Online CNS & FNP Master’s Degree

Nurse with stethescopePurdue University Calumet College of Nursing offers an innovative program in which our Master’s of Science with a major in Nursing degree is offered in a dedicated online platform. Students will visit the Purdue Calumet campus one time during their advanced health assessment course for concentrated physical assessment training and skill assessment.  Students will obtain practicum experience in their respective geographic locations.  Prospective students have a chance to choose from the following curricular options:

· MS Degree with areas of specialization as family nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist in adult and/or critical care nursing

· Post-Master’s Certificates in family nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, and nursing education

The College of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet is fully accredited by the ACEN (Formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.). MS degree graduates and those who complete the post-master’s certificate are eligible to complete appropriate certification exams.


  • Opportunity to study at a major, comprehensive university
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • Qualified faculty who are also certified in online instruction
  • Programs of study meet guidelines, standards and competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the ACEN (Formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.)
  • Excellent pass rate on credentialing examinations
  • Long history of delivering distance education
  • Availability of technical support
  • The Purdue University College of Nursing houses the Indiana Center for Evidence Based Practice, a collaborating center of the Joanna Briggs Institute, Australia, and the curriculum reflects commitment to evidence based practice

You can obtain more information about the Master’s of Science degree online program by contacting the College of Nursing at 219/989-2815 or 800/HI-PURDUE, ext. 2815. You can also email us at or visit our website at

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.”