Direct Admission to Undergraduate Nursing

Why Consider Direct Admission?

North Park recognizes exceptional academic achievement by offering qualified incoming students Direct Admission to our well-respected, 50-year and running nursing program. Rather than waiting to land one of the 48 coveted spots awarded each fall and spring semester, Direct Admission offers students:

  • Guaranteed admission into the nursing program at the start of third year
  • Specialized faculty mentorship during first two years
  • Clinical enrichment opportunities during first two years in area of intended study


  • Unweighted high school GPA of 3.75+
  • Students with an unweighted high school GPA below 3.75, but at least 3.50, may choose to provide test scores to be considered (ACT score of 27+ or SAT of 1290+).
  • North Park and science GPA of 2.75+ upon formal start of the nursing program. A GPA below 2.75 will void guaranteed admission into the nursing program.

Program Highlights

  • Employment within six months
  • 8:1 student-teacher ratio
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Simulation lab
  • Abroad mission trips
  • Experience in multi-cultural healthcare sites
  • Access to clinical sites in Chicago

BSN Program

Application Process

  • Apply for admission to North Park
  • Contact the Admissions Office
  • Faculty reviews admission file
  • Qualified applicants receive letter of notification offering early-admission
  • Accept the offer by making a tuition deposit



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