(students who have not attended any college/university)
Purdue University Northwest College of Nursing offers a four-year (120 credit hour) nursing program for students who have no previous college credit. The program prepares a nurse generalist with baccalaureate level nursing competencies who will be able to provide comprehensive, safe, nursing care for people from birth to death within a variety of healthcare settings. This degree academically prepares students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in nursing.
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Placement scores
- rSAT scores 1080 or higher (combination of math and reading score) OR
- ACT scores composite 22 or higher (combination of English, math, reading and science scores)
- Superscores for like exams accepted
- Current High School transcript
- High School GPA minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Five Subject GPA 3.0 or higher (English, Foreign Language, History, Math, Lab Sciences & Social Science)
- Applicant with a GED must complete 9 hours of University credit OR must meet the SAT/ACT criteria as listed above.
- Meets following high-school subject matter:
|Addition Lab Science (Biology, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology recommended)||2 semesters|
NOTE: Simply meeting the above requirements does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program. All applicants to Nursing are reviewed and the best qualified are admitted. Enrollment is limited. Applicants who do not meet the Nursing admission requirements but do meet general university requirements will be admitted to Exploratory Advising.
Beginning Student Application Process:
Students entering college for the first time must first apply and be accepted to Purdue University Northwest. The Application form is available online. There is an option to apply to the four year baccalaureate nursing program. All applications and required documents must be submitted by February 1st for Fall applicants or October 1st for Spring applicants. Requests for admission will be submitted to the Undergraduate Admission, Progression, and Graduation Committee. Students will be notified of the Committee’s decision at the end of March for Fall admits or the end of October for Spring admits.
Beginning High School applicants have an application date of February 1st at both campuses but we allow rolling admission until June 1st. If seats are available after the February 1st deadline the College of Nursing will continue to accept High School applications until June 1st until all High School spots are filled. Students who meet all of the admission criteria will be considered for any openings on a first come/first served basis. The application date will be considered when students have all application requirements met. Once capacity is reached we will add qualified names to a waitlist until June 1st.