Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion
Complete Your Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

A bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) is a valuable addition to your registered nurse (RN) credential. As healthcare regulations change, more and more hospitals are requiring nurses to hold bachelor’s degrees and even seek graduate-level education. Not only will earning your bachelor's degree in nursing also increase your knowledge and skills as a nurse so you can provide the best patient care possible, it will provide you the job security you desire and prepare you for future opportunities and degrees.

Why Choose North Park

Why North Park?

North Park University’s School of Nursing is known for preparing caring and competent nurses who demonstrate a firm understanding of practice and ethics as they serve people from many walks of life. You'll benefit from hands-on lessons in face-to-face classes to learn from practitioners and expert faculty who have experience teaching RNs. They’ll build on what you already know in classes that are conveniently scheduled to allow you to continue your nursing job and implement your classroom learning right away.

Where Students & Alumni Work
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Advocate Health Care Hospitals
  • Alliance Home Healthcare
Flexible & Convenient

Unlike many traditional bachelor’s degrees, North Park’s degree-completion classes are offered in person and on a convenient weeknight schedule. You can complete your BSN degree while maintaining your nursing career in as little as 18 months. Our campus is easy to reach by car and public transit, and classes are occasionally offered at some of our partner hospitals and clinics.

Alumna Profile

Studying to become a nurse was a long process for Dolly Leong C'15. After transferring through several schools, Darcy settled in North Park's RN-to-BSN program, where she finally felt at home.

Read about how the program opened up new career options for Dolly.

Dolly Leong
Meet the Faculty

Assistant Professor Wanda Burns is passionate about preparing nurses to meet the demands of their profession with solid skills, leadership abilities, and cultural competence.

Learn more about Assistant Professor Wanda Burns and the nursing faculty.

Wanda Kay Burns
Earn Transfer Credit

You may transfer up to 90 credits to North Park from previous undergraduate courses you’ve taken at accredited schools. Thirty of those hours can be from previous nursing courses and will be granted upon completion of NURS 3210 at North Park.

Learn more about transfer credit for bachelor's degree candidates.

Scholarships and Tuition

The School of Nursing offers a straightforward and competitive tuition pricing system, with minimal additional fees. In addition, a 35% tuition discount is available to nurses working at some partner hospitals and we’ll work with you to help you take advantage of any employer reimbursement programs you may be eligible for. Learn more.

Personal Attention

Because every student is unique, we’ll work with you one-on-one from the first question you ask to make sure you get all the information you need. Face-to-face classes and personalized advising will help you master the material and choose the courses you need to meet your professional goals. Our faculty will also get to know you as an individual in small class settings, offering encouragement and advice as you continue to develop your career as an excellent nurse.

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Required Courses

RNs must take at least 30 semester hours through North Park, 24 of which are nursing courses. You’ll also have the benefit of taking some classes in the University's Core Curriculum program, which can help you improve your writing and communication skills, as well as build deep connections between your work and some of life’s biggest questions.

Learn more about the courses and requirements for this program.