Walden University Reviews
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I had a good experience with the admission process and my first 3 classes. Good interaction with instructors and helpful feedback. Class 4...evidence based nursing...not a good experience. Disrespectful instructor, doesn't like to answer questions, and contradicts herself, doesn't know the policies. Once I started questioning her, my grades dropped. Academic advising suggests contacting her boss, but that hasn't helped, and they have no other suggestions. I understand that it may be just this one professor, but Walden is supporting her bad behavior. I will not be giving Walden any more of my money.
At first I was really intimidated by the lack of direction when it came to figuring out the system but once I had that, I was good to go. good instructors, good classwork and knowledge base, very few complaints. It is not easy, but if you keep at it, anything is possible. Some people are not suited to totally online studies, and I assume that is where the negative complaints come from. I, however, love the format and find it stimulating and refreshing to have this much freedom to do well. If you are serious about getting your degree, this is the place for you.
The MSN with a focus in education helped to prepare me for an academic nurse educator role. Faculty were available, fair, and honest. Courses were 100% online. Course designed to build connections with peers. Capstone project was required. Stressful finding a site and preceptor but the process helped to solidify the entire learning experience. Would have like better updates technology such as presentation software for students.
Walden has numerous great resources. Responsive faculty that provide detailed feedback. Affordable. Flexible. Rigorous and honest grading practices. Travel for residencies required. The residency time provides face-to-face time to grow connections. I am very pleased with my choice in attending Walden University.
Below standards is an understatement. There is no teaching what so ever. You can do a better job on your own. There portal system is horrible and forget contacting support they are not helpful and never know whats going on. In terms of finances they don't follow through on their promises. I was told I would receive a $1000.00 grant for the winter quarter and this did not happen. They only applied $500.00 I wasted a lot of precious time attending this school. I regret it and would have been better off attending another school.
There's a reason why the PhD Psychology programs are not accredited by the APA. Because there are no admission requirements. Many students in the program lack the intellect, motivation, and resources to benefit from higher education, let alone graduate school. Walden has no psychology labs, no psychology clinic, and no hospital affiliation. It's a cash for credit sham to receive a bogus PhD, that's useless in the professional world. Its a degree mill, but the degree is worthless The PhD Psychology graduates have less knowledge about psychology than a typical BS or BA psychology students from a traditional college/university.
I like Walden. To me, the best thing that happened to me educationally is attending Walden. Their courses are so interesting and challenging that I have learned so much in a little while. The instructors are great and very humane and understanding. The courses are so relevant to my field and they are with assignments that mad me work and read hard to pass. For this I am happy with Walden.
I wish I would have read the reviews before booing here. A couple of the faculty are an absolute joke! They teach one way and one way only. They believe the best therapist is one who sits and stares at the client and says back everything the client says to them. Have they practiced in the last 20 years? Nothing worse than having to learn for people who believe its their way and no other way. I will be applying to other programs. Waste of money!
While some people may have reasons not to attend this university, I beg to differ. In order to succeed and accomplish anything, you have to put in the work! Although the work can be challenging this educational institution presents an opportunity for students to expand their scope of knowledge and challenge as well as raise questions regarding any concerns. Walden University offers it students a wealth of resources and staff is very supportive. Even if life gets in the way, there is always a resource to access and get help. Again, I cannot emphasize enough, you have to put in the WORK!
Walden University is your best choice if you are self-driven, mature and hardworking as it provides a great learning experience especially for people who want to improve their career prospects. The assignments are challenging but you will receive assistance from your instructors. All you need to do is reach out-initiate communication and follow through. The kind of education that you will receive from this university is world-class and the diversity of students provides an enriched learning experience.Their vision of creating a positive social change in the communities through their students is particularly impressive.