Walden’s College of Nursing

Turning Passion Into Potential


Since the university launched its Master of Science in Nursing program in 2004, Walden has been focused on making higher education more accessible for working nurses. Today, our College of Nursing has grown to encompass online bachelor’s, master’s, post-master’s certificate, and doctoral programs, as well as a wide variety of specializations designed to help nurses learn how to deliver compassionate and specialized care. We’re proud to offer nurses an empowering education that helps them reimagine what’s possible—for themselves and for the future of healthcare.

Walden’s College of Nursing by the Numbers

  • Walden has provided distance education since 1970 and online education since 1995.
  • Walden launched its Master of Science in Nursing program in 2004.
  • The School of Nursing became the College of Nursing in 2020.
  • Walden’s College of Nursing Alumni: 36,500+
  • # of degrees and certificates awarded by the College of Nursing: 38,000+
  • Walden is No. 1 in Master of Science in Nursing graduates in the U.S.
  • Walden is No. 1 in advanced nursing degrees.
  • Walden is the leader in doctoral nursing education.
  • Walden offers one of the first online psychiatric nurse practitioner MSN programs in the U.S.
  • Employment of RNs is expected to grow 7% through 2029.
  • Employment of NPs is expected to grow 52% through 2029.
  • 100% of our classroom teaching faculty hold doctorates.

The College of Nursing has three degree programs accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE): the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing program has four CCNE-accredited specializations:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner