How WGU Works for You

WGU is equipped to prepare skilled registered nurses and medical professionals. Our competency-based accredited programs provide the comprehensive education you need to gain a competitive edge in the workforce. Our healthcare degrees encourage students to combine their empathy and knowledge to become effective and in-demand experts.

Earn a Competitive Degree

Gain the credentials and competence the industry demands with an online healthcare degree from WGU. Our accredited, competency-based degree programs will put you in an excellent position to fill the growing need for competent, compassionate healthcare professionals.

WGU’s online healthcare degree programs were developed by employers for the specific needs of the industry, so when you graduate from WGU, you can be certain you’ll have the skills and knowledge the workplace demands.

Our Competency-Based Approach

At WGU, you'll benefit from our unique competency-based approach to education. There are no traditional classrooms; no need to spend unnecessary time studying the concepts you already know. You can leverage your experience and prior education to complete your assessments quicker. You have a great deal of control over your education.

CCNE-Accredited Nursing Programs

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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CAHIIM Accredited

WGU’s Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Partnered With Leading Hospital Corporations

Our partners are among the leading healthcare organizations—HCA, Tenet, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Catholic Health Initiatives, and others. Through their support, thousands of their nurses and other employees have graduated from or are enrolled in our innovative online degree programs. (Employees of these organizations may be entitled to a tuition discount; speak with your enrollment counselor to learn more).

  • Praise for WGU's Nursing Programs

    Linda Burnes Bolton, CNO Cedars Sinai Medical Center and President-Elect of the American Organization of Nurse Executives

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  • Featured News

    Find out why Fast Company calls WGU one of the world's 50 most-innovative companies, CNN says we're "a school without boundaries," and major news outlets from NPR to Bloomberg BusinessWeek are touting WGU's "potential to transform the higher education industry."

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  • Diane Sosne

    Diane Sosne, President SEIU 1199 Washington and member of the SEIU National Nursing Alliance Board of Directors

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  • In the News

    "While such programs [like Western Governors University] are now the exception, I want them to be the norm."

    —US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

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