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

COVID19 Department of Nursing Information

    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: 


      An estimated 31 million new individuals across the nation will need access to primary care. The U.S. Department of Labor projects the employment of nurse practitioners to grow 31 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor).

      “Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning healthcare in the United States.” 

      Source: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, Institute of Medicine, 2010

      Note: Upon completion of the FNP program, graduates are eligible to obtain APRN Board Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center  or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.  Clinical Nurse Specialists after completing their program, are eligible to obtain board certification from ANCC.


      Accreditation

      The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to (BSN) nursing program  at Governors State University located at University Park, Illinois is accredited by the:

      Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

      As of Dec. 1, ACEN has a new address:
       
      3390 Peachtree Rd. NE
      Suite 1400
      Atlanta GA 30326
      404-975-5000

      The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is:

      Continuing Accreditation

      View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

      http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

      The Master of Science in Nursing (Options: CNS, NEIL, FNP/PMC) program at Governors State University located at University Park, Illinois is accredited by the:

      Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

      3390 Peachtree Rd. NE
      Suite 1400
      Atlanta GA 30326
      404-975-5000

      The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Master of Science in Nursing (Options: CNS, NEIL, FNP/PMC) program is:

      Continuing Accreditation for good cause 

      http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

      Effective July, 2019 The Doctor of Nursing Practice nursing program at Governors State University located  at University Park, Illinois is a candidate for initial accreditation  by the Accreditation Commission for Education in nursing. This candidacy expires on December, 2021.

      View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

       http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp

      Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
      3390 Peachtree Road NE,
      Suite 1400
      Atlanta, GA 30326
      Phone: 404.975.5000
      Fax: 404.975.5020
      www.acenursing.org

      email: info@acenursing.org

      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
        
        www.graduatenursingedu.org . 
       

        Best Value MSN-FNP Programs in the U.S. for 2019-2020

       2019-20 Best MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner