Walden University

Introduction

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Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Submit the form on the right to learn how you can make a change and advance your career.

For more than 40 years, Walden University, an accredited institution, has helped working professionals reach their educational goals. Walden degree and certificate programs are designed to help students explore current market trends, gain relevant skills that can be applied immediately in the real world, and create positive social change in their lives and communities.

Students are taught by faculty members who are both scholars and practitioners, bringing academic perspective and practical experience into the online classroom.

Why Choose Walden?

  • Options: Walden currently offers more than 80 degree programs, more than 370 specializations and concentrations, and more than 50 certificate programs, so you can find the program or area of study you need.
  • Peer network: In the Walden community, which is made up of more than 127,600 students and alumni, you have a network of peers who can support you on your journey.
  • Many perspectives: Walden’s diverse student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries.
  • Expert faculty: Walden’s more than 3,000 faculty members are experts in their fields who bring real-world experience to their courses.
  • Student satisfaction: 91% of Walden graduates who responded to a 2013 Walden survey indicated being very satisfied or satisfied with their alma mater.*

*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/DATA, 2012–2013

Admissions

Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level. Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid. Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously. Most Walden graduate programs allow you to transfer up to 50% of your required credits.

Supporting Your Success

Walden’s goal is to help you reach yours. From your first inquiry through every step of your studies, you can benefit from a wide range of student support services designed to help you succeed in your educational journey. Walden provides the following services to students:

Personal Advisors: Receive personal attention from advisors in enrollment, financial aid, academics, and other support services to make the most of your online program.

Technical Assistance: Study worry-free knowing you have 24/7 access to Walden technical support.

Custom Support for Online Learners: Available anywhere with Internet access, Walden’s online library holds more than 64,000 full-text journals, more than 100 databases, and more than 3 million dissertations. A variety of services are tailored specifically to online doctoral students, including a faculty expertise directory and assistance with dissertation research and oral defenses.

Writing Center: Sharpen your writing skills with support from the Walden Writing Center, which offers resources and online tutoring by full-time professional editors and tutors.

Academic Residencies: Network with faculty, staff, and peers at in-person residencies, designed to give you additional research and writing support for your master’s- or doctoral-level study.

Career Services: Walden’s Career Services Center offers one-on-one counseling and an online portfolio of resources to assist you with critical tasks, such as résumé writing, job searching, and interview strategies.

Online Learning

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Walden courses focus on practical skills and strategies you can apply immediately in the workplace. You will be encouraged to use what you learn to consider innovative solutions to real-world problems, and many programs offer the opportunity to apply what you have learned through a practicum experience. Courses take into consideration current research and case studies to enhance critical thinking. Our online format encourages collaboration and discussion so you can learn from other professionals in your field.

Faculty

Walden faculty members are focused on your success. Our expert faculty includes scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities. They act as mentors and advisors and foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Here are the numbers: 86% of Walden faculty members hold at least one doctoral degree, and collectively they have received more than 900 awards for their professional achievements and outstanding contributions to their fields. The Walden faculty also includes 26 Fulbright Scholars or Specialists. They have a broad range of experiential and cultural backgrounds and excel at integrating their expertise into the classroom.

Alumni Community

Walden University has more than 79,800 alumni across 135 countries around the world. Our alumni are supported by an active alumni association, which keeps graduates connected to students, faculty, and fellow alumni of the greater Walden community. Alumni participate in regional activities and remain engaged through the Alumni Ambassador Program, myWaldenAlumni–our alumni portal—and the university’s signature publication, Walden magazine, which highlights the achievements of our alumni twice a year.

Accreditation

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Walden is proud to have earned specialized accreditations from the following organizations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are of high quality and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The programs and courses are of high quality.
  • Students who qualify have access to federal student aid.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates, and median loan debt for these programs at http://www.waldenu.edu/programdata.

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Programs

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Master

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minnesota

Gain insight into the laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies that impact service providers through Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program. Learn the core [+]

Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.)

Gain insight into the laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies that impact service providers through Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program. Learn the core competencies and best practices of the profession, including financial management, strategic planning, and economic analysis. Build a solid foundation in healthcare management through our high-quality, relevant curriculum developed in collaboration with leading healthcare experts.

Get the high-level skills you need to pursue leadership roles in multiple areas of healthcare with Walden’s M.H.A. General Program. Whether you’re interested in financial management or strategic planning, this program can prepare you with the credentials and insights to take your career to the next level.... [-]


Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) (competency-based)

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Prepare to advance your career and improve healthcare delivery systems by earning a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) through Tempo Learning™, Walden University’s competency-based education option. [+]

Prepare to advance your career and improve healthcare delivery systems by earning a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) through Tempo Learning™, Walden University’s competency-based education option. As a leader in healthcare education, Walden is dedicated to meeting the needs of students, the healthcare industry, and employers. The competency-based MHA program is aligned with the professional competencies required by today’s healthcare employers. Earn Your Degree on Your Terms Delivered through Tempo Learning™ by Walden, the competency-based MHA program allows you to learn on your own schedule, at your own pace—building on your existing skills, knowledge, and experience. For one all-you-can-learn price, you advance through the program by mastering a series of competencies and completing assessments. [-]

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) (competency-based)

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Prepare to advance your career and improve healthcare delivery systems by earning a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) through Tempo Learning™, Walden University’s competency-based education option. [+]

Prepare to advance your career and improve healthcare delivery systems by earning a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) through Tempo Learning™, Walden University’s competency-based education option. As a leader in healthcare education, Walden is dedicated to meeting the needs of students, the healthcare industry, and employers. The competency-based MHA program is aligned with the professional competencies required by today’s healthcare employers. Earn Your Degree on Your Terms Delivered through Tempo Learning™ by Walden, the competency-based MHA program allows you to learn on your own schedule, at your own pace—building on your existing skills, knowledge, and experience. For one all-you-can-learn price, you advance through the program by mastering a series of competencies and completing assessments. [-]

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) (course-based)

Campus or Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Gain insight into the laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies that impact service providers through Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. [+]

Gain insight into the laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies that impact service providers through Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. Learn the core competencies and best practices of the profession, including financial management, strategic planning, and economic analysis. Build a solid foundation in healthcare management through our high-quality, relevant curriculum developed in collaboration with leading healthcare experts. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Leadership and Organizational Development Systems and Policy [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Health Policy

Online Full time Part time 11 weeks October 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

