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CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation

RESPECT

in your profession is key.

The bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education1.

INDEPENDENCE:

Motivated students are highly successful in WGU programs.

74% of WGU students are working full time.  86% say they were satisfied with the academic support we provide. And 94% who attend WGU say they would choose us again2.

  • Overview

    Continuing education is a healthy career habit.

    In the fast-growing, dynamic healthcare industry, a bachelor's or master's degree can be key to your success. But you're also busy—too busy for school done the old-fashioned way. That's why WGU offers highly relevant programs that are also highly flexible. You complete coursework on your schedule, and when you're able to learn material faster, you can finish ahead of schedule!

    Center of Excellence

    With quality as a focus, WGU is proud of its NLN Center of Excellence 2015-2019 recognition.

    NLN National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education 2015-2019 recognition
  • Bachelor's Degrees

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

    • Time: 81% of graduates complete their BSN degree in 6–22 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,510 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.
    • Transfers: On average, students transfer 81 credits.

    With over 20,000 BSN alumni, this is one of WGU's most popular programs.

    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: $5,395 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.

    A program designed for future leaders in HIM:

    • Time: 61% of grads earned this degree in 2–4 years.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,510 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.

    (From the College of Business.)

    A program for future healthcare leaders:

    • Time: 83% of graduates finished in 6–16 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,335 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

    • Health information manager
    • Clinical manager
    • Nursing home administrator
    • Medical records manager
    • Community service manager

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 17% job growth in this career over the next few years, much larger than average.

  • Master's Degrees

    This MSN – Education program for RNs includes a BSN 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: $3,510 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $3,895 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:

    • 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.

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

    • Time: 63% of grads finish in less than 2 years.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,895 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.

    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: $3,510 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $3,895 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:

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

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

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

    • Time: 77% of grads finish within 2 years.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,895 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.

    A 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: $3,510 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $3,895 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 nurses who take this path.

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

    • Time:  85% of BSN-to-MSN grads finish in 6–25 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,895 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.

    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: $3,895 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.

    (From the College of Business.)

    The MBA in Healthcare Management gives you career options for the business side of a growing industry.

    • Time: 71% of grads finished in 6-24 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,895 per 6-month term.

    Our grads have great careers and titles including:

    • President and CEO
    • Vice president
    • Administrative director
    • Chief financial officer
    • Chief operating officer

    Leaders with strong credentials are highly successful in healthcare. This degree is your next step.

CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation

RESPECT

in your profession is key.

The bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education1.

INDEPENDENCE:

Motivated students are highly successful in WGU programs.

74% of WGU students are working full time.  86% say they were satisfied with the academic support we provide. And 94% who attend WGU say they would choose us again2.

Accredited. Recognized. Respected.

Accredited


The bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education1.

Paired with WGU's university-wide accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), these accreditations assure your degree will be highly respected. 

  

Respected

Our partners are among the leading healthcare organizations, including HCA, Tenet, Cedars-Sinai, Kaiser Permanente, and more. Knowing the quality education their employees will receive at WGU and the level of preparedness their baccalaureate and master's-prepared nurses bring to work, these partners trust WGU to support the future of their workforce. 

Recognized

Online Learning Consortium Digital Learning 2018 Innovation Award

The Online Learning Consortium’s Digital Learning Innovation Award competition recognizes exemplary faculty-led teams and institutions for advancing student success through the adoption of digital courseware. WGU has improved student outcomes by implementing a specialized course that focuses entirely on the affective domain—the soft skills—of learning.

Accredited

Respected

Recognized

Special scholarship offer for National Nurses Appreciation day

Happy National Nurses Week!

Nursing is a career in caring, one that benefits not only patients but also their families and our communities. National Nurses Week 2018 (May 6–12) is a great time to thank nurses for committing their careers to the care of others. That’s why we’re offering nurses and healthcare professionals a number of special offers to help them further their education—including the opportunity to apply for a scholarship worth up to $2,000. Limited time: Apply by June 30.

