WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a capstone project. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.
For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.
Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.
|Professional Presence and Influence||2|
|Translational Research for Practice and Populations||2|
|Advanced Information Management and the Application of Technology||3|
|Organizational Leadership and Interprofessional Team Development||3|
|Pathopharmacological Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|Comprehensive Health Assessment for Patients and Populations||3|
|Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience||2|
|Policy, Politics, and Global Health Trends||3|
|Foundations in Nursing Informatics||2|
|Informatics System Analysis and Design||3|
|Data Science and Analytics||2|
|Data Modeling and Database Management Systems||2|
|Nursing Informatics Field Experience||4|
|Nursing Informatics Capstone||2|