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Walden University Reviews of Master's in Nursing

36 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $12,180

60% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
47% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Master's in Nursing

Student Reviews - Master's in Nursing

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Reviewed: 6/3/2022

Degree: Nursing

Terrible! Terrible! Terrible! I cannot believe how bad everything was. It was a horrible mistake to go to this university. I thought that this would be okay seeing as it was federally associated but not only was it a money pit, they offered no proper help with anything! I am trying to complete my PMHNP now and basically, you are left alone to learn the material yourself then get tested, and then graded. The teachers don't do anything! When you have to do a practicum, they will tell you they have... Read More

Danielle Harris

Reviewed: 5/11/2022

Degree: Nursing

Walden University is a phenomenal school, and anytime someone considers graduate school, I always recommend Walden University. I have completed a degree (MSN) and post-graduate certificate (nursing education), and I am enrolled in a WU program for the third time, which shows how excellent the instruction is.

Quin Carter

Reviewed: 5/11/2022

Degree: Nursing

My time at Walden University has been the best. I have been able to network with so many professionals. The instructors are wonderful and knowledgeable. At Walden, you are apart of family, and more importantly the educational experience will prepare you for anything.


Reviewed: 1/6/2022

Degree: Nursing

Attending Walden University was one of the best decisions I ever made. The online learning environment was organized, well-planned and doable as a full time nurse, wife, and mother. The professors were approachable and available to assist, answer questions and clarify assignments. I never felt alone!


Reviewed: 6/11/2021

Degree: Nursing

If you are looking to get a Masters in Nursing for Nurse Practitioner then I would NOT do it. It is a joke. I am a great student, it has nothing to do with that. It's finding a preceptor. They failed to mention when you enrolled that their list of affiliation agreements needs updating (there are facilities on the list that are not even open anymore). The field office will not help or accommodate you. There are other colleges that you can go to that will help you find a preceptor for your clinical,... Read More

Lisa GA

Reviewed: 1/2/2021

Degree: Nursing

My experience at Walden was excellent. Registration was smooth, my instructors were knowledgeable and helpful, and the courses helped me hone my craft. My capstone course was excellent. I enjoyed it enough that I re-enrolled and will start a doctorate program this winter.


Reviewed: 5/15/2020

Degree: Nursing

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... Read More

Leanne M richcreek

Reviewed: 3/2/2020

Degree: Nursing

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.


Reviewed: 1/19/2020

Degree: Nursing

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.


Reviewed: 8/20/2019

Degree: Nursing

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... Read More


Reviewed: 6/8/2019

Degree: Nursing

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... Read More


Reviewed: 2/20/2019

Degree: Nursing

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... Read More

sick of this school

Reviewed: 2/5/2019

Degree: Nursing

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

speak with your money

Reviewed: 3/25/2018

Degree: Nursing

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... Read More


Reviewed: 2/15/2018

Degree: Nursing

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.


Reviewed: 8/18/2017

Degree: Nursing

Worst decision i ever made to attend this school. Beware of the grad nursing programs. The issues many people experience finding a clinical site are true. They also do not offer you the assistance that they claim when they lure you in. I learned later on the school doesn't have a good reputation and so honestly where i'm from that makes it even harder. As for dealing with departments like financial aid, you can forget it. This school doesn't operate like a typical brick and mortar. You talk with... Read More


Reviewed: 6/7/2017

Degree: Nursing

GO to a reputable school don't waste your time or money on Walden The prices of books purchased through the university are excessive. A paperback book dated over 10 years old can cost $75.00 and you can never sell the books back to the university. Commonly, the reasoning provided is that books no longer being used. Tuition has increased four times in the two years I have attended. Instructors are confrontational, unhelpful, delayed in providing you your grades. Retaliatory actions are supported at... Read More

Boat Rocker

Reviewed: 3/9/2017

Degree: Nursing

As with previous reviews, I too learned not to "rock the boat" with an instructor. After asking for more specific information, versus "cut and paste" type comments on assignments, I was told not to post such comments in the 'contact the instructor' area. My post was removed and I was sent a stern email from the instructor telling me I was "presumptuous" to post this request. Rather than escalate this situation further, I learned to not ask for clarification on any further assignments. I have since... Read More

unsatisfied student

Reviewed: 2/24/2017

Degree: Nursing

I would strongly recommend to NOT seek studies at this institution. Cost The one thing that attracted me to this institution was the textbooks being include into the price of the course. However, 2 classes in I received an email stating that books no longer will be included and it would be a separate cost. The cost of the textbooks are astronomically overpriced and unable to be resold after completion of the class. You ALWAYS get the response that the book is no longer being used. How is it that... Read More


Reviewed: 7/20/2016

Degree: Nursing

Like all education, the program is what you make it. It is not a walk in the park by any means. Instructors will not hold your hand and walk you through classes. You will not be "given" grades, you will work very hard to earn them. Online learning is not for everyone. Consider this to be more challenging than the traditional classroom setting.


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