…A new analysis by the Utah Foundation found that WGU leads the nation in nursing graduates.
According to the findings, the university has provided 84,390 nursing graduates from all 50 states since 2009 — 60,368 of whom received bachelor’s degrees in nursing and 24,022 of whom received master’s degrees in nursing.
WGU nursing graduates make up 2% of all the registered nurses with an active license in the nation, according to the report which was commissioned by WGU.
“In 2021, WGU produced a whopping 17% of the nation’s registered nurses earning a bachelor of science in nursing, suggesting that its already outsized role in educating national nursing personnel will rapidly expand,” the report states.
Utah Foundation President Peter Reichard described WGU’s impact as “eye-popping.”
As the nation faces critical shortages in staffing hospitals, “Western Governors is deploying an innovative approach to open opportunities and lead the way forward,” Reichard said.
According to the analysis, WGU nursing graduates make up 2% of all the registered nurses with an active license in the nation.The numbers of health care professionals the university expects to graduate is expected to proliferate as new degree and credentialed programs are offered by the Leavitt School of Health.View Article