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DEGREES & PROGRAMS

A master's in nursing or healthcare that prepares you to have a positive influence.

An online master's degree in nursing or healthcare that helps you influence better patient outcomes.

Leaders in nursing and healthcare are focused in creating better patient outcomes, influencing crucial decisions, and improving communities. A master's degree in nursing or healthcare can give you the skills and credentials you need to lead in the industry. Join the force of healthcare and nursing professionals who have taken the next step and are leading the industry to better patient outcomes and improved health. Advance your career with a master’s degree in nursing education, nursing leadership and management, nursing informatics, or health leadership and administration. WGU has options to get you to MSN whether you have your BSN already—or not!

Master's Degree Programs:

Nursing – Leadership and Management (BSN-to-MSN Program) – M.S.

For registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who are ready for...

For registered nurses with a bachelor's degree...

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

  • Time: 82% of grads finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,135 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Sample 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.

 

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Nursing – Leadership and Management (RN-to-MSN Program) – M.S.

This program for RNs includes a BSN component and is a...

This program for RNs includes a BSN component and...

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

  • Time: 84% of RN-to-MSN grads finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $4,135 per 6-month term during graduate portion, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Some 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.

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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.

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Master of Health Leadership

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care,...

A master's focused on managing comprehensive,...

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

  • Time: 78% of grads finish within 18-24 months. 
  • Tuition and fees: $4,485 per 6-month term.

Examples of 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.

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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.

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Nursing – Education (BSN-to-MSN Program) – M.S.

A master's in nursing education program for nurses with BSNs...

A master's in nursing education program for...

A master's in nursing education program for nurses with BSNs

This degree will prepare you to teach the future generation of nurses.

  • Time: 80% of grads finish within 2 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,135 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Some 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.

Nursing – Education (RN-to-MSN Program) – M.S.

This MSN – Education online nursing program for RNs includes a...

This MSN – Education online nursing program for...

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: 84% of RN-to-MSN grads finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $4,135 per 6-month term during graduate portion, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Sample 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.

MBA Healthcare Management

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare...

Prepare for a career leading private or public...

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time: 72% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,325 per 6-month term.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Administrative director
  • Chief financial officer
  • and many other executive-level roles.

Healthcare is big business in today's complex economy.  Steer your career with this specialty MBA.

 

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Nursing – Nursing Informatics (BSN-to-MSN Program) – M.S.

A nursing degree program that empowers data-driven nurses who...

A nursing degree program that empowers...

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:  72% of grads finish within 18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,135 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Some 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.

Nursing – Nursing Informatics (RN–to–MSN Program) – M.S.

A nursing program that empowers data-driven nurses to go from RN...

A nursing program that empowers data-driven...

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

  • Time:  84% of RN-to-MSN grads finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $4,135 per 6-month term during graduate portion, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Some 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.

 

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CCNE accreditation.

WGU's nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791). An autonomous arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, CCNE is the foremost accrediting body for nursing schools that offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE is the only accrediting body devoted exclusively to the evaluation of baccalaureate and graduate nursing degree programs. Accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that evaluates each program's mission, goals, and expected outcomes and assesses the performance of the program in achieving those missions and goals.


Margaret McClure Scholarship

Lead the way to revolutionary healthcare.

Margaret McClure Scholarship. Valued at up to $5,000.

As an RN, you know that nursing is a career based on constant learning, growth, and development. With a Margaret McClure scholarship, your BSN or MSN program at WGU can be more affordable than you imagined. And now is the perfect time to get started. 

Programs begin the first of each month.  And our flexible, online format lets you complete most coursework any time or place that fits your schedule. 

Take the next step in your career.

WGU is ready to help with the Back to School Scholarship. Our costs are about half that of other universities. With our already low, flat-rate tuition, the scholarship may be the missing piece you need toward earning a degree that’s accredited, recognized, and respected. 

We offer over 60 degree programs that let you graduate as fast as you learn. What are you waiting for? New terms begin the first of each month.

Back to School Scholarships available.
“At WGU there is no busy work. Everything is related to your degree and related to the work you'll be doing in your job.” Natalie Hill
M.S. Nursing – Education (RN to MSN)

See how our students are making a difference.

Students and graduates of WGU's College of Health Professions are unified by their service to caring for others. One grad, Rhonda, was also driven by duty. She found a way to connect her duty to serve and her calling to care. Discover how you can join thousands of students like Rhonda, focused on making a difference in the lives of patients.

Rhonda's WGU College of Health Professions experience

Experience + hard work could help you graduate ahead of schedule—and under budget.

Our unique educatinoal approach to education is an ideal match for experienced healthcare professionals like you, who have extensive real-world experience. At WGU, you earn your healthcare or nursing master's degree by demonstrating skills and knowledge in career-relevant subject areas through a series of assessments. If you already know the material or study hard to learn it faster, you can complete your assessments more quickly. With the personalized guidance and instruction of a knowledgeable faculty, you’ll be able to earn your master's degree in nursing or healthcare online, on your schedule, and on your budget.

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Demonstrated knowledge, skill, or ability required to advance in a degree program.

At WGU, course competencies are defined by an expert council, including employers.

For this course, there are 3 areas you need to prove competency in.

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First, let's take a pre‑assessment.

Determine what you already know from previous work and education experience, and where you need to focus your studies. Prove your competency in 3 areas in this exercise.

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Competency 2: Retrieving results...
Competency 3: Retrieving results...

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Second, study course materials.

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“Not only did my degree at WGU help me advance my career—it also helped save a rural hospital and the community's access to local, quality healthcare.” Sarah Aronack
M.S. Nursing – Leadership and Management (BSN to MSN)

Online. Nonprofit. Surprisingly affordable.

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

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