With the internet age, and it’s unprecedented accessibility worldwide for the last decade or so, it is not a big surprise to see the proliferation of one online university after the other. And while we expect them to be somewhat alike in more ways than one, there are just a few of them that really stand out such as the Western Governors University. Why do I think that it is different? Simply because this was founded by the governors of 19 States, it’s a non profit online university and it is supported by over 20 major corporations and foundations that strongly believe in WGU’s commitment in producing highly competent graduates.
With the shortage of practicing professionals in the health care industry within the US, I believe that for those who have the vocation and dedication, there’s never been a better time to pursue an online nursing degree than now. Busy adults can definitely take advantage of the nationally and regionally accredited online bachelor’s and master’s degrees under the guidance of dedicated mentors. What’s more, such great education can be had without necessarily creating a big financial strain because of the affordability of tuition fees.
Clearly, just like the conviction of the 19 founding governors of WGU, every individual should have access to quality and affordable higher education notwithstanding their socio-economic background, location and income.