Walden University

Degrees & Certifications RN to BSN
Walden University

 

To Learn more about the program and apply to Walden University Click Here.

(Do NOT actually enroll to Walden University until you have been approved to participate in the BHMT RN to BSN program.)

 

Contact:

BHMT Enrollment Team: 855-628-1499
Billing: Paula Brault 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368) EXT 537-1602
Administrative: 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368)

 

School Overview

Walden recognizes that you have already accumulated a great deal of knowledge and skill working as an RN. Our courses are structured to enhance, support and equip RNs with additional, specialized knowledge and skills. Walden’s accredited RN-BSN Completion Program will enhance your problem-solving skills, help you become a stronger leader and discover how you can make a difference and promote social change in your practice. These guiding principles serve as a framework for Walden’s RN-BSN program curriculum and outcomes.

 

Program Highlights
The RN-BSN completion option is online and designed for working adults with busy lifestyles.

 

  • Start taking nursing courses from day one.
  • All courses are offered every six weeks with at least 8 start dates every year.
  • Gain valuable skills through innovative practice learning experiences with little or no travel.
  • Hone your health assessment skills with Digital Learning Experience™ by Shadow Health®, an immersive, highly interactive virtual learning environment.
  • To enroll in Walden’s RN-BSN completion program, you must have a current, active nursing license and an associate degree or diploma in nursing.
  • Once you are enrolled, an academic advisor will guide you through program and degree requirements.

 

Delivery Type: Online
States: For qualified Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust applicants, Walden is currently enrolling residents from HI, CA, OR, WA, CO, MD, VA, GA and Washington D.C.
State requirements: N/A
Accreditation: Walden has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1990. The HLC is one of six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing (BSN), Master’s Degree Program in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
Units for Nursing Core: 51 Quarter Credits
Units Required for BSN: 181 total quarter credits (equivalent to 120 semester credits)

  • 10 General Education courses (50 cr.)
  • 10 Nursing Core courses (51 cr.)
  • Prior nursing credit/elective courses (80 cr.)

Residency requirement: (How many units have to be taken at Walden?) Undergraduate students must complete a minimum requirement of 45 credits through Walden University to receive a Walden B.S. degree. There is a minimum of a 2.0 GPA requirement throughout students’ enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion program.
Length of Program: The length of the program is dependent upon the number of general education and nursing credits you transfer to Walden from your associate degree or diploma program. The 10 BSN core courses can be completed in 1.5 years taking one course at a time every six weeks. Additional time is needed to complete general electives. For additional information, http://programdata.waldenu.edu/BS-Nurs/bachelor-of-science-in-nursing.html
Cost:

Curriculum ComponentRequirementsCostTotal*
Tuition 51* total required BSN course quarter credit hours $234.50 per quarter hour $11,959.50
Technology Fee Per quarter $140 $700
    Total $12,659.50
    $3000 Grant ($500 per term for first 6 terms) $3,000

 

https://www.waldenu.edu/bachelors/bachelor-of-science-in-nursing/tuition-fees
The tuition reflects the minimum credits to completion. Credits to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an enrollment advisor at 855-628-1499.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $2,500.
*The nursing courses in the RN-BSN program equal 51 quarter credits (10 classes). Students will need a total of 181 credits (equivalent to 120 semester hours) to earn the BSN degree.
Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.
Diversity education course required? Diversity and cultural competency topics are threaded throughout the curriculum and program.
Free transcript evaluation provided? Yes
(International transcripts): International transcripts must be translated to English and may need to be officially evaluated by an accepted agency at the student’s cost. A list of accepted official evaluators is available from the Registrar’s Office or the Admissions department.
Student questions:
Tuition and Payment: Paula Brault 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368) EXT 537-1602
Enrollment: 855-628-1499 Walden University Kaiser Permanente number
Academic Advising & Tech Support: 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368)

Pre-Admission Process

  • Apply to Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust (BHMT) program. (www.waldenu.edu/BHMT)
  • Receive approval through the BHMT to apply to Walden and begin coursework.
  • Connect with Walden’s dedicated Kaiser Permanente Enrollment Advisor to assist in the Walden pre-admission process.
  • RN-BSN Completion program requires that students have a current, active registered nurse (RN) license in the United States or its territories.
  • All applicants must also present official transcripts with an associate’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing awarded during the pre-admission process.

