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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WGU to Host New Accountable Care Learning Collaborative
June 18, 2015: WGU announced it will host the new Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC). The new, nonprofit collaborative, the largest accountable care collaborative in the world, is being formed by the merger of Leavitt Partners’ Accountable Care Cooperative and the Brookings Institution’s ACO Learning Network.
WGU to Launch Journal of Competency-Based Education
WGU will partner with Wiley to establish a new scholarly publication, The Journal of Competency-Based Education. The Journal, which will be aimed at practitioners, policy-makers, and educational researchers, will focus on research in the area of competency-based education (CBE), but will also include documented case studies and best practices.