April 2015

Tabitha Latham, a patient care coordinator at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, says WGU Tennessee’s B.S. Nursing (RN to BSN) degree program has been “a working mother’s dream.” Before WGU Tennessee, she had enrolled briefly in another online degree program that ended up requiring too much time away from her

Jan Jones-Schenk Chief Nursing Officer, WGU Doctors are important for patient outcomes, but nurses are too. In fact, studies show that if hospitals have too many patients per nurse, they can expect to see about half of their pediatric surgery patients again. Furthermore, other studies demonstrate that hospitals could experience

Timothy Tellman, an IT student at WGU Tennessee, had earned many IT certifications before accepting a full-time position with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis. However, to stand out as an employee in the booming technology industry, he needed more than certifications – he needed to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Dr. Philip Schmidt VP & Dean, Western Governors University Teachers College The trend of working adults launching a teaching career later in life has become increasingly common in the past few years. Many of these aspiring teachers seek a route to a degree that honors their experience and maturity while

By Jan Jones-Schenk Chief Nursing Officer, Western Governors University As Chief Nursing Officer of Western Governors University (WGU), I’m a natural advocate for a more highly educated nursing workforce in our nation’s hospitals and health-care facilities. We live in an era when the demand for more educated nurses is fueling

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