Guaranteed Admission: Transferring From Ivy Tech

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to assist in transferring students to PNW to complete their nursing education. Guaranteed Admission Agreements offer Ivy Tech Community College students, who complete all required coursework, the opportunity to have direct admission into the online RN-to-BSN nursing program at PNW.

Why Purdue University Northwest?

You’ve started your nursing career at Ivy Tech. Now accelerate it. Build upon your next nursing credential seamlessly with the help of an Enrollment Specialist. 


If you’ve completed an associate’s degree in nursing from Ivy Tech, you have the opportunity for direct admission into the online RN-to-BSN program at PNW.*

Flexible, High-Quality 

Nationally recognized and 100% online, PNW offers a flexible RN-to-BSN program led by strong support from faculty dedicated to your success.


Guaranteed Admission allows you to carry over prior credits while minimizing the cost to you, ensuring you complete your degree faster and for less.

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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.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

What Are the Requirements for Guaranteed Admission?

  • Completion of an associate’s degree in nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.30 or higher in the specified associate’s degree at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Students who are admitted under this Guaranteed Admission initiative will be awarded no less than 60 semester hours of transfer credit toward their bachelor’s degree. This provision does not apply if students change their major at the bachelor’s level to something other than accounting, business information systems, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resource management, management, marketing, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, nursing, construction engineering and management technology, English, Spanish, history, political science, philosophy, liberal studies, psychology, education, social work and criminal justice
  • Transfer courses do not count in a student’s grade point average at PNW
  • Once enrolled, students will be subject to all PNW academic policies

For more information or to see how your credits will transfer, visit PNW’s Ivy Tech transfer resources.

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Ivy Tech Guaranteed Admission: Students who complete an associate’s degree at Ivy Tech and then apply for admission into PNW in another program area not listed in this document are not covered by the Guaranteed Admission Agreement but may be admitted on an individual basis.