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Does anybody have any information about the online programs at Walden University? I've been tossing around the idea of completing my BSN and I would like to just do it online since I have a 3 year... Read More

  1. Visit  iseeyou profile page
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    I am looking at Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science.
    I have a colleague that is finishing her Doctorate there, she is
    quite pleased, didn't save any money, but loves the online program.
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  3. Visit  Saifudin profile page
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    Searching for a good, credible online program always comes up with the "pack-ten" online schools, starting usually with Phoenix. Not all the schools on these adv sites are accredited. That's the first thing to check. I searched and dug for years and interestingly I would occasionally find a school that never showed up, but is accredited and looked very good.

    I am doing my masters in health adm via TUI University in California. They were formally the online component of Touro College in NYC but were bought by a venture capitalist company 2 years ago. For sure it is a business but I don't really get the sense of an 'only business operation'. The reality is your self-taught anyway so advisement is of no use. You just keep taking required courses till graduation.

    I found Walden and Phoenix to be very costly but if you have tuition reimbursement it is not a problem. I am paying out-of-pocket so cost is important. TUI kept the same tuition fees for the first year after going private and raised grad tuition by 180 dollars this year which is not too much of a hit. But, they do not offer nursing.

    Regarding some MSN programs; when I reviewed them they basically look like health adm degrees. I don't like that these schools get regional accreditation and NLN approval but in reality are not the same as other nursing degrees. But, if it works and is expedient you still get a reasonable education.
  4. Visit  NICUnursey profile page
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    Quote from palpep
    Just withdrew from Walden after 1 week of class. Found out they do not award MSN, so may not award BSN, either. It is an M.S. degree. Wish I had asked the right questions, so my advice to you is to get connected with an advisor and find out what degree you will be awarded upon completion.
    Hope this helps.
    P.S. I liked the two instructors that I had. They seemed to genuinely care and want to help me expand my knowledge and be a success.
    Hi,

    Just want to let you know Walden does now award MSN degree. All MS program degree students are being converted to MSN degree status and it is accredited by CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education).

    Students were notified June 10, 2009. We are all very happy about it!!!

    Thanks,
    Judy
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  5. Visit  harnof profile page
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    Which accredited, acceptable, with no GRE required msn program is the best online school out there? Do the employers care where you received your msn if all of the above are met? I'm in Ga. looking for a good online program.
  6. Visit  sargentrn profile page
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    I am accepted into the University of Southern Indiana's MSN in nursing education program to start this fall, it is online. I am struggling with my choice. This is a "brick and mortar" school that has an excellent reputation as far as I can tell. They also charge instate tuition for online students so the total cost is around $10,000 plus books, but taking one class at a time will take me 3 1/2 years. I spoke with Walden today, the cost is around $18,000 which includes all books and will take 2 years, these are 8 week classes.

    I am really wondering what I should do. Any input would be appreciated...
  7. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Quote from palpep
    Just withdrew from Walden after 1 week of class. Found out they do not award MSN, so may not award BSN, either. It is an M.S. degree. Wish I had asked the right questions, so my advice to you is to get connected with an advisor and find out what degree you will be awarded upon completion.
    Hope this helps.
    P.S. I liked the two instructors that I had. They seemed to genuinely care and want to help me expand my knowledge and be a success.

    Walden now offers an MSN degree...too bad you didn't ask the right questions and they could have told you it was on the way. emails to students were sent on 6/10/09
  8. Visit  Otessa profile page
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    Quote from palpep
    Just withdrew from Walden after 1 week of class. Found out they do not award MSN, so may not award BSN, either. It is an M.S. degree. Wish I had asked the right questions, so my advice to you is to get connected with an advisor and find out what degree you will be awarded upon completion.
    Hope this helps.
    P.S. I liked the two instructors that I had. They seemed to genuinely care and want to help me expand my knowledge and be a success.

