Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Prelicensure)
Western Governors University

Program Details

Students in eligible states can pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree online, including RN licensure. Western Governors University partners with healthcare facilities in these areas to provide practice sites and clinical coaches to help fulfill nursing education requirements.

Graduates of this online BSN program will meet requirements to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination to become a licensed registered nurse. The program begins with coursework including online assessments and virtual-reality simulations. Students then move on to agency-based clinical rotations. The program is designed to be completed in 2.5 years.

Classes explore topics in:

  • Care of adults with complex illnesses
  • Care of the older adult
  • Psychiatric/Mental health nursing
  • Nursing care of children
  • Critical care nursing

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Western Governors University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants must take and pass the ATI TEAS Exam with a minimum total score of 60% and a reading subtest score of at least 60.

Restricted States

California