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

The 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. Plus, we offer certificate programs:


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 

Calling All Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Students:
Nurse Faculty Loan Application Deadline Extended to August 10, 2014

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The Department of Nursing at Governors State University has received federal funding from the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The loans are available for beginning and continuing Doctor of Nursing Practice students who have not previously received an NFLP loan. The application period for this funding opens July 1, 2014. Deadline for applications has been extended to August 10, 2014.   

In order to be eligible for the loan you must provide proof of:  

1.       Being a US citizen or national of the US or lawful permanent resident of the U .S. and its territories;
 2.       Being enrolled as a student in good standing  (GPA=3.0) while enrolled in the advanced nurse education program at GSU;  

3.      Maintaining good academic standing (GPA=3.0) while enrolled in the advanced nurse education program and

4.       Having no judgment liens entered against him/her based on the default on a Federal debt, 28,U.S.C. 3201 (e)    

For a copy of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program application, click on the link below: 

Please return your completed application to Kelly Robinson at or fax it to 708-235-2197.  After your application is submitted, if you meet the criteria for the loan, you will be contacted by Dr. Nancy MacMullen to set up an appointment for a personal interview as required by the federal government.  Applications must be received by August 10, 2014.