Undergraduate Nursing Program

Nurses are the largest single group of healthcare providers in the United States. Over the Years, professional nurses have shed their handmaiden role to become caregivers on the frontlines of health care. Purdue's four-year baccalaureate nursing program prepares you to work with any group of people, in any setting, at any time.

Potential Career Options

From surgery rooms to neonatal intensive care units to community health clinics, exciting and unlimited career opportunities are available for nurses:

  • You can work in the emergency room of a large metropolitan hospital.
  • You can help people in underdeveloped countries as a nurse in the Armed Forces or Peace Corps.
  • You can deliver home health care to elderly or lower income families as a community health nurse.
  • You can work in hospitals all over the world as a nurse employed by one of many traveling nurse agencies.

In the Midwest, $45,000 is the average starting salary for a new graduate with a bachelor's degree in nursing. Experienced RNs can earn over $60,000 per year.

Experiential Learning

The School of Nursing has arrangements with more than 200 agencies.  In addition to hospitals and clinics throughout northcentral Indiana and Indianapolis, examples include:

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Potential Graduate School Options

  • Clinical research
  • Advanced practice nursing
  • Nursing education

Degree Requirements

Academic Advising Worksheets

How do I switch my major?

If you are interested in switching your major to Nursing, please visit the Change of Degree Objective (CODO) page to learn more about the process to enter the College of Health & Human Sciences.

How do I transfer to Purdue?

If you are interested in transferring to Nursing from another college or university, please visit the Future Transfer Students page to learn more about the steps needed to finish your degree at Purdue University.

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