Here I am not going to peddle or anything. It is not like that I am getting kick-back by talking smooth. Just facts.
A 2002 report by the Health Resources and Services Administration indicated that thirty states in the United States were estimated to have registered nurse shortage in 2000. By 2020, it would be 44 states and the D.C.
Let’s put that bleak news away and turn to refreshing ones.
Minneapolis – May 8, 2012, Walden University announced the Nurses of the Year scholarship program, the commitment to the field of nursing as well as a salute to National Nurses Week. The scholarships include Leadership Scholarships and Change-maker Scholarship, available to nurses enrolling as new students in Walden’s nursing programs for the December 2012 start date.
If this is what you want: a) a career-oriented online program and b) the program is offered by a trustworthy university, then Online Nursing School at Walden University is the solid choice.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program
You must have known the importance of accreditation. Therefore, it comes as a relief to know that Walden’s RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This accreditation means that the program meets national standards of quality and relevance to the profession.
Let’s take a look at the RN to BSN program. Upon completion of this program, you will be equipped with necessary knowledge and skills that can help you compete and excel in healthcare environment.
In addition to earning a BSN degree, you will also be able to
- Broaden your horizon since you are going to work with nurses from around the country
- Get help technically and academically from the caring and experienced academic advisors, technical support staff and tutors
- Prepare yourself to go on with graduate studies
- Focus on your study with the help from student services
And since it is an online program, you will have the flexibility and comfort of learning at your pace without compromising your personal and professional life at the same time.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
It comes in handy right after you complete the BSN to help you strive for further achievement. It is not only about learning knowledge and skills from nationally renowned scholars or professors holding doctoral degrees. It is about applying what you have learned to practices. You gotta gain street smarts!
Also, this program comes with two tracks that will be assigned to you based on your previous education and experience:
- BSN to MSN Track is for RNs entering the program with a BSN
- RN to MSN Track is for RNs holding a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing or bachelor’s degree other than BSN
Specializations are included in MSN program to help you better target future career fields. There are
- Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Leadership and Management
- Nursing Informatics
Live and learn. Neither BSN nor MSN is the end of nursing study. That is why Walden provides lifelong learning for nurses, no matter what stage you are now at.
For those who want to take a step further following the MSN program, it offers Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
Feel free to request info about the specific programs you want to pursue by calling 1-866-492-5336 in the United States or seeing the list of international toll-free phone numbers at http://www.waldenu.edu/Support-Services/23261.htm.
As I said at the beginning, I am not peddling. All I want to do is share something you may be interested in. But still, the above stands pale, since it is me alone that talk. That is subjective observation. I know you need more than that. How about meeting some of the students and graduates of the MSN program and listening to what they say?
- To quote Cynthia Hickman, MSN Graduate,
“The most rewarding aspect of earning my master’s degree at Walden was my practicum project and experience…. The knowledge, the faculty, and my colleagues made me a well-rounded scholar.”
- To quote Denise Schuler, MSN graduate,
“The auto-registration and the auto-book fulfillment are a few of reasons I choose Walden…. It was so much easier to let Walden take care of everything. I especially loved receiving my box of books and other class materials-all shiny, new, complete, and on time. Best of all, there were no trips to the bookstore involving a backpack full of books and a four-block hike to my car! Walden University’s accreditation and reputation earned me a measure of respect among my peers that I appreciated…. ”
Note: This web site is not affiliated with or connected to Walden University. For accurate and professional information, go to Walden University official site.
A degree in marketing can open up many doors to a wide variety of career fields, such as advertising, public relations, development, financing, customer service and sales. To begin a career in marketing, earning an associate degree in marketing could be a good start. You can learn about marketing and business essentials required for the marketplace. An associate degree in marketing can also put you towards earning a bachelor degree. Read more
As we know, in the US there are six regional accrediting agencies providing accreditation for educational institutions, among which the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) takes charge of the accreditation for the universities, colleges, schools and other educational organizations in its service area. Read more
In today’s high-tech world, no corporation can spring up without relying on information technology to control data and other information. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for employment in information technology will continue a 17% rise through the year 2018. The educational requirement begins with an associate degree in information technology. Read more