Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) is hosting a series of

informational meetings about Web-based learning programs offered through

its College of Graduate Nursing. At each event prospective students will

have an opportunity to learn more about the curriculum, admissions

requirements, prerequisites, financial aid programs, support services and

costs involved in the College’s programs.

The following are the scheduled informational meetings:

Nov. 4; 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.; Mt. Diablo Medical Center, North

Campus, Classroom A, 2540 East Street, Concord, CA

Nov. 4; 3-5 p.m.; Three Rivers Community Hospital, Washington campus,

Conference Room C, 75 North West Dimmick Street, Grants Pass, OR

Nov. 8; 4-5 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.; WesternU Regional Center at Chico,

1395 Ridgewood Drive, Chico, CA

Nov. 10; 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Arrowhead Regional Medical

Center, Sycamore Room, 400 North Pepper Avenue, Colton, CA

Nov. 11; 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m.; Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 4th

Floor Classroom, 1798 North Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA

Nov. 15; 2-3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.; Alta Bates Medical Center,

Conference Room 2, 2450 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Nov. 16; 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.; Washoe Medical Center, Classroom

102, 77 Pringle Way, Reno, NV

Nov. 16; 7-8 p.m.; Washoe County Health Department, South Auditorium, 1001

East 9th Street, Reno, CA

Nov. 18; 1-4 p.m.; San Antonio Community Hospital, Third Floor Classroom,

999 San Bernadino Road, Upland, CA

Nov. 19; 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.; WesternU Regional Center at Las

Vegas, 2080 East Flamingo Road, Suite 211, Las Vegas, NV

Nov. 19; 3-4 p.m.; University Medical Center, Second Floor Classroom-Main

Hospital, 1800 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV

Nov. 20; 1-3 p.m.; WesternU Health Sciences Center, Computer Science Lab,

309 E. Second Street/ College Plaza, Pomona, CA

WesternU’s College of Graduate Nursing offers three tracks: a Master of

Science in Nursing for current nurse practitioners, a Family Nurse

Practitioner (FNP) certificate for nurses already prepared with a master’s

degree, and a joint Master of Science in Nursing/ FNP degree.

All three programs are Internet-based and were designed by specialists in

nursing and computer education to provide access to higher education to

nurses who couldn’t previously schedule traditional coursework around

their jobs, families or long commutes. They are the first of their kind in

the nation.

FNPs are registered nurses whose educational and clinical practice

experience extends beyond basic nurse training. They can perform physical

examinations, diagnose and treat acute illnesses, order and interpret

laboratory tests and provide patient education. Health planners

increasingly are relying on FNPs as the providers of choice for a range of

front-line services.

Students are admitted on an annual basis into WesternU’s College of

Graduate Nursing from as far away as Alaska, Nevada and Michigan. The

application deadline for those interested in beginning any of the programs

next fall is March 15. The programs require occasional on-site weekend

visits, but are primarily carried out entirely over the Internet so that

students who don’t live in close proximity to an educational nursing

program can earn a degree without having to move or commute. Students are

assigned to preceptors in their hometown and complete their clinical

assignments on a weekly basis.

For more information, call (909) 469-5523.