Walden University has new FNP and AGNP Programs - page 7

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Walden has started new a new FNP and AGNP enrolling now for start date in Sept, Oct, and Dec. hope this is helpful to people that are interested.... Read More


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    This is a new program. The first cohort starts this September.
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    @Toni87 this is a new program at Walden Sept4 is the first start date.
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    i just spoke to the missouri dept. of higher education, iwas told that since walden is regionally accredited (which they looked toconfirm for me) that they do not need to be specifically accredited through mystates higher education dept. she said she cannot speak for other states butthat most operate the same way. in regards to clinicals, if the student isresponsible for setting up all clinicals (which i have been told they are andmost on-line schools require this), then no state accreditation is required. ifwalden contracts with any agency/hospital, etc. in my state, they are thenconsidered having a physical presence in missouri and then must gain approval frommo hde. this may be the confusing issue in texas. so, every entity i have spokenwith confirms that all seems good to go and it appears that no “fraudulent”behavior exists with walden.
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    @iv2bfit I spoke with the Michigan board of nursing and the told me the same thing:-). I'm excited I got accepted into the fnp program for sept 4th as well.
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    Walden is CCNE accredited. Individual states can have different clinical requirements.
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    Directly from the Walden Website....

    "Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance relating to the state-by-state requirements for practice as a nurse practitioner; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as a nurse practitioner in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. For more information about the requirements to practice as a nurse practitioner, students should contact the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency."

    I have looked into this program due to its convenience, but have decided to stay put where I am and finish out my brick and mortar education. I know I will not have any problems with any state and/or country I may decide to go, but would with most online educations. I already spoke with people in various HR departments to help aid my decision and the general consensus was that they would hire an NP with a traditional educational degree as opposed to an NP with an online degree. This will probably be the way to go in 15-20 years when everyone else catches up with the notion, but as for now, I would rather be well versed in diagnosing and treating people and I don't think online is the way to go for such. Unless, of course you have $80,000 to shell out for Georgetown's program. Lol.




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    currently we are just waiting on your transcripts to be received. are you still planning to apply for the october 15th start date?

    also, walden was able to clear everything with the state of texas and you will be able to complete your practicum and licensure within the stated.


    [color=#454545]thank you,

    [color=#454545]this was the email i got from her that texas has been cleared. is that by any chance true??? i am kind of nervous. i just got accepted in an rn-bsn program, should i do that or go to walden's rn-fnp.
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    I will be starting in Sept. as well....My email is hillsbadhabit.mark@gmail.com. A small group is a good idea.
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    I have done extensive research on this matter of accreditation....As long as Walden is regionally accredited with the CCNE then you can sit for the state board in Mississippi and most other states. Walden's MSN program has been granted the 10 yr accreditation term through the year 2020 which is the longest term awarded to any school. CCNE is the standard.....This does'nt mean you will learn anymore or any less at Walden.....that will be up to the individual. As far asthe schools reputation is concerned....well, I graduated from William Carey University......Has anyone heard of my school? I doubt it. William Carey is one of the highest rated academc schools in the south, but it still does'nt have ANY national reputation to speak of. I assure you when you are practicing as an FNP no one will ask or care where you went to school, as long asyou have your license.
    datemash, Byrdrochelle, luv4health, and 1 other like this.
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    Hi Mark,

    Have you joined the facebook group for Walden's first FNP cohort. IF not, please do.
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