Walden University Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

2.79 out of 5 stars
(49 Reviews)
68% of 49 students said this degree improved their career prospects
49% of 49 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous Ohio - 7/30/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"Walden is a complete nightmare. I am currently in my third term, and will be withdrawing. The bursar’s office is completely incompetent, my employer’s tuition reimbursement office has had to deal with them several times because it seems they can not comprehend the process when they are the ones who have an agreement with my employer! The subject matter experts (their term for professor) are generally useless with a few exceptions. I’ve reached out for help and the return email has a link to a YouTube video to watch! They have no desire to actually help or teach you anything. I wish I would’ve done more research into schools, Walden is for profit and it shows. They don’t care about students at all, they just want to keep the money rolling in. I’ll be attending a local brick and mortar with an online program."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Leslie Stanley-Coleman - 1/29/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"I attended Walden online for my bachelors degree and had a good experience. any online nursing program has to have students that are self motivated, none will hold your hand. I completed 2 classes at a time and they were 6 weeks a piece. I am currently looking for a start date for a NP program with Walden. I see alot of reviews that complain about having to find your own preceptors.... just wanted to say that is the norm for online NP programs. every NP i work with has had to find there own, and I work with NP that attended Perdue, chamberlin, georgetown, and south carolina . Online schools are meant for convenience of working people . You have to know that or you will not be successful in any online program. You always have great professors and not so great professors.. at any school online or in person:)"
3.6 out of 5 stars
Lauren C - 7/10/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"Easy access to classroom activities. The writing center is key to success. Faculty is also available to make your transition through school easier to get through. I feel the work presented at Walden has greatly improved my ability to critically think. Yes there is a lot of research and writing involved through papers and discussions. I am at the point where I just wanted to do what I need to do to get where I want to be. I do not need too much interaction with other students and most of the work can be easily completed. The classwork, and papers are at least as demanding as any I have written in the past. This is the only school I know of that require referenced citations for in class comments and postings. I recommend Walden to those who have good study and computer skills, and can work well independently with online support when needed. I also like the interaction between students. The discussions allow for in-depth conversations about current topics that matter in the world of nursing. Completion requires self-organization, self-regulation, self-management, self-motivation. If you are unable to think independently, you will not succeed at Walden. In addition to the academic rigor, the student support services at Walden were excellent. I always received a response to questions/issues/problems within 24 hours and always satisfactory from advising, financial aid, the writing center, the research center, registrar, etc. Also, the Walden Library is superb and I will greatly miss having access to it. I highly recommend Walden University."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Dawn - 10/7/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"I want to announce that I graduated in 2016 with my BSN from Walden University. The entire course was challenging. I have learned a lot about research. Also, the classes compelled me to critically think. The most enjoyable thing that I enjoyed with online learning was that I was able to attend school at my kitchen table in my pajamas."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend - 11/16/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"I would not recommend Walden University. They were very responsive to general questions at first. However, I have placed several calls (to several different staff members) to inquire if their RN to BSN program meets requirements to apply for a PHN certification and I can't even get someone to return my call much less answer my question. I cant imagine what current students go through if they have questions. Disappointed to say the least."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Derek - 10/28/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"I believe Walden U was the best choice I made to obtain my BSN. The faculty are friendly, helpful, and return e-mails promptly. Grading is done quickly with great feedback. My advisors call to check in and make sure I am okay. I think the workload is appropriate for being a full time nurse as well. I also get a discount for working at a VA hospital and believe the pricing is comparable to other schools. Everything that was discussed by the counselor before I enrolled was accurate and the staff was very friendly. If I need to speak with my counselor I can schedule an appointment and they call me right on time. I am very happy with my decision and would recommend this school to anyone!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 9/3/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"I was a ER Nurse with a full-time civilian job and full-time military job. Walden University came to my attention word of mouth from fellow nurses. The application process was simple. I appreciated they gave me class credit for years of working as a nurse! The online resources, such as library and writing center, are so helpful I came back to gain my Masters."
3.0 out of 5 stars
omoge kay - 9/8/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2009
"Wow! I am planning to apply to the FNP program at Walden. All these reviews are giving me a second thought. Thank you all for your honesty. If anyone has been through the FNP program at Walden, can you PLEASE give me a feedback on the program?"
4.8 out of 5 stars
Maria Holmes - 8/5/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"They have the best customer service. From the very begging with my admissions adviser all the way through with my academic advisers and instructors. I would recommend this school to anyone."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Elaine Mauter - 12/6/2012
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"Flexibility of programs is great. Courses are challenging and full of differing types of assignments. Instructors are easy to approach and always willing to help. Only con is cost but that is the case with grad school in general!"
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