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Walden University Reviews of Master's in Nurse Practitioner (NP)

14 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $12,180

83% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Master's in Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Student Reviews - Master's in Nurse Practitioner (NP)

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Reviewed: 5/17/2022

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Would not recommend Walden to anyone. They don't help you find preceptors and they're way too strict on who you can do it with. Your instructors don't teach you anything, so you have to self teach. When you reach out to someone from the school they just send you verbiage from the handbook instead of working with you to find a solution. If my credits could transfer to another school, I would've done it by now.


Reviewed: 10/5/2021

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Walden is the WORST institution you can attend! Am not saying this from sour grapes or because I have stored up bile against them. They are COLD, CALLOUS and UNHELPFUL. The counsellor is rude, unempathetic, unsympathetic and just DO NOT CARE! Being black is not a reason to attend this school. It is anything but for black people. Do not take my word for it. I promise you will regret it!


Reviewed: 4/19/2020

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

I am completing the bridge program from ASN to MSN. The schools website is awful; too many options, too many steps to get where you want to go, not at all intuitive. The library is another pain in the butt. I get 99% of my resources off the internet and not through the school - kind of bs when you're paying $3k/class. They also do not do a good job of making it easier for those of us, (most people), working and raising a family. Your work eventually gets graded, not very prompt - so it's difficult... Read More


Reviewed: 6/30/2019

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Excellent program, great experience! Sorry to hear so much negative. It's grad school!! Stop whining, do the work, and get out if there. Honestly, why would you attend and graduate from an institution you thought was horrible in the first place? Walden's MSN programs are heavily about locating appropriate research that can be used for the mountain of writing involved. That's grad school people!!


Reviewed: 1/10/2018

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

You will NOT get the experience you need to become a competent NP. The clinical component pales in comparison to that you would receive in a face to face environment. There is little to no opportunity for a real live instructors you provide you with the mentorship needed

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Reviewed: 4/27/2016

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

So, I feel like my opinion might be a good gage for future prospective masters students. I have two degrees from very reputable brick and mortar schools, and have experienced both traditional and exclusively online classes over the last 10 years. So far, my experience with Walden has been sensational. The professors have been very supportive, are very responsive, and the material is highly educational. It has improved my practice as a nurse and how I take care of my patients. I have three other co-workers... Read More


Reviewed: 4/10/2015

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

I have completed half of my program requirements. Overall I am very satisfied with the education I have received. I find that the more effort I put into an assignment the more knowledge I gain. The program is geared toward adult learners. That means WE are responsible for doing the work and the professors are our guides. My professors thus far have Always answered questions in a timely manner and/or returned a phone call or text. My best friend attends the same University and has had good and bad... Read More

He Saves

Reviewed: 9/21/2014

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

I have been attending Walden since December 2013 ,and I have taken six classes so far and I have six more to go. As I can see it as a student the program has been very rigorous for me. I am a very hard working student and I have done well at the school. This is my first online school for myself but, I have tutored online students. Online takes a lot of time and dedication more than going to a brick and mortar school because you are truly self teaching yourself. I am planning to do my doctoral degree... Read More

Meg s

Reviewed: 8/18/2014

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

I would not let the bad reviews of Walden turn you away. I am quite surprised by the reviews. This is my second Masters degree after receiving a MBA from a Brick and Mortar school. I knew what to expect when choosing an online school. As a mother of an infant who would have drive 90 minutes to a classroom each way I chose to do the classes online. Other colleges in my area have a mix of classes and online. However, all the schools require you to find your own clinicals at the NP level. I find the... Read More


Reviewed: 5/27/2014

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

I have just completed year 1 of 2 of the MSN FNP program, I start my practicum courses in two weeks. I have had an excellent experience and am still shocked why the reviews are so terrible. The texts, the readings, quizzes and assignments are all comparable to other FNP programs. You do miss out on the benefit of learning live in the classroom and gaining that extra coverage of the material, but the same content is still covered, its just very self motivated. If you dont do the readings, you wont... Read More

Hanna Coyle

Reviewed: 3/12/2014

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

I have been seeing many negative reviews of this school. I have just started my NP degree and so far my experience has been good. My advisor is very helpful and calls to check on me routinely. The only negative so far I have found is that Walden will not help you find preceptors. I will continue to post as I more further along. After seeing the negative reviews I am worried about finding a job after graduation. I would love to talk to someone who has completed the program and see how they feel about... Read More

Words of Wisdom

Reviewed: 2/4/2014

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Do not go this school! This is the worst nurse practitioner program I have ever attended until I wised up and left the school. They are out for your money. They lie to get you in the school. The admissions counselor lied to me about Walden helping their students find preceptors for their practicum but they don't. Their curriculum is horrible I feel like I'm teaching myself. What did it for me was when it was time for my practicum and I bust my behind to find a preceptor then the preceptor bailed... Read More

Mark Hill

Reviewed: 4/20/2013

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

I am working on a masters degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner. I can tell you that this program is "NO JOKE". It is very time consuming and challenging. I certainly feel that I am getting a superior education, and I have not regretted attending this university for one minute. I have worked my butt off for the last year, and have 10 months until graduation.

People who are complaining about Walden all sound like they didnt have as easy a road as they hoped they would, so now they want to... Read More

Melisa Jones

Reviewed: 12/8/2012

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

As I was reading previous reviews, I could not believe how many negative reviews there were. Due to my wonderful and positive experience, nothing I have read will change how I feel regarding Walden or online education.

Success occurs if the student is willing to put in the work required. Do not let the negative experience of another keep you from doing something wonderful with your life!


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