We are a leader in online/hybrid nursing programs and the growing field of mental health care.
Nursing education requires students to master a combination of knowledge, skills, and values. In the WesternU College of Graduate Nursing, faculty, staff and students develop collaborative learning partnerships to foster commitment to academic excellence, respect for persons, accountability, self-reflection, critical thinking, leadership, professional development, and life-long learning. Through the educational process, nursing students undergo role transformation as they undertake the competencies of a graduate nursing professional.
Message From the Dean
Be a part of our rich history and exciting future!
Mary Lopez, PhD, RN
Dean, College of Graduate Nursing
A Leader in Mental Health Education
The College of Graduate Nursing has received more than $4 million in grant funding since 2020 to enhance mental health services and provide access to care in underserved communities. CGN received a $955,466 grant from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) in September 2020 to help implement its Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program, and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded CGN $1.875 million over four years to fund stipends for PMHNP students and for the creation of the region’s first Behavioral Health Training Center. CGN and the College of Health Sciences received a $2.5 million HRSA grant to create the WesternU Integrated Substance Abuse Training Program, designed as a one-year, limited employment, transition-to-practice training program for nationally-certified nurse practitioners and PAs.
Learn more about grants received by the College of Nursing.