See below for additional information and key links to important information regarding the RN to BSN Completion Program.

Term Start/End Dates

  • Fall, 2016 semester starts August 29, 2016, and ends December 11, 2016.

Nursing Facebook Page

      Undergraduate Nursing Handbook

      Nursing Health Forms

      Below are links to all forms required once you are admitted to the RN to BSN Completion Program. All of the other forms (Incident Form, Informed Consent, Potential Disease Exposure Form, Refusal of Hepatitis B Form, Student Handbook Sign-Off Sheet, Universal Precautions Training Acknowledgement, and Student Health Form) are required along with a copy of your current RN license, malpractice insurance, personal insurance and CPR card.

      Transfer Guides

      GSU has agreements with many area community colleges to help ensure proper transfer of courses. See link to Transfer Guides, below:

      Online Learning Resources

      To help make your e-learning experience smooth and successful, we've compiled a few resources you may find useful. 

      What technology do I need to take an online course?

       If you have never taken an online course before, you will first need to prepare your computer.

      Blackboard Student Tutorials

      Online classes are taught at GSU using an Internet platform known as Blackboard. We encourage you to take the Blackboard Student Tutorials; they provide valuable information and guidelines for the online learner.

        For a list of compatible browsers and plug-ins, please see Blackboard Help.

        • Or click here to fill out a Blackboard E-Mail Support Form.

        In addition to computer requirements, you will also discover the personal characteristics, academic skills, and technical skills necessary to succeed in online learning. If you're unsure about your online course readiness, take a moment for a Readiness Survey, prepared by GSU's Center for Online Teaching and Learning:

        Student Orientation Course

        The GSU Student Orientation course allows you to experience Blackboard 9.1 and learn skills such as how to navigate Blackboard, post discussions, send an email, and take a quiz. Once you have completed the course, you will be prepared to participate fully in online courses.

        All GSU students are automatically enrolled in the orientation course.

        You should be able to see the Blackboard 9.1 Orientation Course after you login to your MYGSU portal. A link to the Orientation Course should be located under the list of your personal courses. Click the title of the Blackboard Orientation course, and you will arrive at the homepage. 

        Feel free to contact the Center for Online Teaching and Learning if you have any questions or difficulties in preparing your computer for your online course. 

        • Blackboard Support Phone: 1-708-534-4115


          GSU Library Resources and Services for Nursing Programs


          For additional information, contact:
          Paul Blobaum, M.A., M.S.
          Full Professor
          College of Health and Human Services Librarian Liaison
          Governors State University Library
          University Park, IL  60484

          Library Resource Guide

          Nursing Program Outcome Data

          Completion Ratio:

          MSN = 94% for 15-16
          BSN = 89% for 15-16
          DNP = 97% for 15-16

          Graduates obtaining a job:

          MSN = 98% 15-16
          BSN = 96% 15-16
          DNP = 100% 15-16


          MSN (FNP) = 81%
          BSN = N/A
          DNP = N/A