Purdue University Global | 68% NCLEX Pass Rates

Purdue University Global (formerly Kaplan University) is well known for assisting thousands of nurses who are just beginning their nursing careers as well as nurses wanting to advance their careers, starting from the Associate of Science in Nursing degree all the way to the recently added Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.


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  • 68%
    NCLEX Pass Rates
  • On Campus
    Online
  • Public
    Non-Profit
  • Accreditation ccne Accredited
  • Programs RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, Master's, BSN, DNP, MSN, ASN/ADN, Post-grad Certificate, NP, Other
  • Location Davenport, IA
  • Telephone 1-866-318-6315
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In April 2017, Purdue University reinforced its status as one of the world's most innovative universities by announcing it would acquire Kaplan University, a longtime leader in online adult education, and create a new, public, non-profit institution which is now Purdue University Global.

Students can receive a quality nursing education whether it is online, in the classroom, or a combination of both. The nursing programs offer a flexible plan for those who have work and life commitments.

Undergraduate


Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) (on-campus)

Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (on-campus)

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN (online)

Standards of care and nursing responsibilities are ever changing and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is the standard degree for most RNs these days. The program can help licensed nurses become more competent in their field as they strive to meet these standards and responsibilities.

Graduate


Master of Science in Nursing  (MSN) (online)

The Master’s Degree in Nursing offers specialized tracks as follows:

Nurse Educator

Executive Leader

Nurse Informatics

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

At this time, residents of Tennessee may not enroll in the following concentrations:

  • Nurse Educator
  • Executive Leader
  • Nurse Informatics

Residents of the following states may not enroll in the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner specializations:

Arkansas

Kansas

Louisiana

New Jersey

New York

Oregon

Utah

Hawaii

Kentucky

Massachusetts

New Mexico

North Dakota

Tennessee

West Virginia

The Master of Science in Nursing program includes:

  • Courses focusing on organizational theory, health care finance, health policy, human resources, information technology, and health care systems
  • Faculty and preceptor-guided practicum or clinical experiences in your hometown
  • Mentors leading you through the specific program you choose

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – MSN to DNP pathway (online)

Post Master's Certificates

  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) (online)
  • Executive Leader Graduate (online)   
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)  (online)  
  • Nurse Educator Graduate

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Students are educated at the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) level to increase the number of clinical experts and leaders in the nursing world. Students graduate possessing the highest level of scientific knowledge and are experts in their respective nursing careers. In the end, there could be new job opportunities for these Advanced Practice experts.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice fits nicely into the life of busy nurses who have other obligations like work and families.

At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree:

Arkansas

Indiana

Kentucky

Massachusetts

​New Jersey

New York

Oregon

Utah

West Virginia

Hawaii

Kansas

Louisiana

Minnesota

New Mexico

North Dakota

Tennessee

Washington

 

Program Outcomes

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program outcomes result in preparing students to:

  1. Practice at the highest level of nursing
  2. Analyze data and scientific research to improve nursing practice
  3. Provide organizational and system leadership to continuously improve quality of health care and foster interprofessional collaboration
  4. Evaluate ethical, legal, and social factors that are important in shaping and developing health policies

All students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program must earn a minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate practice hours in their population focus for degree completion. There may be additional clinical hours for those who have a specialized degree.

Campus Learning Experience

Purdue University Global instructors understand that real world experiences and skills are required to function as an optimal nurse in the place of employment. The campus-based programs include associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs and certificates that focus on real world education, professional skills, and career-focused training.

Campus Locations

Indiana           Iowa

Nebraska        Maine

Maryland       Missouri

Wisconsin

Online Learning

"I’ve always seemed to struggle with classroom teaching.  Will I be able to do any of my courses online?"

Not a fan of the classroom-learning model? Then our online learning!

We offer an online program made for those who cannot fit a class into their daytime life schedule, which includes many adult learners these days. You can conveniently make your own schedule and let study time fit your life instead of your life fitting into school time.

All of our Nursing programs are taught by elite practitioners and are designed for the working nurse who also has family obligations. We understand your unique circumstances and are here for you. Check us out and you will find that we are the logical choice as you consider starting your nursing journey or want to further you career in Nursing.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Purdue University Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The master’s degree in nursing program at Purdue Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The post-graduate APRN certificate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Latest Reviews (Max 10)

  1. Anonymous
    Jan 20, 8:16 am by
    Overall: 4.7 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 3 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: MSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2020

    My Experience

    Great school for those willing to work hard.

    About The Staff

    I have not had any issues so far. I am a self paying student

  2. Anonymous
    Jul 30, '17, 7:44 pm by
    Overall: 4.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: MSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2019

    My Experience

    Currently enrolled. Classes are rigorous but doable.

    About The Staff

    Very helpful

  3. Anonymous
    May 8, '17, 10:16 pm by
    Overall: 2.7 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 3 stars
    Experience: 3 stars
    Staff: 2 stars
    Academics: 3 stars
    Costs: 2 stars
    Support: 3 stars

    Program: RN-to-BSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2015
    Focus: Pediatric

    My Experience

    Expensive for the lack of support.

    About The Staff

    Lack of support

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