Welcome to the IU Northwest School of Nursing

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.

Program Highlights

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 (Click here to see pass rates).

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.

Master's Degree, Family Nurse Practitioner Program- Accepting Applications!!!

The School of Nursing Master’s Degree, Family Nurse Practitioner Program is accepting applications beginning November 1.  For more information go to:  For questions please contact Dr. Linda Delunas at 219-980-6643 or [[ldelunas]].

Graduate Program Information Sessions with MSN Faculty.

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