Quick Facts

General Education Requirements: 38 hours
Nursing Courses: 30 hours
 Lower Division Nursing courses: 14
Upper Division Nursing Courses: 27 
Free Electives: 11 hours
Total: 120 hours* 

Full Program Requirements

Why Study Nursing?

As a registered nurse, you have committed your career to the compassionate service of healthcare. Now take the next step in your career with Governors State’s 100% Online R.N. to B.S.N. in Nursing. Online classes taught by readily available instructors are designed to advance your nursing education while giving you the flexibility needed as a nursing professional.

Coursework in the R.N. to B.S.N. program focuses on evidence-based care and health across the lifespan to prepare you to enter a broad range of nursing fields.

Reach Your Career Goals

With a focus on leadership and practice, the R.N. to B.S.N. program equips you with the skills and knowledge to pursue your area of professional interest, as well as continue your education in the pursuit of advanced roles in administration, research, consulting, and teaching.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment for nurses is projected to grow by 6% over the next decade, faster than the average for all occupations. Also, data they collected from May 2023 stated that the median annual wage for registered nurses was $86,070. The average salary for a Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL is $47.95 per hour($99,736 annually). This is 22% higher than the Illinois average of $37.47. Source: Vivian Health.

Full-time students can complete the online R.N. to B.S.N. program in as little as 3 semesters. 

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

ACEN mailing address:

3390 Peachtree Rd. NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta GA 30326


Website: www.acenursing.org

<b>Full Program Requirements</b>

Full Program Requirements

You can find the complete guide to graduation requirements for your degree in our catalog.

<b>Program Faculty</b>

Program Faculty

Our favorable faculty-student ratios ensure lots of individual attention from our dedicated faculty members.

<b>How to Apply</b>

How to Apply

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<b>Cost and Financial Aid</b>

Cost and Financial Aid

Our tuition estimator helps you calculate your cost of attendance. Our Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping you find ways to fund your education.



At GSU, many scholarships are available and can make your education even more affordable!

<b>All Academic Programs</b>

All Academic Programs

We offer many options for undergraduate degrees and minors, and even several 5-year programs that lead to completion of a Masters degree as well!

<b>Student Life</b>

Student Life

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<b>On-Campus Residence</b>

On-Campus Residence

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<b>Campus Location</b>

Campus Location

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