The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Nursing

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of current U.S. RN license
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 100
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 18
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants)
    • TWE (Recommended)

Master's Degree Additional Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Graduate of an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing
  • Current U.S. RN license
  • Physical Assessment course or equivalent
  • Statement of Purpose must include 300-500 words concerning your purpose for undertaking graduate study, your professional plans, career goals related to your chosen area of concentration, scholarly interests, and describe your plans to alter your professional and personal obligations during your time in the graduate program.

Doctoral Degree Additional Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Graduate of an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing
  • Current U.S. RN license
  • Successful completion of an introductory statistics course taken within the past five years
  • Physical Assessment course
  • Personal Interview
  • Statement of Purpose must include 300-500 word essay, which addresses your reasons for pursuing the Doctor of Nursing Practice including your reasons for choosing Purdue University Northwest, Hammond campus, your career goals, and practice interests in transforming healthcare through translational science and evidence-based practice.

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    January 15 September 1 No Entry Master's Degree
    June 1 November 1 November 1 DNP

Program Contact Information


  • Name Heather M. Cook, M.A.
    Phone 219-989-2815
    Email cookh@pnw.edu
    Web Master's Degree
    DNP
    Address College of Nursing Graduate Program
    Attention: Heather M. Cook, M.A.
    Purdue University Northwest
    2200 169th Street
    Hammond, IN 46323
    USA

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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