"Healthcare is changing."

Yovaletta Sullivan tells all of the nurses she works with, "It's time to go back to school, and WGU has an option for you where you can really do it."  She understands why facilities want baccalaureate-prepared nurses and found WGU made going back to school completely doable for her—even as a full-time working mother. Hear the reasons why Yovaletta chose WGU first for for her BSN, and again for her master's degree.

WGU graduate in health professions

Nursing leadership.

Inspiring, helpful resources for aspiring and current nursing leaders.

Read article.

Popular Programs

The healthcare industry demands more from employees than ever before, driving nurses and health professionals to earn additional credentials.

WGU programs are developed to address those market needs—and with more than 25,000 current students and 34,000 alumni, WGU's health and nursing programs are filling a huge demand. These are just a few of our most popular healthcare degree programs:

B.S. Nursing

(RN to BSN)

MSN – Leadership and Management

(RN to MSN)

Master of Health Leadership

A calling and a career that's all heart.

Sekou Andrews | Poetic Voice Sage Talk

Seeking to be Valued

Sekou Andrews | Poetic Voice

Nurses and healthcare providers—you come into contact with so many people. All of them with different needs and issues. The common thread is how those patients need to feel.

Sekou Andrews speaking on the power of love at WGU SageTalks with audience

The Power of Love

Sekou Andrews | Poetic Voice

Reignite your passion to provide patient-centered care as you remember the power of love and hope in healthcare. The Poetic Voice gets to the heart of healthcare in his performance. Awaken your senses and recommit yourself to providing truly healing healthcare through Sekou's poetic storytelling.

To ensure our degree programs are consistent with the expectations of today's healthcare strategists, transformational leaders, innovators, and employers, we develop our courses with input from councils composed of nationally recognized experts in their respective fields. Council members offer guidance on key competencies to be expected from successful WGU graduates. 

"WGU helped pioneer competency-based education. Coupling this with online courses has resulted in a nimble, contemporaneous education process that prepares its graduates to succeed while aiding the rapid evolution of the delivery of healthcare."

Paul Handel headshot
Paul Handel, M.D.
M.D., Member of the Board of Directors
Medicision, Inc.

"Should you choose WGU to prepare you, know that this is the university of the future: It is affordable and flexible, and it offers learning based in competencies rather than just class time.”

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Brenda Cleary, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Adjunct Faculty
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

"WGU focuses on preparing students not just for the current market demands, but also for the exciting positions that will be required in the near future to solve complex healthcare industry problems."

Dale Prestipino headshot
Dale Prestipino
Principal
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

To ensure our degree programs are consistent with the expectations of today's healthcare strategists, transformational leaders, innovators, and employers, we develop our courses with input from councils composed of nationally recognized experts in their respective fields. Council members offer guidance on key competencies to be expected from successful WGU graduates. 

"WGU helped pioneer competency-based education. Coupling this with online courses has resulted in a nimble, contemporaneous education process that prepares its graduates to succeed while aiding the rapid evolution of the delivery of healthcare."

Paul Handel headshot
Paul Handel, M.D.
M.D., Member of the Board of Directors
Medicision, Inc.

"Should you choose WGU to prepare you, know that this is the university of the future: It is affordable and flexible, and it offers learning based in competencies rather than just class time.”

Brenda Cleary headshot
Brenda Cleary, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Adjunct Faculty
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

"WGU focuses on preparing students not just for the current market demands, but also for the exciting positions that will be required in the near future to solve complex healthcare industry problems."

Dale Prestipino headshot
Dale Prestipino
Principal
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Online. Nonprofit. Surprisingly affordable.

Discover which WGU program is the path to your unique career goals.

EXPLORE DEGREES
1. CCNE is located at One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.
2. Results from a 2016 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,403 new college graduates nationwide with a survey of 1,207 WGU graduates.