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3 States participate in 'Day at Capitol' events

​Many students, alumni and faculty from WGU Missouri and WGU Tennessee stepped onto the legislative court to promote the benefits of the unique WGU education model.  Experiences and stories were shared.  Concerns were voiced, followed with explanations of why WGU is such a valuable part of the solution.  Each state has different challenges, but the overarching goals were the same: discuss policy and help set agendas for lawmakers at the state level.  Representing WGU Washington, Chancellor Jean Floten made the trip to Washington, D.C. in order to address state legislators from across the country at their annual 'Capital Day'. 

                

WGU Ranks as a Top Educator of Minorities in Nursing
January 7, 2016:  For the second year in a row, WGU was among the top producers of nursing degrees awarded to minority students, according to a recent issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.  According to the magazine's "Top Health Science Degree Producers" list, WGU ranked fourth in the nation for the volume of nurses with minority backgrounds who earn their bachelor's and master's degrees from the university.  This year, WGU moved up the list from ninth largest producer of master's degrees to fourth.  Recently, the National League for Nursing named the nursing programs offered by WGU as a 2015 Center of Excellence(TM) for Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development - one of only 12 nursing schools selected for this designation.  Read the full article.

WGU Named a Top School by Military Advanced Education for 9th Consecutive Year
January 5, 2016:  WGU has been named a Top School by Military Advanced Education (MAE) for the ninth year in a row.  In its 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities, the publication highlights institutions that provide the best educational options and fit for military service members, veterans, and their families.  WGU was selected as a military-friendly school for its affordability, flexibility, and personalized one-on-one faculty support.  WGU's online bachelor's and master's degree programs are approved for tuition assistance for active-duty, reserve, and National Guard personnel.  Read the full press coverage.

WGU Indiana & WGU Nevada Show their Working Nurses love with Owl-o-Ween Campaign

November 1, 2015: This year, during the Daylight Saving Time switch at 2:00 AM when the clock fell back an hour, all night shift nurses had to work an extra hour during their shift. So in order to show our appreciation for night shift nurses, we created a campaign that showed them we were thinking about them! Since Daylight Saving Time fell on the night of Halloween, we named the event Owl-O-Ween, and celebrated our amazing nursing Night Owls!  The Owl-O-Ween packages were filled with brownies or cupcakes, WGU swag, and a special note from WGU thanking our ambassadors for participating in our campaign. The goal was to help our student and alumni night shift nurses at these hospitals get through that extra-long shift while also educating other nurses about WGU. At 2:00 AM when the clocks officially fell back, the Owl-o-Ween gifts were opened and shared. Both WGU Indiana and WGU Nevada participated in the surprise event - it was a hit all around!  Participants and event followers used #OwlOWeen to share the event on socially. Just another way that WGU Alumni and Students are celebrated and supported by WGU!

WGU Named Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing
The National League for Nursing (NLN) has named the nursing programs offered by WGU as a 2015 Center of Excellence™. The university, which is being recognized in the Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development category, is one of only 12 schools of nursing selected for this designation. Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the NLN is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. This prestigious award will be presented to WGU on October 2 during the NLN 2015 Education Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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