Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing


About The Department of Nursing

The Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing at Park University was initiated in 1987 with the Associate Degree program. The Associate Degree Program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: (404) 975-5000, Fax: (404) 975-5020, Email: info@acenursing.org, Web: www.acenursing.org. The fully online BSN Completion program began in 2012. Park University is also a Yellow Ribbon Education Provider for Nursing Programs 


Message from the Chair

Since 1987 the Department of Nursing has helped meet the educational goals of hundreds of nurses. Whether you are interested in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion program or if you are an LPN seeking your Associate of Science Degree, Park University provides learners with the technology and faculty expertise to meet your educational and professional goals. As a world leader in offering flexible course scheduling and online learning, we also understand the demands of working as a nurse, attending school, managing family life, we pledge our support to help you succeed. 

Please feel free to contact us with your questions. We appreciate your interest in Park University and look forward to hearing from you.

Gerry Walker, DHEd, MSN, RN
Chair, Department of Nursing

Vision Statement

The vision of the Park University Department of Nursing is to be nationally recognized for its academic excellence and sound curriculum design within which qualified students can pursue their professional goals.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Park University Department of Nursing is to provide program participants with the opportunity to study nursing in an academically sound program using innovative educational strategies which will prepare them to think critically and to communicate effectively in helping meet the health care needs of society.