Purdue University Northwest Reviews
I was very pleased with the online RN to BSN program offered at PNW. The classes are entirely online using the Blackboard platform and combine reading, videos, and the internet to teach nursing concepts. The classes are usually 5 weeks in length, which was perfect as it made the classes progress quickly without seeming overwhelming. I worked full-time while completing the program in about a year and a half. It definitely requires a commitment to study and complete assignments as well as time management. I found both faculty and staff very responsive to questions and concerns and issues were often resolved quickly through email and/or a phone call. Class syllabuses and assignments were clear and made it easy to tailor my work to achieve the best grades. Coaches in each class were readily available and provided support and encouragement. I recommend this program to expand on practical nursing knowledge to gain a global perspective into topics such as nursing research, leadership, and holistic patient care. By integrating the concepts learned in this program, I feel that I can better serve my patients in my daily practice.
Purdue Calumet is a great satellite campus to the main campus of Purdue University-West Lafayette. Many years ago when I first started there, it was a commuter college that catered to people who worked. Now it has Division III sports, dorms, and very updated computer labs. My favorite thing about Purdue Calumet is that the classes are much smaller than your traditional colleges. I like being able to be in a classroom where my instructor knows my name, and I can see them throughout the day if I have questions and concerns. Being a student in engineering, having access to my instructor was very important. Nearly everything that you can study at the main campus you can study at Purdue Calumet. I also enjoy Chicago being a train trip away.