Welcome to Academic Advising for Nursing!
Welcome to the Department of Nursing. My name is Ms. Linda MCann. I am the Academic Advisor for all Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nursing programs. This page provides essential information for current and prospective GSU Nursing students to help make your educational journey an enlightened one!
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Nursing Blog: The Stethoscope
Academic Advisor for Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Office Location: G022
Directions: My office is located in the G building, at the far eastern edge of the campus. Park in East Lot 2 and enter the G Building via the outside staircase. Once inside, go to the elevator bank and press "B" for Basement. When you exit the elevator, turn right, and follow the office numbers until you reach G022. I'll be happy to see you!
Office Hours:By Appointment Only*
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Prospective Student Information
Attention All Prospective Students:
Important Notice Regarding Application Procedures for All Nursing Programs
TO: All Potential Students
FROM: GSU Office of Admission and the Department of Nursing
On April 16, 2012, the Governors State University (GSU) Department of Nursing began receiving all applications for the RN-BSN, MSN, DNP, and Certificate programs through an automated admissions system called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is the national centralized application service for students applying to registered nursing programs across the U.S.
NursingCAS offers you a convenient, state-of-the-art, Web-based application service that allows you to apply to any number of participating programs by completing a single application. The online application was specifically designed for your ease and convenience. With far less paperwork, streamlined processing, and ongoing communication with applicants, NursingCAS offers you the ability to apply to multiple programs across the country.
Please go to the Nursing Department Home Page for further instructions on how to begin the application process through the NursingCAS system. Please note: Once accepted into a Nursing program (RN-BSN Completion Program, MSN, DNP, or Certificate), you will be asked to submit additional forms to the GSU Nursing Department. Upon admission, you will also need to send a new set of official transcripts to the Office of Admission.
The charge for using NursingCAS is the following:
- Undergraduate Programs: 1st designation is $45, and $30 for each additional designation
- Graduate Programs: 1st designation is $65, and $35 for each additional designation.
Applicants who have further questions are asked to please contact the NursingCAS Support Team at 617.612.2880 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to visit the NursingCAS website.
Thank you very much. And thank you again for your interest in applying to GSU's Nursing Programs.
Current Student Information
Fall 2012 Nursing Course Renumbering
Fall 2012 Nursing Course Renumbering
Current students can access their e-mail, register for classes, and log onto Blackboard via the myGSU Portal. Helpful instructions for registration and Portal use may be found at www.govst.edu/tutorials
GSU Library Resources and Services for Nursing Programs
Online Learning Resources
To help make your e-learning experience smooth and successful, we've compiled a list of Online Learning Resources for you to use.
Registration Deadlines and Term Start/End Dates
- Fall 2012 registration begins April 16, 2012, and ends August 25, 2012.
Term Start Dates
- Fall 2012 term begins Monday, August 20, 2012, and ends Sunday, December 2, 2012.
Current Nursing Handbooks
Nursing Health Forms
Below are links to all forms required once you are admitted to any Nursing program: RN to BSN Completion, MSN, or DNP. Please note that the Adult Health Acknowledge Form and the Master Application Biographical Sketch Form are required only of the graduate students. All of the other forms (Incident Form, Informed Consent, Potential Disease Exposure Form, Refusal of Hepatitis B Form, Student Handbook Sign-Off Sheet; Universal Precautions Training Acknowledgement; and Student Health Form) are required of both undergraduate and graduate students, along with a copy of your current RN license, malpractice insurance, personal insurance, and CPR card.
Additional Information for Undergraduates Only
The Grants Office staff of the College of Health and Human Services has created a treasure trove of resources to help you write fantastic proposals, research grant opportunities, access integral data archives, or seek funding for projects. It's called the Research Toolbox, and it's all here in one site: outlines, templates, data sources, checklists and flow charts.
The Research Toolbox is easy to access and navigate. Just go to MyGSU Portal, and click on My Team Sites, then Other, followed by CHHS Research Toolbox. A handy Research Toolbox User Guide is available below:
Note: The Research Toolbox features links to Institutional Review Board (IRB) information and protocols.