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

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

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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).

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Experience plus education make an outstanding nurse.

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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 $12,300 just two years after graduation, according to a 2020 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.

Flat-rate tuition of $4,385 per term links cost to time.

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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WGU alumni shine on the job.

They're Prepared

95% said that their WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs

95% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They're Top Candidates

96% said they would hire another WGU graduate

96% of employers said they would hire another WGU graduate.

They Wow

98% of employers said WGU graduates meet or exceed expectations

98% of employers said WGU graduates met or exceeded expectations.

Source: 2020 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers

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