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Trust the leader in graduate nursing education to help you advance your career and pursue your passion.1

As a nurse, you’re a caregiver, a lifesaver, and a healer.

You’re also an innovator, a self-starter, and a goal setter with big plans for your future.

Walden understands the dreams—and the challenges—of nurses like you. Developed and taught by actual practitioners, our CCNE-accredited online programs empower you to further your education without pausing your life. Elevate your profession, make your voice heard, and shape the nursing career you’ve always wanted.

A Leader in Nursing Education

A pioneer in distance learning, Walden is No. 1 in MSN graduates in the U.S.2

The Freedom You Need

Flexible learning options, including our Tempo Learning® format, are specifically designed for working professionals.

Apply What You Learn

Implement what you’ve learned in a real healthcare environment during your field experience.

A Commitment to Social Change

We are collaborating with the National League for Nursing to empower social change leaders in their professions and communities.

Dedicated Student Support

From our digital library to Student Success Advising, you have all the resources you need to thrive in your program—and beyond.

Potential Tuition Savings

Walden partners with leading healthcare employers and associations to bring higher education to more nurses.3

Leadership

All College of Nursing leaders and teaching faculty hold doctorates—and most are active practitioners, too.3 Get valuable guidance and insights from those on the front lines of today’s nursing field.

  • Dr. Andrea Lindell

    Andrea Lindell

    Vice Provost and Dean

    Dr. Andrea Lindell, Vice Provost and Dean of Walden University’s College of Nursing, has more than 30 years of professional and academic experience in nursing. Dr. Lindell has held various leadership, board, and committee positions, including at American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). She was AACN’s recipient of the National Sr. Armiger Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education.

  • Vincent Hall

    Vincent Hall

    Program Director

    As a program director for the Master of Science in Nursing program, Dr. Hall supervises MSN core courses as well as the Nursing Education, Nurse Executive, Nursing Informatics, and Public Health Nursing specializations. Dr. Hall serves on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials Task Force and on the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation Review Committee. He has been an RN for more than 40 years and a nurse educator for more than 30 years.

  • Judi Kuric

    Judi Kuric

    Program Director

    Dr. Kuric has more than 35 years of experience in nursing and advanced-practice nursing and more than 25 years of experience in nursing education. She is board certified as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and emergency nurse practitioner.

Licensure

The following MSN programs in the College of Nursing are designed to prepare students for professional licensure or certification:

Since no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency to determine specific licensure and practice requirements

Walden makes no representations or guarantee that students who complete Walden coursework or programs will be eligible for national certification. For more information about nurse practitioner certification exams, students should visit the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at www.aanpcertification.org, American Nurses Credentialing Center at www.nursecredentialing.org, or other nurse practitioner certification websites.

Learn more about licensure and certification

Institute for Social Determinants of Health and Social Change  

Nursing wearing a mask with National League for Nursing and Walden University College of Nursing logos


Championing Health Equity

Nurse educators and inter-professional colleagues play an instrumental role in achieving health equity across various demographics. The National League for Nursing and Walden University College of Nursing Institute for Social Determinants of Health and Social Change is designed to cultivate these healthcare professionals into leaders who address the impact of structural racism, socioeconomic status, environment, education, adequate housing, and food insecurity on health and wellbeing. This collaboration further demonstrates Walden’s founding mission to empower social change leaders in their professions and communities.

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