The seminal leader in competency-based education for academic nursing since 2007, the Michael O. Leavitt School of Health at Western Governors University is currently educating more than 29,000 students with more than 98,500 alumni. Built with guidance by nursing and healthcare experts and with clinical partnerships across the country, WGU graduates are significantly impacting the country’s health system. In 2021, more than 17% of all Registered Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates in the nation were educated at WGU. For the same timeframe, nearly 20% of the national graduates earning Master of Science Nursing Education degrees are from WGU.

WGU offers affordable and respected online bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and post-master’s nursing certificates. Programs include nursing, nursing education, nursing informatics, nursing leadership and management, and nurse practitioner specialties. WGU holds regional accreditation-the highest standard recognized by the U.S. Department of Education-from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and additional accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for our nursing programs. For details, visit

This collection contains scholarly works from WGU Michael O. Leavitt School of Health faculty.

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