Nursing

In addition to preparing you with the skills to provide excellent clinical care, the School of Nursing fosters great thinkers, problem solvers and leaders in the healthcare system through its cutting-edge, interdisciplinary education across a variety of clinical settings.

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Undergraduate Programs

Purdue’s direct-admit undergraduate nursing program prepares you to excel as a nurse and gain clinical leadership experience. Through cutting-edge curriculum and valuable hands-on learning, you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of healthcare settings, from hospital emergency rooms to rural clinics.

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School Research

To advance evidence-based care delivery, faculty in the School of Nursing engage in a variety of research, investigating topics such as aging and long-term care, women’s health, community-based interventions, nursing leadership, simulation and pedagogy, substance use, depression and more.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The School of Nursing seeks to eliminate systemic racism in healthcare by incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives throughout our learning, research and practice. More than 40 years ago, Clara E. Bell, Purdue’s first Black nursing faculty member, recognized the pervasiveness of systemic racism in healthcare. Today, we acknowledge the work still to be done, and we strive to carry on Dr. Bell’s legacy through our guiding principles. 

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Community Resources

Through the Nursing Center for Family Health, the Family Health Clinic and the Nursing Center for Education and Simulation, we provide valuable clinical experiences for students and important health services for the community.

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As one of the top-ranked schools in Indiana, the School of Nursing actively trains and educates both undergraduate and graduate scholars using translational and transdisciplinary research and innovative methods rooted in interdisciplinary science and education. The strategic mission of the school is guided by discovery, learning and engagement. Since 1963, Purdue Nursing has graduated well over 6,250 alumni who are actively engaged locally, nationally and globally.”

— Dr. Christopher Coleman

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Prospective undergraduate students may register for a Nursing Information Session or HHS Information Session, email questions to HHSRecruitment@purdue.edu or call the Office of Student Services at 765-494-8533. Prospective graduate students may email gradnursing@purdue.edu or call 765-494-9248.

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Johnson Hall, Room 109
502 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2069

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