Online Nursing Program General FAQs
- Do I need internet access to complete the coursework?
Yes. You will need Internet access to download your individual course and online readings onto your computer and to periodically submit and receive feedback on assignments and assessments as well as participate in online discussions.
- How do I submit payments to Purdue Northwest?
You can pay your tuition through the student portal or in person at the Office of Student Accounts on campus (LAWS 130). Some health care partners may pay tuition directly to the University on your behalf if you choose. For the RN-to-BSN program, payment must be made by 3:00 pm CT the Friday before a course begins, or you will be cancelled for non-payment. For the MSN program, payment must be made by 1:00 pm CT the Friday before a course begins, or you will be cancelled for non-payment.
- Is financial aid available?
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page to learn more.
- Does my diploma say Purdue University Northwest?
Yes. Your degree will state Purdue University Northwest.
- Can I have my unofficial transcripts reviewed?
No, only official transcripts will be accepted for review.
- How do I get my transcript if the school of nursing I formerly attended is now closed?
Contact the hospital with which the nursing school was associated to determine where your records are being stored. Also, try contacting the Board of Nursing for the state in which you earned your degree.
- Can I participate in a “walk” for the graduation ceremony? If so, when?
Yes, online students still participate in commencement activities. PNW holds two ceremonies a year (May and December). Students who graduate in August will be invited to participate in the December ceremony.
- What type of support will I receive as a student?
PNW prides itself on the student experience and provides multiple resources to support its online nursing students. You will be provided an Academic Advisor and Registration Coordinator to assist you in planning your coursework and enrolling in courses. In addition, you will be taught by faculty who are experts in their fields, committed to the student learning experience and accessible for your questions. Academic coaches are also provided in each of your courses to provide additional assistance and coordination.