The Health Policy specialization focuses on the steps that are involved in developing, financing, and delivering health services in the United States. [+]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Health Policy The Health Policy specialization focuses on the steps that are involved in developing, financing, and delivering health services in the United States. Gain an understanding of the issues that public administrators face at the local, state, and federal levels and the legal and regulatory challenges that can occur when trying to implement changes within public health systems. This specialization explores accountability among organizations and the ethical choices that are involved in the health policymaking process. Coursework focuses on the leadership and strategic planning skills that are necessary to maintain productive collaboration across all sectors. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (40 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. MMPA 6200 Principles of Public Administration MMPA 6115 Foundations for Graduate Study MMPA 6405 Ethics and Social Justice MMPA 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership MMPA 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector MMPA 6435 Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce MMPA 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination MMPA 6451 Public Policy Analysis MMPA 6480 Applied Research and Evaluation Methods MMPA 6840 Health Policy and Management MMPA 6400 Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking MMPA 6421 Health Economics MMPA 6910 Capstone Seminar Highlights Developed by leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the Master of Public Administration program focuses on enhancing your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so you can: Learn principles and processes related to finance, economics, and human resources and apply them to a variety of public service organizations and all levels of government. Conduct and apply research to advance democratic processes and promote social change. Communicate and interact productively with diverse and evolving workforces and communities. Broaden your perspective of public service through global concepts and theories. As a student in Walden’s online master’s in public administration program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe key leadership concepts and theories that can be used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Determine appropriate skills needed for participating in and contributing to public and nonprofit policy processes. Critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment. Develop ethical solutions to advance and improve the lives of citizens and organizations. Apply models that represent best practices in utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies. [-]

PhD

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)

Online Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

Do you aspire to be a leader and innovator in the healthcare administration field? Walden University’s Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) program can prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and credentials you need to [+]

Do you aspire to be a leader and innovator in the healthcare administration field? Walden University’s Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) program can prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and credentials you need to impact the healthcare landscape and make a positive change in your career and community. In this fully online, multidisciplinary program, you can: Deepen your understanding of how the Affordable Care Act and other reform initiatives have impacted the current healthcare environment. Gain decision-making and problem-solving skills to effectively manage the healthcare delivery demands of healthcare organizations and the communities they serve. Achieve a new level of professional credibility and recognition and position yourself to move into executive-level career roles. A more affordable option than many similar online programs, Walden’s online doctorate in healthcare administration can prepare you for executive leadership roles in settings such as hospital systems, consulting firms, medical practices, universities, and many types of care facilities. [-]

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Reach the highest level of nursing practice and discover how to promote a more effective and efficient healthcare system. This program gives you the credentials you need to assume a greater [+]

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Reach the highest level of nursing practice and discover how to promote a more effective and efficient healthcare system. This program gives you the credentials you need to assume a greater leadership role within a healthcare organization, and it can help you contribute to improved patient outcomes and healthcare delivery. You can build on your expertise to enhance patient care, gain the knowledge and skills needed to train the next generation of nurses, and translate theory into an advanced nursing practice that enriches the health of populations and communities.

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Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Medical Social Work

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

Disability, advanced age, and chronic illness can present a unique set of challenges for individuals and families. [+]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Medical Social Work Disability, advanced age, and chronic illness can present a unique set of challenges for individuals and families. This specialization is designed to help you extend your knowledge and competencies as a medical social worker. The program helps you cultivate a better understanding of the resources and support services available for vulnerable populations, including those who are terminally ill, disabled, or dealing with acute or chronic illness. You can use your knowledge to collaborate with other healthcare professionals as part of a care team in a hospital, nursing home, or other healthcare setting. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Clinical seminar (6 cr.) Action research project (20 cr.) One 6-day residency This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work SOCW 8800 Clinical Seminar I SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation SOCW 8140 Action Research Methods in Social Work SOCW 8117 Diversity and Multiculturalism SOCW 8204 Medical Social Work I SOCW 8210 Survey Research Methods SOCW 8801 Clinical Seminar II SOCW 8205 Medical Social Work II SOCW 8600 Action Research Project SOCW 8815 Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology Career Options With a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from Walden, you can gain the skills needed to become an advanced practitioner. This doctoral degree program can also prepare you to become a leader in designing, implementing, and assessing social welfare programs and policies. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020—faster than the average for all other occupations. Career opportunities for healthcare social workers are projected to grow at a rate of 34% through 2020. Expand Your Career Options A DSW can prepare you to pursue roles at the forefront of the social work profession: Leader in agencies and organizations Program director Evaluator of social work practice and agencies Supervisor in social work organizations Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Develop expertise in a particular area of social work, such as addictions or medical social work, among others. Use research to advocate for changes that support your clients and community through an action research project. This project enables you to focus on an everyday problem or unmet need within your community (e.g., long wait times in your local hospital’s ER or access to medical care for people with heart disease) and develop a plan for remediating the issue. Conduct effective analyses of social welfare policies. Gain skills for designing and implementing social welfare programs. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to find data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

Ph.D. Health Education & Promotion (with MPH degree)

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. [+]

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle to your advantage and explore health behavior theories and techniques to help individuals and groups improve their health or conduct research that will impact the larger population. The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program can help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings that may include state and local health departments, schools and universities, businesses and corporations, and community health agencies. Focus Areas Behavioral Health Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health Research Become an effective advocate as you promote the health of individuals, organizations, and communities with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University. In this program, explore issues affecting the public health field today. Gain real-world experience as you apply the knowledge you’ve learned to find solutions to public health problems. Consistent with our commitment to continuous quality improvement, Walden University has designed the curriculum for the MPH program to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by leading public health organizations. Specializations : Behavioral Health Global Health Management & Leadership Population Health Research [-]

Ph.D. Health Education & Promotion (with MS Health Education degree)

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. [+]

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle to your advantage and explore health behavior theories and techniques to help individuals and groups improve their health or conduct research that will impact the larger population. The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program can help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings that may include state and local health departments, schools and universities, businesses and corporations, and community health agencies. Focus Areas Behavioral Health Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health Research In our MS in Health Education and Promotion program, you can explore the latest health behavior theories, trends, and practices and gain the skills to design health communications; plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs; or serve as an educator on public health issues. Walden has designed this program to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and prepare you to sit for national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Heath Education Specialist (MCHES) exams. Specializations Behavioral Health Global Health Management & Leadership Population Health Research [-]

Ph.D. Health Education & Promotion (with other MS degree)

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. [+]

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle to your advantage and explore health behavior theories and techniques to help individuals and groups improve their health or conduct research that will impact the larger population. The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program can help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings that may include state and local health departments, schools and universities, businesses and corporations, and community health agencies. Focus Areas Behavioral Health Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health Research Specializations : Behavioral Health Global Health Management & Leadership Population Health Research [-]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Health Policy

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

Healthcare has undergone radical changes over the past several years. The major business enterprises that now govern the industry have changed the way healthcare is delivered. [+]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Health Policy Healthcare has undergone radical changes over the past several years. The major business enterprises that now govern the industry have changed the way healthcare is delivered, and managers must quickly adapt to become successful. A specialization in Health Policy will help you gain valuable knowledge about health delivery systems, health policy, health administration, and health finance centers so you can manage effectively and successfully in this unique environment. Completion Requirements 82 total quarter credits Core courses (35 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Professional Development Plan Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement: RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Specialization Courses PPPA 8841 Health Policy and Management PPPA 8401 Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking PPPA 8420 Health Economics Foundation Research Sequence RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Dissertation PPPA 9000 Dissertation Career Options Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include: College professor Academic administrator Senior level public executive Legislative aide Government affairs officer Senior level nonprofit manager Policy analyst Research director Private consultant Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes. Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research. Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations. Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research. [-]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Medical Social Work

