Career ProgramsNurses use acquired skills, scientific knowledge and nursing expertise to assess, prioritize actions and assist the client to meet physical and psychological needs. State licensure requirements determine the scope of the nurse's responsibilities. Nurses assess and record clients' symptoms and response to treatment, administer medications, assist in convalescence and rehabilitation, instruct clients and families in proper care, and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain health. Career advancement for experienced nurses with further education may be directed toward nursing management, advanced practice nursing or nursing education.
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) — Graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination (NCLEX-RN).
RN to BSN Program
With Governors State University's RN to BSN program, students can earn their associate degree in nursing plus up to 26 additional transfer hours at Waubonsee before transferring to GSU to earn their BSN online.