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WGU has partnered with hospital and community health organizations to offer a prelicensure bachelor’s degree in nursing. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be qualified to sit for the national NCLEX-RN licensing exam.
This BSN program is made possible by a collaborative effort of WGU clinical partners, and the state workforce agency working towards an ultimate goal of a nationwide nursing education program.
WGU assembled an impressive cadre of founding clinical partners to aid in the development and implementation of the B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure) program. These partners include:
WGU’s National Nursing Advisory Committee consists of the following members:
Kathy Apple, RN, MS, CAEFormer CEO, NCSBN (retired)
Patricia Allen, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEFProfessor, Texas Tech University
Geraldine (Polly) Bednash, PhD, RN, FAANCEO, GDB and Associates; Former CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); Visiting Professor, Australian Catholic University
Mary Ann Christopher, MSN, RN, FAANPresident, STH Consulting; Strategic Adviser, Medalogix; Member, Board of Directors - Orbis Education; Former CEO, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Brenda Cleary, PhD, RN, FAANCenter to Champion Nursing in America
Margaret McClure, EdD, RN, FAANRetired Professor and Retired CNO, NYU Medical Center
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAANCEO, National League for Nursing
David Benton, RGN, RMN, BSc, M Phil, PhD, FFNF, FRCNCEO, NCSBN
WGU does not accept annual state funding. WGU is completely self sufficient from student tuition. Grants in the form of one-time funding are used to develop new programs, while keeping student tuition low.
WGU ’s competency-based degree programs are supported by academic and industry leaders alike, offering their support through industry expertise and scholarships for program development.
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