Walden University - the latest on the FNP program - page 2

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Hello all... ...long time reader, first time poster..... ...seeking info on the Walden FNP program.... So, I have a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, and I am a Registered Nurse in... Read More


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    Thanks a lot Michael for all the information. What I worry about is the search for preceptorship, and hiring potentials after graduation if it is not a local school.
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    Hey all,

    I am currently a Walden student and I have a had a good experience. The instructors have all been great. The program is challenging though and the workload does become heavy at times. From what I understand from the board website the program meets the requirements. The only complaint I have is the advising team is not very helpful and can at times be rude. That being said all of the instructors are extremely helpful and will work with you if you are struggling. Be prepared to work though because it is a challenging program. I hope this helps.

    George
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    I attend Walden, and I have had a great experience so far. I start practicum in September. As far as credibility is concerned, that will all depend on who you talk to. My state board of nursing defines credibility as any university that is "nationally accredited", and Walden university is CCNE accredited and meets the those requirements completely. Walden's program is very tough and time consuming, and is very difficult to do while working. Do your homework, but if you decide to attend Walden, just know it will not be easy. Credibility like beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I went to a highly respected school for my BSN, but I'm sure anyone outside the deep south has never heard of it (William Carey university).....does that make it credible....?....you tell me.
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    George and Mark,
    are either of you from Texas?
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    I'm also attending Walden and it seems like a good program (in my 3rd qtr). I echo what someone said earlier, the advisors don't always know what they are talking about. Just call the admin if you have real questions about clinicals, plan of study etc. However, the classes are set up well, the teachers have been awesome so far and very supportive. Assignments are difficult and a lot of work but not too bad, it is definitely do-able and seems like an appropriate level of work compared to other online classes I've taken. The important classes (like patho etc.) are higher workload and the other classes are less (like policy etc.) I learned a lot in all of the classes though and I thought policy would be an awful class, I actually enjoyed it and learned from it.
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    Quote from Mark Hill BSN
    I attend Walden, and I have had a great experience so far. I start practicum in September. As far as credibility is concerned, that will all depend on who you talk to. My state board of nursing defines credibility as any university that is "nationally accredited", and Walden university is CCNE accredited and meets the those requirements completely. Walden's program is very tough and time consuming, and is very difficult to do while working. Do your homework, but if you decide to attend Walden, just know it will not be easy. Credibility like beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I went to a highly respected school for my BSN, but I'm sure anyone outside the deep south has never heard of it (William Carey university).....does that make it credible....?....you tell me.
    All of Mark's posts are about Walden. I'm gonna go ahead and say "user paid by Walden University to say good things about it on message boards" -- Capella puts a bunch of these people out there for psych programs, and Walden is really the same type of for-profit situation as Capella.

    Possibly the same with george82 - his one and only post is defending Walden.
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    Hi, I am from Texas. I am also a grad student of WU taking MSN with FNP as specialty. I am a transfer student from another Tx State University. All I can say is that I do not have any regrets at all enrolling with WU. All my professors have PhDs and are very professional. The classes are challenging and you need a lot of your critical thinking skills to pass the courses. You do not have to be a genius but you need to read a LOT. You are looking at 8-10 chapters and 3 to 5 peer reviewed evidence based articles to read per class in each week. And by the way, I did my homework also. I called Tx BON and ANCC to verify WU's credentials. I suggest you do the same to have peace of mind before you make your decision. And do not worry, there are a lot of us WU FNP students from the lone star state. Goodluck!
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    Quote from priorities2
    All of Mark's posts are about Walden. I'm gonna go ahead and say "user paid by Walden University to say good things about it on message boards" -- Capella puts a bunch of these people out there for psych programs, and Walden is really the same type of for-profit situation as Capella.

    Possibly the same with george82 - his one and only post is defending Walden.
    This is funny....I wish someone was paying me to say good things about Walden University. If anyone knows how I can get that gig let me know where that line forms. I know it would be impossible to believe that someone could actually enjoy their experience at Walden, but it does happen!
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    Quote from i12bNP2015
    George and Mark,
    are either of you from Texas?
    Mississippi, Laurel to be exact.
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    I will have to disagree as I have read several of Mark's posts over the past months and certainly believe he is stating from his own experience. I was accepted at both Georgetown and Walden University's online FNP program and comparing apples to apples in regards to program content, I chose Walden. My final decision came down to the cost of tuition. I believe you get out what you put into a program. As mentioned in earlier posts, Walden, as well as Georgetown, are both CCNE accredited which is an important thing to look at when applying to NP programs.


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