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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Trust the leader in Master of Science in Nursing graduates* to help you take your nursing career to the next level.

CCNE logoAs a nurse with a passion for helping people, you want to do more to elevate patient care.

Whether you want to work one-on-one with patients or pursue a nursing leadership position, our CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program can help you drive your goals forward. When you choose Walden, you will:

  • Learn from the leader. No other school graduates more MSN students than Walden.*
  • Tailor your studies to your interests with either direct patient care or indirect patient care specializations.
  • Choose the course-based format or our flexible, competency-based format, designed to work around your busy schedule.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: November 25, 2019

Limited-Time Offer: Receive up to a $5,000 scholarship if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 25, 2019.

Transfer Credits: Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Accreditation: CCNE

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Learn how to conduct initial assessments, make diagnoses, and develop treatment and care plans for acutely or chronically ill adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults.
Improve health outcomes for adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults by conducting initial assessments and delivering diagnoses as well as developing treatment and care plans.
Discover how to assess, diagnose, and treat routine medical conditions and explore strategies for practicing preventive healthcare for individuals and families.
Gain the skills to diagnose, provide therapy, treat, and prescribe medications for patients with mental illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse issues.

Go from giving the shots to calling them. Help shape the future by making significant contributions to your organization in planning, finance, and human resources.

Location restrictions apply for competency-based program**


Prepare to address current healthcare issues in a clinical environment while developing teaching expertise in both classroom and staff development settings.

Location restrictions apply for competency-based program**

 


Learn how to design and implement effective and user-friendly systems that improve accuracy, eliminate redundancy, and reduce costs in health IT.

Location restrictions apply for competency-based program**


Gain the knowledge and leadership skills to address health and access issues for populations in underserved communities, and focus on key health issues that may otherwise be overlooked.

Walden’s MSN program features three program tracks depending on your previous education, experience, and education goals. The courses and pace of the program will depend on the track chosen.

  • BSN to MSN Track
  • RN to MSN Track
  • RN to BSN Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)
To explore which track is best for you, connect with an enrollment advisor by completing the form on this page or calling 8552035779.
In this role, you might find yourself in one of the following professional settings: emergency department; intensive care unit; trauma center; tertiary care; coronary care; cardiovascular surgery; general surgery; neurosurgery; or specialty medicine areas such as oncology, radiology, and neurology.
This specialty can help prepare you to serve in: primary care clinics; specialty care clinics; urgent care clinics; worksite-based health clinics; private medical practices; public health departments; long-term care facilities; and skilled nursing facilities.
With a nurse practitioner specialization, you might care for patients in these settings: family practice; neonatology; nephrology; oncology; primary care; public health departments; school health; urgent care clinics; and women's health.
This program can help prepare you for positions in: mental health clinics; correctional facilities; inpatient or outpatient psychiatric facilities; private psychiatric practices; community mental health centers; domestic violence shelters; residential substance abuse facilities; and schools.
In this specialization, you’ll prepare to fulfill potential roles including: chief nursing officer; director of nursing; head nurse; nurse administrator; nurse manager; nursing policy manager; and manager of health policy risk manager.
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work as a: nurse educator; nursing faculty member; administrative nurse faculty member; nursing instructor; patient educator; staff development manager; staff educator; continuing education specialist; clinical nurse educator; clinical supervisor; consultant; and case manager.
Position yourself to serve in roles such as: informatics nurse specialist; director of clinical information; clinical analyst; clinical informatics coordinator; informatics consultant; informatics faculty; informatics researcher; and manager of informatics.
With this specialty, you might work as a: public health nurse manager or director; manager or director of teams developing population-focused health care services; outpatient clinic manager; director of school nursing; community center health coordinator; director of disaster management and preparedness programs; director of health education programs; and manager of maternal and infant public health nurse programs.
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this master’s in nursing program.

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More about our MSN program

To be considered for this master’s program, you must have a valid RN license and meet the admission requirements for your chosen MSN track and specialization. All applicants must submit a completed online application and transcripts.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
 
Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.
CCNEThe 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.

Why earn your MSN at Walden?

Christi Siedlecki

"My education from Walden helped me achieve my goal of becoming CEO of the clinic where I was previously nurse manager."

Christi Siedlecki | Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Graduate

*Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS database. Retrieved July 2017, using CIP code 51.3801 (Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse). Includes 2016 preliminary data.

This tuition reduction is only available to new students residing in the U.S. in good standing who begin classes on October 7, 2019. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Students are responsible for other non-tuition costs, including but not limited to university and program and custom-related fees and taxes. The tuition reduction will be applied to the student’s account approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the start date and applied to each term for the duration of the program. Student must be enrolled continuously (without break) to receive full tuition reduction. Any unused portion due to a break in attendance will be forfeited.

Some 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.

**Walden is currently unable to accept applications for the competency-based MSN specializations in Nurse Executive, Nursing Education, and Nursing Informatics, from residents of the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

Note on competency-based MSN specializations

Walden is currently unable to accept applications for the competency-based MSN specializations in Nurse Executive, Nursing Education, and Nursing Informatics, from residents of the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

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 (http://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.nursingworld.org/ancc/, or other certification websites."