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WGU's College of Health Professions Discover how health degrees at WGU are different.

WGU isn't your typical university.

You can afford it. Our surprisingly low tuition is charged per term, not per credit— so graduating faster costs less. 

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You can work while going to school. Pass courses by proving what you know. Competency-based education means your previous experience, ability to learn quickly, and extra time spent studying can help you graduate ahead of schedule.

You can get a scholarship. Scholarships from WGU can make our already low tuition even more affordable.

Your degree is valuable to employers. WGU healthcare programs have special recognitions and accreditations that make your degree even more impactful for your career.

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Because you care, earn a nursing degree.

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

WGU grads tell their story.

“The enrollment process was seamless. I talked to a gentleman on the phone, and he told me what I would need. I sent my transcripts in. Within three days they were evaluated. It was a really good process.” Robin Hill,
M.S. Nursing – Education
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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!

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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 who are obsessed with your academic progress, to the student and tech support teams who are 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.

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GREATER 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.

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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: 2016 Harris Poll survey of 301 employers; 2016 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,403 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,207 WGU graduates; WGU--Gallup 2016 Report

Our faculty members have one job: helping you succeed.

Program Mentors.

Personally assigned to you from the day you enroll to the day you graduate, your Program Mentor is your faculty member. They will meet with you on a regular basis to provide program instruction, advice, coaching, support, goal-setting—and a healthy dose of cheerleading to make sure you’re celebrating the little and big wins along the way!

Course Instructors.

Learning independently doesn’t mean learning on your own. Course Instructors are subject-matter experts who work with you regularly to ensure you’re mastering course material. They tailor learning to your needs, and the type and intensity of instructional support you receive varies based on your performance in any particular course.

Explore healthcare degrees.

An online BSN degree program for registered nurses (RNs) seeking the added theoretical depth, employability, and respect that a bachelor's degree brings:

  • Time: 84% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.
  • Transfers: On average, students transfer 81 credits.

With over 35,000 BSN alumni, this is one of WGU's most popular online degree programs.

If you don't currently have an RN and don't qualify for your nursing prelicensure program, consider getting our Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Coordination instead. This degree allows you to work inside the healthcare industry, while also directly working with patients who need help.

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:

  • Time: 72% of grads earned this degree in 18–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of informatics
  • HIMS chief
  • Information systems auditor
  • Outpatient coder
  • Health records manager

This CAHIIM-accredited program makes you eligible for the RHIA exam.

This MSN – Education online nursing program for RNs includes a BSN program component and is a substantial leap forward for an aspiring nurse educator

  • Time: 89% of RN-to-MSN grads finish in 1–4 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $3,945 per 6-month term during graduate portion, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this online nursing degree will prepare you for:

  • Nurse educator
  • Professor of nursing
  • Programs director
  • Nursing instructor
  • Clinical educator

Given the growing nurse educator shortage, earning your MSN with a focus in education is both a rewarding decision and a solid career move.

This program for RNs includes a BSN component and is a substantial leap toward becoming a nursing leader.

  • Time: 89% of RN-to-MSN grads finish in 1–4 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $3,945 per 6-month term during graduate portion, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Department director
  • Regional director
  • Case manager
  • Nurse manager

If you're driven to lead, this online nursing degree will provide you everything needed to make that career a reality.

Compare degrees
This program is not the only degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees by clicking the button below.

A nursing program that empowers data-driven nurses to go from RN to MSN, earning their BSN along the way:

  • Time:  89% of RN-to-MSN grads finish in 1–4 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $3,945 per 6-month term during graduate portion, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of nurse informatics
  • Nursing informatics specialist
  • Nursing informatics analyst

The trajectory of data and informatics in healthcare will continually open opportunities for registered nurses who take this path.

 

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly in line with innovations in health and healthcare.

  • Time: 68% of grads in similar programs finish in 6–24 months. 
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Managed care executive
  • Director of integrated care management
  • Health center manager/clinic manager
  • Director of integrated facilities

Your rich experience in a health-related field can mean more when you bring a master's level of understanding to the problems that organizations need to solve.

Compare degrees
This program is not the only degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees by clicking the button below.

A one-of-a-kind nursing program that prepares you to be an RN and a baccalaureate-prepared nurse:

  • Locations: offered in CA, FL, IN, TX, and UT only.
  • Tuition and fees: $5,445 per 6-month term.

WGU offers the prelicensure program in areas where we have partnerships with healthcare employers to provide practice sites and clinical coaches to help teach you and inspire you on your path to becoming a nurse.

If you don't live in one of our prelicensure states or don't qualify to apply, consider getting our  Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Coordination instead. This degree allows you to work inside the healthcare industry, while also directly working with patients who need help.

An online health degree program for students passionate about value-based care and dedicated to helping others.

  • Time: 72% of graduates of similar programs finish in 1½–4 years
  • Tuition and fees: $3,225 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Care coordinator
  • Patient advocate
  • Health services coordinator
  • Patient educator
  • Community health educator

This degree allows you to work inside the healthcare industry, while also directly working with patients who need help.

A master's in nursing education program for nurses with BSNs, this degree will prepare you to teach the future generation of nurses.

  • Time: 77% of grads finish in 11–26 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Nurse educator
  • Professor of nursing
  • Programs director
  • Nursing instructor
  • Clinical educator

Hospitals and other facilities need nurse educators. Earn your MSN – Education and step into a role inspiring and empowering caregivers.

For registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who are ready for greater responsibility:

  • Time: 91% of grads finish in 14–32 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree program will prepare you for:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Department director
  • Regional director
  • Case manager
  • Nurse manager

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of medical and health services managers to grow 17% by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

 

Compare degrees

This program is not the only degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees by clicking the button below.

A nursing degree program that empowers data-driven nurses who already have a BSN but seek the success only a master's can bring:

  • Time:  93% of grads finish within 15 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Clinical analyst
  • Informatics nurse specialist
  • Director of clinical informatics

The trajectory of data and informatics in healthcare will continually open opportunities for nurses who take this path.

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. Program fees 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.

Control the cost of your program.

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By charging per term rather than per credit—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees. (The interactive illustration uses a standard undergraduate program as an example—actual tuition and fee amounts may vary in other programs.)

Flat-rate tuition of $3,370 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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A WGU degree pays for itself faster and adds little to no new debt.

By providing useful information and advice on responsible borrowing before enrollment, keeping tuition low while you’re enrolled, and providing programs that lead to better jobs after graduation, WGU packs a one-two-three punch designed to keep your debt low and your return on investment quick.

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Recent WGU grads reported earning, on average, $12,600 more within one to two years of graduation, compared with income prior to enrollment...

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...and by four years after graduation, that salary increase averaged $18,400, compared with the national average of just $12,400.

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With an average cost of $16,500 for a bachelor’s degree, the return on investment of a WGU degree is about two years.

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