School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Collaborative. Skillful. Passionate.

Ethical. Knowledgeable.

RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Earn credit for your nursing courses while advancing your career with a BSN degree. Blended online and in-person classes allows you to continue working full-time.

Nursing Programs

Learn innovative methods and gain valuable field experience at any level of study. Programs include BSN, MSN in three specializations, two post-master’s certificates, and DNP degree.

Health Science Programs

Prepare for a career in the health sciences by earning your BS in exercise science, health sciences, or physical education, or an MS in athletic training (MSAT).

A Word from the Dean

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences at North Park University integrates dynamic teaching and clinical best practices into educational experiences that develop ethical and compassionate graduates committed to patient-centered care, clinical expertise, and skillful practice. Our caring and dedicated faculty lead by example in the classroom and clinical practice, and infuse the curriculum with a values-centered model grounded in Christian principles.

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A Word of Thanks

We are thankful for the heroic work nurses and health professionals are engaged in during this unprecedented time. We also take time to thank our faculty for their commitment to working with our nursing students as individuals during this crisis. North Park’s nursing students exemplify our university’s mission of preparing students for lives of significance and service and we have a front row seat at seeing them embody this mission today and every day.

About The School of Nursing
and Health Sciences

The School of Nursing at North Park University is committed to preparing health professionals for lives of significance and service through baccalaureate and graduate education. Learn more about our mission, vision, and student learning outcomes.

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The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing, master’s degree programs in nursing, post-graduate APRN certificate programs, and the doctor in nursing practice program at North Park University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Hands-on education from knowledge experts.


Evidence-based strategies to promote life-long learning.

Announcing: The Delores Johnson Founders Scholarship

Delores Johnson was the founding director of the School of Nursing at North Park University, establishing the nursing program in 1964. A woman of high ideals, Ms. Johnson was a strong believer in the importance of critical thinking and clinical reasoning as a basis for nursing practice. She also believed deeply in the value of a liberal arts education and built the nursing curriculum on a solid foundation in the arts and sciences.

In addition, Ms. Johnson wanted her students to be active in the community around them. She promoted service-learning and student involvement in campus ministries, guided by her belief that education is not just a means to a career but preparation for a life of service.

The Delores Johnson Founders scholarship provides a 35% tuition reduction to students who are full-time employees of a 501(c) organization or a local, state, or federal government agency.

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Pre-licensure (BSN) Nursing Program

Recognized for more than 50 years of excellence, North Park’s pre-licensure nursing program is marked by hands-on experiences alongside professors with career experience in compassionate caregiving, and benefits from established partnerships with leading Chicago healthcare institutions.

Division of Health Sciences

Students prepare for a health-related career with a BS in health sciences, athletic training, exercise science, or physical education. Courses are offered in life and health sciences, business and management, and more.

Chicagoland Partnerships

Students benefit from North Park’s partnerships with hospitals, clinics, and other organizations throughout Chicagoland and experience a wide range of patient-care scenarios as they practice their skills and discover the many career options available.

BSN Clinicals

Athletic Training Clinicals


North Park University’s state-of-the-art nursing, health science, and STEM facilities give students access to cutting edge modern technology, instrumentation, and simulation. Facilities include a nursing simulation lab, a cadaver lab, smart classrooms, and smart labs.


The caring and dedicated faculty of the School of Nursing & Health Sciences integrate dynamic teaching and clinical best practices into the educational experience, lead by example in the classroom and clinical practice, and infuse the curriculum with a values-centered model grounded in Christian principles.


Be equipped to excel as an ethical, compassionate, and patient-centered professional.

Pre-licensure BSN Nursing Direct Admission

The pre-licensure BSN program recognizes exceptional academic achievement by offering qualified incoming students Direct Admission to our well-respected, 50-years and running nursing program.

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Get to Know Us

The best way to find out if North Park University is a good fit for you is to visit us and meet our people. Come visit North Park and meet nursing and health science faculty, staff, and students to learn more about our programs and more.

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Graduate Nursing Programs Viewbook

Take a quick look at some facts about our graduate nursing programs.

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