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

The medical social worker plays a vital role in caring for individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, or other treatment facilities. [+]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Medical Social Work The medical social worker plays a vital role in caring for individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, or other treatment facilities. This specialization helps you develop and assess the best possible strategies in practice interventions with individuals and families facing chronic or terminal illness, disability, and issues associated with aging. Coursework provides opportunities to create, analyze, and extend knowledge of methods used by medical social workers to address the needs of clients and families, particularly the aging population. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (42 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work RSCH 8100W Research Theory, Design, and Methods SOCW 8204 Medical Social Work I SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation RSCH 8200W Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8205 Medical Social Work II RSCH 8300W Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8815 Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology SOCW 8550 Writing a Quality Prospectus RSCH 8250W Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8350W or Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8450W or Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 9000 Dissertation Career Options Walden University’s online Ph.D. in Social Work program can help you gain the skills needed to address social issues through research or to teach in a university setting. Whichever path you choose, this doctoral degree program will prepare you to work in a variety of professions in the public or private sectors. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all other occupations. Employment opportunities for college professors are expected to grow by 17% between 2010 and 2020. Expand Your Career Options A Ph.D. in Social Work can provide you with greater opportunities to move your career forward as a: Social worker Researcher Evaluator Agency leader Policy analyst Educator/professor/faculty member Supervisor in the social work field Program director Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Learn from nationally recognized experts in the profession. Focus your studies in a relevant area that aligns with your interests, such as addictions, medical social work, or clinical expertise. Gain strategies and skills for publishing and presenting research. Enhance your professional development by participating in a residency program. Acquire an understanding of how diversity shapes the human experience. Design, implement, and analyze your own research related to the social work profession. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to gather data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

PhD in Health Education and Promotion

Online Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle [+]

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle to your advantage and explore health behavior theories and techniques to help individuals and groups improve their health or conduct research that will impact the larger population. The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program can help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings that may include state and local health departments, schools and universities, businesses and corporations, and community health agencies. Focus Areas Behavioral Health Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health Research Specializations Disease Surveillance Health Policy Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health [-]

PhD in Health Services

Online Full time Part time 72 months October 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Through Walden’s PhD in Health Services program, you can prepare for a leadership role in the field of healthcare. Expand your understanding of current health legislation, policy, and ethics and how they affect the nation’s healthcare system. Combine your interests in health services and public health and broaden your career options in public and private healthcare organizations. [+]

Through Walden’s PhD in Health Services program, you can prepare for a leadership role in the field of healthcare. Expand your understanding of current health legislation, policy, and ethics and how they affect the nation’s healthcare system. Combine your interests in health services and public health and broaden your career options in public and private healthcare organizations. Walden also offers an accelerated program, in which students who hold a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) have a shorter path to the PhD in Health Services. Specializations Community Health Healthcare Administration Leadership Public Health Policy Self-Designed [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

There is a strong global need for social and human services professionals in government and nongovernmental organizations. Underserved populations across the world require a range of human and social services such as healthcare, social work, financial aid, criminal justice, food aid, education, and housing. [+]

There is a strong global need for social and human services professionals in government and nongovernmental organizations. Underserved populations across the world require a range of human and social services such as healthcare, social work, financial aid, criminal justice, food aid, education, and housing. As a professional in human and social services, you are committed to empowering your community. Through our PhD in Human and Social Services degree program, you can deepen broaden your impact ability to help others around the world live achieve more productive, fulfilling, and independent lives. With a unique international approach, our PhD in Human and Social Services program empowers you to promote positive change through effective policy and practice in a global context. Coursework emphasizes a holistic, interprofessional approach to human and social services, preparing you to help individuals, families, organizations, and communities navigate the social support systems and identify other professionals available to assist them. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Gerontology

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

Aging populations with special needs require professionals who can facilitate the integration of services for the older adult, including issues related to health, home care, and day-to-day life. The Gerontology specialization prepares you to meet this need. [+]

Aging populations with special needs require professionals who can facilitate the integration of services for the older adult, including issues related to health, home care, and day-to-day life. The Gerontology specialization prepares you to meet this need. In this program, you will explore the impact of societal expectations on the elderly and demographic trends, including global cross-cultural issues in aging. You will study the factors that affect the quality of life for the geriatric population, including the physiological changes of aging, effects of chronic disease, and challenges of independent living. With this specialization, you could pursue a number of roles, including elder residence administrator, activities and activation coordinator, housing placement advisor, community care coordinator, capacity assessor, policy advisor, financial advisor, elder program developer, manager for elderly and elder mediation, elder care case manager, or an Elder Services Coordinator designation under Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).* Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Nursing

Campus or Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Advance your career as a nurse researcher, educator, or policymaker with Walden University’s research-focused PhD in Nursing program. [+]

Advance your career as a nurse researcher, educator, or policymaker with Walden University’s research-focused PhD in Nursing program. Through multidisciplinary projects with other doctoral students from various health disciplines, you can develop the skills to lead or collaborate with cross-functional healthcare teams and promote positive change. Specializations Education Healthcare Administration Interdisciplinary Health Leadership Public Health Policy [-]

PhD in Psychology - Clinical Psychology

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 72 months October 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. [+]

Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. Completion Requirements 159 total quarter credits Core courses (106 cr.) Elective course (15 cr.) Clinical practicum (6 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Internship (12 cr.) Academic Year in Residence Ph.D. residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Foundations of Graduate Study in Clinical Psychology Psychopathology From a Clinical Perspective Interventions I Research, Theory, Design, and Methods Social Psychology Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Tests and Measurement Lifespan Development Biopsychology Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Ethics and Standards of Psychological Practice Cognitive Assessment Personality Assessment Multicultural Psychology Consultation and Supervision in Psychology Interventions II Writing a Quality Prospectus in Psychology Clinical Psychopharmacology Psychology and Social Change Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Elective Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior History and Systems of Psychology Elective Clinical Practicum I Elective Clinical Practicum II Dissertation I-IV Clinical Psychology Internship I Clinical Psychology Internship II Clinical Psychology Internship III Clinical Psychology Internship IV Elective Courses The Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology requires you to take 15 credits (three courses) of electives. To meet this requirement, you may choose your elective courses either from one of the clusters below, allowing you to focus your studies on an area that most interests you, or from a mixture of cluster courses if you prefer a broad exposure to a variety of topic areas. Child and Adolescent Psychology Clinical Neuropsychology Community Psychology Couples and Family Disaster and Trauma Gender and Sexuality Leadership and Coaching Media and Professional Practice Psychology as a Business You may also choose elective courses from the other Ph.D. in Psychology specializations (Educational, Forensic, General, Health, Organizational, and Social Psychology) that are not included in these clusters. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Clinical Neuropsychology Child Clinical Neuropsychology Developmental Psychopathology Child Psychotherapy Medical Crisis Counseling Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma Stress and Coping Leadership Development Leadership Coaching: Process and Practice Leadership Coaching: Application Psychology and the Media The Psychological Impact of the Internet and Mobile Technologies Psychological Consultation Prevention: Research and Practice Community Psychology Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology Successful Practice Management Psychology of Gender Psychology of Sexuality Mental Health Law Career Options The Ph.D. in Psychology program will prepare you to use current theory and research to make valuable contributions to government, nonprofit, and private organizations. With your degree, you will have the ability to work directly with individuals at varying developmental levels, from infants to older adults, as well as diverse groups ranging from families to universities. Settings in which you may practice can include mental health centers, government agencies, healthcare organizations, corporations, community agencies, social services, and schools. Your career options, depending on your specialization, may include a role as a: Researcher Consultant Teacher Director of career services Staff psychologist Administrator Political strategist Marketing director Human resources manager [-]

