FLASH: Admission Requirements Change!!
Purdue University Northwest offers a four-year (120 credit hour) nursing program for students who have previous college credit and wish to transfer into the College of Nursing. 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. It also academically prepares students to wish to pursue advanced degrees in nursing. Application are accepted at both the Hammond and Westville campuses by February 1st for Fall admission and by October 1st for Spring admission.
All Change of Degree and Transfer applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average in all core courses as listed below. Grades from repeated core courses will replace previous core course grade.
- Students are eligible to apply to the 4 year Baccalaureate Program when they have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in a minimum of two (2) non-science core courses (from: ENGL 10000/10400, ENGL 10500, PSY 12000) and a minimum of two (2) science core courses (from: CHM 11900/11500, BIOL 21300, BIOL 21400, BIOL 22100). A minimum 3.0 grade point average is required in the top 2 Science/top 2 Non-Science courses.
|Core Course||Number||Core Course Name||Credit Hours||Additional Information|
|ENGL||10000 / 10400*||English Composition 1||3.0|
|ENGL||10500*||English Composition 2||3.0|
|CHM||11900 / 11500*||General Chemistry||3.0||If over 5 years old, must be repeated.|
|BIOL||21300*||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4.0||If over 5 years old, must be repeated.|
|BIOL||21400*||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4.0||If over 5 years old, must be repeated.|
|BIOL||22100*||Introduction to Microbiology||4.0||If over 5 years old, must be repeated.|
* Or courses deemed equivalent
- All required courses must have a grade of 2.0 (C) or better. The cumulative GPA in the core classes must be a minimum of 3.0.
- Laboratory science courses need to have been completed within five (5) years of an application to the College of Nursing. Special consideration may be given to applicants working in a science or medically related field.
- Applicants transferring from or who have previously attended another nursing program must submit a letter of good standing from the Dean or designee of their previous nursing program.
- Change of degree and transfer students who have not completed but are currently enrolled in their required pre-requisite courses (two sciences/two non-sciences from the Core) may submit a nursing application. Priority will be given to students who apply and meet the admission requirements by the application date. Acceptance into the program will be contingent on those semester grades, meeting admission requirements, and the availability of spots. Once capacity is reached, no further applications will be accepted until the next application deadline.
- 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.
Change of Degree Objective (CODO) Option:
The application for current PNW students who wish to change their degree option is available online. All applications and required documents must be submitted by February 1st for Fall admission or October 1st for Spring admission. 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.
Transfer Student Option:
Students transferring from another college or university 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 admission or October 1st for Spring admission. 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.
(Update April 11, 2019)