Welcome ACNL Members


Welcome ACNL Members

  • You get a 5% tuition discount!

Western Governors University, in cooperation with the Association of California Nurse Leaders, is proud to offer a special discount for ACNL members. As an ACNL member, you are entitled to a 5 percent discount on our already affordable tuition rates (under $6,500 a year*) for your first four terms!

As the nation’s first online, nonprofit, competency-based university, WGU offers accredited degree programs in business, information technology, teacher education, and health professions including nursing.

*With the discount, tuition is less than $6,500 per year for all programs, excluding Prelicensure Nursing.

WGU is affordable

WGU is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? Very affordable tuition. In fact, WGU charges less than half what other traditional and reputable online universities typically charge. Since tuition is charged at a flat rate every six months, students can take as many courses as they can manage within a term at no additional tuition cost. This allows motivated students to shorten the time it takes to complete a high-quality degree program, while paying less.

WGU is also approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.

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WGU is competency-based

WGU’s rigorous, competency-based approach is ideally suited to self-directed learners ready to advance their education and careers efficiently. Unlike traditional and even other online universities, WGU doesn’t award degrees based on seat time. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field. Through independent study, learning resources, and carefully designed assessments, you learn and master essential skills and knowledge necessary for success. Assessments take the form of essays, exams, research papers, and an assortment of projects that can be completed online.

Our competency-based approach measures your progress by successful completion of challenging assessments. If you have existing competencies from prior work and education, you may be able to draw upon this experience to complete your assessments faster and accelerate your degree program.

WGU is flexible and supportive

If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU is for you. In most cases, you will access course material or study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while managing your career, your family, and life’s other challenges. Our competency-based approach to education allows for extensive personalization of your program to fit around your busy schedule.

When you become a student, you’ll study under the guidance of a dedicated mentor who will work with and support you from enrollment to graduation. Together with your mentor, you’ll develop your personalized Degree Plan—a roadmap and schedule for successfully completing your program.

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