Learn from the leader in healthcare professional education
We have one purpose: to help more than 200,000 professionals each year achieve more in their career.
For more than 30 years, Western Schools has been a leader in continuing education in the healthcare field, offering in-depth, peer-reviewed courses authored by nurses for nurses. Through our process of quality development and rigorous review, Western Schools offers healthcare professionals the highest quality, convenient, and affordable courses needed to fulfill their re-licensure, certification, and other professional education needs.
As a nationally accredited continuing education provider, Western Schools offers more than 1,400 continuing education hours across several nursing specialties. Since its founding in 1978, Western Schools has served more than 1 million practitioners through its commitment to the growth and lifelong learning of healthcare professionals.
Our family of brands
Western Schools is part of a family of leading brands that help licensed professionals maximize their career potential. Learn more about our parent and sister companies.
Colibri Group is a family of brands that provide learning solutions for licensed professionals across multiple industries, including real estate, healthcare, personal care, financial services, and many more.
Our companies share a common goal: help customers achieve more in their days and their careers. We do this through products and job aids that help professionals become licensed, stay licensed and gain the skills to perform at the top of their fields.
Introducing Colibri, our hummingbird
Pronounced Co-LEE-bree. Who knew hummingbirds are among the smartest, most maneuverable, and most powerful fliers of all birds on the planet? We think the hummingbird is a fitting symbol of aspiration and achieving more in your careers. Roll over the plus symbols to reveal some cool facts!
The only bird that gets its strength from the upstroke.
(Soars just like we imagine our customers doing when they learn more.) Hey, that's our logo!
Largest brain of any bird by percent of body weight.
One smart bird with a high capacity for learning (like our customers!)
The hummingbird is a prolific cross-pollinator,
vital to the reproduction of flowers. Notice the flowers throughout our website? The real estate business has a vast cross-pollinating effect on our economy and people's lives, ensuring the exchange and enduring care of homes, buildings and land.
Has a cool scientific theory named after him: The Hummingbird Effect.
It's when one innovation triggers many more. It was inspired by hummingbird wing adaptations over time.
Spectacularly nimble and fast as it flies.
Who among us hasn't been dazzled by the lightening quick reflexes of a hummingbird? Then said to ourselves, wouldn't that be amazing to do?
The most maneuverable bird of all.
Hummingbirds can fly backwards, upside down and hover in place. Fitting, because we think the more you learn the more you can maneuver in your career.
Each year more than 85,000 professionals advance their career with Western Schools.
24/7 online access
I appreciate the thoughtfulness and convenience my courses with Western Schools provides. My hours as a nurse are instense, and I have a busy home life. The courses were relevant, written well and convenient to complete.
Expertly-written and peer reviewed courses
My courses were comprehensive and a good source of information. It was nice to complete my courses at home on my own time. I highly recommend Western Schools.
Gain new skills with more than 2,300 hours of CE courses
30+ years perfecting courses