Welcome Samaritan Healthcare Employees


WGU Washington, in cooperation with Samaritan Healthcare, is proud to offer special discounts for Samaritan employees.

Partnership Benefits for Samaritan Health Services Employees

  • A 5% tuition discount on our already affordable tuition for two terms.

Note: You may also be eligible to apply for one of WGU Washington's scholarship offerings. Click to learn more.

Through Western Governors University, WGU Washington offers nationally and regionally accredited degree programs in business, information technology, teacher education, and health professions, including nursing.

WGU Washington Offers Respected and Recognized Healthcare Degree Programs

CCNE Accreditation

CCNE logo Through Western Governors University, WGU Washington’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791). An autonomous accrediting agency supported by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), CCNE’s mission is to ensure the quality and integrity of U.S. baccalaureate and graduate degree programs that educate nurses. CCNE is one of two national nursing accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


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Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for Creating Environments

WGU was named an Center of Excellence™ in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing (NLN) for 2015-2019 for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development. This prestigious award has only been given to 45 colleges and universities nationwide and is a result of a rigorous review process by an external team who examined WGU’s nursing programs and outcomes before extending the recognition through 2019.


CAHIIM Accredited

CAHIIM logo Through Western Governors University, WGU Washington’s Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

WGU Washington is Affordable

WGU Washington is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? Very affordable tuition. In fact, WGU Washington charges less than half what other reputable online universities typically charge. WGU Washington is also approved through Western Governors University to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.

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WGU Washington is Competency-Based

WGU Washington's rigorous, competency-based approach is ideally suited to self-directed learners anxious to advance their education and careers efficiently. Unlike traditional and even other online universities, WGU Washington doesn’t award degrees based on seat time. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field. Through independent study, learning resources, and carefully designed assessments, you learn and master essential skills and knowledge necessary for success. Assessments take the form of essays, exams, research papers, and an assortment of projects that can be completed online.

Our competency-based approach measures your progress through your successful completion of challenging assessments. If you have existing competencies from prior work and education, you may be able to draw upon this experience to complete your assessments faster and accelerate your degree program.

WGU Washington is Flexible and Supportive

If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU Washington is for you. In most cases, you will access course material or study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while still managing your career, your family, and life’s other challenges. Our competency-based approach to education allows for extensive personalization of your program to fit around your busy schedule.

When you become a student, you’ll study under the guidance of a dedicated mentor who will work with and support you from enrollment to graduation. Together with your mentor, you’ll develop your personalized Degree Plan—a roadmap and schedule for successfully completing your program.

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