WGU Partners with NACHC


Learn more about your CHC becoming a WGU partner; email hcinfo@wgu.edu

National Association of Community Health Centers and WGU:
Reinventing healthcare, together.

WGU and NACHC are working together to develop broader and deeper relationships with Health Centers, Primary Care Associations, and Health Center Controlled Networks to address primary-care workforce issues through higher education opportunities focused on the future needs of Health Centers in an accountable-care-based care delivery system.

CHCs and PCAs nationwide are joining forces with WGU, the nation’s leading competency-based online university designed to build a better workforce without the time, place, and financial barriers of a traditional university. There are many reasons to partner with WGU:

  • Support students who could become your future employees.
  • Offer educational opportunities to your existing employees—at a discount!
  • Recruit qualified staff.
  • Be on the cutting edge of new skills and competencies required in an ever-changing healthcare industry.

What partnership means:

  • You enjoy recruitment opportunities by offering clinical placements to WGU students.
  • Successful WGU grads could potentially be placed with your clinic as employees.
  • You provide expertise and influence as we continue to develop our programs and serve the future workforce of PCAs and CHCs.
  • Your employees become eligible for a tuition discount.

Learn more: Email hcinfo@wgu.edu today!

What Makes WGU Different?

A no-nonsense degree: Learn, prove it, graduate

Competency-based education focuses on learning rather than seat time. Students are in the driver’s seat. Each course is a collection of defined competencies—knowledge and skills that employers are looking for from successful graduates. Students study on their schedule. As soon as a student can prove they’ve mastered the competencies, they take an assessment, pass it, and move on. They spend your time learning new concepts, not rehashing subjects they already know. They can set the pace to graduate early. And in the end, their degree is proof they’ve shown they have what it takes to be leaders in an evolving industry!

Student success is our job description

From before students enroll to after they graduate, our #1 job is their success—from the enrollment counselor who helps students decide if WGU is the right fit to the faculty mentors dedicated to their academic progress to the student and tech support teams eager to help solve any issues students encounter along the way.

Value: It means small investment, big results

At WGU, affordability means cutting-edge programs at tuition rates that are half the cost of other online universities. It means graduates earn their degrees with little to no new student debt. It means scholarship and financial aid opportunities and minimal, transparent fees. It means a flat-rate per-term tuition so that when students save time they also save money. And it means understanding that value includes quality, flexibility, relevance, and results, not just cost.

More than a piece of paper

A crucial measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where it was earned. Leading healthcare organizations—including HCA, Tenet Healthcare, Cedars-Sinai, and others—have supported WGU and entrusted us with the education of their nurses. The National League for Nursing named WGU a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Our CCNE-accredited* nursing programs have been praised for their graduates’ proficiency in evidence-based practice. And employers of our alumni love their WGU grads: In a recent survey, 100% called WGU grads well-prepared for their jobs. Even the White House highlighted WGU as an example of “what works” in reinventing higher education.

*WGU’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791).

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