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Welcome from the Chair of
the Department Of Nursing!

Nancy MacMullen 2023

Chair's Message 2023

Our nursing programs prepare nurse leaders who want to address the challenges of local, regional, and national healthcare reform. The GovState nursing curriculum incorporates the latest recommendations from the Carnegie Foundation Report and the Institute of Medicine competencies for health professions education.

The GovState nursing faculty is comprised of local, national, and international leaders, Advanced Practice Nurses, seasoned educators, and doctorally-prepared researchers who provide students with exceptional educational experiences.

I would like to personally invite you to consider joining this diverse community of GovState nurses as we help you build your career!

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- Dr. Nancy MacMullen,
Chair, Department of Nursing, Governors State University


Who We Are

Department of Nursing

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.
When it’s time to take your career to the next level, come join us at Governors State University's Department of Nursing.


Why Study Nursing?

An estimated 31 million new individuals across the nation will need access to primary care. The U.S. Department of Labor projects the employment of nurse practitioners to grow 31 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor). 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.

Academic Programs

Find your program of interest amongst our selection of undergraduate, graduate, and online academic program offerings.

See our current Fact Sheets for each program below:


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to (BSN) nursing program, The Master of Science in Nursing (Options: CNS, NEIL, FNP/PMC) nursing program, and The Doctor of Nursing Practice nursing program at Governors State University located at University Park, Illinois are all accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


3390 Peachtree Rd. NE
Suite 1400
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Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is:

Continuing Accreditation

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at


"Most Affordable MSN-FNP Accredited Public School Program in the state of Illinois"

Graduate Nursing Education Publication


Best Value MSN-FNP Programs in the U.S. for 2019-2020

2019-20 Best MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner

News and Events

Stay tuned for any exciting GovState-Department of Nursing events!

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Contact Us

Have any questions? Call 708-534-4043 or send us an email at

Governors State University
1 University Pkwy
University Park, IL, 60484

Friday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*The GSU Self-Help Legal Assistance Clinic (GSU-LC) will be closed on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

Contact Info
Phone: 708-534-4043