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WGU COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS America needs BSN- and MSN-qualified nurses. Now more than ever.


Advance your nursing career by earning your BSN or MSN—faster.


The bachelor's and master's nursing degree programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791).

CCNE Accredited

Experience plus education make an outstanding nurse.

Next Start Date

Jan 1

Start the 1st of any month—as soon as you complete enrollment!

You have a passion for nursing and the drive to effect positive change. With your experience and a WGU degree, you will be positioned to improve patient outcomes and take on leadership roles.

  • Affordable tuition and high ROI. WGU's low tuition is charged at a flat rate each six-month term, not per credit. Students also see an average salary increase of over $11,000 just two years after graduation, according to a 2019 Harris Poll.
  • Exclusive scholarship opportunity.  Nursing pioneer and “Mother of Magnet” Margaret McClure championed the movement encouraging RNs to earn their BSN. To honor her, we’re offering a $5,000 McClure Scholarship for students seeking their BSN or MSN.
  • Accelerated progress. WGU's competency-based programs let you complete most courses as quickly as you master the required material, making it possible to finish your degree faster. 
  • Distinguished degree programs. WGU’s award-winning, accredited online programs are widely respected, giving you the confidence that your degree will be valued wherever you go.

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Discover why a health degree could be perfect for you.

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Should I become a nurse educator?

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How can I take my nursing career to the next level?

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What health care roles can I pursue?

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Because you care, earn a nursing degree.

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

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By charging per 6-month term rather than per credit hour—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or can learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees.

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Employers love WGU grads.

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They're Prepared.

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Employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They Perform.

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Employers rated WGU graduates' job performance as very good or excellent.

They Wow.

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Employers said their WGU graduates have exceeded their expectations.

They're Confident.

Blue double bar graph comparing how confident WGU grads were that their coursework related to their jobs WGU: 78%, U.S. avg: 68%

Graduates said the majority of their coursework was related to their jobs.

They're Working.

Green double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads are working full-time compared to grads from other universities. WGU: 88%, U.S. avg: 71%

Graduates are working full-time.

They're Satisfied.

Purple double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads felt satisfied that their degrees were worth paying for WGU: 91%, U.S. avg: 67%

Graduates said their degrees were worth the cost of their education.

Source: 2018 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers; 2018 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,374 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,147 WGU graduates; Gallup-Purdue Index 2018

Get started on your journey.

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