Commit to a career that serves to promote better health for all with North Park University’s intensive Direct Entry MSN program.
Based on the North Side of Chicago, IL, the North Park DEMSN program offers you:
Build advanced skills across five nursing domains with support from clinically experienced faculty members who are committed to their mission as educators.
Build hands-on patient care skills in our advanced nursing simulation labs.
Gain experience and insight into healthcare for diverse populations thanks to our location in Chicago.
North Park University’s regional network of affiliated clinical sites helps you explore a variety of care settings.
Founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church, North Park University encourages students from all backgrounds to pursue academic excellence in service of others.
The 73-credit North Park University DEMSN helps you progress from basic nursing knowledge to master’s-level concepts and skills in 20 intensive months of study. The program features:
Including nursing and
related health science foundations, nursing leadership, research and leadership, ethics, policy and more.
Build your patient care skills in advanced simulation labs on the North Park campus.
Complete clinical rotations in a range of practice settings throughout the Chicago area.
North Park University requires applicants to the DEMSN program to hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (or international equivalent) in any academic major other than nursing. Applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Contact North Park University to learn more about their admission requirements.
North Park requires DEMSN applicants to have completed the following prerequisites with a 2.75 GPA or better within five years of beginning the program:
You may be required to take or re-take prerequisite courses prior to beginning Direct Entry MSN courses.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at North Park University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The North Park DEMSN program takes as few as 20 months to complete.
As of 2022-2023, tuition for the North Park DEMSN is $860 per credit hour. The total tuition cost for the 73-credit program is $62,780.
Additional fees may apply, and you will also need to purchase books and materials. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Tuition costs are subject to change.
Yes. When you earn your Direct Entry MSN with North Park, you’re developing advanced skills with a school known for its dedication to evidence-based care, diversity, and faith. Learn more about what a DEMSN can offer you here.
Salary varies by employer and by region. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that May 2021* salaries for registered nurses (RNs) of all education levels in Illinois in were:
We do not guarantee employment or salary.
*The most recent year for which data is available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).