Your decision to earn a degree from Walden School of Nursing comes at an opportune time. Nurses are taking on greater responsibilities as well as leadership roles, and as a result, the number of career choices and advancement opportunities has expanded. Walden offers a number of academic programs designed to meet your needs at any stage of your career. They include a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master's, Bachelor's, and Post Master's Certificates in a variety of specialties. The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, otherwise known as CCNE. This means that you know you're earning your degree from an accredited institution that ensures that your program meets the rigorous quality standards you need to be properly prepared.
What really impresses me about the quality of education in the School of Nursing is the diverse, experienced high level faculty. They all are doctorally prepared in their area of specialization.
We try to inspire in students a sense of lifelong learning, a sense of adventure, a sense of excitement about what they will be studying and what they can potentially do with that knowledge once they graduate.
Walden faculty members are truly as dedicated to their students as they are to strengthening and contributing to the field of nursing. Many are among the team members who contribute to the development of curriculum.
The courses at Walden and in the nursing program are so relevant and practical. Every course, every program, we bring in the national experts involved in that topic and they actually help us design the courses.
Walden's online format allow students to accomplish their goals in the most flexible of environments, and because you can earn your degree from virtually any location, you'll be learning alongside a diverse group of students whose own experiences and best practices can enrich your own.
I selected Walden. Walden, it fit into what I was doing. I work full time. I was working two jobs at the time and I needed something that would fit into my schedule, and I'm a night owl. So you know, I could go to the computer and do my assignments 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning and not be confined to a classroom setting. It really worked out for me.
We had a young man in our class who was in Libya and the perspective is amazing. Although Walden's coursework is completely online, students also participate in practicums and field experiences in an actual health care setting.
So my practicum project was done on the fetal neural protection using the magnesium sulfate. It was a great project because it really helped our nurses understand why we had a process of using magnesium sulfate in a way that they had never seen before. By doing that, we helped to reduce the incidence of brain injury in very early pre-term babies.
You're a caretaker by choice, and this attitude goes hand in hand with Walden's mission of social change, that is making a difference in the lives of others. It's what sets us apart from other universities and it is integrated throughout our curriculum in all programs.
You know, one of the things with Walden is that they really want you involved in the community and being a change agent, and so you start looking for ways of doing that.
You're a special group of nurses who are highly skilled and bring a lot to the health care system. But once you finish this degree, you'll bring even more.