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WGU Loves Nurses: Offering up to $50,000 in Scholarships in Tennessee

News Brief - 5/4/17

Nonprofit, online university celebrates National Nurses Week with scholarships for health care workers

NASHVILLE — WGU Tennessee’s parent university, Western Governors University (WGU), is kicking off National Nurses Week by offering up to $200,000 in scholarships for nurses and health care professionals across the nation who wish to pursue bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in WGU’s College of Health Professions. Tennessee residents will be eligible for up to $50,000 in scholarship funding as part of the campaign.

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 in Tennessee can apply for these scholarships now through June 30 at To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be officially admitted to WGU Tennessee, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor.

“As leaders in the health care industry, nurses are always in high demand in Tennessee, and we’re happy to do what we can to help fill the need,” said WGU Tennessee Chancellor Dr. Kim Estep. “Nurses Week is always a great time to say thanks to our health care professionals, and to incentivize them to continue their educations.”

WGU Tennessee will award up to 25 scholarships, and recipients will be selected based on their academic records, financial need, and readiness for online study at WGU, among other considerations. WGU will also waive the $65 application fee for all scholarship applicants who apply by the scholarship deadline. Applicants should use the code RNLOVE.

WGU Tennessee degree programs that are eligible for use with the WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship include:

  • B.S. Nursing (RN to BSN online)
  • B.S. Health Information Management
  • B.S. Business—Healthcare Management
  • M.S. Nursing—Education (for RNs with BSNs)
  • M.S. Nursing—Leadership and Management (for RNs with BSNs)
  • M.S. Nursing—Nursing Informatics (for RNs with BSNs)
  • M.S. Nursing—Education (RN to MSN Option)
  • M.S. Nursing—Leadership and Management (RN to MSN Option)
  • M.S. Nursing—Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN Option)
  • M.S. Integrated Healthcare Management
  • MBA Healthcare Management

Designed to fit into the lives of busy working nurses, WGU Tennessee’s BSN, MSN, and MBA programs provide the knowledge, skills, and credentials employers seek. All 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 are ready, proving what they have learned. Prior work experience and academic knowledge may enable students to accelerate through subject matter they already know, allowing them to save time and money.

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