To assist RNs in the pursuit of a wide range of nursing degrees, ANA-Illinois has formed educational partnerships with university partners that are offering exclusive discounts on nursing degree programs to ANA-Illinois members.

ANA-Illinois announces a new educational partnership with the Western Governors University.

Each educational partner offers nursing programs that are accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

This new relationship includes a tuition discount of 5% discount and the ability to apply for the Healthcare Partners Fund Scholarship valued at up to $2,500.  WGU offers a variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.

The bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Paired with WGU’s university-wide accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), these accreditations assure your degree will be highly respected.

ANA-Illinois is committed to helping registered nurses (RNs) achieve their professional and educational goals. “By pursuing a bachelor’s or advanced nursing degree, RNs can operate from a broader knowledge base for the benefit of patients and families,” said ANA-Illinois Executive Director Susan Y. Swart, MS, RN, CAE. “Additionally, baccalaureate and advanced-degreed RNs benefit from enhanced career prospects in various areas, including teaching, research, administration, and advanced practice.”

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