WGU Indiana is kicking off National Nurses Week by offering up to $25,000 in scholarships for nurses statewide who wish to pursue a CCNE-accredited BSN or MSN degree, or a bachelor’s, master’s, or MBA degree in specialties that include healthcare management, health information management, and more. National Nurses Week runs from May 6 through May 12. In an effort to thank nurses for all they do, WGU Indiana is waiving the $65 application fee for those who apply by June 30 using the code: NOWFREE.
Each WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship is valued at up to $2,000—$500 per six-month term for up to four terms. New students can apply for these scholarships through June 30. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be officially admitted to WGU Indiana, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor. Recipients will be selected based on academic records, financial need, readiness for online study, and current competency, among other considerations.
“WGU Indiana is dedicated to advancing the careers of nurses statewide and improving healthcare for Hoosiers,” said WGU Indiana State Director of Nursing Mary Carney. “The WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship was developed to highlight the incredible work of nurses and to provide affordable pathways to higher education.”
The National League for Nursing has named WGU Indiana’s College of Health Professions a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development. Designed to meet the needs of working nurses, WGU’s BSN, MSN, and MBA programs provide the knowledge, skills, and credentials employers seek.
WGU pioneered competency-based education, which measures learning rather than time spent in class. This allows health professionals to earn career-enhancing degrees while meeting work and family obligations. Students complete their programs by studying on schedules that fit their lives, advancing as soon as they demonstrated that they have mastered course materials. Many students are able to apply prior learning and work experience to help them accelerate their time to degree, saving both time and money.
Over 2,300 nurses have graduated from WGU Indiana since its founding in 2010 and more than 1,300 nursing students are currently pursuing BSN and MSN degrees through WGU Indiana.
Learn more about this scholarship and WGU Indiana’s College of Health Professions at https://indiana.wgu.edu/tuition_financial_aid/scholarships/wgu-loves-nurses.
WGU Indiana offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs in business, education, information technology and healthcare, including nursing. The nonprofit university’s competency-based model allows students to accelerate through coursework at their own pace.
According to a 2016 Harris Poll, 95 percent of WGU graduates are employed, 87 percent of them in their degree field. According to a 2016 Gallup study, WGU graduates are more likely than graduates from other U.S. universities to have the jobs they want, feel engaged at work, and have an emotional attachment to their alma mater.
WGU Indiana has helped more than 5,000 Hoosiers achieve their dream of completing a college degree. Another 5,000 students are currently enrolled. For information about WGU Indiana’s degrees and scholarships, visit indiana.wgu.edu.