College of Health and Human Sciences

The bachelor's degree program in nursing prepares students for leadership positions and graduate education for a lifelong career in nursing. Nursing theory, together with clinical skills, prepares students for patient care in medical-surgical, psychosocial, maternal-child health and public health nursing. Students are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX), which grants licensure as registered nurses (RN).

Application deadline for fall enrollment - November 1

Nursing Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).

Minimum GPA: 3.5

Program availability: Closed to transfers for spring and summer terms

Additional Requirements: Six semester credit hours of college-level natural science lab courses (biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.) with grades of B or higher.

Nursing applications are accepted for the fall term only, and Purdue evaluates transfer applications for Nursing once each year. Nursing transfer applications must be complete by May 1.  To be considered for admission as a transfer student, applicants must have completed at least 12 semester credit hours (or equivalent) at a regionally accredited college or university, including completion of at least six hours of college-level natural science courses (biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.) with grades of B or higher. Admission is selective. The most qualified students are selected from the pool of applicants in May. A transfer student who is admitted to Nursing will begin as a freshman in the nursing program and is projected to complete the program in 8 semesters (4 years from the fall semester of admission). Depending on space availability and completion of necessary prerequisites, it may be possible for a transfer student to actually complete the program in 6-7 semesters.


Contact Information
Phone: 765-494-4042


Nurses are the largest group of healthcare providers in this country, and the need is growing. Job placement has continually been at or near 100 percent. Once a year, the Purdue Nursing Student Council sponsors the Nursing Career Fair, which draws numerous healthcare employers from different areas of the country.

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Healthcare Services

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