PhD in Public Health

Online Full time Part time 72 months October 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Gain an understanding of the medical, social, ethical, and economic factors that affect community health through Walden’s PhD in Public Health program. This research-focused program gives you access to a diverse network of experienced faculty members and students, preparing you with the tools you need to influence social policy. Position yourself to pursue leadership positions in academia or roles in the public or private sector. [+]

Gain an understanding of the medical, social, ethical, and economic factors that affect community health through Walden’s PhD in Public Health program. This research-focused program gives you access to a diverse network of experienced faculty members and students, preparing you with the tools you need to influence social policy. Position yourself to pursue leadership positions in academia or roles in the public or private sector. The PhD in Public Health program has two tracks designed to match your academic background and interests. Track I, a shorter path to the PhD, is available to students who hold a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Track II is available to students who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in a discipline other than public health. Specializations Community Health Education Epidemiology [-]

PhD in Public Health (Completion Program)

Online Full time Part time 3 years October 2016 USA Minneapolis + 1 more

Is your dissertation the only thing standing between you and your doctorate? Transfer your doctoral coursework, complete your research, and earn your doctorate through our online PhD completion program. [+]

Is your dissertation the only thing standing between you and your doctorate? Transfer your doctoral coursework, complete your research, and earn your doctorate through our online PhD completion program. Our PhD dissertation completion program is designed specifically for returning doctoral degree candidates who have completed all coursework for a PhD, except the prospectus and dissertation process, at an accredited university. Specialization : General (with MPH) General (without MPH) [-]

MSc

M.S. in Management - Healthcare Management

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Expand your knowledge of the components of healthcare delivery systems and the continuum of health services. Examine the economic principles and decision-making strategies related to the structure and distribution of healthcare resources and services. [+]

Expand your knowledge of the components of healthcare delivery systems and the continuum of health services. Examine the economic principles and decision-making strategies related to the structure and distribution of healthcare resources and services. Learn the terminology, theories, and concepts related to the accounting and financial functions of healthcare organizations as you discover the techniques required to develop, manage, and control healthcare finances. Completion Requirements - 39 total semester credits - Core courses (27 sem. cr.) - Capstone (3 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses and Capstone The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence. Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6100 Managing and Leading: A Contemporary Approach 3 - MGMT 6110 Critical Thinking for Effective Management 3 - MGMT 6120 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 - MGMT 6130 Developing People and Managing Teams 3 - MGMT 6140 Initiating and Managing Change 3 - MGMT 6150 Creating Sustainable Solutions Through Systems Thinking 3 - MGMT 6160 Using Data and Information to Solve Problems 3 - MGMT 6170 Budgeting and Resource Allocation 3 - MGMT 6180 Managing Organizational Performance 3 - MGMT 6900 Capstone: Practicing Managerial Decision-Making 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6690 U.S. Healthcare Delivery System 3 - MGMT 6695 Health Policy and Economics 3 - MGMT 6692 Financial Management 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Mental Health Applications

Online Full time Part time 24 months October 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Many adult and juvenile offenders suffer from mental health issues that must be addressed if they are to return to their communities and lead productive lives. In this specialization, learn to evaluate and use traditional forms of intervention, including individual and group psychotherapy as well as explore recent innovations in restorative justice. Gain the skills to work directly with individuals in correctional facilities, community mental health... [+]

Walden University’s MS in Forensic Psychology program prepares you to apply strong new insights, skills, and perspectives to a variety of nonclinical roles in areas like cybercrime, criminal investigative analysis and profiling, terrorism, and victim advocacy.  Explore biological, psychological, and social factors impacting criminal behavior. Apply psychological approaches and concepts as you identify offenders, including juveniles, in a wide range of forensic settings. Our variety of specializations can provide you with the expertise you need to drive positive change within the legal system. Specializations : Criminal Justice (Self-Designed) Cybercrimes Family Violence Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology Military Police Psychology Self-Designed Sex Offender Behavior Terrorism Victimology Note on Licensure The MS in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Health Psychology

Online Full time Part time 36 months October 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Explore the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence health. You can gain a broad understanding of psychological theories, principles, and research strategies while focusing on the knowledge and skills required to prevent illness and to promote healthy behaviors. This specialization can prepare you for a career improving services to patients and staff in medical centers, including health maintenance organizations... [+]

Master of Science in Psychology - Health Psychology (M.S.) Explore the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence health. You can gain a broad understanding of psychological theories, principles, and research strategies while focusing on the knowledge and skills required to prevent illness and to promote healthy behaviors. This specialization can prepare you for a career improving services to patients and staff in medical centers, including health maintenance organizations, rehabilitation centers, pain management centers, and public health agencies. For your last two quarters of study, you can choose among course options to focus on your interests or on your goal of earning a doctoral degree. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The 11-week courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Health Psychology Lifespan Development Changing Health Behavior Research Theory, Design, and Methods Stress and Coping Biopsychology Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Choose the course that matches your interests: Women’s Health Child and Adolescent Health Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology M.S. in Psychology Capstone Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe the foundations of psychology. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings. Interpret psychological theory and research. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change. Career Options As a graduate of Walden’s M.S. in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a: Human resource manager Market researcher Project coordinator/manager Family services worker Instructor at a community college Social service manager Health project coordinator Employee trainer Research assistant Data analyst/manager Organizational consultant Intervention advocate Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Possible career settings include: Child and family service organizations (e.g., day care agencies, after-school programs within schools and communities, Head Start programs, and early childhood education programs) Schools Community colleges Local, state, or federal governments Group homes Healthcare agencies Law enforcement agencies Nonprofit organizations Religious organizations Social service agencies [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Campus or Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. [+]

Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field. Entry Paths (tracks) BSN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). RN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree other than a BSN. RN-BSN-MSN: For registered nurses who want the opportunity to earn their BSN while working toward their MSN. Specializations Nursing Education – Learn to provide quality educational experiences that equip nurses to meet the demands of a diverse, ever-changing healthcare environment. Leadership and Management – Gain essential skills that will make you an effective leader in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources. Nursing Informatics – Enhance patient care by learning to design and implement effective and user-friendly systems that improve accuracy, eliminate redundancy, and reduce costs. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Gain the skills that will allow you to conduct initial assessments and deliver diagnoses and treatment plans for the primary care of adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Focus on the advanced care of acutely or chronically ill adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults in settings including emergency rooms and surgical and medical intensive care units. Family Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, and treat routine medical conditions in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, provide therapy, and prescribe medication for patients with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues. Walden University’s DNP, MSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (BSN Track)

Online Full time June 2017 USA USA Online

Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialization. [+]

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)—BSN Track The BSN Track is for registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialization. If you hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN), see the RN Track. Admission Requirements A work experience form demonstrating two years of direct patient care experience employed as an RN at a minimum of 36 hours per week in the last 5 years. The clinical site identification form with: A statement of understanding of the MSN NP practicum requirements. Identification of potential clinical sites and preceptors in your local area for each of the four practicum requirements. Additional Walden admission criteria required. Contact an enrollment advisor for more details. Completion Requirements 56 total quarter credits Introductory course (1 cr.) Core courses (20 cr.) Specialization courses (35 cr. includes the required 576 practicum hours) Start dates are offered each quarter so you can begin your program when it is convenient for you. Enrollment in this nurse practitioner specialization is currently open to new students. This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Introductory Course NURS 6001 Foundations for Graduate Study Core Courses NURS 6050 Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice NURS 6053 Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Specialization Courses NURS 6501 Advanced Pathophysiology NURS 6521 Advanced Pharmacology NURS 6512 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning NURS 6531 Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan NURS 6540 Advance Practice Care of Frail Elders NURS 6550 Advance Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings I NURS 6560 Advance Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II Walden currently allows students to enroll in the AGNP specialization in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Note on Certification The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for national nurse practitioner certification exams, which are required for practice as a nurse practitioner in most states. Because 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 certification exam requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. Note on Licensure, Authorization, Endorsement, or Other State Credential Necessary to Practice as a Nurse Practitioner The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates with an active registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, each state Board of Nursing has its own academic and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an RN to be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner in that state. Because 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 in the state in which he or she wishes to practice to determine specific requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance relating to the state-by-state requirements for practice as a nurse practitioner; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as a nurse practitioner in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. For more information about the requirements to practice as a nurse practitioner, students should contact the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (RN Track)

Online Full time June 2017 USA USA Online

The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN). [+]

This program is not available to students from the state of Washington. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)—RN Track The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN). This track requires that you fulfill general education requirements. Once you meet these requirements, you will be admitted to Walden and begin taking the foundations and core courses for the MSN. If you already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), see the BSN Track. Admission Requirements A work experience form demonstrating two years of direct patient care experience employed as an RN at a minimum of 36 hours per week in the last 5 years. The clinical site identification form with: A statement of understanding of the MSN NP practicum requirements. Identification of potential clinical sites and preceptors in your local area for each of the four practicum requirements. Additional Walden admission criteria required. Contact an enrollment advisor for more details. Completion Requirements 85 total quarter credits Introductory course (1 cr.) Foundations courses (29 cr.) Core courses (20 cr.) Specialization courses (35 cr. includes the required 576 practicum hours) Start dates are offered each quarter so you can begin your program when it is convenient for you. Enrollment in this nurse practitioner specialization is currently open to new students. This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Introductory Course NURS 6001 Foundations for Graduate Study Foundations Courses NURS 3001 Issues and Trends in Nursing NURS 4001 Research and Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice NURS 4006 Topics in Clinical Nursing NURS 4011 Family, Community, and Population-Based Care NURS 4021 Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare Core Courses NURS 6050 Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice NURS 6053 Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Specialization Courses NURS 6501 Advanced Pathophysiology NURS 6521 Advanced Pharmacology NURS 6512 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning NURS 6531 Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan NURS 6540 Advance Practice Care of Frail Elders NURS 6550 Advanced practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings I NURS 6560 Advance practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II Walden currently allows students to enroll in the AGNP specialization in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Note on Certification The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for national nurse practitioner certification exams, which are required for practice as a nurse practitioner in most states. Because 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 certification exam requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. Note on Licensure, Authorization, Endorsement, or Other State Credential Necessary to Practice as a Nurse Practitioner The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates with an active registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, each state Board of Nursing has its own academic and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an RN to be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner in that state. Because 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 in the state in which he or she wishes to practice to determine specific requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance relating to the state-by-state requirements for practice as a nurse practitioner; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as a nurse practitioner in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. For more information about the requirements to practice as a nurse practitioner, students should contact the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (BSN Track)

Online Full time June 2017 USA USA Online

Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner specialization. [+]

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner—BSN Track The BSN Track is for registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner specialization. If you hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN), see the RN Track. Admission Requirements A work experience form demonstrating two years of direct patient care experience employed as an RN at a minimum of 36 hours per week in the last 5 years. The clinical site identification form with: A statement of understanding of the MSN NP practicum requirements. Identification of potential clinical sites and preceptors in your local area for each of the four practicum requirements. Additional Walden admission criteria required. Contact an enrollment advisor for more details. Completion Requirements 56 total quarter credits Introductory course (1 cr.) Core courses (20 cr.) Specialization courses (35 cr. includes the required 576 practicum hours) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Introductory Course NURS 6001 Foundations for Graduate Study Core Courses NURS 6050 Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice NURS 6053 Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Specialization Courses NURS 6501 Advanced Pathophysiology NURS 6521 Advanced Pharmacology NURS 6512 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning NURS 6531 Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan NURS 6540 Advanced Practice Care of Frail Elders NURS 6551 Primary Care of Women NURS 6561 Direct Care Roles in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan Walden currently allows students to enroll in the AGNP specialization in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Note on Certification The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for national nurse practitioner certification exams, which are required for practice as a nurse practitioner in most states. Because 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 certification exam requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. Note on Licensure, Authorization, Endorsement, or Other State Credential Necessary to Practice as a Nurse Practitioner The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates with an active registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, each state Board of Nursing has its own academic and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an RN to be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner in that state. Because 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 in the state in which he or she wishes to practice to determine specific requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance relating to the state-by-state requirements for practice as a nurse practitioner; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as a nurse practitioner in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. For more information about the requirements to practice as a nurse practitioner, students should contact the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN Track)

Online Full time June 2017 USA USA Online

The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN). [+]

