Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Nursing School Review
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a combination of the individual campuses of Indiana University and Purdue University in Fort Wayne. The campus was founded in 1964. The Fort Wayne campus serves over 14,000 students in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana; the other partnership campus exists in Indianapolis.
Indiana University has other campuses including Bloomington, Northwest, East, Southeast, Kokomo, and South Bend. Purdue University campuses are Calumet, North Central and West Lafayette. Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
The Department of Nursing at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne is housed under the College of Health and Human Services. Nursing programs at this university are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing (BSN)
The BSN program is a competitive pre-licensure nursing program designed for students without previous nursing education or experience. The program can be completed in 8 semesters, and upon completion awards a BSN. Students who complete the program may take the NCLEX-RN, National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses, to become an RN (Registered Nurse). Students apply to the program upon completing 33 required course prerequisites with a minimum “C” grade or better. Certain courses in the BSN program may be available online. Transfer students are accepted to the nursing program on a space available basis.
RN to BS (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science)
The RN to BS (more commonly known as RN to BSN-Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program allows RNs to capitalize on their previous education and experience to earn the BSN degree. The program is 4 semesters and upon completion students are awarded a BSN degree. The RN to BS program requires a minimum 2.3 GPA from an accredited ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) or diploma program for admission to the nursing program.
LPN to BS (Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science) Mobility Program
The LPN to BS (more commonly known as LPN to BSN-Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Mobility program prepares nurses with a vocational or practical certification to earn a BSN and become an RN. The program may be completed in 6 semesters, less time than the pre-licensure BSN program. Upon completion of the program, students receive a BSN and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN. Admission criteria to the program include graduation from an accredited PN (Practical Nursing) program with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Master of Science with a Major in Nursing (MSN)
The MSN program offers several concentrations for nurses seeking to study at an advanced level of practice. The specializations offered are the following:
- Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
- Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
- Nursing Education
- Nurse Executive
The masters degree in nursing program is offered in conjunction with Purdue University programs at the Calumet and West Lafayette campuses. The MSN programs are 42 to 46 academic credits.
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