Nursing is more than a job—it’s a calling. You dedicate your life to caring for others; take some time to care for yourself. It’s the perfect time to advance your nursing career with a CCNE-accredited degree from WGU:

  • Scholarship eligibility. Our tuition is already half what other schools charge. It can be even less if you are awarded a WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship!

  • Dozens of relevant degrees. WGU offers CCNE-accredited BSN and MSN degrees, as well as bachelor’s, master’s, and MBA degrees in specialties that include healthcare management, health information management, and more.

  • A smarter path. Competency-based, so you’re in the driver’s seat—but with the personalized support of your own faculty mentor.

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Degrees & Programs


Because You Care, Earn A Nursing Degree

Gain the comprehensive knowledge you need to become an expert in the field.

“Western Governors University students are truly versatile, able to learn efficiently and effectively, able to master change at the same pace as their company, and are self-motivated.”

– John Steele

Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, HCA Healthcare

"WGU gives students the ability to assemble the complete package, from the subject matter to the specific skills to a certification that gives employers confidence when they're making a hiring decision."

– Brad Smith

President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

Tuition Rates, effective January 1, 2019
All Undergraduate Programs Excluding BSN (Prelicensure) $3,225 per term
College of Information Technology Graduate Programs $3,540 per term
College of Business Graduate Programs $3,800 per term
College of Health Professions Graduate Programs $3,800 per term
B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure) $4,800 per term

Tuition covers unlimited courses per term.

All programs:

  • $145 per-term Resource Fee, covers e-textbooks and learning resources, saving you thousands. Non-refundable
  • $65 one-time application fee. Non-refundable.

Programs and other fees:

Some programs have small per-term or one-time fees specific to that program's costs. Your Enrollment Counselor can provide more information.


Graduate faster: Learn, prove it, move on

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

Graduate with more support: Your success is our job

From before you enroll to after you graduate, our #1 job is a better life for you and your family. Think of it as the best of both worlds: a program that offers complete independence and more support than you ever knew you needed—at exactly the moment you need it! From the enrollment counselor who helps you decide if WGU is the right fit for you to the faculty mentors obsessed with your academic progress to the student and tech support teams eager to help you solve any issues you might encounter as a student, you’re never alone—even though you’re online. And even after you’ve graduated, career and alumni support is just a call away.

Graduate with more value: Smaller investment, bigger returns

At WGU, affordability means cutting-edge programs at tuition rates that are half what you’d pay at other online universities. It means graduating with little to no student debt. It means scholarship and financial aid opportunities and minimal, transparent fees. It means a flat-rate per-term tuition so that when you save time you also save money. And it means understanding that value includes quality, flexibility, relevance, and results, not just cost.

Graduate with respect: Your degree is more than a piece of paper

A crucial measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where you earned it. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, it speaks to the quality and relevance of the education you’ve gained and the competencies you’ve demonstrated. WGU graduates work nationwide in positions of responsibility for leading companies, 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.

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