The College of Health and Human Services undergraduate major in Nursing provides registered nurses who are graduates from either an associate degree or a diploma program an opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in Nursing. This major is designed to prepare nurses to practice as generalists in health care settings with clients of all ages and acquaints the nurse with the historical development of nursing and trends affecting nursing and health care delivery. Leadership abilities of the professional nurse are emphasized. The theoretical basis of nursing and the changing scope of nursing practice are analyzed. Beginning research activities are developed. This major also prepares students for future graduate nursing education.
The goals for the Nursing Programs at Governors State University are to:
- Prepare nursing students with knowledge, capacity for critical inquiry and thinking, and skills to function in a variety of practice settings.
- Provide an environment in which students develop cultural competency in health care.
- Promote the professional values, beliefs and behaviors necessary for providing leadership in the delivery of health care in the 21st century.
- Foster in students a commitment for life-long learning.
- Practice nursing within a dynamic wellness-illness framework in the care of culturally diverse individuals, groups, families, and communities.
- Demonstrate clinical judgment and decision-making skills.
- Utilize nursing and other appropriate theories and models in clinical practice.
- Apply research-based knowledge from nursing and other sciences as the basis for practice.
- Partner with clients and colleagues in planning, implementing, and evaluating healthcare delivery.
- Promote changes from improvement and delivery of healthcare services and practices.
- Assist individuals and families in making quality-of-life and end-of-life decisions in order to achieve a peaceful death.
- Use technology to enhance healthcare delivery.
This major is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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Special Admission Requirements
In addition to meeting university admissions criteria, applicants must:
- have earned an associate's degree in nursing or have graduated from a diploma nursing program; and
- be currently licensed as registered professional nurse in the state of residence.
Individuals who recently graduated from an associate's degree nursing program and are in the process of obtaining a Registered Professional Nurse License may be admitted conditionally, with the provision that licensure shall be obtained by the end of the first term of enrollment in order to continue in the program.
Applicants with credentials from countries other than the United States must have their credentials evaluated through a university approved evaluation organization. Contact the Admissions Office for a listing of approved evaluation organizations. The evaluated credentials must be submitted with one's application.
Applicants must assume all responsibility for fees associated with testing.
All required credentials must be on file in the Office of Admission before applicants can be admitted to the program.