Walden University Reviews - 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."
3.2 out of 5 stars
FutureFNP - 5/15/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I recently finished my graduate degree with this university, and overall, would say this institution is okay. I had a good experience with most of my professors, though, each one of them are very different. The practicum or clinical portion of the education consisted of 144 hours at 11 weeks (adult, pediatrics, ob/gyn, and synthesis). In my opinion, the downside of an online education through this institution is that there are no lectures and you have to find the information that you need to know on your own, because the school does not provide "teaching" in any manner. Clinical can certainly be longer as well, but I was able to go beyond the required 144 hours during my 11-week sessions (I would recommend getting as much hours as you can for a good clinical experience). In closing, I feel this institution isn't bad, but if an individual is looking for "teaching" or lectures, then they should consider a brick and mortar institution or research one that provides this."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Leanne M richcreek - 3/2/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"Absolutely the worst school. Unorganized. I withdrew from that school they sent me a financial aid check back and then months later sent me letter saying I owed them 2450 because THEY sent me wrong amount. Took me hours on phone with department of education to figure out their mistake."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anne - 1/19/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Walden is an absolute joke. It's an okay way to get some letters behind your name for low effort & cost, but good luck learning anything. The courses trade between being wildly easy (one professor gave me an A on a discussion post before I even turned it in) to irrationally hard (another professor graded down for not using references when introducing ourselves in the first discussion post). I took 3 courses and was luckily able to transfer them."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Monica - 8/20/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I attended this school in all of 2017 for a master's in nursing education. I first found the system to be a little overwhelming because you have to go to different screens in order to get information or post information. I contacted the help desk and told them that I was having difficulty with the program no one assisted me. At the same time I was having difficulty I saw hurricane Irma passed through and I had no electricity to continue the course, once again I contacted Walden and they refused to drop me from the course after they claimed they would. I then found out I was automatically re enrolled and then a bill was sent to collection for a class that I never took. I am trying to resolve this issue with them and hopefully that there will be a good resolution."
5.0 out of 5 stars
CeCe - 6/8/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2012
"I am so grateful to have had an opportunity to complete my degree at this school. When I called to clarify an aspect of my study there was always someone available to assist or connect me with someone more appropriate to assist. My graduation ceremony was in Florida where I was able to finally meet and personally connect with the students I had only known by name for the 2 years it took to complete my MScN. Please ignore the negative comments, they are probably from people that were not serious about their studies or did not look into licensing requirements prior to enrolling. As a Canadian asking many questions prior to enrolling provided me all the information needed to chose the right path of study and arrange an appropriate placement at my present place of employment. Great work Walden!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rachel - 2/20/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Any online course requires dedication and hard work and this one is no different. I have had great instructors - and a few not so great - but the good ones have outweighed the bad ones. Also, I have definitely had the benefit of gleaning true life experiences from the great ones during discussion boards. No degree is handed to you and I have worked my tail off and I feel that I have earned this! I am very happy to be finished in just 3 short months. All of the FNP programs are moving toward online programs and all of them require you to find your own preceptors - which is difficult. This program was designed to help professionals that work fit school into their schedule and that's a huge benefit. I have done this program part time and it has worked out great for me and my family situation right now."
1.0 out of 5 stars
sick of this school - 2/5/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"This school is overpriced and under taught. The teachers all have different ideas of APA means so in one class is maybe acceptable and in another they require something else. The amount of time it takes for someone to return communication is ridiculous. Teachers will grade assisgnments at their leisure and when you address this issue they will say "follow the rubric" unacceptable. This school is a joke"
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."
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