Walden University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) masters
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) doctorate
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Programs CCNE accredited. Nursing faculty members are doctorally-prepared across a broad spectrum of specialties. Walden uses cutting-edge technology to provide an unmatched online classroom experience. Walden offers lifelong learning with degree programs from BSN to DNP. Students have continued access to external national & international nursing experts/leaders who serve as faculty members, media-video speakers, clinical/practicum perceptors, DNP project mentors and on selected SON committees.

School type Proprietary
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Quarter

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Nursing administration/leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – primary
Family/primary care

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 46


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 17 full-time; 219 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 2 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 24

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate N/A
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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