Welcome to the MSN Program home page. The College of Nursing currently offers four areas of concentration within the Master of Science in Nursing program. These are Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse Executive, and Nursing Education.
The AGCNS and FNP concentrations are available in a 50% online/50% classroom format as well as in a primarily online format (one two-day on-campus experience required). The Nurse Executive and Nursing Education concentrations are available fully online.
We also offer Post-Master’s Certificates in AGCNS, FNP (admission currently closed), and Nursing Education. The AGCNS and FNP certificates are available in 50% online/50% classroom and primarily online formats. The Nursing Education certificate is available fully online.
Admission Criteria and Application Procedures for College of Nursing Master’s Program
Annual application deadline for AGCNS and FNP concentrations: September 1 for Spring Start – January 15 for Fall Start
There are multiple, ongoing application deadline dates for the Nurse Executive and Nursing Education concentrations. For further information, click here.
If you are interested in applying to one of our MSN concentrations or certificate programs and live outside of Indiana, Illinois or Wisconsin, please email Online MS Program with your name, state of residency, and state of RN licensure before applying. Online instruction is not currently available in every state. If you reside or hold your RN license in another state where you may complete your clinical hours, please confirm your state’s status with us before submitting your application and fee.
Full-Time/Part-Time Study Options
Required Admission Documents/Items
College of Nursing Mailing Address for Application Materials
Notification of Admission
Transfer of Credits
Appealing Denial of Admission Decisions
Courses and Curriculum Plans
MS Program Didactic Course Delivery Format
Adult-Gerontology CNS Area of Concentration Courses
FNP Area of Concentration Courses
Nurse Executive Area of Concentration Courses
Nursing Education Area of Concentration Courses
(NOTE: We are not currently admitting applicants to the FNP Post-Master’s Certificate program.)
Conceptual Organization of the Master of Science Program
The Adult-Gerontology CNS curriculum meets requirements for AACN Certification Corporation’s ACCNS-AG certification exam. To access further information about ACCNS-AG certification, please choose the ACCNS-AG Certification link.
To schedule a visit or for further information, please contact:
Graduate Program Secretary
Graduate Nursing Program
Purdue University Northwest, Hammond Campus
College of Nursing
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 989-2815 or toll free at 1-877-687-8777
All programs are fully accredited by: