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 Awarded Statewide Health Planning and Development Grant

The College of Graduate Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program is proud to be the recipient of the 2015/2016 California Song Brown/Office of Statewide Planning and Development grant funding of $288,625. Read more….

CGN Awarded HRSA National Faculty Loan Repayment Program Grant

Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Graduate Nursing has received $380,136 to address the need for more doctorally-prepared nurses in the workforce and to mentor the next generation of health care providers.This is the seventh year the College of Graduate Nursing (CGN) has received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) National Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)..  Read more…

Student Testimonials

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 2015View 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 2014/2015 academic year. Enjoy!


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