Today, more than ever, nurses play an increasingly important role in our dynamic healthcare environment.

Nursing PathwayThe Department of Nursing is ready to help you meet your career goals.
At Governors State University, we prepare nurse leaders who:

  • Address the challenges of local, regional, national and global healthcare reform;
  • Continually draw upon a professional heritage of providing quality, holistic care and creating healing environments wherever they go.

Whether you want to increase your understanding of patient care or you want to earn the credentials you need for career advancement, the nursing programs at Governors State University offer the most affordable and accessible pathways to success.

When it’s time to take your career to the next level, come join us at Governors State University's  Department of Nursing. Let your experience and expertise become the career assets they should be. Earn your BSN, MSN, FNP or DNP at Governors State University:
  See our current Fact Sheets for each program below: 

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Plus, we offer certificate programs:

Nursing Program Outcome Data

Completion Ratio:

BSN = 94.2% for AY17-18
MSN  & FNP Certificate = 96.2% for AY17-18
DNP = 96.6% for AY17-18


MSN (FNP) = 83.36% for AY17-18 



The graduate and undergraduate nursing programs in the College of Health and Human Services are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 

3343 Peachtree Road NE,
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020

 "Governors State University, Master of Science in Nursing, FNP  
Most Affordable MSN-FNP Accredited Public School Program in the state of Illinois"    
Graduate Nursing Education publication .

   Best Value MSN-FNP Programs in the U.S. for 2019-20

2019-20 Best MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner