Nonprofit, online university celebrates National Nurses Week with 10 scholarships for BSN, MSN, and MBA programs
LAS VEGAS – (April 28, 2016) To honor the important role nurses play in the safety and health of their communities, and to commemorate National Nurses Week 2016, which kicks off next week, WGU Nevada is offering up to $20,000 in scholarships for nurses across the state. WGU Nevada will award up to 10 scholarships to nurses who wish to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in WGU Nevada’s College of Health Professions. Each WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship is valued at up to $2,000—$500 per six-month term for up to four terms. New and enrolling students can apply for these scholarships now through July 31 at nevada.wgu.edu/wgulovesnurses. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be officially admitted to WGU Nevada, complete the scholarship application, which includes an essay, and be interviewed by a scholarship counselor. While WGU Nevada will award up to 10 scholarships, recipients will be selected based on their academic record, financial need, and readiness for online study at WGU Nevada.
WGU Nevada’s parent university, Western Governors University, was recognized as A National League for Nursing 2015 Center of Excellence™ for Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development and one of the top five producers of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing awarded to minority students according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
Designed to fit into the lives of busy working nurses, WGU Nevada’s BSN, MSN, and MBA programs provide the knowledge, skills, and credentials employers seek. All WGU Nevada programs are competency-based, a model that measures learning rather than time spent in class. This allows health professionals to advance their careers without disrupting work or other obligations. Students complete their programs by studying on their own time and, once they’re ready, proving what they’ve learned. Prior work experience and academic knowledge may enable them to accelerate through subject matter they already know and focus on engaging WGU Nevada’s high-quality learning resources and one-on-one faculty mentor support to learn what they still need to learn.
For more information about the WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship program, please visit nevada.wgu.edu/wgulovesnurses.
About WGU Nevada
WGU Nevada is an online, nonprofit, competency-based university established to expand Nevadans’ access to higher education throughout the state. Formed through a partnership between the state of Nevada and nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Nevada is open to all qualified Nevada residents. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the high-demand career fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing.
Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*.
In addition to WGU Nevada, there are five other WGU state-based, state-endorsed universities: WGU Indiana, established in June 2010; WGU Washington, established in April 2011; WGU Texas, established in August 2011; WGU Missouri, established in February 2013; and WGU Tennessee, established in July 2013. For more information, visit the WGU Nevada website, nevada.wgu.edu, or call 877-214-7005.
*Western Governors University offers nursing programs that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 5380, Washington, DC 20036, 202-877-6791).