Registered nurses (RNs) who are completing their bachelor of science (BS) with a major in nursing degree may transfer credits to North Park University from previous undergraduate courses taken at accredited schools. These could be from a community college where you earned an associate’s degree (AD) or from a four-year school.
When you apply, you will submit official copies of your transcripts from all previous schools so North Park’s records evaluator can complete a transfer credit evaluation. This evaluation will tell you how many credit hours you receive from transferring as well as what course requirements they meet and what requirements you will need to fill with courses at North Park. You may be able to receive transfer credit for course that meet both Core Curriculum and some nursing program supporting course requirements.
For a bachelor's degree, you need at least 120 semester hours to graduate. Students may transfer 60 semester hours from a two-year community college and up to 90 credit hours from a four-year accredited university. Only courses with a grade of “C” or better will be accepted for transfer toward the nursing required supporting courses. You must take at least 30 semester hours of coursework at North Park University in order to earn your degree.
In addition to this transfer credit, RNs will receive 30 semester hours of credit from their clinical coursework taken in an RN program. This credit will be applied to your transcript after you complete the first nursing course at North Park, NURS 3210: Concepts of Professional Nursing.