May 2015

For James Thomas, a 28-year-old nurse from Nashville, earning a bachelor’s degree from WGU Tennessee was a huge step toward fulfilling his dream of advancing his nursing career. After working for two years as a registered nurse on the medical-surgical floor of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, James spent about

When Jeni Miller, 27, moved to Nashville for a nursing position, returning to school for a bachelor’s degree was not at the top of her priority list. That changed, however, when she applied to WGU Tennessee and was a recipient of its 2014 Nurses Lead The Way Scholarship. The surgical

Chantel is your typical WGU student—and by typical we, of course, mean extraordinary. She is a wife and a mother of three, and she works full time as a dedicated nursing professional. For busy adults with families and plenty of grown-up responsibilities, even the thought of going back to school

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and we’re celebrating the hard work of WGU Tennessee’s Teachers College students and alumni and thanking them for their commitment to the children of Tennessee. Since WGU Tennessee launched in 2013, 129 students have graduated from the Teachers College and 466 are currently enrolled. In celebration

Roberta Ross-Fisher Manager of Program Reporting, Compliance, and Accreditation Western Governors University In the current era of accountability through high-stakes testing, teachers in schools across the country often feel pressure to tailor their instruction time to test preparation. So much emphasis is put on reading and mathematics that subjects such

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