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Graduate and Adult Admissions

How to Apply to the RN-to-BSN Program

Getting Started

Complete an application for our RN-to-BSN degree-completion program in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences—or start one and save your progress if you need to finish it later.

Applications to the RN-to-BSN program are accepted on a rolling basis, yet you are encouraged to apply at least three weeks before the start of the semester in which you’d like to be considered for admission into the program, so that you have enough time to submit your transcripts and get an evaluation of transfer credit.  Students may start courses in January, May or August each year, and based on course availability, students may start in March or October.

Apply now.  

If you have questions, please contact Viviana Belisle, assistant director of admissions.

Application Requirements

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

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended sent directly to: North Park University Admissions
    3225 W Foster Ave, Box 19
    Chicago IL 60625

Admission Criteria

Upon receipt of all transcripts, North Park will evaluate transfer credit.

GPA of at least 2.5, on a 4.0 scale, calculated by North Park University based on transcripts submitted

A valid Illinois Registered Nurse (RN) License

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 course-by-course report 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 degree, 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.