This program is not available to students from the state of Washington. Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner—RN Track The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN). This track requires that you fulfill general education requirements. Once you meet these requirements, you will be admitted to Walden and begin taking the foundations and core courses for the MSN. If you already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), see the BSN Track. Admission Requirements A work experience form demonstrating two years of direct patient care experience employed as an RN at a minimum of 36 hours per week in the last 5 years. The clinical site identification form with: A statement of understanding of the MSN NP practicum requirements. Identification of potential clinical sites and preceptors in your local area for each of the four practicum requirements. Additional Walden admission criteria required. Contact an enrollment advisor for more details. Completion Requirements 85 total quarter credits Introductory course (1 cr.) Foundations courses (29 cr.) Core courses (20 cr.) Specialization courses (35 cr. includes the required 576 practicum hours) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Introductory Course NURS 6001 Foundations for Graduate Study Foundations Courses NURS 3001 Issues and Trends in Nursing NURS 4001 Research and Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice NURS 4006 Topics in Clinical Nursing NURS 4011 Family, Community, and Population-Based Care NURS 4021 Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare Core Courses NURS 6050 Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice NURS 6053 Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Specialization Courses NURS 6501 Advanced Pathophysiology NURS 6521 Advanced Pharmacology NURS 6512 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning NURS 6531 Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan NURS 6540 Advanced Practice Care of Frail Elders NURS 6551 Primary Care of Women NURS 6561 Direct Care Roles in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan Walden currently allows students to enroll in the AGNP specialization in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Note on Certification The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for national nurse practitioner certification exams, which are required for practice as a nurse practitioner in most states. Because 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 certification exam requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. Note on Licensure, Authorization, Endorsement, or Other State Credential Necessary to Practice as a Nurse Practitioner The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates with an active registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, each state Board of Nursing has its own academic and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an RN to be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner in that state. Because 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 in the state in which he or she wishes to practice to determine specific requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance relating to the state-by-state requirements for practice as a nurse practitioner; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as a nurse practitioner in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. For more information about the requirements to practice as a nurse practitioner, students should contact the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Education (BSN Track)

Online Full time October 2016 USA USA Online

The Nursing Education specialization addresses the growing need for nurse educators in the private and public sectors. [+]

Nursing Education—BSN Track The Nursing Education specialization addresses the growing need for nurse educators in the private and public sectors. With this specialization, you can explore ways to channel your professional expertise and knowledge into a career as an educator whose focus is the academic preparation of nursing students or the professional development of nursing staff. Study with Walden’s outstanding School of Nursing faculty, who all hold doctoral degrees. Courses are designed to prepare you to address current healthcare problems in a clinical setting as well as to participate in teaching projects in the classroom and patient and staff development settings. Use your new knowledge to enrich your own career—and those of others—in occupational and community settings. A Walden practicum coordinator will assist you with clinical practice requirements. The BSN Track is for registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Education specialization. If you hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN), see the RN Track. Completion Requirements 51 total quarter credits •Introductory course (1 cr.) Core courses (20 cr.) Specialization courses (30 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Introductory Course NURS 6001 Foundations for Graduate Study Core Courses NURS 6050 Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice NURS 6053 Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Specialization Courses NURS 6301 Advanced Pathopharmacology NURS 6512 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning NURS 6321 Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation NURS 6331 Teaching Learning Strategies: Integrating Technology Into Nursing Education NURS 6341 Specialty in Clinical Nursing NURS 6351 The Role of the Nurse Educator Career options Nurse educators are in high demand. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that more than 40,000 qualified applicants are turned away from nursing schools because there are not enough nurse educators to educate students.*Nurse educators work in academic settings, hospitals, community health organizations, healthcare organizations, consulting firms, or corporations. According to salary.com, the average salary for a nurse professor is $84,150†. If you have the right experience and training, Walden’s MSN program with a specialization in Nursing Education can help position you for roles such as: Nurse Educator Nursing Faculty Administrative Nurse Faculty Nursing Instructor Patient Educator Staff Development Manager Staff Educator Continuing Education Specialist Clinical Nurse Educator Clinical Supervisor Consultant Case Manager Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. *American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Research and Data Center, 2002-2012. †Salary.com, (viewed online October 23, 2013) Hightlights When you choose Walden’s MSN program, you can benefit from the flexibility of an online learning format and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn® not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more. A recent study, commissioned by Walden University, evaluated the effectiveness of the MSN program for Walden students employed at Intermountain Healthcare, a nationally recognized nonprofit healthcare system. Upon completing their Walden program, 85% of the surveyed Walden cohort claimed their studies helped them improve at work or as nurses in general. In Walden’s MSN program, you can: Collaborate with nurses from around the country in an interactive online environment. Learn from expert teaching faculty—100% of whom hold doctoral degrees. Gain the opportunity to translate knowledge into practice by designing, developing, and implementing a project in a professional healthcare setting. Acquire the knowledge needed to act as a change agent and apply your enhanced expertise within the healthcare environment. Phi Nu Chapter logo. Join Phi Nu, Walden’s chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and connect with nurses around the world to share the latest nursing research and best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas. Learning outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: 1. Synthesize organizational/systems leadership for cost-effective specialist nursing practice that contributes to high-quality healthcare delivery, advancement of the nursing profession, and social change. 2. Critique evidence-based literature drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives and pertinent research to guide decision making that demonstrates best practices for specialist nursing practice in a global society. 3. Integratively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate cost-effective healthcare strategies that reduce health disparities by patient/population advocacy for access to specialist nursing care. 4. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using audience-specific oral, written, and information technology for professional delivery of specialist nursing care. 5. Evaluate health needs of diverse populations for necessary teaching/coaching functions based on specialist nursing knowledge to restore/promote health and prevent illness/injury. 6. Exhibit ongoing commitment to professional development and value of nursing theories/ethical principles (altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice) in accordance with ethically responsible, legally accountable, specialist nursing practice. 7. Implement specialist nursing roles to promote quality improvement of patient-centered care in accordance with professional practice standards that transform health outcomes for diverse populations. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Education (RN Track)

Online Full time October 2016 USA USA Online

With this specialization, you can explore ways to channel your professional expertise and knowledge into a career as an educator focus is the academic preparation of nursing students. [+]

