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Walden University--any advice?

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I am looking at Walden University as a means of earning my MSN with the goal of AGNP. Everything I see on their site looks encouraging (of course!).

I'd love to hear from any current students or alumni about their experiences and whether they would recommend the program, and....

How is pathophysiology taught there?

Did you have any difficulty getting preceptors?

Did you find yourself well prepared once you got to clinicals? To boards? To practice?

If any of you are in the DFW area (specifically NE of Dallas to include the area from Greenville in an arc to Gainesville (Bonham, Sherman, Denison, etc.) and would be interested in precepting or know someone who would (preferably with a potential for employment after graduation for an AGNP), I hope you will reach out.

Thanks!

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Chrissi2424 has 15 years experience.

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I am a current student. I really love the school and feel like I am learning a lot. They offer tons of student services. I feel like I made the right choice. I have a friend who graduated last quarter and another who is graduating in 3 weeks, both have had nothing but positive experiences.

Good Luck!

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adventure780 has 5 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, APN and specializes in Geriatrics/family medicine.

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Question does Connecuit accept a degree from Walden, I am currently in NJ but considering moving out of state

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Hi, Adventure780--good question! I'd make two phone calls, one to Walden and one to Connecticut's state board of nursing. Between the two of them, you'll get the straight story. You can also contact an admission adviser (I just called the number on Walden's school of nursing website) and they'll send you an email with a link so you can join the message board. There are TONS of students there, and alot of nursing students. I'm feeling pretty positive about Walden, myself.

Good luck!

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adventure780 has 5 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, APN and specializes in Geriatrics/family medicine.

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thanks so much for your advice, when they contact me( I just requested information), I will be sure to ask them what they know and depending on how everything goes will follow up with Connecticut's board of nursing

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Remember--and I'm not saying this is the case, necessarily--any school with an online program makes their money by having large numbers of students. Admissions advisers are basically sales people. Sometimes they are honest and knowledgeable, sometimes honest but don't realize when they are wrong, and sometimes they'll tell you anything to get you to sign up. Go on facebook, root around allnurses, chat with other students on Walden's site (it is monitored by university staff, but they can help assure accuracy, I hope!), google and see if you can find any NP's in your area who graduated from Walden (or whatever school you are checking on). The more you know....like they say on CBS, lol....

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adventure780 has 5 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, APN and specializes in Geriatrics/family medicine.

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that is true I snoop around allnurses all the time lol

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