12 months
15446 USD/year
15446 USD/year
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Transform your passion and experience as a nurse into a thriving career leading teams, driving an organization’s success, and improving patient outcomes. The Nurse Executive program from Purdue University Northwest helps you gain the skills, knowledge, and credentials to pursue managerial positions in nursing. Invest in your growth and prepare to be a leader with PNW.


The online nurse executive curriculum is aligned to the Quality Matters™ (QM) evidence-based practices in online course quality and delivery. The QM designation ensures that our courses have been evaluated by a team of experts, meet rigorous standards for online instruction, and support student learning and success. The courses of the Nurse Executive program from Purdue University Northwest are also highly interactive, so you have ample opportunities to engage with your classmates and make professional connections.

Program Outcomes

  • Synthesize advanced nursing knowledge, patient preferences, and best available evidence to make decisions for practice.
  • Provide leadership to influence delivery of health care to diverse populations in increasingly complex environments.
  • Operationalize role competencies appropriate to executive nursing.
  • Evolve a professional philosophy that reflects the humanistic values of nursing and a commitment to the discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Practice in Nursing
  • Healthcare Organization, Policy, and Economics
  • Informatics in Nursing              
  • Research and Evidence Based Nursing Practice
  • Sociocultural Influences on Health
  • Theoretical and Ethical Reasoning in Advanced Practice Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing (conditional admittance may be available under 3.0 GPA but higher than a 2.5 GPA with holistic review)
  • Current U.S. RN (registered nurse) licensure
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE) scores

Tuition Fee

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    15446 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15446 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    15446 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15446 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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