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Educating outstanding and compassionate advanced practice nurses and nurse leaders.

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Comprehensive preparation for a meaningful career in nursing.

The Master of Science in Nursing – Associate Degree in Nursing/RN to master’s program (ADN/RN to MSN) is designed for Registered Nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing to complete the Baccalaureate in Nursing Essentials (bridge) courses and progress into a master’s specialty concentration.

The BSN to MSN program is designed for a Registered Nurse who has a Bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. The program allows you to complete your entry-level nursing training, while simultaneously setting you on a direct track to earning your Master’s in Nursing.

Program Specializations of Your Choice: Ambulatory Care Nursing, Health Systems Leadership – Administrative Nurse Leader or Clinical Nurse Leader.

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Why Choose WesternU?

We are innovative catalysts educating nursing professionals who become expert clinicians, leaders, and system partners transforming the health of people worldwide.
  • Self-paced program of study that can be full-time (2 years) or part-time (3 years).
  • Hybrid model combines online learning with occasional campus-based learning.
  • Precepted clinical experiences in ambulatory and/or acute care facilities.
  • Coordination of preceptors and practice settings.
  • Transition courses can be credited to the post-master’s Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Speciality education contributes to national certification.
  • Prepares you for the NCLEX-RN.

Points of Excellence College of Graduate Nursing

• Nationally-ranked by U.S. News and World Report
• Culture of Humanism and Health Equity
• First online MSN-FNP program in the nation (1997)
• First entry level Masters of Nursing in California (2004)
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Our students are taught by distinguished faculty who have received state and national recognition for their leadership and professional accomplishments.

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We offer flexible programs that allow you to balance work and family commitments while earning your nursing degree, including part-time options.

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WesternU has a long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first, treating students as colleagues, and fostering camaraderie among students.

CGN’s Philosophy for Nursing Leadership and Lifelong Learning.

We envision healthy people and a healthy society where CGN is an innovative catalyst, educating highly-valued nursing professionals who are recognized as forward thinkers, system partners, advocates, and LEADERS FOR LIFE.


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About WesternU

Western University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit graduate university for the health professions, dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s health practitioners to flourish as skilled, compassionate healers. Two campuses serve students: Pomona, California and Lebanon, Oregon. WesternU students learn within a thriving center for medical, health care, and veterinary education, as well as research and community outreach. Graduates are poised to move into the future to successfully meet the diverse health-related needs of a growing population.

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