Big changes make big impact on Purdue’s nursing program

Purdue recently renovated its Nursing Center for Education and Simulation Lab. (WLFI Photo)
Purdue recently renovated its Nursing Center for Education and Simulation Lab. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University is doing its part in making sure nursing students get the proper education and training they need to prepare them for the real world.

Purdue recently renovated its Nursing Center for Education and Simulation Lab.

Students that graduate from Purdue with a degree in nursing have a 100 percent job placement rate.

The Head of the School of Nursing at Purdue, Jane Kirkpartick, said a lot of the training for the soon-to-be nurses will take place inside the new facility.

She said it’s just in time because the undergraduate size is estimated to nearly double over the next four years.

“The university’s funding support has been tremendously important in making this happen,” said Kirkpatrick. “Our students have been using it this semester. They’re loving their experiences and we’re expecting to just continue to expand the use of this space.”

Doubling the number of students Purdue admits from 100 to 200, they can help meet the state’s workforce needs.

The School of Nursing is taking applications for a new Ph.D. nursing program. The program is set to open in the fall of 2017.