DEDICATED STUDENT SUPPORT
Get the support you need to thrive, including Student Success Advising, practicum support, and an online community of nurses.
Our nursing didactic faculty all have doctorates2 as well as real-world experience treating diverse patient populations.
Enhance your learning with patient simulation software, strength-finding tools, realistic case studies, and more.
We partner with leading healthcare organizations and associations to offer many nurses exclusive tuition savings.3
CCNE-Accredited Nursing Programs That Inspire Confidence
In nursing, confidence is everything—and we want you to have confidence in Walden’s CCNE-accredited nursing programs. Accreditation signals program quality, and assures an educational experience aligned with the demands of today’s nursing field. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Be ready for what’s next with a Walden degree.
FAQ About Walden’s Online Nursing Degree Programs
Choose the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) if you’re an RN looking to hone your leadership and practical skills and gain a credential that sets you apart in the eyes of employers. A BSN also serves as a bridge to an advanced nursing degree.
Choose the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) if you aspire to seek certification as a nurse practitioner (NP) or if you want to pursue a career in a specialty area such as teaching, executive leadership, or nursing informatics.
Choose the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) if you want to strengthen your advanced nursing practice, augment healthcare delivery, and improve patient outcomes.
Choose the PhD in Nursing if you want to help shape the future of healthcare as a nurse researcher, educator, or policy maker.
There’s a path to success for every level in your nursing career at Walden. Once you’ve identified which degree you ultimately want, you can determine which path fits you best.
RN to BSN: Choose this track if you are a registered nurse (RN) and want to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
RN-BSN-Accelerate Into Master’s: Choose this track in the bachelor’s program if you want to take some master’s-level courses as an undergraduate. These credits will transfer to your MSN program once you complete your BSN.
BSN to MSN: Choose this track if you are an RN entering the MSN program and have already earned your BSN degree.
RN to MSN: Choose this track if you are an RN entering the MSN program with a hospital diploma or an associate degree in nursing.
DNP to PhD: Choose the Bridge Option if you have a DNP and want to get a PhD in Nursing.
Answering this question starts with knowing which patient populations you want to work with, where you prefer to work, and what role you want to play within the healthcare system. Registered nurses who want to continue to work directly with patients may decide to seek certification as a nurse practitioner (NP). Nurses who aspire to teach other nurses or seek executive-level roles can pursue a specialty practice degree in areas such as education, leadership, or informatics.
A practicum gives students valuable practical experience by allowing them to apply their new knowledge and skills in real-life situations and settings. Although students are responsible for initiating their search for a field site based on their geographic preferences, Walden offers a dedicated support staff—including student success advising and practicum coordinators—to assist students.
Admissions requirements for online nursing degree programs typically include the submission of a completed online application and transcripts from other institutions. However, there may be additional requirements depending on the academic program you choose. At Walden, only registered nurses may apply to our online nursing degree programs.
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1Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS database. Based on the most recent year’s completions survey data, using CIP code family 51.38 “Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, and Clinical Nursing” for Master’s (Award level 7) and Doctoral (Award level 17) degrees. Available at https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data. (Retrieved January 2021; may consist of or include provisional release data.)
2100% of College of Nursing didactic faculty are doctorally prepared; clinical faculty are either doctorally prepared or are experienced, licensed APRNs.
3Partnerships may provide tuition savings to associated individuals who meet the criteria. Partners do not contribute to curriculum development, and partnerships do not imply preferential treatment of Walden graduates in hiring.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).