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Trust a 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


All College of Nursing leaders and teaching faculty hold doctorates—and most are active practitioners, too.4 Get valuable guidance and insights from those on the front lines of today’s nursing field.

  • Traci Slemp

    Tracy Slemp


    A board-certified FNP, Dr. Slemp has been a nurse for more than 30 years with a primary care focus on health and wellness. She also has more than 16 years of experience in higher education and has served in several leadership roles, including dean of the School of Nursing at King University.

  • Catherine Holton

    Catherine Holton

    Associate Dean

    Dr. Holton has been with Chamberlain University since 2016 and serves as the interim president for the Jacksonville campus. A certified nurse educator, she began her career as an OBGYN nurse and has more than 30 years of clinical, academic, and nursing leadership experience.


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, American Nurses Credentialing Center at, 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 well-being. This collaboration further demonstrates Walden’s founding mission to empower social change leaders in their professions and communities.

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The College of Nursing, dedicated to excellence in nursing education, provides programs to transform diverse nursing professionals into champions of change who will improve health outcomes and advance health equity.


The College endeavors to be recognized for its preeminent programs and innovative educational approaches that prepare distinguished graduates to advance the greater good of global communities.