Today's Nurse Practitioner

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the latest trends in the nurse practitioner field and explain how the three nurse practitioner (NP) specializations in Walden’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program can prepare you for a career in this rewarding profession.

The webinar will include:

Dr. Joan Stanley, director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, will discuss the consensus model and implications for all Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).

Dr. Laurie Kennedy-Malone, a professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and national expert on gerontology, will discuss the increasing importance of gerontology and how practitioners in this specialization can treat all populations over the age of 13—not just seniors.

Dr. Linda Steele, director of Walden’s nurse practitioner program, will provide an overview of the three specializations: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNPs), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She will also discuss why the two adult specializations are good alternatives to the FNP practitioner program, which has reached capacity.

DNP: The Future of Nursing Education

Gain valuable insight from a roundtable of nursing experts, including Dr. Geraldine Bednash, CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; Dr. Diane Twedell, vice president and chief nursing officer of the Austin Medical Center; and Dr. Andrea Lindell, the DNP program director at Walden. These experts explored topics of great importance to today’s nursing professionals, including:

  • Changes in the nursing profession, including the future of nursing education.
  • Why having a DNP is important for you and for the nursing profession.
  • How a DNP can position you to practice at the highest level of nursing.

Preparing Nurse Leaders - Case Study

How can an RN make the successful transition to a nurse leader? Learn how a case study completed by student nurses positively impacted patient delivery and financial outcomes. Examine the importance of developing key skills in preparation for diverse experiences as a nurse leader. Review requirements and courses for the leadership and management specialization at the Walden M.S. program in Nursing.