Hands-on Learning

The School of Nursing has a state-of-the-art learning laboratory, which has both mid- and high-level technology simulation equipment for practice of skills prior to actual clinical experiences.

In addition, students have supervised clinical experiences throughout Lake and Porter County as well as in the Chicago area during the program of study.

What can I do with a B.S. in Nursing?

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) projects a shortage of one million registered nurses by 2020. This escalating shortage signals a promising career in nursing.

Upon completion of the nursing program and passing of the national registered nurse licensure exam, graduates will have opportunities to practice in a variety of settings or pursue an advanced degree.

What can I do with an MSN FNP in Nursing?

In 2016, the mean full-time base salary of a Nurse Practitioner was $102,526 (American Academy of Nursing Practitioners, 2016).

  • Nurse Practitioners hold prescriptive privileges, including controlled substances in all 50 states and D.C. (AANP, 2016).
  • Nurse practitioners when compared to primary care physicians have comparable and in some cases, better patient outcomes in ambulatory care settings (Mundinger et al., 2000).
  • Patients of nursing practitioners report high levels of patient satisfaction and high quality care (Horrocks, Anderson & Salisbury, 2002).


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326


Baccalaureate Degree Program Accreditation 
Spring 2016 - Spring 2024

Masters Degree Program Accreditation
This program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone Number

(219) 980-6600

Fax Number

(219) 980-6578

Mailing Address

IU Northwest
School of Nursing
Dunes Medical / Professional Building, Room 3102
3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408