Purdue University

School of Nursing

Purdue University School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is responsible for administering all degree programs in nursing offered at the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University.

A broad liberal and scientific education is necessary to prepare baccalaureate nursing program students for professional nursing practice. The Purdue University School of Nursing curriculum provides each student with a firm foundation in the liberal arts, supportive sciences, and professional education. Education of the professional nurse is enriched by a diverse faculty who have clinical expertise and scholarly achievement by participation in continuing education and in professional nursing organizations.

Following successful completion of the program of study, the nursing graduate may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). There are specific requirements for eligibility to take the examination. Any person who applies to the Indiana State Board of Nursing for license to practice as a registered nurse must not have been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on the person's ability to competently practice or have committed an act that would constitute a ground for disciplinary sanction under Indiana statutes.

Eligibility requirements in other states may vary. You may request a copy of eligibility requirements by writing to the Board of Nursing in the state in which you are seeking licensure.

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