Here, you are the heartbeat of the healthcare community.
In an evolving profession like nursing, and in a nation making
its way through complex healthcare reform, it's more important than ever for
nurses to pursue advanced education. Governors State University’s Master of Science in Nursing offers several outstanding post-baccalaureate program options that
will prepare you for your future as a highly educated advanced practice nurse or for leadership roles in nursing. Our nursing programs
focus on providing quality, holistic care; creating healing environments; and
building caring communities. The GSU nursing faculty includes Advanced Practice
Nurses, nurse executives, seasoned educators, and doctorally-prepared
researchers who provide students with an exceptional education.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) meets
your needs as a working nurse through flexible hybrid
courses. Choose from four concentrations to tailor your academic interests to
your professional goals: Nursing
Executive and Innovative Leadership, Clinical
Nurse Specialist in Adult/Gerontological Health, Family Nurse
Practitioner, or the post-masters
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. The MSN and BSN nursing programs in
the College of Health and Human Services are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Reach your career goals.
Keep up with the rapidly changing healthcare system as you
pursue an education in advanced practice nursing and nursing executive
leadership. Advanced practice nurses and nurse executives work individually or
in collaboration with doctors to provide quality health treatment and
management—and to provide innovations in the ever-growing and reforming
Why get a
Master of Science in Nursing?
An MSN will open
doors to career opportunities only available to nurses with advanced degrees.
As you choose a concentration, consider your ultimate career goals: nurses with
aspirations to reach executive levels in healthcare can achieve their goals
through the Nursing Executive and Innovative Leadership concentration, while those who wish to advance in
clinical care may pursue Clinical Nurse
Specialist in Adult/Gerontological Health or Family Nurse
collected in 2017 reflected the median annual salary for Advanced Practice
Nurses at $107,460 with an average range of $86,970 – $120,450 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Chicago’s median
salary for Advanced Practice Nurses is $101,930.
Governors State’s Master of Science in Nursing concentrations
range from 42 – 47 credit hours—allowing you to advance your career in less
than two years.
Meet Our Faculty
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MSN Curriculum and Required Preparation
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Click here to review our application requirements.
Department of Nursing Mission Statement
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of Nursing Mission Statement.
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Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Click here to learn about our Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.
RN to BSN Program
Click here to learn about our RN to BSN Program.