Walden University Reviews - Master's in Nursing

2.83 out of 5 stars
(31 Reviews)
60% of 31 students said this degree improved their career prospects
45% of 31 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
beaware - 9/16/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"This school shows the reason to stick with a brick-and-mortar as they lack efficiency. It all started applying to one of their graduate nursing programs. The "enrollment advisor" they had calling me constantly along with everybody else knew NOTHING about the program....yet they claimed to be from that department? They couldn't even answer a simple question about the practicum which is of great importance. If you can't finish the practicum which they don't even set up for you then you don't graduate. This is particularly important for those in graduate nursing programs. So not to be able to tell students about it and to call yourself an "advisor" for the program shows they don't care what happens to you once your foot is in the door and they take your money. They bombard you with emails and calls and I even had to request to speak with the supervisor after interactions with a rude advisor who basically told me he was going to keep calling me regardless if i didn't want him to. Should've knew I couldn't trust this school when they couldn't tell me the success rate of some most students in their programs such as the Nursing Informatics or NP programs. Now I have to start over elsewhere. Poor student service combined with people who don't even know a thing shows the quality of this school. Save your money and get a degree from a more reputable school whose name you won't regret carrying."
1.0 out of 5 stars
no - 7/20/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"This school is out for money. You are responsible for finding your own clinical sites. I got my MSN and went on to the DNP program. The professor was NO help. It's a waste of time and money. Go to a physical university that has a real reputation. I'm sorry that I recommended this school to co-workers. The nursing program revised the MSN program so we had to take the same class over. Forget about the financial/billing people they are RUDE after all the money I wasted on this "university"."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Florida Sun Girl - 7/8/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"Walden provided me with a respected MSN in Nursing and has given me a 35% discount on tuition for my PhD program. I find that those giving a bad rating to Walden U. are the same type of people who consistently blame their outcomes on someone else rather than considering if they are an appropriate candidate for an online education. It may cost more than a state classroom held course, but consider the time, travel expenses, and other factors and I will bet you that it comes near what you pay for the online course. However, it takes discipline and intelligence to complete an online program. You do not have the hand holding I find in classroom instruction and the amount of writing you must provide on each class assignment and discussion board is intense. It requires critical thinking and research that can substantiate your findings. You do not have a few classroom tests that can be crammed for in an overnight session. You have, week after week, discussion and papers that fully explore the subject matter of each class. So stop blaming others for your dissatisfaction until you fully evaluate your ability and readiness for online education. Walden is my school of choice and I feel fortunate to attend."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Cynthia - 5/29/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"Overall, class structure has been appropriate , with a few variances with what had been required per instructor interpretation of class rubric. My current issues have been with the delays in practicum site approval process. Walden has no respect for outside organizations time, which directly affects my progression in the program. I plan to pursue my DNP, but for the price and peace of mind, it will not be at Walden University."
2.3 out of 5 stars
samanta Johnson - 3/21/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"I thought FNP program suppose to give you knowledge and skills to treat patient as a health care provider. So far did not get any. Most of classes are bull, such as leadership, nursing research, role nurses as patients advocates over and over again. You write lengthly discussions, answers, papers. So far far after 1.5 year of studying I din not learn any medical knowledge. I guess it is accredited program and we will be able to find preceptors, which are not provided at all, graduate, pass FNP certification examination.But without any medical knowledge it will be very stressful and difficult to work.Hopefully you could learn and get skills at work , but for the fist couple of years it will be very difficult. The school basically teaches you to write essays in English, but nothing more. As a patient I would be very afraid to have fresh Walden graduate as my primary care provider. due to his or her incompetence and lack of medical skills. the whole education is absolutely useful and does not give you good medical knowledge base to practice medicine. The only reason why I am here is convenience of online classes and an opportunity to get FNP certification. Also it may be difficult to find a fist job."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Carolyn,MSN,RN - 8/20/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"I found Walden University to be excellent. Well organized. Rigorous. Great information (as opposed to being bogged down with unimportant studies). I highly recommend Walden University."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Kelly - 8/14/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"I do not know why there are so many terrible reviews. WALDEN DOES NOT HOLD YOUR HAND SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HOLD YOUR HAND THEN YOU ARE AT THE WRONG SCHOOL. Walden expects you to be an adult and to be able to explore their online school and attend their orientations and webinars to figure out how your classes will work. I have had nothing but wonderful things from the nursing side of Walden. I am pursuing my master's degree in nursing with a post grad certificate in leadership and management. My advisers have been wonderful! My teachers have been excellent as well! Some have been lenient and others have been very strict. I have learned so much about scholarly writing and promoting social change. Walden has helped me for the best. I can not speak about other degree programs but I can say that most of the reviews are very wrong about this institution. Yes, there may be a few bone heads in your class or a few not so nice professors but that is life. You will find that in any school regardless if it is online or not. Many of you may not have attended all the online webinars or online orientation so you may feel you didn't know anything because you didn't hold up your part of the deal. I am receiving a wonderful education and I would recommend Walden to anyone who wants to pursue an excellent education online. The financial services department does not explain things very well without you asking, but if you ask them any question that you need to know then they will definitely answer them. I can't say enough good things about Walden. I know there were a few comments about what courses to take, but in the nursing program you are automatically signed up for your courses and they automatically send you all of your books either through mail if they are hard/paper back books or they will email you if it is an E-Book. IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND WALDEN, DO NOT LET THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS TURN YOU AWAY. I AM TELLING YOU THAT YOU WILL NOT REGRET WALDEN!!! I can not wait to graduate from Walden!!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
lvma - 7/14/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"I have just completed my MSN. Most of my professors were very knowledgable and helpful. A few were not but that is expected in every institution of learning. I am shocked at the comments. I felt I received a quality education and it will be very useful for my career goals. This is a true evaluation. I noted one person stated the postive evaluations were falsely sent in."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Karen - 3/6/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year:
"I am having a very positive experience with this program. I have learned so much. Every class matches the other programs that I have researched in other Universities. Finding preceptors for the practicum has been stressful, because I am competing with the medical schools and other nursing programs in my area. I still have 4 quarters to go and I have been offered 5 job opportunities. This course is what you make it and do not start Walden unless you are ready to put the time and effort into being an educated FNP. (Its not an easy A)"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 3/3/2013
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013
"Rigorous rubrics, tight time lines. What you put in, is what you get out of it. Professors for the most part are very articulate, challenging students to progress their thought process.Format of the courses easy to understand; main discussion posting each week, four adequate (1/2 page+) responses, and roughly a paper due each week with a major paper at the end of each 8 week course. If you keep up with the course requirements you will do fine, granted a lot of late nights put in.The heavier workloads are to be expected of Masters programs. Only one out of ten professors was not very helpful by way of extending any extra effort to progressing the students experience. Tech support very efficient and helpful. No financial support resourced to speak of that department.Once again, what you put in, you get out."