College of Education and Health Professions

The college of Education and health professions includes the following schools:

School of Education

School of Behavioral and Health Sciences

  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology and Psychology
students in hospital

Department of Nursing

The Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing at Park University offers program options in Kansas City, including a BSN pre-licensure program option and a RN-to-BSN program option. Our flexible scheduling, dedicated faculty 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 graduates who will assume the scope of practice expected of the professional nurse. The Nursing pre-licensure program option 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, Missouri. 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 degree program option 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 maximum of 5 years to complete the program.


The CINTER at Park University

The Center for Interdisciplinary Networking, Training, Education, and Research at Park University 
The CINTER at Park University was recently rebranded in Spring 2020.  Formerly known as the Center for Research and Training in Integrated Behavioral Health, this entity was affiliated with the Department of Social Work at Park University and focused on social work and behavioral health initiatives.  Workshops included topics such as motivational interviewing, issues in aging, the strengths perspective, self-care for professionals, ethics, and more.   Grant partnerships included the Kansas City Housing Authority and Truman Behavioral Health. Present day, the Center for Interdisciplinary, Networking, Training, Education and Research focuses on interdisciplinary research and training opportunities that expand beyond behavioral health alone.
At the current time, the CINTER is on hold as policies and leadership is determined.  In the meantime, please contact Dr. Tami Radohl or Dr. Geri Dickey with any questions.

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.