North Park University - Chicago North Park University - Chicago

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Why Study Nursing?

If you want to work in a healthcare setting, and enjoy working with and helping people from many walks of life, nursing will teach you the clinical skills needed for a successful career in a hospital, community health setting, long-term care, professional organization, or church. Nursing graduate programs will allow you to expand your credentials and responsibilities, whether in a medical specialty, administration, research, consulting, or educational role.

Faculty Spotlight:
Dimitra Loukissa

Dimitra Loukissa, who enjoys getting to know her students on an individual basis, says North Park offers a dynamic, personalized program to those who want to excel in the nursing field.

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Alumni Profile

Lena Crossman C’08 wanted to find a profession where she could serve others and found that in nursing, where she feels passionate about helping children and being their advocate.

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Where Alumni Work

  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Evanston Hospital
  • Florida Hospital Tampa, Women’s Center
  • Heritage Home Health Care, Inc.
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Hospital
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic

Clinical Experience

Students will complete eight clinical rotations with corresponding courses in fundamentals, adult, obstetrics, psychology, pediatrics, advanced medicine, community health, and residency—all in hospitals and community sites recognized for nursing excellence, including Swedish Covenant Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Lawndale Community Health Center, and others.

Pre-Licensure

Nursing students earn a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree, and graduate prepared to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) examination. Graduates who pass this exam become licensed as a registered nurse (RN) and eligible to work in a healthcare setting.

Application Process

Nursing majors apply and are admitted to the program after beginning their studies at North Park. Before beginning the nursing curriculum, students complete a number of prerequisite courses, pass an entrance exam, and submit an application specific to the program.

Application Process

Students of high academic achievement may qualify for Direct Admission.

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