Graduate Programs

The College of Nursing offers three areas of concentration within the Master of Science program. These include Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Nurse Executive.

Note that after February, 2012, admissions to the Nurse Executive option were closed. We encourage potential Nurse Executive students to inquire about online Nurse Executive program options through the Department of Nursing at Indiana University/Purdue University Ft. Wayne.

Conceptual Organization of the Master of Science Program

Philosophy of the Master’s Program
Curriculum Overview

The Adult-Gerontology CNS curriculum meets requirements for AACN Certification Corporation’s ACCNS-AG certification exam.  To access further information about ACCNS-AG certification, please choose the ACCNS-AG Certification link.

Courses and Curriculum Plans

Course Descriptions
Course Delivery Format – Didactic Courses
Core Graduate Courses
Adult-Gerontology CNS Area of Concentration Courses
Family Nurse Practitioner Full Time Curriculum Plan
Nurse Executive Area of Concentration Courses
Online Cohort Program Curriculum Plans

Post-Master’s Certificates

(NOTE: We are not currently admitting applicants to the FNP Post-Master’s Certificate program.)

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-Master’s Certificate
Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate
Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate


If you are interested in applying for the online MS program, please email with your name, state of residency, and state of RN licensure before applying.  Online instruction is not currently available in every state.  Indiana and Illinois residents/RNs are eligible to apply.  If you reside or hold your RN license in another state where you may complete your clinical hours, please confirm your state’s status with us before submitting your application and fee.”

Graduate Admission Criteria and Application Procedures Help Sheet (PDF)
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“Master’s education at Purdue Calumet prepares nurses to function in advanced practice in nursing roles as clinical nurse specialists or family nurse practitioners. Graduate nursing education focuses on a combination of theory, evidence-based practice and specialty preparation that enables our graduates to be leaders in delivering quality healthcare to diverse populations in increasingly complex environments.”

Jane Walker, Ph.D., R.N.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Purdue Calumet College of Nursing

The College of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet offers graduate studies leading to a Master of Science degree with a Major in Nursing. The graduate nursing program prepares nurses as clinical nurse specialists (Adult Health or Critical Care), family nurse practitioners, or nurse executives. Our graduates are capable of assuming diverse leadership roles in clinical practice. The program is part of the Graduate School of Purdue University and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

If you are interested in meeting new challenges, broadening your professional perspective, and pursing advanced practice in nursing, this program is tailored for you. We offer students:

  • A program with a reputation for quality
    Many of our graduates hold leadership positions in major health care facilities in northwest Indiana and Chicago.

  • A faculty committed to excellence
    Graduate faculty members hold doctoral degrees, have expertise in a variety of practice and research areas, and have a strong commitment to teaching. You also will find opportunities to pursue research with individual faculty members.

  • Flexible schedules
    The program is available either online or as an online/classroom combination experience.

  • Extensive clinical resources
    You may pursue clinical experiences at any appropriate health care agency. Practica are done under the guidance of preceptors who are highly qualified experts in their areas.

Visit us soon. Discover the advantages of a Purdue Calumet education.

Dr. Jane Walker, Coordinator

To schedule a visit or for further information, please contact:

Graduate Program Secretary
Graduate Nursing Program
Purdue University Calumet
College of Nursing
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 989-2815 or toll free at 1-877-687-8777


All programs are fully accredited by:
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
ACEN (Formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000













Course Descriptions

….. Course Delivery Format – Didactic Courses

Core Graduate Courses

….. Clinical Nurse Specialist Area of Concentration Courses

….. Family Nurse Practitioner Area of Concentration Courses

….. Nurse Executive Area of Concentration Courses

….. Online Cohort Program Curriculum Plans