Core Curriculum

Requirements for RN-to-BSN Degree-Completion Program

In addition to the required nursing courses, RN-to-BSN degree-completion students will also take courses from the university’s Core Curriculum program.

The Core Curriculum is built around the philosophy that we, as a university, have a responsibility to help students grow in their learning to see how skills, knowledge, and values work together to help them make both a life and a living.

We mean this: We want you, as a North Park graduate, to pursue a career about which you are passionate, and through which you will find the unique ways you can make a difference, become a leader, or otherwise impact the world.

Review course descriptions for the Core Curriculum course options listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements for Registered Nurses (RNs)

If you haven’t already taken many liberal arts courses that can transfer towards the completion of your BSN degree, you can complete core curriculum requirements through North Park. See below some examples of our course offerings that you can choose to meet the different fields of knowledge required by the University.

Knowledge Area

 Course Options

Required Credits


Number of Courses

 A Life of Significance
GS 1000: College Composition 4 1
Biblical Studies
GS 1850: Introduction to Biblical Studies 4

Christian Life and Thought

GS 2210: Jesus of Nazareth 4
GS 2300: Faith and Business
GS 2550: Christian Ethics
GS 3520: Christian Spirituality
GS 3620: World Religions
 Health and
GS 1400: Personal Development
 2  1
GS 1450: Adult Fitness and Wellness

Intercultural and Global Competence  

GS 1010: Spanish I


(any combination)

GS 1020: Spanish II
GS 2600: Comparative Politics


If you speak a foreign language, you may test out of this requirement

GS 3150: Global Themes in History
GS 3620: World Religions
BADM 3700: International Business
CPSY 3800: Principles of Counseling Diverse Populations

Art and Aesthetics Interpretation

GS 1750: Studies in Literature
 2  1
GS 2030: Musical Connections: The Classical Tradition and American Jazz
GS 2250: Film Studies


If you have additional questions about course requirements, please contact Viviana Belisle, assistant director of admission.