RN to BSN Completion Program
Achieve Your Professional Dreams and Goals
The Department of Nursing is glad you are looking into Governors State University to continue your education.
Both the undergraduate and master’s nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). The RN to BSN Completion Program has incorporated the latest recommendations made by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), a national nursing organization whose exclusive purpose is to establish quality standards for baccalaureate and higher-degree nursing education programs.
At GSU, we recognize the important role played by nurses.
GSU nursing programs prepare nurse leaders who address the challenges of local, regional, national and global healthcare reform. Moreover, our nursing programs continually draw upon a professional heritage of providing quality, holistic care, creating healing environments, and building caring communities wherever they go.
Our nursing faculty includes Advanced Practice Nurses, seasoned educators, and doctorally-prepared researchers who provide students with our exceptional educational experience. Our nursing faculty are local, national, and international leaders, educators, and practice experts.
The Difference a Degree Can Make
If you’re an RN with an Associate’s Degree or Diploma in Nursing and an active RN license, consider our fully online RN to BSN Completion Program.
The BSN expands your knowledge of the art, science, and practice of nursing, as you build a sustainable career and participate in the creation of caring communities.
Our program is accessible through dynamic, online classes, with responsive, one-on-one advising so you can get the attention and answers you need when you need them.
You have two Program Study Plan Options for completing the program:
• RN-BSN Completion Program – Full or Part-time (All Prerequisites Completed)
• RN-BSN Completion Program – Full or Part-time (Prerequisites Outstanding)
The application deadlines for the program are:
- Fall: May 1
- Spring: October 1
- Summer: February 1
The program does accept applications for all three term starts, but the nursing courses start only in the Fall and Spring terms.
Attention All Prospective Students:
The Governors State University (GSU) Department of Nursing is now receiving all applications for the RN-BSN, MSN, 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.
Please go to the How to Apply page of the RN to BSN Completion Program for further instructions on how to begin the application process through the NursingCAS system.
Please note: Once accepted into a Nursing program (RN-BSN Completion Program, MSN, DNP, or Certificate), you will be asked to submit additional forms to the GSU Nursing Department. References are NOT required for the RN to BSN Completion Program.
The charge for using NursingCAS is the following:
- Undergraduate Programs: 1st designation is $45, and $30 for each additional designation
Thank you very much. And thank you again for your interest in applying to GSU's Nursing Programs.