Western Governors University Recognizes National Nurses Week with Go Further in Nursing Scholarship
SALT LAKE CITY
May 7, 2012
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of
National Nurses Week
online Western Governors University
(WGU) has established the Go Further in Nursing Scholarship to help motivated nurses advance their careers and their practice by completing a bachelor's or master's degree.
WGU's Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) and four Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are designed to provide flexible, affordable options for working nurses to earn advanced degrees.
Nearly 5,000 students nationwide are enrolled in WGU's BSN and MSN programs. Like all WGU degree programs, nursing degrees are earned through a mentor-guided, competency-based learning model, which allows students to advance when they demonstrate mastery of course material rather than spending time in class accumulating credit hours. In programs where on-site experience is required, clinical or practicum work is performed in appropriate healthcare settings.
Go Further in Nursing Scholarship
is valued at up to
toward WGU's already affordable tuition. The scholarship is for new students and will apply to their first six-month term. To be eligible, applicants must complete an application for admission to WGU and write an essay on "How My Education at WGU Will Make Me a More Effective Nurse." Details and application information can be found at
. Tuition for WGU nursing degree programs is a flat rate of
per 6-month term regardless of how many courses a student completes. WGU nursing programs available nationwide are:
"National Nurses Week is an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate the remarkable people who dedicate themselves to the noble profession of nursing," said
, WGU's Chief Nursing Officer. "These scholarships will put a rewarding, enriching education even more within reach of deserving nurses who dedicate their lives to the health and well-being of others."
Learn more about WGU's nursing programs at
About Western Governors University
NPR's "All Things Considered,"
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
"Schools of Thought
," and in
The New York Times
, WGU is the only university in the U.S. offering competency-based degree programs and the only nonprofit, fully
with students in all 50 states. WGU offers more than degree programs in business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. Since its inception in 1997, WGU has grown into a national institution, serving more than 32,000 students. WGU is self-sustaining on tuition of approximately
per 12-month year for its nursing programs.
WGU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). WGU nursing programs have been accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and its B.S. in Health Informatics is accredited by CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education).