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Why Choose Walden's MSN Program?

  • No. 1 in Master of Science in Nursing graduates in the U.S.1
  • 100% of Walden’s MSN program teaching faculty are doctorally prepared
  • 8 specializations to fit your career goals and aspirations
  • A diverse community of students and faculty
  • Walden's MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Choose the Specialization that is right for you

Whether you want to provide direct patient care or assume leadership roles within the healthcare system, Walden can help you pursue your goals and gain the knowledge you need to act as a change agent.

Nurse Practitioner

Adult / Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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This specialization focuses on the advanced care of acutely or chronically ill adolescents (those age 13 and older) through older adults. In addition to learning how to conduct initial assessments, make diagnoses, and develop treatment and care plans, you will participate in clinical research. Apply your skills as a practitioner in the emergency room and in surgical and medical intensive care units and explore procedures such as transplants, cardiovascular surgery, and neurosurgery.

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Partner Organizations

Walden is partnering with leading healthcare organizations including:

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

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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.

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.

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