BS Completion for RNs Degree Requirements
Our CCNE-accredited BS Completion program is for registered nurses who have already earned an associate degree or nursing diploma, offering such important advantages as:
- Adult-focused courses that you can complete on a part-time basis.
- Small classes on campus, convenient weeknight schedule.
- The same high-quality, caring instruction provided to our traditional nursing undergraduates.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the fall, spring, and summer terms.
North Park's BS with a major in nursing program requires 24 credits in nursing courses, in addition to some credits from North Park's unique general education requirements, including biblical studies, and personal development courses. For a list of all general education courses, please review the University Catalog.
Students must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours through North Park University to obtain a bachelor's of science (BS) degree. Candidates typically meet most of the course requirements by transferring credits (up to 90) from previous coursework. If you wish, you can review our transfer guides to see which of your previous courses are transferable to North Park and will meet general education requirements.
You may transfer credits to North Park from previous undergraduate courses taken at accredited schools. A transfer credit evaluation will be completed on campus by our records evaluator. For a bachelor's degree, you need at least 120 semester hours. Students may transfer 60 credit 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.
Nursing Courses: 24 credits
- NURS 3210: Concepts of Professional Nursing (4 cr.)
- NURS 3000: Pathophysiology (2 cr.)
- NURS 3030: Health Assessment (2 cr.)
- NURS 3540: Ethics in Healthcare (2 cr.)
- NURS 4240: Research Process in Professional Nursing (2 cr.)
- NURS 4510: Community Health Nursing (6 cr.)
- NURS 4530: Leadership and Management in Nursing (6 cr.)
Note: 26 additional credits, held in escrow by North Park, will be given to the student for her or his clinical courses and will be posted to transcripts after successful completion of the concepts of professional nursing (NURS 3210) course.
Required Supporting Courses
- Introduction to Psychology (3 cr.) Eligible for comp testing.
- Human Lifespan Psychology, or Child-Adolescent Psychology and Adult-Aging Psychology (4 cr.) Eligible for comp testing.
- *Introduction to Sociology or Anthropology (3 cr.)
- Microbiology (4 cr.)
- *Anatomy and Physiology (6 cr.)
- Chemistry (4 cr.)
- *Math 1030 or Higher or Statistics (4 cr.)
*Several transfer courses may count double as they will meet requirements for both general education and required supporting courses. Review our transfer guides for more information.