    It is now and MSN degree-changed in December 2009.

    otessa
  9. Visit  SassieRN profile page
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    Quote from swirlygirl
    does anybody have any information about the online programs at walden university? i've been tossing around the idea of completing my bsn and i would like to just do it online since i have a 3 year old at home and i'm due with my second baby in july.

    i was just wondering about basic stuff like cost, course load, how much time you spend daily online, etc. and what do you do about clinical rotations? any information would be greatly appreciated!!
    after some thought, i will not be attending walden university. i was very angry over the holidays due to the stringent requirements for their goal statement. it was very difficult to write and brought back a lot of things that i did not want to deal with, especially, over the holiday season. i was mad and very frustrated. i don't feel i have to explain my whole entire life story of why my grades 10-20 years ago are not up to your standards and what happened along the way. what counts is now! especially, since i am a professionally licensed rn with 2 bachelors degrees and have taken several graduate course with a 4.0 gpa. i decided this university is not for me. in my opinion, this is not showing a supportive attitude for potential students. i felt it was very intrusive. i have applied to several universities and received acceptance. i have never had to explain the deep darkness of my life. i feel it was none of their business. from the reviews that i have read, i will not be attending this school. any school that does not support the positive things that you can bring to their university and focuses on the negative aspects of one's lifetime is not a school i want to attend. i save lives everyday and i require an education that will focus on the high standards of current nursing care.
  10. Visit  Otessa profile page
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    Quote from palpep
    Just withdrew from Walden after 1 week of class. Found out they do not award MSN, so may not award BSN, either. It is an M.S. degree. Wish I had asked the right questions, so my advice to you is to get connected with an advisor and find out what degree you will be awarded upon completion.
    Hope this helps.
    P.S. I liked the two instructors that I had. They seemed to genuinely care and want to help me expand my knowledge and be a success.
    Graduated in in 2010-I have an MSN (not a MS or MN)-should have stuck it out.
    Last edit by Otessa on Jan 12, '11
  11. Visit  Otessa profile page
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    Quote from sassiern
    after some thought, i will not be attending walden university. i was very angry over the holidays due to the stringent requirements for their goal statement. it was very difficult to write and brought back a lot of things that i did not want to deal with, especially, over the holiday season. i was mad and very frustrated. i don't feel i have to explain my whole entire life story of why my grades 10-20 years ago are not up to your standards and what happened along the way. what counts is now! especially, since i am a professionally licensed rn with 2 bachelors degrees and have taken several graduate course with a 4.0 gpa. i decided this university is not for me. in my opinion, this is not showing a supportive attitude for potential students. i felt it was very intrusive. i have applied to several universities and received acceptance. i have never had to explain the deep darkness of my life. i feel it was none of their business. from the reviews that i have read, i will not be attending this school. any school that does not support the positive things that you can bring to their university and focuses on the negative aspects of one's lifetime is not a school i want to attend. i save lives everyday and i require an education that will focus on the high standards of current nursing care.
    sorry things did not work out for you. unfortunately, every university has different admission requirements. i have had friends not gain entrance to universities. these things happen-don't let it jade you.
  12. Visit  SassieRN profile page
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    Quote from Otessa
    Sorry things did not work out for you. Unfortunately, every university has different admission requirements. I have had friends not gain entrance to universities. These things happen-don't let it jade you.
    Thank you! It didn't bring me down at all. I think their admissions process is unprofessional and unacceptable. What I explained in my writing is only the tip of the iceburg. The way she spoke with me over the phone in such a condescending manner was unprofessional. I guess that is why I am a nurse and she is not.
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    Quote from SassieRN
    Thank you! It didn't bring me down at all. I think their admissions process is unprofessional and unacceptable. What I explained in my writing is only the tip of the iceburg. The way she spoke with me over the phone in such a condescending manner was unprofessional. I guess that is why I am a nurse and she is not.
    WOW! My adviser was wonderful-through e-mails and on the phone. If I had your experience things would have been much different for me. Have you thought to complain to someone at Walden about her? She should be let go IMO.
  14. Visit  SassieRN profile page
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    Quote from otessa
    wow! my adviser was wonderful-through e-mails and on the phone. if i had your experience things would have been much different for me. have you thought to complain to someone at walden about her? she should be let go imo.
    yes, actually i sent an email to the president, jonathan.kaplan@waldenu.edu. i am not usually one to complain and write letters but this matter needs attention.
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