Online Adult-Gerontology 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, skill development opportunities, and 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 adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist.

· Post-Master’s Certificates in family nurse practitioner, adult-gerontology 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, the National League for Nursing and ACEN (Formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.)
  • Excellent pass rates on Certification 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 the Online MS Program or visit our website at College of Nursing.

If you are interested in applying for the online MS program and live in a state other than Indiana or Illinois, please email the Online MS Program with your name, state of residency, and state of RN licensure before applying.  Online instruction is not currently available in every state.