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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Comprehensive preparation for nursing at the highest level of practice. Advance your career in health care administration, nursing education, advanced practice nursing, and more.

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Loan Forgiveness Program

The College of Graduate Nursing (CGN) takes part in the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) National Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). This program covers the majority of educational expenses, including tuition & fees upfront in return for four-years, full-time teaching at an accredited nursing program. Please request more information above for details.


DNPs Learn To:
  • Design, evaluate, and improve health systems to transform health care delivery and impact outcomes
  • Develop clinical, organizational, economic, policy, and leadership skills
  • Practice in diverse settings to address population-based and clinical quality initiatives

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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RESPECTED FACULTY
Our students are taught by distinguished faculty who have received state and national recognition for their leadership and professional accomplishments.

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FLEXIBLE GRADUATE PROGRAMS
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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INCLUSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
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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Discover how our DNP program can open the door to unlimited possibilities. Unlock Your Potential with a WesternU DNP Degree.