Walden University

At Walden University, you can complete your degree in the time frame that you want! Our faculty can assist you as you seek more career opportunities, higher wages, and help you become an essential part of a team of healthcare experts.

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  • Online
  • Private
  • Accreditation ccne Accredited
  • Programs RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN-to-DNP, BSN, DNP, MSN, Post-grad Certificate, MSN to PhD, NP, Other
  • Location Minneapolis, MN
  • Telephone 1-866-539-5947
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Discover Online Nursing Degrees at Walden University

Programs Available

  • CCNE-accredited bachelor's (BSN) program for Registered Nurses (RN)
  • CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • CCNE-accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
  • Post-master's certificate in nursing

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program at Walden University offers two online CCNE-accredited paths

  • RN-BSN

Program Highlights

  • You will take nursing courses from day one! Many universities make you complete courses that have nothing to do with nursing.
  • You can transfer up to 75% of your credits, or 135 of the 181 quarter credits required.
  • You can complete your RN-BSN degree in as little as 15 months with our 10 courses.
  • Little or no travel involved
  • Gain valuable skills through a practice learning experience with little or no travel.
  • Use our innovative Digital Learning Experience™ by Shadow Health®, an immersive virtual learning environment to show your health assessment skills.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Completing your MSN degree is a strong indicator that you desire advanced knowledge in your field. At Walden University, you can choose from a variety of specializations including:

  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) - assess, diagnose, and treat the vulnerable individual with mental health concerns
  • Leadership and Management
  • Nursing Education (NE) - develop and hone teaching skills applicable in the classroom and at the patient bedside
  • Nursing Informatics - information technology to enhance patient care
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) - provide care to individuals and famlies across the life-span

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

If you want to expand your knowledge beyond the advanced Master’s Degree, Walden University offers you a DNP option.

You can become an advocate for patients by improving outcomes with a focus on health policy, evidence-based practice, organizational and systems leadership, and information systems and technology.

Admission Requirements

You must have completed a master’s degree in nursing to become eligible to enter the DNP program. Along with an online application, you must provide your employment history and official transcripts. Do not worry about the steps to enrollment; Walden University will help you with an enrollment advisor.

Survey Responses

When Walden University surveyed their students, they found that 90% of Walden Doctor of Nursing Practice students say that the quality of education at Walden has exceeded or met their expectations.

More than half of Walden doctoral graduates say their degree contributed to earning a pay raise.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

This program is a research focused PhD program and is for those who are truly committed to changing the future of healthcare as a research scientist, educator, or policy maker.

The program will enable you to collaborate with other health discipline doctoral level students to help you function as a healthcare team, promoting positive changes.

Walden University offers five focus areas of study to grant the advanced knowledge to become an expert in nursing research.

There are options to help you advance your knowledge within the nursing field and help educate the next generation of nurses, improve healthcare with research or influence policy and practice in this ever-changing healthcare world.

Admission Requirements

You must have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to become eligible to enter the PhD program. Along with an online application, you must provide your employment history, and official transcripts.

"I have always had a dream of becoming a Nurse.  Why should I choose Walden University?"

The answer is simple … you want the best education available as you seek a long-lasting career in nursing.  We're here and are waiting to make your dream a reality.

Latest Reviews (Max 10)

  1. Anonymous
    Jun 19, '17, 3:47 pm by
    Overall: 2.2 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 2 stars
    Experience: 1 stars
    Staff: 2 stars
    Academics: 2 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 2 stars

    Program: MSN
    Classes: Online
    Focus: Advanced Practice

    My Experience

    I went to this school for a matter of weeks and I was doing well. I felt a lot of pertinent information was being left out of the curriculum. The final straw was when I found out many of the hospitals and clinics would not accept graduates from 'for-profit' schools such as Walden. That was the last straw and I promptly withdrew.

    About The Staff

    The staff was helpful but again it felt like the basics were only being taught. Many of the important issues were left out many times.

  2. Visit MickeyARNP profile page
    Jun 5, '17, 6:36 pm by
    Overall: 3.7 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 2 stars
    Experience: 3 stars
    Staff: 3 stars
    Academics: 4 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Alumni
    Program: MSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2016
    Focus: Family Nurse Practitioner

    My Experience

    I graduated from Walden's MSN - FNP program in 2016. While I have been successful, I feel the school left a lot to be desired and provided very little teaching in their online course (except notably my pharmacology professor who was amazing in every way). No lectures were provided (except from my pharm teacher), every professor assigned chapters to read and posted in discussion posts and graded quizzes and papers. So it felt entirely self taught. In comparison to other online programs who provide content lectures and feedback on quizzes I was disappointed in what was provided.

    About The Staff

    When I contact student support regarding an issue with one of my professors they were quick to respond and very helpful. My academic advisor was a name on a paper and unfortunately no more than that.

  3. Visit judykrn profile page
    May 9, '17, 9:22 pm by
    Overall: 4.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: RN-to-MSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2013
    Focus: Educator

    My Experience

    Awesome program in Nursing Education

    About The Staff

    Great supportive staff

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