This program is not available to students from the state of Washington. Nursing Education—RN Track The Nursing Education specialization addresses the growing need for nurse educators in the private and public sectors. With this specialization, you can explore ways to channel your professional expertise and knowledge into a career as an educator whose focus is the academic preparation of nursing students or the professional development of nursing staff. Study with Walden’s outstanding School of Nursing faculty, who all hold doctoral degrees. Courses are designed to prepare you to address current healthcare problems in a clinical setting as well as to participate in teaching projects in the classroom and patient and staff development settings. Use your new knowledge to enrich your own career—and those of others—in occupational and community settings. A Walden practicum coordinator will assist you with clinical practice requirements. The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN). This track requires that you fulfill general education requirements . Once you meet these requirements, you will be admitted to Walden and begin taking the foundations and core courses for the MSN. If you already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), see the BSN Track. Completion Requirements 80 total quarter credits •Introductory course (1 cr.) Foundational courses (29 cr.) Core courses (20 cr.) Specialization courses (30 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Introductory Course NURS 6001 Foundations for Graduate Study Foundational Courses NURS 3001 Issues and Trends in Nursing NURS 4001 Research and Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice NURS 4006 Topics in Clinical Nursing NURS 4011 Family, Community, and Population and Population-Based Care NURS 4021 Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare Core Courses NURS 6050 Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice NURS 6053 Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Specialization Courses NURS 6301 Advanced Pathopharmacology NURS 6512 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning NURS 6321 Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation NURS 6331 Teaching Learning Strategies: Integrating Technology Into Nursing Education NURS 6341 Specialty in Clinical Nursing NURS 6351 The Role of the Nurse Educator Career options Nurse educators are in high demand. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that more than 40,000 qualified applicants are turned away from nursing schools because there are not enough nurse educators to educate students.*Nurse educators work in academic settings, hospitals, community health organizations, healthcare organizations, consulting firms, or corporations. According to salary.com, the average salary for a nurse professor is $84,150†. If you have the right experience and training, Walden’s MSN program with a specialization in Nursing Education can help position you for roles such as: Nurse Educator Nursing Faculty Administrative Nurse Faculty Nursing Instructor Patient Educator Staff Development Manager Staff Educator Continuing Education Specialist Clinical Nurse Educator Clinical Supervisor Consultant Case Manager Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. *American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Research and Data Center, 2002-2012. †Salary.com, (viewed online October 23, 2013) Hightlights When you choose Walden’s MSN program, you can benefit from the flexibility of an online learning format and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn® not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more. A recent study, commissioned by Walden University, evaluated the effectiveness of the MSN program for Walden students employed at Intermountain Healthcare, a nationally recognized nonprofit healthcare system. Upon completing their Walden program, 85% of the surveyed Walden cohort claimed their studies helped them improve at work or as nurses in general. In Walden’s MSN program, you can: Collaborate with nurses from around the country in an interactive online environment. Learn from expert teaching faculty—100% of whom hold doctoral degrees. Gain the opportunity to translate knowledge into practice by designing, developing, and implementing a project in a professional healthcare setting. Acquire the knowledge needed to act as a change agent and apply your enhanced expertise within the healthcare environment. Phi Nu Chapter logo. Join Phi Nu, Walden’s chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and connect with nurses around the world to share the latest nursing research and best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas. Learning outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: 1. Synthesize organizational/systems leadership for cost-effective specialist nursing practice that contributes to high-quality healthcare delivery, advancement of the nursing profession, and social change. 2. Critique evidence-based literature drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives and pertinent research to guide decision making that demonstrates best practices for specialist nursing practice in a global society. 3. Integratively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate cost-effective healthcare strategies that reduce health disparities by patient/population advocacy for access to specialist nursing care. 4. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using audience-specific oral, written, and information technology for professional delivery of specialist nursing care. 5. Evaluate health needs of diverse populations for necessary teaching/coaching functions based on specialist nursing knowledge to restore/promote health and prevent illness/injury. 6. Exhibit ongoing commitment to professional development and value of nursing theories/ethical principles (altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice) in accordance with ethically responsible, legally accountable, specialist nursing practice. 7. Implement specialist nursing roles to promote quality improvement of patient-centered care in accordance with professional practice standards that transform health outcomes for diverse populations. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Informatics (BSN Track)

Online Full time October 2016 USA USA Online

Recent healthcare legislation has called for more widespread use of information technology to enhance the quality of patient care. [+]

Nursing Informatics—BSN Track Recent healthcare legislation has called for more widespread use of information technology to enhance the quality of patient care. Because nurses are at the center of care coordination for patients, knowledge and competence in nursing informatics is becoming increasingly important in the healthcare field. With this specialization, you can study how technology systems and workflows can improve and expedite communication and patient data. Coursework in the Nursing Informatics specialization focuses on such key areas as information systems, database concepts, effective project management, information protection, and knowledge management in a healthcare practice setting. Fieldwork experience provides you with the opportunity to use your new knowledge in a real-world environment. The BSN Track is for registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Nursing Informatics specialization. If you hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN), see the RN Track. Completion Requirements 51 total quarter credits Introductory course (1 cr.) Core courses (20 cr.) Specialization courses (25 cr.) Capstone course (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Introductory Course NURS 6001 Foundations for Graduate Study 1 Core Courses NURS 6050 Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice NURS 6053 Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Specialization Courses NURS 6401 Informatics in Nursing and Healthcare NURS 6411 Information and Knowledge Management NURS 6421 Supporting Workflow in Healthcare Systems NURS 6431 System Design, Planning, and Evaluation NURS 6441 Project Management: Healthcare Information Technology 5 Capstone Courses NURS 6600 Capstone Synthesis Practicum Career options Nursing informatics is in high demand. Recent legislation is driving healthcare institutions to adopt electronic health records (EHR). These institutions will depend on nursing informatics professionals to help adopt and transition the new technologies into practice. According to the 2011 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey, the average salary for a nursing informatics specialist was $98,703—a 16% increase in salary compared to the same survey in 2007.* Individuals certified in the specialty typically earn a higher salary compared to their noncertified colleagues. Nurse Informatics professionals work in hospitals, healthcare organizations, universities, consulting firms, or corporations that develop and market healthcare information systems. If you have the right experience and training, Walden’s MSN Nursing Informatics specialization can help position you for roles such as: Informatics Nurse Specialist Director of Clinical Information Clinical Analyst Clinical Informatics Coordinator Informatics Consultant Informatics Faculty Informatics Researcher Manager of Informatics Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. *Health Information Management Systems Society, Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey, 2011, (viewed online September 5, 2013). Highlights When you choose Walden’s MSN program, you can benefit from the flexibility of an online learning format and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn® not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. A recent study, commissioned by Walden University, evaluated the effectiveness of the MSN program for Walden students employed at Intermountain Healthcare, a nationally recognized nonprofit healthcare system. Upon completing their Walden program, 85% of the surveyed Walden cohort claimed their studies helped them improve at work or as nurses in general. In Walden’s MSN program, you can: Collaborate with nurses from around the country in an interactive online environment. Learn from expert teaching faculty—100% of whom hold doctoral degrees. Gain the opportunity to translate knowledge into practice by designing, developing, and implementing a project in a professional healthcare setting. Acquire the knowledge needed to act as a change agent and apply your enhanced expertise within the healthcare environment. Join Phi Nu, Walden’s chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and connect with nurses around the world to share the latest nursing research and best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas. Learning outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Synthesize organizational/systems leadership for cost-effective specialist nursing practice that contributes to high-quality healthcare delivery, advancement of the nursing profession, and social change. Critique evidence-based literature drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives and pertinent research to guide decision making that demonstrates best practices for specialist nursing practice in a global society. Integratively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate cost-effective healthcare strategies that reduce health disparities by patient/population advocacy for access to specialist nursing care. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using audience-specific oral, written, and information technology for professional delivery of specialist nursing care. Evaluate health needs of diverse populations for necessary teaching/coaching functions based on specialist nursing knowledge to restore/promote health and prevent illness/injury. Exhibit ongoing commitment to professional development and value of nursing theories/ethical principles (altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice) in accordance with ethically responsible, legally accountable, specialist nursing practice. Implement specialist nursing roles to promote quality improvement of patient-centered care in accordance with professional practice standards that transform health outcomes for diverse populations. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Informatics (RN Track)

