North Park University Launches Direct-Entry Master of Nursing Program

CHICAGO, August 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — North Park University (North Park) in Chicago is launching a new graduate program for students and career changers – a direct-entry Master of Nursing degree designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. The program will prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to provide safe, competent, and compassionate patient care.

“This new program is a perfect example of North Park University ability to capitalize on our historic strength in nursing and health education,” said North Park University President Mary K. Surridge. “We are building new capabilities to educate and equip more and more highly skilled and ethical professionals to positively impact the city of Chicago and beyond.’

Students in the five-semester program will complete clinical rotations that align with their coursework and prepare them to enter the field with skill and confidence. All clinical rotations take place at hospitals and community sites recognized for excellence in nursing care, including Swedish Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Lawndale Community Health Center and others.

After completing the degree requirements by North Park Direct Entry Master of Nursing Program graduates will be qualified to sit for the professional nursing licensing examination, the NCLEX-RN. Graduates who pass this exam become registered registered nurses (RNs) and are eligible to work in a health care setting. Graduates will also have the academic foundation needed to continue their education in the field, such as post-master’s certification in an advanced practice specialty, nursing leadership and management, or earning your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP ).

North Park Provost Michael Carr said graduates of this program “will have learned to integrate fundamental scientific and ethical principles, advanced nursing knowledge, professional values ​​and clinical excellence into nursing practice that reflects the principles Christians of the philosophy of North Park University School of Nursing. »

The direct-entry Master of Science in Nursing at North Park University is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in another academic major. Students can apply for the program through NursingCASthe centralized app for nursing programs. Exemption from application fees are available to those who qualify.


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