About Purdue Northwest Online

Purdue University Northwest is part of the internationally respected Purdue University system. Purdue University Northwest is a two-campus regional university of Purdue University operating in the land grant tradition. We enroll approximately 9,300 collegiate students and offer 70 programs of study leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees and applied doctoral degree (Doctor of Nursing Practice).

The College of Nursing is dedicated to providing high-quality and affordable undergraduate and graduate nursing education in a visionary learning environment that is responsive to serving students of Northwest Indiana and beyond. The College of Nursing supports curricula that foster a commitment to life-long learning, critical inquiry through experiential learning, scholarship, civic engagement and community partnerships.

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Purdue Northwest Awards

Purdue University Northwest's College of Nursing was named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing.

Purdue Northwest Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street
Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: 312-263-0456

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
402 W Washington Street
Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-234-2043

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

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.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at https://www.acenursing.org/search-programs.

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