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- I just finished speaking with a walden advisor, and i asked her the same question that everyone has been asking. She said that they have sent letters out to the THECB and that they are hoping to be certified or authorized by the beginning of fall term. I am not sure if this is true though.
- Aug 6, '12 by lv2bfitThe following is from the Missouri Dept. of Higher Educations web-site. It's no easy task to become accredited by the CCNE. This individual state process doesn't sound complicated. I am waiting to hear from Walden regarding this. I think it is premature to claim fraudulence. I do see a definite need to streamline the process for students to determine if completion of a program will guarantee that student being able to take the exam for their specialty. Frankly, I don't understand the purpose of allowing ANY school to operate without all proper accreditation in place. That goes for specific programs. I won't claim to understand the accreditation process at all, but it just doesn't make sense to me. I will follow up when I hear back from Walden on this. I see no reason to panic. They've been around for a long time. I went to a private college for my BSN, not an easy program to get in to, and they have instructors there who have recieved their MSN in Education from Walden. This process has been frustrating, but anything worth having is worth working for. It's the first year for this program, it's bound to have some kinks to be worked out. Every program out there had a "first year". Due diligence and patience and hopefully all will work out.
STATEMENT ON MISSOURI’S REQUIREMENTS FOR OUT-OF-STATE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS TO LEGALLY OFFER POSTSECONDARY DISTANCE EDUCATION OR CORRESPONDENCE EDUCATION IN THE STATE
The U.S. Department of Education has released new regulations for institutions offering distance education outside the boundaries of their own state.
§ 600.9 State authorization requires the following:
(c) If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary of State's approval upon request.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education requires out-of-state public institutions offering postsecondary education to students in Missouri to affirm, in writing, that the institution is accredited by a regional accrediting body, and that the institution will adhere to the MDHE Principles of Good Practice for Distance Learning and Web-Based Courses. (Policy for the Review of Academic Program Proposals)
Out-of-state public institutions wishing to offer distance education in Missouri in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education guidelines should submit a letter to the MDHE (at the address listed below) affirming their compliance with both regional accrediting standards and the MDHE Principles of Good Practice for Distance Learning and Web-Based Courses.
Missouri Department of Higher Education
Attention: Distance Education Certification
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102
- here was the message i got from a walden advisor, i asked of there was a specific date that this would be done since i applied for the october start date.
[color=#454545]they did not give me a date in the correspondence i received this morning and i have replied back for clarification on the time frames of this process. our program directors are moving through all the necessary steps of this process as it affects several programs, not just our msn program. i understand your hesitation. i would however recommend going through the application process if you are interested; if we are not full certified in texas before the start date i will notify you and we can postpone your start until we receive the necessary certification or you can withdraw the application with no charges/penalties.
- i see what they are telling you, but the problem is that they've been telling people (me) as recent as last week that they had everything done. the theb requires authorization for every clinical site in texas, there is no blanket authorization and because the student secures their own clinical location, i just don't see how it will be possible to be authorized until well after the clinical is done because it takes 30-45 days for each authorization to process. i'll be sticking with good ol' a&m, it may take longer, but i know my education will be worth something when i'm done. btw, here is the email we received this am stating that they have yet to apply from a so called supervisor, mike barnes. see 2nd paragraph where he tells us that in texas, they haven't even requested approval. last week they were swearing they were set to go in the state and the program was approved. just beware.....
"i am emailing you the information you requested per the phone message that you left on my phone today.
with regards to the practicum in the state of texas, i was able to receive an answer that in fact we are not yet approved to conduct field placements in the state. we have also yet to apply.
having said that, i found that we were awaiting a response from one last agency in the state in order to complete and submit our application. the response from the respective agency came last week.
we are in compliance with regards to any deadline to submit our application and will be doing so shortly in order to comply with one of the requirements for our graduates to practice as an np in the state of texas.
please let me know if you would like to discuss this situation further. i will be more than happy to discuss your options as well as how this might impact you.
i appreciate you bringing this to my attention,
walden university/the national hispanic university
walden toll free: 866-492-5336, ext. *33317
nhu toll free: 877-534-6648
direct phone: 210-408-3317
- I'll be attending A&M in Corpus Christi, they have online MSN programs for Mgmt & Leadership, FNP and Education. The clinical portion is definitely approved in Texas
The advisors at TAMUCC are very helpful and very nice, I would hope this goes for all A&M campuses. I've had a good experience during the application process.
- How long did the application process take for you? when are you starting and conrats by the way. I am currently and ADN and i have 20 more credit hours to graduate, will go ahead and finish that by spring 2013. I really am hoping apply for the FNP to get in for fall 2013
- To apply into the MSN program at A&M, they require a BSN (unless you do RN to MSN), the application process didn't take long, the waiting to find out took forever, or so it seemed. They require official transcripts, resume, 3 letters of recommendation and an essay as to why you wish to be in the program. They do a GPA calc of the last 60 credit hours, and a 3.0 or better is required for admittance into any MSN programs at A&M. Once accepted, they require immunization records, background check, BLS card, licensure and drug screen to be completed prior to courses starting. The deadline for most of their programs is April 15, and the notices were sent out by June 30. Thanks!
- Aug 7, '12 by kenyohunt1I guess it is just different for each state. i checked WV and there were no issues from the WV board of higher learning or the WV board of nursing.
- Aug 7, '12 by toni87I first heard of Walden University about 2 weeks ago from my co worker. A little nervous about applying because Ive never hear baout it before. Looking for a FNP program to attend that dosent cost an arm and a leg. How is the program for anyone that is already attending.