Conceptual Organization of the Master of Science Program
The College of Nursing offers three areas of concentration within the Master of Science program. These include Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Adult Health or Critical Care, 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: http://new.ipfw.edu/departments/chhs/depts/nursing/graduate/administration.html
Courses and Curriculum Plans for Students Entering the Program Prior to Fall 2012
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
Courses and Curriculum Plans for Students Entering the Program as of Fall 2012
CNS Program Changes
FNP Program Changes
(NOTE: We are not currently admitting applicants to the FNP Post-Master’s Certificate program.)
If you are interested in applying for the online MS program, please email onlineMSprogram@purduecal.edu 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.”
“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.
You may attend part-time or full-time. Courses are offered both day and evening. On-line classes are also available.
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.
Individualized learning experiences
Throughout the program, you are encouraged to focus on areas of your clinical interests. Many opportunities for personal and professional development exist.
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.)
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