Walden is No. 1 in MSN graduates in the U.S.2 We’re also a pioneer in distance learning, with a rich, 50-year history of supporting adult learners.
We know that nurses face unique scheduling demands—like long, unpredictable shifts. With our flexible online coursework, you can earn your degree while continuing to work.
Implement what you’ve learned in a real healthcare environment during your field experience. Our office of field experience is here to help you find the ideal site.
Collaborate with other nurses from around the country in an interactive online environment. Grow as a professional through a vibrant exchange of ideas and experiences.
Benefit from the experience of our 100% doctorally prepared faculty.3 From our digital library to Student Success Advising, you have all the resources you need to thrive in your program—and beyond. You’re never on your own.
Thank You for Being Essential
As a nurse, you have to opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. There are countless examples of how nurses have served their communities during the pandemic. Walden thanks you for everything you do—and for being essential every day.
Vincent HallProgram 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.Read Vincent's Bio
Judi KuricProgram 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.Read Judi's Bio
The following MSN programs in the College of Nursing are designed to prepare students for professional licensure or certification:
- MSN - Adult/Gerontology/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- MSN - Adult/Gerontology/Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
- MSN - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care
- MSN - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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.
Institute for Social Determinants of Health and Social Change
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.Learn More