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WGU Celebrates National Nurses Week with $200,000 in Scholarships

News Brief - 5/7/18

Nonprofit, online university will also waive application fee for those who apply by June 30

SALT LAKE CITY — Western Governors University (WGU) is kicking off National Nurses Week by offering up to $200,000 in scholarships for nurses across the nation who wish to pursue a CCNE-accredited BSN or MSN degree, or a bachelor’s, master’s, or MBA degree in specialties that include healthcare management, health information management, and more. Also, in an effort to thank nurses for all they do, WGU is waiving the $65 application fee for those who apply by June 30 using the code: NOWFREE.

Learn more about this scholarship and WGU’s College of Health Professions at

Each WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship is valued at up to $2,000—$500 per six-month term for up to four terms. New students can apply for these scholarships through June 30. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be officially admitted to WGU, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor. While WGU will award up to 100 scholarships, recipients will be selected based on academic records, financial need, readiness for online study, and current competency, among other considerations.

The National League for Nursing has named WGU’s College of Health Professions as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development. Designed to meet the needs of working nurses, WGU's BSN, MSN, and MBA programs provide the knowledge, skills, and credentials employers seek.

WGU pioneered competency-based education, which measures learning rather than time spent in class. This allows health professionals to earn career-enhancing degrees while meeting work and family obligations. Students complete their programs by studying on schedules that fit their lives, advancing as soon as they demonstrated that they have mastered course materials. Many students are able to apply prior learning and work experience to help them accelerate their time to degree, saving both time and money.

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