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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 old at home and I'm due with my... Read More


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    Thank you for the input.
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    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.
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    Keep in mind advisors at whatever school have a primary interest - that is enrolling students. You are not the main concern, especially if the school is a for profit university (Phoenix, Walden, Strayer etc.)
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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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    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.
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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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    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.
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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...
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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
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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


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