Advance your career with a Master of Science in Nursing and make a bigger impact in the lives of your patients.
Whether you want to work directly with patients or influence care on a broader scale, our CCNE-accredited MSN program can help you reach your goals. A master’s in nursing degree allows registered nurses (RNs) to pursue advanced clinical and leadership training.
The didactic faculty in the College of Nursing all hold doctorates.
Walden’s MSN program allows you to tailor your studies to align with your desired career path. Our specializations fall into two categories:
Does your passion lie in providing direct patient care? Choose from four specializations that prepare you to pursue certification and credentialing as a nurse practitioner.
Position yourself for advanced leadership or educator roles in one of several critical areas of nursing and healthcare.
“I am an RN with a BSN.” Choose this track if you are a registered nurse (RN) and have already earned your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
“I am an RN without a BSN.” Choose this track if you are an RN entering the MSN program with a hospital diploma or an associate degree in nursing.
“I am an RN who wants an accelerated BSN-MSN path.” Choose this option in the RN-BSN program that allows you to take MSN courses as an undergraduate. These credits will transfer to your master’s program once you complete your BSN.
As a nurse with a passion for helping people, you want to do more to elevate patient care. Now is the time to move confidently toward your goals, because Walden is here for you.
A master’s in nursing degree from Walden can empower you with the skills and credentials to turn your aspirations into impact. Choose from eight specializations to distinguish yourself in the field, whether you want to treat patients or serve in the boardroom. With an advanced nursing degree, you can open the door to better job prospects, more autonomy, and greater personal reward.
Depending on your specialization, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden can pave the way to a number of career options, including:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this master’s in nursing online program.
I chose Walden because it offered the MSN with a specialization in Nursing Informatics I was looking for, and it was all online. I was not in a position to be able to attend other graduate schools on-site like many programs required.
I chose Walden because, after pursuing local universities, what Walden offered was better for my professional and personal life.
I chose Walden because I agreed with the mission of positive social change. Walden has taught me to be self-aware and to give the best of myself to the nursing field to evoke positive outcomes.
1Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS database. Retrieved July 2017, using CIP code 51.3801 (Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse). Includes 2016 preliminary data.
2Some entry options may require that you fulfill general education requirements prior to taking masters-level coursework. Once you meet these requirements, you will continue to your MSN program. Please speak to an Enrollment Specialist for more details.
3Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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.
Walden University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed to provide the academic degree required to apply for national certifications. Because no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will achieve national certification, we encourage students to consult the appropriate credentialing center for the specific requirements. It is an individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about certification programs, students should contact the American Nurses Credentialing Center at www.nursecredentialing.org, or other certification websites.