Governors State University
1 University Parkway
Park Forest, Illinois 60484
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Nursing Programs OfferedDNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Nursing Science - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
At Governors State University, we know nurses are often the hardest working professionals in healthcare. We also know the difference a BSN can make in a nurse's career. So we’ve created an RN to BSN program with the flexibility and online enhancements you need to make it to class – and to make your living, too.
We also offer responsive, one-on-one advising, so you can get the attention – and answers – you need when you need them.
Our program is part-time or full-time, depending on your needs. And Governors State remains one of the most affordable universities in the State of Illinois—so your education won’t break your bank.
Most important, the RN to BSN program in the College of Health and Human Services will make you a better nurse. We'll enhance your clinical skills. We’ll increase your understanding in the sciences. We’ll build your knowledge of the profession. When you complete our program, you’ll have the skills to be a better communicator and a better manager. Moreover, you’ll approach patient care with a greater expertise.
MSN Program Details
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.
The Department of Nursing offers an outstanding post-baccalaureate program that will prepare you for your future as a highly educated, advanced practice nurse.
We're keeping pace with your needs and the rapidly changing healthcare system by establishing four new advanced practice nursing tracks. These tracks are designed to open new doors and present the flexibility you need to take your career where you want to go.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The doctor in nursing practice (DNP) provides a professional practice doctorate in nursing that is designed for applicants to matriculate at two entry points: post baccalaureate or post master’s degree with a major in nursing. The degree prepares the graduate for a career with a focus on one of the following advanced professional practice specialties:
The sequence of courses provides the DNP graduate with the skills to assume leadership in meeting the healthcare needs of clients in a variety of settings; the program has an emphasis on the care of vulnerable populations.