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Minneapolis, MN 55401
MS in Nursing - Bridge for Registered Nurses - Adult & Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Whether you want to work one on one with patients or influence care on a larger scale, our CCNE-accredited MSN program can help you drive your goals forward. A master’s in nursing degree allows registered nurses (RNs) to pursue advanced clinical and leadership training. Walden’s MSN program offers multiple specializations, including an optional competency-based learning experience for the Nurse Executive, Nursing Education, and Nurse Informatics specializations (BSN-MSN track only).
BSN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
RN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree other than a BSN.
RN-BSN-Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM): For registered nurses who want the opportunity to earn credits toward an MSN while completing a BSN.
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.
*Almost 90% of Walden Master of Science in Nursing alumni responding to our survey stated that their Walden degree enhanced their professional performance.
*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.
*No. 1 in Master of Science in Nursing graduates in the U.S.
*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.
Note on Certification: Walden’s 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.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
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