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    The University of Illinois Diversity in Cancer Research (UI DICR) Program is inviting undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research to conduct their own cancer research project under the mentorship of a University of Illinois Cancer Center faculty researcher.  Click here for more information.

  • GSU Named A Top School For Online Nursing Education


    Governors State University named a top school for online nursing education

    GSU has been ranked one of the nation’s best schools for online healthcare degrees and certificates for 2023. Six percent of regionally accredited colleges and universities earned a ranking position. 

    RENO, Nev. (PRWEB) September 19, 2022 – Governors State University has been named one of today’s best schools for online higher education in healthcare by EduMed.org. GSU’s online nursing programs have earned top honors for their overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success. 

    Take a look at the full rankings to see where GSU placed: 

    Best Online Nursing Programs in Illinois – https://www.edumed.org/online-schools/nursing-rn-programs/illinois/#4-year-schools                                                                                                              

    “Our rankings showcase the schools giving future nurses and allied health professionals the best chance to succeed from day one in the classroom to day one on the job,” said Wes Harris, outreach coordinator for EduMed.org. “This starts with low-cost tuition, but also includes academic counseling, career placement and other key resources that students need to graduate and get hired.”

    EduMed.org’s rankings come at a time when the demand for trained healthcare professionals is on the rise. According to Mercer, a global consulting leader in healthcare, the U.S. will see millions of vacancies in critical healthcare positions by 2025. Nurse practitioner, nursing assistant and home health aide roles stand to experience some of the greatest shortages over the next three years and beyond. 

    “One key to solving the healthcare shortage is making higher education more accessible,” said Harris. “Online programs open the door to students who may not be able to commit to a campus-based program while working, or to commute to a classroom at all. Each school in our rankings has made online learning a priority.” 

    EduMed.org researched and analyzed more than 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and from the schools themselves. The website’s data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualifying schools for each healthcare discipline. Primary data points include: 

    • Academic counseling services
    • Career placement services
    • Student-to-faculty ratio
    • Tuition
    • Percent of students receiving school-based financial aid
    • Amount of school-based aid per student

    To be eligible, a school must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online program in the ranking subject. Just 8 percent of U.S. post secondary institutions earned a ranking position. 

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