RN to MSN Track

The Nursing Education specialization addresses the growing need for nurse educators in the private and public sectors. With this specialization, you can explore ways to channel your professional expertise and knowledge into a career as an educator whose focus is the academic preparation of nursing students or the professional development of nursing staff.

Study with Walden’s outstanding School of Nursing faculty, who all hold doctoral degrees. Courses are designed to prepare you to address current healthcare problems in a clinical setting as well as to participate in teaching projects in the classroom and patient and staff development settings. Use your new knowledge to enrich your own career—and those of others—in occupational and community settings. A Walden practicum coordinator will assist you with clinical practice requirements.

The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN).

This track requires that you fulfill general education requirements . Once you meet these requirements, you can begin the foundations and core courses for the MSN.

If you already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), see the BSN Track.

Completion Requirements

  • 79 total quarter credits
    • Foundations courses (26 cr.)
    • Introductory course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (20 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (25 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Introductory Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 6002 or 6003 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)

Foundations Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 3101 Course Issues and Trends in Nursing Credits (6 cr.)
Course Code NURS 3151 Course Foundations of Nursing Research Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 4006 Course Topics in Clinical Nursing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 4211 Course Role of the Nurse Leader in Population Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 4221 Course Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 6050 Course Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6051 Course Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6052 Course Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6053 Course Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Credits (5 cr.)

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 6301 Course Advanced Pathopharmacology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6512 Course Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6321 Course Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6331 Course Teaching Learning Strategies: Integrating Technology Into Nursing Education Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6341 Course Specialty in Clinical Nursing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6351 Course Role of the Nurse Educator Credits (5 cr.)

*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.

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