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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Change the way you change lives—pursue your passion with us. Walden is the leader in graduate nursing education.*

CCNE logoNurses like you give it your all. You don’t work 9 to 5. You put your best foot forward day and night. You deserve an education that will help you make the best of your rounds.

Whether you want to provide direct patient care or assume leadership roles within the healthcare system, Walden helps you pursue your goals and acquire the knowledge you need to act as a change agent. With Walden’s MSN program, you can benefit from:

  • Our 100% doctorally prepared classroom faculty.
  • Coursework that fits your schedule.
  • Collaborating with nurses from around the country in an interactive online environment.

Fast Facts

Limited-Time Offer: $2,000 grant for eligible students
Next Start Date: November 27th, 2017
Transfer Credits: Up to 25 quarter credits
Accreditation: CCNE Accredited

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Courses, Admissions, and Financial Aid

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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.
Prepare to address current healthcare issues in a clinical environment while developing teaching expertise in both classroom and staff development settings.
Learn how to design and implement effective and user-friendly systems that improve accuracy, eliminate redundancy, and reduce cost in health IT.
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.

  • Track One: RN-to-BSN-to-MSN
  • Track Two: RN-to-MSN
  • Track Three: BSN-to-MSN

To speak with an enrollment advisor about which track is best for you, fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 8552035779.

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More about our MSN program

Depending on your specialization, your career options may include various roles, such as:*

  • Nurse administrator
  • Informatics nurse specialist
  • Clinical nurse educator
  • Trauma center nurse specialist
  • Nursing instructor
  • Women's health educator
  • Long-term care facilities manager
  • Correctional facilities nurse

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Entry requirements for Walden's MSN program are as follows:

  • You must be a registered nurse (RN).
  • You must hold a hospital diploma, an associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of work experience are required for nurse practitioner specializations.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can 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.

CCNEWalden University’s DNP, MSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791.

CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.

Why earn your MSN at Walden?

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"Walden University is a pioneering educational institution. It helps form leaders who can positively impact their communities."

Esteban Ramirez-Orta| MSN Graduate

Note on Certification

The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for national nurse practitioner certification exams, which are required for practice as a nurse practitioner in most states. Because no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency to determine specific certification exam requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice 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 nurse practitioner certification exams, students should visit the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at www.aanpcertification.org, the American Nurses Credentialing Center at www.nursecredentialing.org, or other nurse practitioner certification exam websites.

Note on Licensure, Authorization, Endorsement, or Other State Credential Necessary to Practice as a Nurse Practitioner

The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates with an active registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, each state Board of Nursing has its own academic and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an RN to be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner in that state. Because no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency in the state in which he or she wishes to practice to determine specific requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance relating to the state-by-state requirements for practice as a nurse practitioner; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as a nurse practitioner in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. For more information about the requirements to practice as a nurse practitioner, students should contact the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency.

*Source: 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.