College of Health Professions

WGU Tennessee is equipped to prepare skilled registered nurses and medical professionals. Our competency-based accredited programs provide the comprehensive education you need to gain a competitive edge in the workforce. Our healthcare degrees encourage students to combine their empathy and knowledge to become effective and in-demand experts.

Explore the healthcare degree options offered at WGU Tennessee:

Earn a Competitive Degree

Gain the credentials and competence the industry demands with an online healthcare degree from WGU Tennessee. Our accredited, competency-based degree programs will put you in an excellent position to fill the growing need for competent, compassionate healthcare professionals. WGU Tennessee's healthcare degrees emphasize mastery of the skills and knowledge that are essential to success.

The demand for talented, competent health professionals is growing. WGU Tennessee's online healthcare degrees are an ideal match. Our programs were developed by employers for the specific needs of the industry. When you graduate from WGU Tennessee, you can be certain you’ll have the skills and knowledge the workplace demands.

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CCNE-Accredited Nursing Programs

Through Western Governors University, the nursing programs at WGU Tennessee are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791).

Aimed at addressing Tennessee's growing shortage of registered nurses, WGU Tennessee's innovative B.S. in Nursing (Prelicensure) has gained approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The program combines WGU Tennessee's online, competency-based education with rigorous clinical experience supervised by qualified nursing faculty.

CAHIIM Accredited

Through Western Governors University, WGU Tennessee’s Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for Creating Environments

WGU was named an Center of Excellence™ in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing (NLN) for 2015-2019 for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development. This prestigious award has only been given to 45 colleges and universities nationwide and is a result of a rigorous review process by an external team who examined WGU’s nursing programs and outcomes before extending the recognition through 2019.

Partnered With Leading Hospital Corporations

Our partners are among the leading healthcare organizations—HCA, Tenet, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Catholic Health Initiatives, and others. Through their support, thousands of their nurses and other employees have graduated from or are enrolled in our innovative online degree programs. (Employees of these organizations may be entitled to a tuition discount; speak with your enrollment counselor to learn more.)

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    Linda Burnes Bolton, CNO Cedars Sinai Medical Center and President-Elect of the American Organization of Nurse Executives

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  • In the News

    "While such programs [like Western Governors University] are now the exception, I want them to be the norm."

    —US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

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