Earn Your Master's in Nursing Online From Purdue Northwest

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Power Onward in Your Nursing Career With PNW

Elevate your career with Purdue University Northwest’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Discover a high-quality and affordable pathway to your next nursing degree.

Online Flexibility for Working Nurses

  • Customize your path and pace to fit your busy nursing schedule.
  • Complete your practicum hours where you work.
  • Graduate with your master’s degree in nursing in two years or less.

Faculty Expertise

  • Experts in evidence-based nursing practice and experiential learning make your education practical and relevant.
  • Faculty possess rich backgrounds in nurse education and executive nursing.
  • Full-time faculty teaching in the graduate MSN program are doctorally prepared.
  • Our faculty bring specialized subject matter expertise to customize the Purdue Northwest nursing degree curriculum.

Supportive and Engaging Student Experience

  • Access one-on-one faculty mentoring while pursuing your MSN degree online.
  • Join a connected and supportive College of Nursing alumni community.


Explore Purdue Northwest Master’s in Nursing concentrations in these in-demand professions:

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Nationally Renowned College of Nursing

  • Advance to your next nursing credential at the nationally recognized PNW College of Nursing.
  • The College of Nursing is designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence (2014–2028).
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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.
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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 https://www.acenursing.org/search-programs.

Tuition and Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is available for Purdue Northwest RN-to-BSN alumni and employees of partner health care facilities.


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What Our Graduates Say

The faculty were approachable and gave helpful feedback. For my position as a clinical educator, my MSN has given me confidence that I am following evidence-based practice in teaching. I learned active teaching strategies that I put to practical use at the hospital.

Leslie Jongsma, 2021 Graduate, MSN—Nurse Educator Program

Frequently Asked Questions About the MSN Program

Do you have questions that aren't addressed below? View our general nursing FAQs for more information.

General MSN Program FAQs

MSN Coursework and Grading

  • How will I be graded?

    You are responsible for the completion of all required work, in each course in which you have enrolled, by the time of the last scheduled meeting of the class, unless your assignment to the course has been properly withdrawn. You will receive from your instructors a grade in each course for which you are enrolled at the close of the session. This grade shall indicate your achievement with respect to the objectives of the course.

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MSN Scholarships: To be eligible for a scholarship, students must have completed the PNW RN-to-BSN or be employed by a partner health care facility. The maximum scholarship is $1,000 per student. The scholarship applies only to nursing courses and is not retroactive.

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 www.pnw.edu/bursar/tuition-and-fees/instructional-materials-access/.