Nursing

Apply to our spring 2021 Pre-licensure BSN program

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

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.

Park Promise

The “Park Promise” is a commitment that Park University will pay for a student’s NCLEX examination fee (RN exam – approximately $200) if a student achieves faculty clearance prior to taking the exam**. This means our faculty are fully engaged in helping you succeed!

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

The following criteria must be met in order for an applicant to be considered for the Traditional BSN Track program:

  • A fully completed application in NursingCAS
  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or greater in the following prerequisite courses:
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II or equivalent
    • Microbiology
    • College Algebra or Equivalent
    • General Chemistry with Lab
    • Statistics or Statistics for nursing
    • Lifespan Development
    • Nutrition for Health Services or equivalent
  • Overall minimum GPA of 2.8 or greater in the following prerequisite courses:
    • English I and II
    • Psychology
    • Communications Elective
    • Humanities Elective

• Have the required science courses that are no older than 5 years
• You may only have repeated a science or math prerequisite course one time

• TEAS Admission Testing is required for all applicants (exception noted below)

  • You may only re-take the exam one time
  • The minimum score required for entrance is 58.7%
  • Testing is available through Park University and is held virtually
  • Kaplan scores required for admission
    • If you have taken the Kaplan Entrance Exam prior to August of 2020, your score are good for one year from the time taken. Please email the nursing department for criteria information.

Application Process:

In addition to completing the NursingCAS application, you must also submit an application to Park University, if you are not a student of Park U already. Acceptance into the traditional BSN program means that you will be accepted into Park U as well. The following is the direct link to the Park U application: https://parku.force.com/ApplicationPortal/ERx_Forms__Portal_Login

Application Information

Official Transcripts must be sent directly to NursingCAS from your college or university Registrar’s office.

For any further questions before submitting your application, please email us at nursingdept@park.edu.

* Pursuant to Section 335.066, RSMo, of the Missouri Nursing Practice Act (http://revisor.mo.gov/main/OneSection.aspx?section=335.066), completion of the Pre-licensure BSN program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure examination.

**No student is required to wait for faculty approval if given board approval; they may take the exam without faculty approval.

Fulfillment of minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants are considered for admission based on their potential to complete the program and their ability to meet the standards to apply for nursing licensure. We enroll a new class twice a year starting in the spring and fall.

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.

MSBN Approval Status: Initial

Last Updated 9/9/2020

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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.

Dr. Geri Dickey


Interim Dean College of Education and Health Professions (CEHP)
gdickey@park.edu

Summer Masters, Faculty

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

Department Chair
Associate Professor of Nursing
summer.masters@park.edu

Kathy Jackson, MSN, RNC

Simulation Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Nursing
kjackson@park.edu

Joshua Thiele, MS, RN

Clinical Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Nursing
jthiele@park.edu

Jennine Wilson, MSN, RNBC


Assistant Professor of Nursing
jwilson@park.edu

Karen Cooper, MN, RN


Assistant Professor of Nursing
karen.cooper@park.edu

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

Related programs

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.