Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Western Governors University

Program Details

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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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

Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License, Criminal Background Check

Additional Info

  • Must possess a current, unencumbered RN license in your state of residence

Restricted States

California