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The advisor gave me bad information which cost me money. I requested a different one. I then was hospitalized and the new advisor had me submit paperwork for refund/withdraw. Did everything I was supposed to. I was told by advisor it was approved. The next thing I know I'm getting calls about owing tuition for the semester I had withdrawn. When they called I explained and they said I had to find the advisor and have them clear it up. The advisor was gone and they assigned the first advisor back to me. Then they turned it over to a collection agency. They promised refund and withdraw and now I have a collection on my credit report. Thank You Walden University., the only recommendation I will give is "Don't go to Walden." To all veterans, be careful they will give you bad info and then charge you.
I was attended Walden in May 2015, and I graduated in February 2018 and passed National certification in March. Walden is extremely helpful and rigorously education. I have nothing but positive experience and encourage everyone who works and studies to considering Walden University as an alternative to traditional school. thanks you walden
Walden University is a professional university filled with nurses, doctors and others seeking extra degrees. Even though my field was running an assisted living home, I was treated as deserving student along with the other students. The content is fun, the professors are understanding of working while going to school, and the black board is easy to navigate.
I attended Walden University School of Nursing as my first online study experience, I am very pleased with my results. The lecturers were very supportively, thanks for the seminars that guide me along the way. I am motivated to continue with my DNP at Walden and will recommend the programs to anyone. Time management is a key.
I attended the university for my undergrad in Psychology. I attended Walden as I live in a remote location and I was unable to travel to attend on-campus elsewhere. The class material was appropriate and the flow and ease of use of the platform was non-obstructive to learning. I was happy with the results and attended a very large convocation in Minneapolis (guest speaker Bill Clinton... how cool was that!). I have no regrets at all... my only complaints are: 1) not enough interaction with professors at the time (but that has changed as I am back in school again and they do video conferencing now). and 2) the cost was substantially higher than a Canadian University (but they didn't have enough online programs at the time). I would definitely recommend it to anyone capable of self directed study... if you need the professor to hold your hand, or have time management issues... than any online program at any university (including Walden) will be a struggle.
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.