If you are anxious because your are affraid the program is difficult, your fears will soon be realized. It is very difficult and time consuming as it should be. It has to meet the rigid standard of the CCNE accreditation board, so that you can sit for state boards. Any nurse practitioner program that is easy, I dont want to be a part of. It is our responsibility to to be as well educated as we can so that we can perform out dities well. I chose Walden for its program length, cost, reputation, and convenience. I am starting my 3rd quarter March 4th, and have managed to scrape out a 4.o GPA by the skin of my teeth. I spend 30-40 hours per week on school work and work part time. Some in our class work full time, but it is tough on them. Do the work, study hard, dont procrastinate and never underestimate this program and you should be fine. If your looking for an easy way out....this is not the school for you. Many students have dropped out of this program because they unberestimated the rigorous demands.