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Academic Programs

What Academic Program is Right for You?

The College of Nursing has designed its academic programs so that no matter where you are in your career, you can find the program that can help you move forward. The best way to select a program is to begin with this question:

What Nursing degree do you have today?

These Programs are online/hybrid with limited on-site attendance in Pomona

  • If you have an Associate Degree in Nursing: You are eligible for ADN to MSN with a role concentration of Administrative Nurse Leader (ANL), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), and Ambulatory Care Nursing (AC) (full-time or part-time).
  • If you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing: You are eligible for the BSN to MSN with a role concentration of Administrative Nurse Leader (ANL), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Ambulatory Care Nursing (AC), Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNP), or Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (PMHNP) (full-time or part-time).
  • If you have a Master’s Degree in Nursing: You are eligible for the FNP certificate and PMHNP certificate. If you are a nationally certified FNP, you are eligible for the ENP. You may also pursue a DNP (full-time or part-time).
  • If you have a Doctoral Degree in Nursing: You are eligible for the FNP certificate and the PMHNP certificate (full-time or part-time). If you are a nationally certified FNP, you are eligible for the ENP.

This program is full-time, in-person, campus-based (Pomona)

  • If you have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree or higher: You are eligible for the Master’s Entry Program (MSN-E) – 2 years full-time in-person attendance (Pomona).
WesternU College of Graduate Nursing Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) proegram students get hands-in training during an ENP procedural skills day Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. The students learned about sututing, ear and nose techniques and also went to the WestrernU Eye Care Institute to learn about vision exams.

Out-of-State Regulations Department of Education

We strive to attain authorization to offer our Online programs to students in every state. However, state laws are dynamic and the monitoring of the specific regulations is continually in flux. Prospective out-of-state students should check our Out-of-State Regulations and contact the College of Graduate Nursing for clarification.