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.

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 Program—Earn your BSN for under $11,000, with:

  • Up to 86 transfer credits
  • Tuition reduced to $317.82/credit with our scholarship for new students

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

  • Up to 9 transfer credits
  • Tuition just $482.69/credit
  • A $1,000 scholarship for Purdue Northwest RN-to-BSN alumni

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Nursing Credits Taken With Purdue Northwest
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MSN—Nurse Executive

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MSN—Nurse Educator

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It’s Your Time to Power Onward at PNW


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 $13,083.88. New students may receive a scholarship to reduce tuition for the nursing credits to $10,805.88. 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. 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 $214.80 when registered for less than 8 hours and $272.45 for 8 hours or more and are assessed once each traditional semester. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.

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