HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. —Purdue University Northwest (PNW) College of Nursing programs have been recognized among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today.
PNW ranks 39th nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. Purdue Northwest’s online RN-to-BSN program, now in its 11th year, is one of the undergraduate degree programs offered by the PNW College of Nursing, a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence.
PNW also is ranked 77th nationally of Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs. A master’s degree in nursing can pave the way for more advanced roles in administration and leadership. PNW’s program has gained national recognition in only its second year.
“The PNW College of Nursing is proud to be recognized among our peers in higher education for the quality of our programs, the outstanding credentials of our faculty and the support and flexibility we offer to our students,” said Lisa Hopp, dean of the PNW College of Nursing. “Our programs are designed to meet the challenges of today’s health care environment as well as the needs of working nurses.
“Our top-50 ranking for our popular online RN-to-BSN program, and the recognition of our fast-growing online MSN program, show we are responding to those needs.”
Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
U.S. News ranks undergraduate online programs based on factors that weigh how the programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time. The rankings are based on data each program reports to U.S. News and a peer reputation survey. The RN-to-BSN is the only 100 percent online degree offered by Purdue Northwest. PNW’s online degree ranked No. 39 in the country and received a score of 82 on a 100-point scale, sharing the position with eight other programs.
The following table shows PNW listed alongside some other comparably-rated online bachelor’s degree programs. (Please note these are not the complete listings. For the full listings please see www.usnews.com/online.)
Name Rank Score
Indiana University - Online 23 86
Ball State University 29 85
Purdue University Northwest 39 82
Rutgers University - Camden 39 82
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 48 81
Florida International University 52 80
Best Online Nursing Master’s Programs
U.S. News ranks online nursing master’s degree programs based on statistical surveys of 183 accredited colleges and universities offering these types of programs during the 2019-2020 academic year. PNW received a score of 73 on a 100-point scale.
The following table shows PNW listed alongside some other comparably-ranked online nursing master’s degree programs. (Please note these are not the complete listings. For the full listings please see www.usnews.com/online.)
Name Rank Score
University of Indianapolis 61 76
Ferris State University (MI) 66 75
East Tennessee State University 77 73
Purdue University Northwest 77 73
University of Michigan - Flint 77 73
Northern Illinois University 82 72
University of St. Francis 82 72
Learn more about the Purdue Northwest College of Nursing and its online as well as on-campus programs at www.pnw.edu/nursing.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a student-centered university that values academic excellence, supports growth and celebrates diversity. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.