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ACEN AccreditationThe Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing at Park University offers two different programs in Kansas City, including a BS in nursing and a BSN (RN to BSN) degree completion program. Our flexible scheduling, dedicated faculty, accredited nursing programs and relationships with hospitals and medical facilities throughout Kansas City provide current and future nurses with valuable opportunities to achieve their educational goals.

Park University's BSN program combines the "art and science" of nursing with a foundation in the liberal arts to prepare gradutes who will assume the scope of practice expected of the professional nurse. The Nursing pre-licensure prorgram is designed for the non-nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse who desires a baccalaureate degree in nursing. It is a face-to-face and online program taught in Parkville, Misssouri. Enjoy the benefits of one-on-one instruction with small class sizes and a state-of-the-art skills labs only a short drive outside of downtown Kansas City at our main Parkville campus.

Park University's online RN to BSN Completion program allows Registered Nurses to complete the requirements of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with Park University. This online program offers flexibility and is perfect for students who wish to complete the program either full-time or on a part-time basis. Students have a maximimum of 5 years to complete the program.

Since 1987, the Department of Nursing at Park University has helped meet the educational goals of hundreds of nurses. Park University provides the technology and faculty expertise to meet your educational and professional goals. We offer flexible course scheduling for students studying nursing in Kansas City, as well as online learning opportunities. We understand the demands of working as a nurse, attending school and managing family life, and we pledge our support to help you succeed.

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Deadlines

Fall Start - October 1
Spring Start - April 1

John Campbell '17
Park took all my credits from LPN school and converted them into RN program skills. The Warrior Center was very helpful communicating with the VA, they’ve taken out the step of me calling the VA and follow up on stuff. The simulation is one of the best I’ve seen. I feel like Park provides the best education for me.

Degree Opportunities

If you've earned an associate degree in nursing and are a licensed registered nurse, you can make full use of those hard-earned credits and complete a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree entirely online. Though Park University's BSN Degree Completion Program, you can apply up to 60 credit hours earned through the associate degree program at Park or another accredited institution toward the BSN.  

Clinical requirements can be fulfilled at a time and place that are convenient for you. That means if you live in a small town, rural community or are in the military, you can complete your bachelor's degree without sacrificing your personal and professional obligations.  Students and professors work closely together, tailoring the virtual classroom to each student's specific interests and goals.  Students who have completed the associate degree program at Park University will find the BSN completion option a convenient and seamless extension of their studies.

Contact an admissions representative to learn more about this online degree program.

Park University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program combines the art and science of nursing with a foundation in the liberal arts to prepare graduates who will assume the scope of practice expected of the professional nurse.  The theoretical, laboratory and clinical patient care experiences support learning and exposure to the profession. The BSN pre-licensure program is designed for the non-nurse or the licensed practical nurse who desires a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Preparing students for the future of nursing practice, the Park University BSN program requires students to participate in online and face-to-face course formats with extensive online resources. All laboratory, patient care and face-to-face course work are offered at our Parkville campus.  

Park University's Pre-Nursing Program (two-year program)

Park University's Pre-Nursing program allows students to complete their general education requirements before moving on to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Students complete courses in a variety of liberal arts education courses, such as English, biology, chemistry, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, computer science, sociology, communication arts, and natural and life sciences. Successful completion of the pre-nursing curriculum will qualify students to apply for entrance to the nursing major at Park University.

Contact an admissions representative to learn more about this degree program.

Careers

Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Caregiver
  • Nurse Educator
  • Medical Student

STATE-OF-THE-ART SKILLS LAB

Four laboratories including expanded patient simulators, Park's nursing program equips future nurses with the latest advances in nursing education.

PERSONAL ATTENTION

Our 14-1 Faculty ratio ensures personalized attention to our nursing students. At Park, you are not just another number.

Career Placement

Over 90% of our nursing graduates are fully employed within a year of graduation.

Accredited

Our BSN Completion degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Our BSN and BSN Completion are certified by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Faculty

Teresa Crowder, MSN; RN

Director of Simulation
Department Chair

MSN, Graceland University, 2010
BSN, University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2006

Office: AP 259
Telephone: (816) 584.6252
Email: teresa.crowder@park.edu 

Pat Crowell, MSN; RN

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

MSN, Florida Atlantic University, 2008
BSN, Florida Atlantic University, 2006
RN, St. Agnes School of Nursing, 1968

Office: AP 361
Telephone: (816) 584.6465
Email: patricia.crowell@park.edu

Yollie P. Endaya, MSN; RNC-OB; C-EFM

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

MSN, Webster University
BSN, Concordia College 1976
NCC, 1990
C-EFM, 1998
OBCLC, 1994

Office: AP 365
Telephone: (816) 584-6257
Email: yollie.endaya@park.edu

April Haberyan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S., University of Rochester, 1989
M.S., University of Rochester, 1993
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003

Office: AP 359
Telephone: (816) 584.6881
Email: ahaberyan@park.edu 

Nichole Goergen, PCCN; MSN; RN

Instructor of Nursing

B.S.N., University of Central Missouri, 2010
M.S.N., Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, 2015

Office: AP 269
Telephone: (816) 584.6880
Email: nichole.hawks@park.edu

Kathy Jackson, RNC; MSN

Assistant Professor
Assistant Chair of ADN

B.S.N., Marquette University, 1982
M.S.N., University of Missouri- Kansas City, 1997

Office: AP 453
Telephone: (816) 584.6466
Email: kjackson@park.edu

Teresita Orallo, MSN; RNC-NIC

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

MSN, University of Phoenix, 2010
BSN, Trinity College, 1978

Office: AP 365
Telephone: (816) 584-6257
Email: teresita.orallo@park.edu

Cassandra Werle-Rice, MSN; RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

MSN, Research College of Nursing, 2011
BSN, Missouri Western State University, 2005

Office: AP 261
Telephone: 816-584-6835
Email: cwerlerice@park.edu

Gerry Walker, DHED; MSN; RN

Associate Professor

DHEd, A.T. Still University, 2009
MSN, Valparaiso University, 1997
BSN, Missouri Western State College, 1991

Office: AP 455
Telephone: (816) 584-6359
Email: gerry.walker@park.edu

Department

Ellen Finley Department of Nursing
8700 NW River Park Drive CMB 52
Academic Plaza
Parkville MO 64152

816-584-6257
nursing@park.edu 
www.facebook.com/ParkUniversityNursing 

Accreditation

Park University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, (404) 975-5000 and is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing

Initial approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing has been awarded for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre Licensure program at Park University. The baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) program at Park University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.