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Purdue Calumet’s College of Nursing gains elite national recognition

National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development 2014 - 2018


SON 50 Years FINAL

Purdue Calumet College of Nursing alumni:  Please share and update addresses and leave memories of their time at PUC in honor of our 50th Anniversary

Save the Date!
College of Nursing 50th Anniversary Celebration
October 2nd and 3rd, 2015
Primary site – Radisson Star Plaza, Merrillville, IN

Friday, October 2, 2015
Joanna Briggs Institute
Friday evening – Alumni networking

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Visit to campus – Brunch, tour, visit with classmates
Saturday evening, 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Radisson


Mission Statement of the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing in concert with the University’s mission is dedicated to offering nursing education programs in a visionary learning environment that is responsive to serving a diverse, culturally rich, highly industrialized society. Nursing programs are designed for multiple entry career options from entry level through advanced practice.

We offer the following
Undergraduate Programs [Opens in New Window]

Bachelor’s of Science Degree, major in Nursing
Accelerated BS Option for Second Degree Students
LPN Transitioning to Bachelor of Science
RN/BS Completion Program

We offer the following
Graduate Programs [Opens in New Window]

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Graduate Certificates

(NOTE: We are not currently admitting applicants
to the Post-Master’s Certificate FNP program but
we are still accepting applications for the Master’s FNP

The Purdue Calumet College of Nursing congratulates our own
Joan Dorman
Outstanding Service Award winner!!


The Outstanding Service Award is an award for involvement in department committees and activities, university committees and activities, and community involvement and service.  I am, among other things, a member of the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition as well as a member of the Ethics Committee of St. Catherine Hospital.  I have also been the president of the international nursing honor society for over six years.

Congratulations to Cathy Sims, R.N., graduate student in the nurse executive program, on receiving the 2014 annual scholarship from the Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives.  Cathy will finish her MS degree spring of 2015. 

Students Participate at Healthy East Chicago

Student's at health fair Student's at health fair

 The Purdue University College of Nursing is pleased to announce that
4 Nursing students earned Chancellor’s Outstanding Student Awards

Spring 2014 Research Award Winners

From left to right:  Professor Jodi Boling, Shardai Gossett, Rebecca Sayre, Stephanie Knesek, Lisa Zurek, and Dr. Peggy Gerard, Dean of the College of Nursing

Nursing students swept all three awards for the Spring 2014 Undergraduate Student Poster Presentations.  The awards were for the following projects:





First Place

Darniece Christian
Valerie Hurtado
Meredith James
Simone Sanders

Gail Wegner

Improving Staff Compliance with the Use of a Safety Surgical Checklist

Second Place

Scott Barta
Gabriella Gallegos
Stephanie Knesek
Natalie Miyashiro
Jessica Smith
Tiah Sweet
Ashleigh Szwet
Lisa Zurek

Gail Wegner

Decreasing the Rate of Sepsis Among Hospitalized Patients in Northwest Indiana

Third Place

Rachel Ceja
Shardai Gossett
Kelly Kallas
Taylor Roy

Beth Vottero

Increasing Nurse Satisfaction through Improving the Nurse Work Environment











We congratulate all our students, and their mentors for continuing the great work that they do.



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All programs are fully accredited by:

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
Formerly NLNAC National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.

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Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000

Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice

The Joanna Briggs Institute

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