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 real practitioners, our 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.
Choose a leader in advanced nursing education
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.
Fit a degree into your busy life
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.
Translate your knowledge into practice
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.
Broaden your perspectives
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 unparalleled support
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.
Take advantage of potential tuition savings
Walden partners with more than 300 leading healthcare employers and associations to bring higher education to more nurses. Find out more.
Meet Your College of Nursing Faculty
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. Zangaro brings more than 30 years of nursing expertise to Walden. In 2007, he retired from the U.S. Navy after 25 years of service. He joined Walden as adjunct faculty in the College of Nursing in 2008, teaching in the master's and doctoral programs.
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.
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.
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.
Everything I learned has been relevant and applicable to my work as nurse administrator and educator.
Marijeanne Carter Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Graduate
Yes, with the exception of two of the four residences required in the PhD in Nursing program.
Note that all programs do require clinical hours in the field, with the exception of the PhD in Nursing program.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
All programs require clinical hours in the field, with the exception of the PhD in Nursing program. The number of required clinical hours varies by program.
Yes, applicants to Walden’s BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD in Nursing programs must have a registered nurse (RN) license in the United States or international equivalent thereof. This license must be current, active, and in good standing (i.e., unencumbered) through the start date of their intended program and throughout the duration of their enrollment in their academic program.
Aspiring Nurse Practitioners should ensure that they have thoroughly researched the laws and regulations in their own state. There are many resources available on the web, including those offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Board of Nursing information for individual states can be found on their website.
There are multiple pathways into Walden’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. When you enroll, you can choose the educational track that fits your professional needs and interests. Find out more.
A practicum gives you valuable practical experience by allowing you to apply your new knowledge and skills in real-life situations and settings. You are responsible for initiating your search for a field site based on your geographic preferences. However, Walden provides resources to support your search. This includes our team of field education coordinators who can provide you with support, guidance, and resources to assist in your search.
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