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WGU Nevada Honors Nurses with $20,000 in Scholarships

News Brief - 4/28/16

Nonprofit, online university celebrates National Nurses Week with 10 scholarships for BSN, MSN, and MBA programs

LAS VEGAS — 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.

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