I really felt that it was time in my career to better myself. I'm in a position where I'm an educator. And I wanted to make sure that I'm providing my other staff with the best skills that are available.
When I started looking into getting back into nursing school, I talked to some of my colleagues who were attending Walden University, and I thought, wow, that sounds like that's going to work for my crazy schedule a little bit better. So I checked into it and it's been great. So it's been a really good choice for me.
One of the things that I really like about Walden is that they don't want you to save up your education till you've walked across the stage. They want you to use your education the minute you learn it.
I feel myself already becoming a stronger nurse.
Walden University's master's degree program in Nursing is designed by nurses for nurses. It's ideal for working professionals like you who want to make an impact on nursing and transform your own career. Walden is a leader in accredited online nursing education, with the second largest online graduate nursing program in the United States, as ranked by US News and World Report, January 2008.
I think online education is an amazing opportunity in today's age, and I think we'll see it grow even further. As a professional, it fits with your lifestyle, and you-- it's definitely a education setting where you're in with other amazing professionals like yourself. There is no doubt that it's forward-moving, in the skills that you gain, you are actually applying directly to your job day to day.
Walden's MS degree program in Nursing offers two program entry points to fit your background and training. As an RN with a bachelor's degree in nursing, you enter our BSN track, and can complete the program in as little as two years. With an associate degree, hospital diploma, or bachelor's in fields other than nursing, you enter the RN track, and can complete your masters in as little as three years.
Choose from three areas of specialization-- education, leadership and management, and nursing informatics, a program integrating IT and computer science with nursing. Walden University is one of very few universities to offer Nursing Informatics completely online.
Health care, as we know, is continually changing. And at the bedside, I realized that technology was a huge influence on health care, if not the biggest influence. And I wanted to be part of that and help make sure that the nursing process still was able to stay true through technology, not changing it too much.
We really need to be strong in our leadership and management skills, so that's the reason I chose the leadership and management track at Walden University.
By getting my master's degree, not only am I an example to other nurses, I have the opportunity to teach nurses that are in the associate degree program the importance for continuing their education.
At Walden, we respect your time.
I'm automatically registered to the next class my books arrive on my doorstep. I don't have to give that a second though. Just very easy and effortless. And I like that.
Walden supports you with an award winning student support team.
The support's been wonderful. The instructors are great. There's online resources. The library is great, it's everything right there at your fingertips. At home, at work, whenever you need it, it's there.
And we help in any way that we can to help you achieve your goals in nursing.
I don't have bachelors, so I am going to be getting my RN to MS here at Walden. And when I get my degree, I'll be the first person on both sides of my family to ever get a degree. And that's a very powerful motivator for me.
The master's degree is really going to take me to new places, where I want to go and places I haven't even thought of yet.
Walden University is the future of nursing, in many ways, combining information with education with what we as nurses want the future to be.