The RN to BSN program at WGU is an evidence-based, online competency-based curriculum, developed to align with the 2021 AACN essential core competencies for professional nursing education. Designed with input from nursing industry leaders, the RN-BSN program provides students with the ability to create personalized education experiences by choosing to complete two of five available certificates: Palliative Care, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Critical Care, Geriatrics or Pediatrics. (Students who live in California and Minnesota also have the option of choosing a Public Health Nursing certificate.) WGU BSN graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to improve patient outcomes and enjoy greater career advancement opportunities.
WGU offers low, flat-rate tuition that’s about half what students pay at other online universities. Our degree programs deliver unparalleled flexibility through our online competency-based curriculum which lets students complete most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material. All students are assigned a Program Mentor who works one-on-one with students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support through graduation.
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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)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationSome College
Resume/CV, Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License, Criminal Background Check
- Must possess a current, unencumbered RN license in your state of residence