Purdue North Central (PNC) offers a Bachelor of Science degree program in the Department of Nursing, which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (Formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission).
According to The American Association of Colleges of Nursing,
- The Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is the critical first step for a career in professional nursing. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and other leading nursing organizations recognize the BS degree as the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing practice. While graduates can begin practice as an RN with an associate degree or hospital diploma, the BS degree is essential for nurses seeking to perform at the case-manager or supervisory level or move across employment settings.
- The BS nurse is preferred – More nurse executives are indicating their desire for the majority of their hospital staff nurses to be prepared at the baccalaureate level to meet the more complex demands of today’s patient care. In fact, the words “BS preferred” are appearing more frequently in classified ads for registered nurses nationwide.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
(Formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Contact the Department of Nursing
Department of Nursing
Purdue University North Central
Technology Building, Room 357
1401 S. U.S. 421
Westville, IN 46391
Department Chair of Nursing; Associate Professor of Nursing
Phone: (219) 785-5388
Fax: (219) 785-5495
Professional Academic Advisor for Nursing
Phone: (219) 785-5439
Secretary, College of Science
Toll-Free in Indiana: (800) 872-1231 ext. 5226
Fax Number: (219) 785-5495