 

Admission Process

  • Visit www.waldenu.edu/BHMT
  • Complete the Request for Information form to connect with a dedicated enrollment advisor for a pre-evaluation for RN-BSN completion program.
  • Walden’s Enrollment Advisor will request official transcripts and a copy of current unencumbered RN license.
  • Confirm submission of official transcripts.
  • Submit an application for RN-BSN completion program.
  • Admissions will review application.
  • Receive the offer of admission.
  • Accept offer of admission.
  • Enrollment Advisor requests registration for first course, NURS 3100.
  • Enrollment Advisor walks student through their first day of class and assists through first week of course.
  • Approval letter/email: Kaiser will provide Walden with a list of BHMT scholarship recipients/approval letter/email to identify RN-BSN students who are apart of BHMT.
  • Technical & Academic Support: Walden students have access to 24/7 technical support from our Student Support Team.

 

Graduation Process
As students approach the completion of their program, they must submit a Graduation Application within the first week of their final academic term. Students can find the application on their myWalden university portal under the “Academic Resources” area and by clicking on the “University & Program Forms” link.

Pre-requisites
All students will be registered for NURS 3100 as their first term course. After the first course, students will register through their academic advisor and must adhere to pre-requisites for all courses, including the completion of an approved statistics course prior to NURS 3150.

 

Policies and Student Information

  • Remaining general education requirements must be completed before the end of the BSN program except STATs, which is a required pre-requisite for Walden’s NURS 3150.
  • In all Walden coursework, students must earn a grade of C or above. A grade of “C” or above must be obtained on or before the third attempt.
  • Students must maintain an active, unencumbered RN license through the end of the Walden BSN program.
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 or better GPA.
  • Additional details about student policies and information are available at http://catalog.waldenu.edu/. Select “Student Handbook” from drop down menu.

 

FAQs

  • Walden courses are offered every 6 weeks and are fully online.
  • All Walden faculty in the School of Nursing are licensed RNs and all teaching faculty are doctorally prepared.
  • Electives completed may decrease time in the program. See Walden course map below for details.
  • You may take Walden’s required general education courses at any time once you are enrolled. Remaining general education requirements must be completed before the end of the BSN program except STATs, which is required prerequisite for Walden’s NURS 3150.

 

Please check the Ben U Transfer Guide to see which courses from Ben-U will satisfy the pre-requisite classes required above.

 

Prep and Computer Skills prior to Applying
To help ensure your success as a Walden student, you should be proficient using email, the Internet, and common desktop productivity software. Additional technology requirement information can be obtained.
https://www.waldenu.edu/experience/support-services

Nursing program, Curriculum and Tuition

 

The tuition reflects the minimum credits to completion. Credits to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an enrollment advisor at 855-628-1499.

 

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $2,500.

 

*The nursing courses in the RN-BSN program equal 51 quarter credits (10 classes). Students will need a total of 181 credits (equivalent to 120 semester hours) to earn the BSN degree.

 

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median

 

Walden University RN-BSN Completion Program 51 Nursing Core Quarter Credits2017-2018
NumberTitle BHMT Tuition
($234.50 per credit with the 30% BHMT reduction) *
tuition subject to change
NURS 3100Issues and Trends in Nursing6$1407.00
NURS 3020Health Assessment5$1172.50
NURS 3110Information Management and Patient Care Technology5$1172.50
NURS 3150Foundations of Nursing Research5$1172.50
NURS 4100Quality and Safety Through Evidence-Based Practice5$1172.50
NURS 4105Advocacy Through Health Care Policy5$1172.50
NURS 4115Role of the Nurse in Public and Global Health5$1172.50
NURS 4210Role of the Nurse Leader in Population Health5$1172.50
NURS 4005Topics in Clinical Nursing5$1172.50
NURS 4220Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare5$1172.50