How to Apply

Getting Started

Create an account with our online admissions system today. This will allow you to complete an application for our RN-to-BSN degree-completion program in the School of Nursing—or start one and save your progress if you need to finish it later.

You can also request more information about our programs if you're not quite ready to apply.

Applications to the RN-to-BSN program are accepted on a rolling basis for students wishing to start in fall, spring, and summer terms each year. You are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the semester in which you want to begin classes so you have ample time to prepare for the program and complete required orientation activities. Early application also allows you to begin registering for courses sooner. We recommend you have all your application materials completed at least one week prior to the start of classes to successfully register and begin coursework.

Apply now.  

There is still time to enroll in the BSN Degree-Completion Program for RNs. The first classes begin August 31. If you have questions, please contact Vivian Belisle, assistant director of admissions.

(Already have your BSN? Read our application and admission details for master's degree and post-master's certificate students.)

Admission Requirements

Along with our convenient online, no-fee application, you’ll need:

  1. A valid Illinois Registered Nurse (RN) license
  2. A transfer GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, calculated by North Park University based on transcripts submitted
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended, sent directly to North Park University:

North Park University Admissions
3225 W Foster Ave, Box 19
Chicago IL 60625

Foreign Transcripts

If you have completed coursework outside of the United States, you must have your foreign transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Their official transcript evaluation, done in a course-by-course format, should be sent to North Park University at the address above.

International Applicants

If you are an international student (holding an F1 Visa) and have completed an associate degree (AD) in nursing in the United States, hold an RN license to practice in Illinois, and wish to transfer to North Park to complete your BSN, you must submit the following information in addition to general admission requirements above:

  • Completed Financial Resources Statement
  • Bank statement, showing available funds for school and living expenses
  • Clear copy of passport photo page
  • Clear copy of passport visa page
  • Copy of I-94 form
  • Copy of past I-20 forms
  • Copy of EAD, if applicable
  • Home country contact information
  • Immunization record

You must also show that you meet North Park University’s English language proficiency requirement. Please contact Viviana Belisle with any questions you have about applying as an international student.


Using our online application, you can begin the process whenever you’re ready and then return to the same application to submit additional information as needed.

Once all of the required information is received by North Park University, you’ll receive further details on the status of your application from Viviana Belisle in the Office of Graduate and Adult Admissions. If you’re admitted, you’ll receive information about the registration process, as well.

Admission decisions are typically made within two weeks of receiving all the necessary details, though every application is evaluated individually. You may be asked to complete an interview with admissions representatives and faculty from the School of Nursing before a decision is made.

Admissions Requirements