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We offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Park University. Our pre-licensure program is designed for students who are new to nursing and want to earn a bachelor’s degree. You will benefit from small teacher-to-student ratios and a state-of-the-art lab at our Parkville, Missouri, campus.

Our NCLEX Pass Rate is 100% for the 2020 Academic Year. Come join our success!

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in Park University’s pre-licensure BSN program, classes, laboratory, and simulation are face-to-face at the Parkville campus. Clinical rotations are held in the Greater Kansas City Area.


Admissions Criteria

  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA on all math, science and statistics course work.
  • Students must have 2.8 GPA on all coursework combined.
  • Science courses must have been taken within five years of application to the nursing program.
  • May only retake a Math or Science course one time to achieve a higher grade letter.
  • Students are required to have the following pre-requisites:
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II or equivalent
    • Microbiology
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics for nursing or equivalent
    • General Chemistry with Lab
    • Nutrition
    • Lifespan Development
    • Psychology
    • English I and II
    • Communications Elective
    • Humanities Electives (6 – 9 credit hours)
    • Humanities, History, Political Science, Philosophy, or equivalent (6 credits)

Kaplan scores required for admission

  • Overall Kaplan Admissions score must be ≥ 69 at a minimum.
  • Kaplan Science score must be ≥60 at a minimum.
  • Kaplan Reading score must be ≥77 at a minimum.
  • Kaplan Critical Thinking score must be ≥75 at a minimum.


As a student, you have the right to an opportunity to learn in an environment that is free from discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. It is the responsibility of all members of the Park University community – students, faculty, and staff – to create and maintain an environment where all persons are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness. Students have responsibility for assuming the consequences of their actions.

*Completing Park University’s Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing’s program does not guarantee your eligibility to take the state licensure exam. Only the state board can determine your eligibility.

MSBN Approval Status: Initial

Last Updated 4/29/2020

BSN Pre-Licensure Degree Requirements


Initial approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and has been awarded for the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (pre-licensure) program at Park University.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Park University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions

Karen Garber-Miller, Ph.D.

Dean for the College of Education and Health Professions

Summer Masters, Faculty

Summer Masters, DNP, APRN, NP-C, CNE

Department Chair
Associate Professor of Nursing

Kathy Jackson, MSN, RNC

Simulation Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Joshua Thiele, MS, RN

Clinical Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Diana Owenby, Faculty

Diana Owenby, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jennine Wilson, MSN, RNBC

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Karen Cooper, MN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Nursing is an art and a science. At Park University, we teach the art and science of nursing in the context of a broad liberal arts education. You’ll undertake theoretical, laboratory and clinical patient care experiences that support your learning and your entry into the profession.

students in hospital

Nursing Program Highlights

Park University’s program educates future nurses using the latest innovations in nursing education. We offer affordable tuition and flexible scheduling for program prerequisite courses on the Parkville campus. Our pre-licensure option offers simulation laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art human patient simulators. Our faculty-to-student ratio of 6 to 1 ensures personalized instruction in the clinical environment. We have multiple affiliations with hospitals and medical facilities throughout the Greater Kansas City area. Our graduates are recruited by hospitals and health care facilities and a majority have job offers prior to graduation.

We pledge our support to help you succeed.

Nursing Career opportunities

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Staff Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
Nurse in NICU

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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.