Purdue University Calumet Nursing School Review

Purdue University Calumet (PUC) is based in Hammond, Indiana and one of three Purdue University campuses. The North Central and West Lafayette (Main Campus) are also part of the Purdue University system. Purdue University has partnership campuses with Indiana University in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

Over 10,000 students are served at Purdue University Calumet, and students enjoy apartment style on-campus housing with private living quarters. Students can participate in athletic programs, research, internships and community service learning opportunities. Purdue University Calumet was established in 1946, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Nursing Programs

The School of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Purdue University Calumet offers comprehensive options for nurses at the bachelors degree level and also has masters degree and certificate programs.

Purdue University Calumet Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Option

The BSN option is for students without previous nursing education or experience. The program prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings and also take the exam for licensure to become a Registered Nurse (RN), the NCLEX-RN. The BSN program is completed in 8 semesters.

Accelerated Second Degree Baccalaureate Option

The Accelerated Second Degree BSN option is for motivated academic achievers seeking to earn a BSN in an accelerated time frame. The program is intensive and offered full time only. Students who are interested in part time nursing programs or who are ineligible for the accelerated option may pursue the nursing program as a transfer student. The admission criteria for the Accelerated Second Degree BSN include a minimum 3.0 GPA in the student’s previous degree program and a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses. Upon completion of the program, students receive a BSN and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN. The Accelerated Second Degree program is completed in 4 semesters.

LPN Transitioning to Bachelor of Science (LPN to BS)

The LPN to BS (more commonly known as LPN to BSN) is for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) seeking to prepare for graduate education or advanced career options by earning a BSN. Admission criteria for the program include graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program, a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a GPA of 2.0 or higher in nursing pre-requisite courses. The LPN to BS program is completed in 6 semesters.

Online RNBS (Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science) Program

The Online RNBS, more commonly known as RN to BSN, is for Registered Nurses (RNs) seeking to complete a BSN. The program allows RNs to maintain their work and family commitments by offering distance education courses. Admission criteria to the RNBS program include an RN license, graduation from a diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, and a minimum 2.5 GPA in previous academic program.

Purdue University Calumet Graduate Nursing Programs

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

The MSN program at Purdue University Calumet offers two specializations:

– MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult Health or Critical Care

– MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The programs can be completed in 6 semesters of full time study. Admission criteria to the master’s program include graduation from a BSN program with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a statistics course within 5 years of the program start date. Upon completion of the program, nurses will receive an MSN and are eligible to take the certification exam in their area of specialization.

Purdue University Calumet Nursing Certificate Programs

Post-master’s Certificates

Post-masters Certificates are offered in Nursing Education, MSN CNS and the MSN FNP concentration. Students applying to the post-master’s certificate program should have an MSN degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA or be currently enrolled in an MSN program. A minimum of one year or 1,500 hours of experience is required to enroll in the post-master’s certificate program.

Purdue University Calumet
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323

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