Walden University was founded in 1970 as an experiment, originally proposed in a paper by Harold Hodgkinson, to provide working adults an opportunity to complete their higher degrees while also working toward positive social change. Eventually moving from Florida to Minnesota, Walden was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and grew into a unique and acclaimed online university.
Walden University offers CCNE-accredited online Bachelor and Master degrees in Nursing for registered nurses. These completion programs allow an already-registered nurse to continue their higher education, opening up opportunities for career advancement and greater expertise in nursing and leadership. MSN students may begin with an RN or a BSN. All courses are taught by qualified faculty with doctorate degrees.
Walden takes pride in its streamlined admissions requirements. Applicants to the Nursing program will need:
- Completed online application
- Employment history
- Official transcripts
- Applicable test scores
- List of transfer credits
- Nonrefundable application fee
Tuition for most online courses is $535 per credit hour; the MSN can be completed in 35 credit hours, and the BSN in 180 credit hours. In addition to federal grants and loans, Walden offers a number of scholarships and fellowships to help students complete their education. Military veterans and personnel may qualify for other tuition discounts.