Western University of Health Sciences College of Graduate Nursing Western University of Health Sciences


Message from the Dean

Karen Hanford, EdD, MSN, FNP

Karen Hanford, EdD, MSN, FNP Welcome to Western University’s College of Graduate Nursing. Making the decision to obtain a graduate degree is a very significant career decision and not one to be taken lightly. Before you traverse through the information contained within our Web pages I would like to take the opportunity to share with you a little bit about our college. Read more…

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About Our Programs

About Our Programs Western University’s graduate nursing programs are designed for nurses who wish to continue working in their profession, keep family commitments and live in the same community while pursuing a graduate education. This benefit is especially convenient for students living in rural areas, small communities, or on active military duty.

CGN Named Top 10 U.S. Nursing Schools

The College of Graduate Nursing (CGN) at Western University of Health Sciences is one of the 10 best nursing schools in the country, according to a new report. Read more…

Updates in the College of Graduate Nursing Simulation Center

Several new and exciting additions have been made in the College of Graduate Nursing Simulation Center over the last year. The aim of each addition is to increase the fidelity or “realism” of the exercises experienced by the students. The addition of these new devices will assist with the development of the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to ensure quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which our graduates will work. Read more….

CGN Awarded Statewide Health Planning and Development Grant

 In January 2014, the College of Graduate Nursing received an Office of Statewide Health Planning Development grant totaling $182,000. These funds are intended to develop community clinical partnerships and relationships and to develop training sites for students enrolled in the FNP Program in areas of state designated health professional shortage areas and areas of unmet need. Read more….

CGN Awarded National Faculty Loan Repayment Program Grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced the 2014-2015 award for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). As a result of the announcement, the College of Graduate Nursing will award $396,456 to doctoral nursing students that have the intent to become nurse educators.  Read more…

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Why WesternU

Why WesternU Find out about all the great reasons why you should choose WesternU…

About Our Programs

About Our Programs Listen to what students have to say about the programs at the College of Graduate Nursing…

CGN Academic Calendar

View important CGN academic dates through fall 2017 such as semester start/end dates, spring/summer breaks, and dates for the mandatory seminar weekends.


Support the College of Graduate Nursing

For information about how to support the College of Graduate Nursing, please contact the Office of Annual Giving and Donor Relations: (909) 706-3476.

Excellence in Nursing 

Excellence_2014View the latest issue of Excellence in Nursing, highlighting our student academic and donor awardees, Dean’s List and Who’s Who recipients, as well as other CGN highlights and accomplishments for the 2013/2014 academic year. Enjoy!

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