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Western Governors University Your path to a respected nursing degree.

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Start training your staff superstars! Refer your best nurses to WGU—and we'll waive their $65 application fee.

Named a "Best Value School" by University Research & Review year after year.

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Help your nurses reach their potential.

You know a promising nurse when you meet one—and you're passionate about helping them fulfill that promise. WGU's bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing, health information management, and healthcare leadership can train your organization's next outstanding innovators and leaders. WGU is:

  • Highly respected. CCNE-accredited nursing degrees recognized for quality by leading healthcare organizations.
  • Designed for working nurses. Day shift or night shift, your nurses can keep working while they earn their degrees, with 24/7 access to online learning materials and the ability to accelerate through material they already know well. And the curriculum is so relevant, what they learn at WGU will be directly applicable at work the next day!
  • Budget-friendlyLow tuition is charged per term, not per credit, and more than $4 million in scholarships are available to new healthcare students every year.
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Train nurses who change lives.

Nursing and healthcare degree programs recognized as best-in-class.

Earn your degree for about half* of the cost of other online universities.

WGU is half the cost of other online nonprofit universities and colleges WGU students pay half the tuition, and end up with half the debt of the national average.
*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 57% the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.
  • Low, flat-rate tuition.
  • Graduate faster and with less debt.
  • Financial aid and scholarships available.
  • Online education with supportive faculty.
  • VA and military benefits accepted.
  • Great return on investment.
  • All course materials for a low flat fee.

Spend less with flat-rate tuition.

You pay tuition per six-month term, not per course or credit. So when you move faster through your courses, you also lower your total bill!



Tuition rates effective August 1, 2021. 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.

Recognized for quality.

  • Leading healthcare organizations—including HCA, Tenet Healthcare, Cedars-Sinai, and others—have supported WGU and entrusted us with the education of their nurses.
  • Our CCNE-accredited nursing programs have been praised for their graduates’ proficiency in evidence-based practice.


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!



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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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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We offer degree programs in four in-demand fields. Explore what else is available.