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I'm planning to attend Walden. I attended a live seminar in my area...I have been comparing different universities for the last three months. I just have a statistics and one humanities course before I can enroll into the MSN(Nursing Informatics)....do you have any suggestions and pointers you can update me with as far as statistics...any recommendations( I've line up a friend that is excellent in any type of math). Its been some time since I have take a math course, and in many cases course work expires. But then I hear...it's really not so much math. But those are the two I need...which I'm happy about that. I'm told it will take me two yrs and half to complete if I keep on target. Please hit me back to let me know...how you felt about attending, and how was support staff? And any other things you can think of. I will be paying for most of it up front, and will take a small loan the second yr...thats my plan. Been working alot to help to make that happen.Sorry I didn't answer any of your questions.
I have been with Walden since March 2009, and I had to do some prereq's as well. I did take a statistics course, and like you, lined up a friend who was excellent in math- so that helped. I snagged a "statistics for dummies" book too. What I found helpful was that the instructor at the time told us to use "all resources available to us" for our tests and course work- so I often consulted my friend the accountant, my wife, and several books and websites for help on figuring stuff out. So- you can do it- its not as scary as it sounds- use your resources and just know it's a 6 week class...goes by super fast!
I love Walden. I can honestly say that while it is expensive (compared to schools in my area), it is worth it. The courses are challenging, immediately relevant to my work experience, and have taught me to look at nursing and the profession in different ways. I have found the support staff to be very helpful- everyone from my enrollment adviser to financial aid has been wonderful. I get my questions answered quickly and the people are very easy to contact. I use chat support as well, and frequently email my enrollment adviser for updates and to keep in touch.
I know Walden might not be for everyone, but I can honestly say that I have love it and am so excited to be almost done (16 weeks for course work and then a 16 week practicum to go!). Good for you- hit me up anytime and I'll do my best to answer your questions and help you out with what I can. You can do it! Big congrats for deciding to go back to school- thats the hard part you know