I agree 100%. I am a student at Walden also and have loved the program. The complaints you may have read about "you teach yourself" and "I am reading a book to learn this"...in the real world, what is it that you do anyway? Pick up a book and learn it yourself. The "soft skills" of the program teaches you how to do that.
The professors I have found to be as involved as you want them to be. They are there to guide and direct, not spoon-feed. As an experienced nurse and an adult learner, you know how you learn best. You know your strengths and weaknesses. Build on your strengths. Set yourself up for success.
Even the struggle for finding preceptors ( get them lined up VERY EARLY!) is a transferrable skill for job hunting after graduation.
In every area of the program (in both hard and soft skills) I've matured my practice. I've worked full time the whole way through. When I needed to take a quarter off, I did that and picked up right where I left off without losing anything except the time I took.
One of my professors advised, "You earned your BSN for everyone else---- you had bills to pay, a family to raise, you had other people depending on you. You had to hurry.
Your MSN is your gift to yourself. Luxuriate in the learning opportunity. This degree is because you want to know for yourself."
The program isn't easy, but it's worth it.