Change your life by earning a master's in nursing. Walden graduates more nurses with advanced degrees than any other university.2

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Whether you want to work one-on-one with patients or influence care on a larger scale, our CCNE-accredited MSN program can help you drive your goals forward. A master’s in nursing degree allows registered nurses (RNs) to pursue advanced clinical and leadership training.


Why Pursue Your Online MSN With Walden?

  • Learn from the leader: Earning your master’s is no small task, but you can put your confidence in us. No other school graduates more MSN students than Walden.1
  • Refine your skills with state-of-the-art classroom tools: iHuman patient simulation software and strength-finding tools make your learning experience personalized, interactive, and effective.
  • Be mentored by 100% doctorally prepared teaching faculty: Walden’s master’s in nursing faculty members are highly educated and possess real-world experience in a variety of nursing areas with diverse patient populations.
  • Enroll with or without a bachelor’s degree: There’s nothing standing in your way. Start your master’s in nursing online with a hospital diploma or associate degree in nursing.3
  • Explore potential tuition savings: Walden partners with more than 300 healthcare organizations. If you are an employee or member of an eligible partner organization, you may be able to earn your MSN degree at a lower cost.
  • Choose from two learning experiences: Course-based available in all specializations; competency-based available only in select specializations.

Success by the Numbers


More than 98% of employers of Walden MSN graduates responding to our survey say they would hire another Walden MSN graduate.4

No. 1 in Master of Science in Nursing graduates in the U.S.1

Choose the Specialization That’s Right For You

Walden’s MSN program allows you to tailor your studies to align with your desired career path. Our specializations fall into two categories:

CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program

Which specialization is right for you?

Need a little help selecting the right specialization? Simply click "Get started" below and answer the following questions, and we'll find the most suitable options for you.

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A Path to Success for Every Level in Your Nursing Career

“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.


Take the Next Step Toward Your Dreams Today.

You have the drive to go further. We have the resources to help you get there. From dedicated faculty to exceptional student support, you’re never alone—Walden is with you at every step. Find out how we make the MSN experience invaluable.

Partner Organizations

Walden is partnering with leading healthcare organizations including:


Cynthia Hickman

Cynthia Hickman

MSN / PhD in Health Services Graduate
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.
Phillip Odle MSN Graduate
Philip Odle
Shellie VonCannon MSN Graduate
Shellie VonCannon
Sybil McGlone MSN Graduate
Sibyl McGlone

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.

2Source: 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.

3Some 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 Advisor for more details.

4Source:; % 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 ( 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, or other certification websites.

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