Bachelor of 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.
Why North Park?
North Park’s caring philosophy is grounded in our Christian commitment to service and based on the belief that all individuals have worth and value. Our strong reputation for creating practitioners who demonstrate those ethics leads to job placement in area hospitals. Combined with our high-tech nursing simulation lab, our location within a global city allows our students to gain clinical experience in diverse, top-tier hospitals and other healthcare settings.
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
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.
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.
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.
- 47 prerequisite hours
- 53 hours of major coursework
- 46 Core Curriculum credits
- 120 total credits for graduation
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Last updated January 17, 2018