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Trust the leader in graduate nursing education to help you advance your career and pursue your passion.1

As a nurse, you’re a caregiver, a lifesaver, and a healer.

You’re also an innovator, a self-starter, and a goal setter with big plans for your future.

Walden understands the dreams—and the challenges—of nurses like you. Developed and taught by actual practitioners, our CCNE-accredited online programs empower you to further your education without pausing your life. Elevate your profession, make your voice heard, and shape the nursing career you’ve always wanted.

Choose a leader in advanced nursing education

Walden is No. 1 in MSN graduates in the U.S.2 We’re also a pioneer in distance learning, with a rich, 50-year history of supporting adult learners.

Fit a degree into your busy life

We know that nurses face unique scheduling demands—like long, unpredictable shifts. With our flexible online coursework, you can earn your degree while continuing to work.

Translate your knowledge into practice

Implement what you’ve learned in a real healthcare environment during your field experience. Our office of field experience is here to help you find the ideal site.

Broaden your perspectives

Collaborate with other nurses from around the country in an interactive online environment. Grow as a professional through a vibrant exchange of ideas and experiences.

Benefit from unparalleled support

Benefit from the experience of our 100% doctorally prepared faculty.3 From our digital library to Student Success Advising, you have all the resources you need to thrive in your program—and beyond. You’re never on your own.

Take advantage of potential tuition savings

Walden partners with more than 300 leading healthcare employers and associations to bring higher education to more nurses. Find out more.


All College of Nursing leaders and teaching faculty hold doctorates—and most are active practitioners, too.3 Get valuable guidance and insights from those on the front lines of today’s nursing field.

  • Vincent Hall

    Vincent Hall

    Program Director

    As a program director for the Master of Science in Nursing program, Dr. Hall supervises MSN core courses as well as the Nursing Education, Nurse Executive, Nursing Informatics, and Public Health Nursing specializations. Dr. Hall serves on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials Task Force and on the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation Review Committee. He has been an RN for more than 40 years and a nurse educator for more than 30 years.

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  • Judi Kuric

    Judi Kuric

    Program Director

    Dr. Kuric has more than 35 years of experience in nursing and advanced-practice nursing and more than 25 years of experience in nursing education. She is board certified as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and emergency nurse practitioner.

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The following MSN programs in the College of Nursing are designed to prepare students for professional licensure or certification:

Since no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency to determine specific licensure and practice requirements

Walden makes no representations or guarantee that students who complete Walden coursework or programs will be eligible for national certification. For more information about nurse practitioner certification exams, students should visit the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at, American Nurses Credentialing Center at, or other nurse practitioner certification websites.

Learn more about licensure and certification

Institute for Social Determinants of Health and Social Change  

Nursing wearing a mask with National League for Nursing and Walden University College of Nursing logos

Championing Health Equity

Nurse educators and inter-professional colleagues play an instrumental role in achieving health equity across various demographics. The National League for Nursing and Walden University College of Nursing Institute for Social Determinants of Health and Social Change is designed to cultivate these healthcare professionals into leaders who address the impact of structural racism, socioeconomic status, environment, education, adequate housing, and food insecurity on health and wellbeing. This collaboration further demonstrates Walden’s founding mission to empower social change leaders in their professions and communities.

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