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Walden News // Jan 22, 2020

Walden Articulation Agreement for Displaced Ashworth College Nursing Students Provides Pathway to Completion

''Minneapolis—January 22, 2020—Walden University is pleased to announce that it has worked closely with Ashworth College to develop an articulation agreement that provides a smooth and consistent pathway forward for displaced Ashworth College of Nursing students to transfer into Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The agreement allows as many courses as possible to transfer from Ashworth’s program into Walden’s BSN program. Walden also has announced it will provide Ashworth’s nursing students with 50% tuition reduction assistance to help them complete their advanced degree at Walden.

“I am so pleased to welcome Ashworth’s displaced nursing students to the Walden nursing family,” says Dr. Andrea Lindell, vice provost for Walden University’s College of Health Sciences, which houses the School of Nursing. “Whether Ashworth students are transferring into Walden’s RN-BSN, Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) RN-BSN, or RN-MSN programs, our goal is to do everything we can to ease the transition so that students have choices that enable them to complete their BSN degree and advance their nursing career.”

Walden University, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, was one of the very first institutions of higher education to offer online nursing degrees. Today, Walden’s School of Nursing is recognized for meeting rigorous standards for academic quality and integrity and is No. 1 in Master of Science in Nursing graduates in the U.S.* Walden’s BSN program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The program is designed to prepare registered nurses with the additional skills in leadership, case management and health promotion that can be applied on the job. Students benefit from practical coursework developed by leading healthcare professionals. All courses are taught by faculty with the highest academic credentials and real-world nursing expertise.

Ashworth students enrolling for the February 24, 2020 start date receive 50% tuition reduction assistance for the life of their program.** (This tuition reduction applies towards the course-based programs, RN-BSN, RN-BSN-AIM or RN-MSN.)

*Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS database. Retrieved July 2017, using CIP codes 51.3801 (Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse); 51.3808 (Nursing Science); 51.3818 (Nursing Practice). Includes 2016 preliminary data.

**Excludes technology fee. This tuition reduction is only available to new students who are former students in the nursing program at Ashworth University residing in the U.S. who begin classes on February 24, 2020 or March 23, 2020. Applicable only for course-based programs RN-BSN, RN-BSN-AIM, or RN-MSN. This tuition reduction may not be combined with any other offer. The tuition reduction may only be used for credit-bearing courses within the recipient’s program – non-credit courses are not permitted under the tuition reduction. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

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About Walden University
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, Walden University was founded to support working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and communities. Students from across the U.S. and more than 150 countries are pursuing a certificate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree online at Walden. The university offers more than 80 degree programs with over 350 specializations and concentrations. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, hlcommission.org. For more information, please visit WaldenU.edu.


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