Welcome to the IU Northwest School of Nursing

MSN program applications are now open for Fall 2021 classes! Please submit your application by visiting this link.

School of Nursing COVID-19 Information

  • All classes and clinicals will resume in-person in the fall.
  • The School of Nursing is open, and we continue to advise students.  Contact your advisor by phone or email.  Advising is being done virtually (remotely).
  • Clinical experiences at this time are a combination of in-person (clinical agency and lab) and virtual.  We are in close contact with our clinical partners, and will update students as necessary.
  • Many faculty and staff are working remotely and on campus occasionally. Office phones and emails are being answered.  Faculty are predominately conducting office hours remotely.
  • Non-clinical courses are being taught in a hybrid format, with some content online, some through Zoom classrooms, and some in-person.
  • We are making every effort to keep faculty, staff and students safe and healthy, and ask that all students do their part to help in this endeavor.
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented national emergency.       

   Dr. Linda Delunas, PhD, RN, CNE, Director

Students, please be sure to check Canvas daily for important updates. For more back to school pro-tips, visit the fall 2020 IU Northwest updates page.

School of Nursing Mission

The School of Nursing recognizes and embraces its urban identity and the diversity of all of its stakeholders.  The School contributes to the mission of IU Northwest of fostering health and human dignity, by educating professional nurses and developing collaborative partnerships among the health science professions and the surrounding communities. 

Our focus is on delivering a student-centered education that prepares our graduates for evidence-based nursing practice that contributes to the health and well-being of individuals, families, and the communities we serve.


The School of Nursing has fully qualified faculty, many of whom are certified in their specialty area.

The National Licensure pass rates for graduates of the IU Northwest School of Nursing are among the highest in the state of Indiana.

The School of Nursing is housed in the College of Health and Human Services, which allows students to collaborate with students in other healthcare professions.

An example of such collaboration is the Inter-Professional Education project, which allows nursing students to work with medical and social work students on a combined, patient-focused project.

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.

MSN students learn assessment skills through the use of standardized patience in the School of Medicine.

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).

The BSN program prepares completers to sit for licensure exams in all states and US territories with the following exceptions:

It does not prepare completers for licensure in the state of Washington. No determination has been made for American Samoa.  

The MSN program, FNP track prepares completers for licensure in all states and US territories with the following exceptions:

It does not prepare completers for licensure in the states of Kansas and Washington. No determination has been made for American Samoa.  



The Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing programs at Indiana University Northwest located in Gary, Indiana are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
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The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Masters in nursing program is Initial Accreditation.


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

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