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.

Nursing Department ChairThe 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 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.
  

We help you every step of the way.

We know most of our students are working nurses. They have lives and careers that demand nearly all of their time. So we make our MSN programs flexible. We integrate online coursework into our curriculum. We offer full and part-time options. And we offer convenient scheduling.

We also match our students up with a faculty mentor — experienced educators and nurses who help our students assess their career goals and take the right steps to meet those goals. 
 

Application Deadlines

The Nursing Department of Governors State University is now receiving all applications for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Certificate programs through an automated admissions system called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is the national centralized application service for students applying to registered nursing programs across the U.S.

NursingCAS offers you a convenient, state-of-the-art, Web-based application service that allows you to apply to any number of participating programs by completing a single application. The online application was specifically designed for your ease and convenience. With far less paperwork, streamlined processing, and ongoing communication with applicants, NursingCAS offers you the ability to apply to multiple programs across the country. 

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration Concentration: The program accepts applications through NursingCAS, http://nursingcas.org. Applications are only accepted for the Spring term. The deadline for applications is October 1.
    For a copy of the MSN in Nursing - Nursing Administration Concentration Fact Sheet, click on the link below:
      
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Adult Healthcare: Applications are accepted year-round through NursingCAS, http://nursingcas.org. Students admitted into the concentration must begin their course of study in the Fall or Spring semesters.  The deadline for applications is May 1 for the Fall term and October 1 for the Spring term.
      
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration: Applications are accepted year-round through NursingCAS, http://nursingcas.org. Students admitted into the concentration must begin their course of study in the Fall or Spring semesters. The deadline for applications is May 1 for the Fall term and October 1 for the Spring term.
      
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate: Applications are accepted year-round through NursingCAS, http://nursingcas.org. Students admitted into the concentration must begin their course of study in the Fall or Spring semesters. The deadline for applications is May 1 for the Fall term and October 1 for the Spring term.  

MSN Accreditation

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
Web Site: http://acenursing.org/

    Choose from Four Nursing Concentrations.

    To view fact sheets for each of the four master's-level nursing concentration, click on the tabs below:

    • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health

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      The Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health track will give you a thorough understanding of evidence-based practice. Students learn how to integrate research into real-world, real-time applications to improve the level of care their patients receive.

      Our curriculum is comprehensive, preparing you for the full range of challenges that come with patient care — and more. Our curriculum will empower you to put your knowledge, experience and education to use preparing the future of nursing. You'll be ready to teach the next generation of nurses — in the community college classroom or as a leader in the world of healthcare.

      Applications are accepted year-round through NursingCAS, http://nursingcas.org. Students admitted into the concentration must begin their course of study in the Fall or Spring semesters.  The deadline for applications is May 1 for the Fall term and October 1 for the Spring term.

    • Nurse Administrator

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      The MSN concentration in Nursing Administration draws upon the expertise of the College's Nursing and Health Administration departments to provide superior preparation for nurses who want to manage the profession for the best and most efficient care of patients — and institutional resources.

      The Nursing Administration Concentration combines a proven core curriculum in Nursing with a powerful specialty curriculum that covers all aspects of management, from marketing and negotiation strategies to informatics and outcomes management.

      The program accepts applications through NursingCAS, http://nursingcas.org. Applications are only accepted for the Spring term. The deadline for applications is October 1

    • Family Nurse Practitioner

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      Currently more than 65 million Americans live in areas experiencing a severe shortage of primary health care providers. This physician shortage has led to the need for Family Nurse Practitioners. This sequence will prepare the advanced practice nurse to serve the health needs of clients across the life span in a variety of primary care settings.

      Applications are accepted year-round through NursingCAS, http://nursingcas.org. Students admitted into the concentration must begin their course of study in the Fall or Spring semesters. The deadline for applications is May 1 for the Fall term and October 1 for the Spring term. 

    • Family Nurse Practitioner - Certificate

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      For nurses who have already attained a master's or a doctoral degree in a clinical specialty, we now offer a Certificate option for those nurses who aspire to work as a nurse practitioner in an advanced practice setting.

      Applications are accepted year-round through NursingCAS, http://nursingcas.org. Students admitted into the concentration must begin their course of study in the Fall or Spring semesters. The deadline for applications is May 1 for the Fall term and October 1 for the Spring term.