make a positive impact in your career. Purdue University Northwest offers hard-working nurses like you flexible, affordable pathways to your next nursing degree. You’ll gain the training and expertise to make all the difference in your patients’ lives—and your profession. It’s your moment. Power onward at Purdue Northwest.

Earn Your Nursing Degree Online From Purdue Northwest—a Nationally Recognized College of Nursing

  • Purdue Northwest’s trusted College of Nursing is designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence—1 of 79 nationwide.
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  • For more than a decade, the College of Nursing has been an Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice: a JBI Affiliate Center.
  • PNW's programs are ranked among the best online nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report.

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Online Flexibility and Convenience

  • Earn your nursing degree online, on your schedule.
  • Accelerate your path to graduation—with on-demand course access, you can study anytime, anywhere.
  • Flexible tracks to fit your life—finish your BSN in as few as 10 months with our PowerPath track or in as few as 16 months with our standard track, same credits and cost.

Expert Nursing Faculty

  • Learn from faculty who are passionate about the future of nursing and will guide you on your path to success. Their commitment to excellence enhances curricular and student outcomes.
  • Benefit from extensive student support services and personalized academic advising.
  • Join a connected and supportive Purdue Northwest College of Nursing alumni and networking community.
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Accredited by ACEN

The baccalaureate, master’s and post-master’s certificate nursing programs at Purdue University Northwest at the Hammond and Westville campuses located in Hammond and Westville are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate, master’s and post-master’s certificate nursing programs is continuing accreditation.

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What Our Graduates Say

My instructors always communicated clearly and responded promptly to any correspondence. The technology for online education is impressive, and PNW provides many resources for their nursing programs.

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Carole Rance, 2020 Graduate, MSN—Nurse Educator Program

Affordable Online Nursing Degrees for Working RNs

Earn a valuable degree from a respected name in nursing education. Keep your tuition costs low with transfer credits, federal financial aid and cost-effective tuition.

Online RN-to-BSN ProgramEarn your BSN for under $10,200, with:

  • Up to 86 transfer credits
  • Tuition reduced to $299.98 per credit with our new student and partner institution scholarships

MSN—The Purdue Northwest MSN is surprisingly affordable compared to other universities, with:

  • Up to 9 transfer credits
  • Tuition just $497.22 per credit
  • A $1,000 scholarship for Purdue Northwest RN-to-BSN alumni

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MSN—Nurse Educator

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It’s Your Time to Power Onward at PNW


BSN 16-Month Completion Time: 16-month time frame based on the 34 nursing credits required at PNW when transferring 86 credits toward the degree; additional courses may increase the time required to complete the program. Diplomas are awarded in January, June and August. 

PowerPath 10-Month Track: Available for RN-to-BSN students only. All non-nursing requirements must be completed before enrollment. Students unable to continue courses on the accelerated 10-month track will switch to the standard 16-month track, but may not switch back to PowerPath. Please contact your Academic Advisor for more information.

BSN Tuition and Scholarships: Tuition is based on a student transferring 86 credits toward the degree. Tuition for the 34 nursing credits required at PNW is $13,477.26. New students who are employed by one of PNW’s hospital partners or are current students at one of PNW’s community college partners may receive scholarships to reduce tuition for the nursing credits to $10,199.26. Program cost will increase for students who do not bring in maximum credit. Scholarship eligibility is subject to change for students who have previously dropped out of the program. Additional fees may apply. New students who are not eligible for the partner scholarship will pay $329.39 per credit hour. A 3-credit hour class will cost $988.17 with a total cost of $11,199.26. The University reserves the right to increase prices and/or discontinue the scholarship at any time. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees. An equal access/equal opportunity university

MSN Alumni Scholarship: Must have completed the PNW RN-to-BSN to be eligible for scholarship.

MSN Transfer Credits: Transfer dependent on program approval. Courses must fulfill curriculum requirements and must have been taken at a university that has national nursing accreditation. A grade of the equivalent of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) or higher must be present for any transfer course and faculty will review syllabi for equivalence. NUR 51000, Research and Evidence Based Nursing Practice, all advanced core courses, and all specialty courses (applies to all concentrations) must be taken at PNW.

MSN Tuition and Fees: Tuition includes fees, with the exception of differential fees. Differential fees are $221.25 when registered for less than 8 hours and $281.50 for 8 hours or more and are assessed once each traditional semester. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.

Textbook Fee: The instructional material access fee is $299 per semester and is applicable to both BSN and MSN programs. The fee is not included in total tuition. All students are automatically entered into the access program and must opt out if they do not want to participate. For more information, visit

U.S. News & World Report Rankings: BSN and MSN