Online Full time October 2016 USA USA Online

With this specialization, you can study how technology systems and workflows can improve and expedite communication and patient data. [+]

This program is not available to students from the state of Washington. Nursing Informatics—RN Track Recent healthcare legislation has called for more widespread use of information technology to enhance the quality of patient care. Because nurses are at the center of care coordination for patients, knowledge and competence in nursing informatics is becoming increasingly important in the healthcare field. With this specialization, you can study how technology systems and workflows can improve and expedite communication and patient data. Coursework in the Nursing Informatics specialization focuses on such key areas as information systems, database concepts, effective project management, information protection, and knowledge management in a healthcare practice setting. Fieldwork experience provides you with the opportunity to use your new knowledge in a real-world environment. The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN). This track requires that you fulfill general education requirements. Once you meet these requirements, you will be admitted to Walden and begin taking the foundations and core courses for the MSN. If you already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), see the BSN Track. Completion Requirements 80 total quarter credits Introductory course (1 cr.) Foundation courses (29 cr.) Core courses (20 cr.) Specialization courses (25 cr.) Capstone course (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Introductory Course NURS 6001 Foundations for Graduate Study Foundations Courses NURS 3001 Issues and Trends in Nursing NURS 4001 Research and Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice NURS 4006 Topics in Clinical Nursing NURS 4011 Family, Community, and Population and Population-Based Care NURS 4021 Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare Core Courses NURS 6050 Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice NURS 6053 Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Specialization Courses NURS 6401 Informatics in Nursing and Healthcare NURS 6411 Information and Knowledge Management NURS 6421 Supporting Workflow in Healthcare Systems NURS 6431 System Design, Planning, and Evaluation NURS 6441 Project Management: Healthcare Information Technology Capstone Courses NURS 6600 Capstone Synthesis Practicum Career options Nursing informatics is in high demand. Recent legislation is driving healthcare institutions to adopt electronic health records (EHR). These institutions will depend on nursing informatics professionals to help adopt and transition the new technologies into practice. According to the 2011 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey, the average salary for a nursing informatics specialist was $98,703—a 16% increase in salary compared to the same survey in 2007.* Individuals certified in the specialty typically earn a higher salary compared to their noncertified colleagues. Nurse Informatics professionals work in hospitals, healthcare organizations, universities, consulting firms, or corporations that develop and market healthcare information systems. If you have the right experience and training, Walden’s MSN Nursing Informatics specialization can help position you for roles such as: Informatics Nurse Specialist Director of Clinical Information Clinical Analyst Clinical Informatics Coordinator Informatics Consultant Informatics Faculty Informatics Researcher Manager of Informatics Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. *Health Information Management Systems Society, Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey, 2011, (viewed online September 5, 2013). Highlights When you choose Walden’s MSN program, you can benefit from the flexibility of an online learning format and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn® not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. A recent study, commissioned by Walden University, evaluated the effectiveness of the MSN program for Walden students employed at Intermountain Healthcare, a nationally recognized nonprofit healthcare system. Upon completing their Walden program, 85% of the surveyed Walden cohort claimed their studies helped them improve at work or as nurses in general. In Walden’s MSN program, you can: Collaborate with nurses from around the country in an interactive online environment. Learn from expert teaching faculty—100% of whom hold doctoral degrees. Gain the opportunity to translate knowledge into practice by designing, developing, and implementing a project in a professional healthcare setting. Acquire the knowledge needed to act as a change agent and apply your enhanced expertise within the healthcare environment. Join Phi Nu, Walden’s chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and connect with nurses around the world to share the latest nursing research and best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas. Learning outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Synthesize organizational/systems leadership for cost-effective specialist nursing practice that contributes to high-quality healthcare delivery, advancement of the nursing profession, and social change. Critique evidence-based literature drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives and pertinent research to guide decision making that demonstrates best practices for specialist nursing practice in a global society. Integratively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate cost-effective healthcare strategies that reduce health disparities by patient/population advocacy for access to specialist nursing care. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using audience-specific oral, written, and information technology for professional delivery of specialist nursing care. Evaluate health needs of diverse populations for necessary teaching/coaching functions based on specialist nursing knowledge to restore/promote health and prevent illness/injury. Exhibit ongoing commitment to professional development and value of nursing theories/ethical principles (altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice) in accordance with ethically responsible, legally accountable, specialist nursing practice. Implement specialist nursing roles to promote quality improvement of patient-centered care in accordance with professional practice standards that transform health outcomes for diverse populations. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership & Management (BSN Track)

Online Full time October 2016 USA USA Online

As a nurse, you have the potential to shape the future of patient care. Through the Leadership and Management specialization, you can take your career to a new level of responsibility. [+]

Leadership and Management—BSN Track As a nurse, you have the potential to shape the future of patient care. Through the Leadership and Management specialization, you can take your career to a new level of responsibility. Prepare for a management role as a nurse administrator with a targeted curriculum designed to help you develop essential management and leadership skills. Gain insight into how effective, collaborative management can support the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes. A comprehensive curriculum helps you gain management strategies in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources. The BSN Track is for registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Leadership and Management specialization. If you hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN), see the RN Track. Completion Requirements 51 total quarter credits Introductory course (1 cr.) Core courses (20 cr.) Specialization courses (25 cr.) Capstone course (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Introductory Course NURS 6001 Foundations for Graduate Study Core Courses NURS 6050 Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice NURS 6053 Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Specialization Courses NURS 6201 Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare NURS 6211 Finance and Economics in Healthcare Delivery NURS 6221 Managing Human Resources NURS 6231 Healthcare Systems and Quality Outcomes NURS 6241 Strategic Planning in Healthcare Organizations Capstone Course NURS 6600 Capstone Synthesis Practicum Career options The demand for skilled healthcare managers is expected to increase by 22% by 2018.* This growth will be significantly faster than the national average for all occupations. The demand in employment will be due to advancements in healthcare technology, the broadening of healthcare services, and a rising elderly population.† According to Glassdoor.com, Indeed.com, and Salary.com, the salary range for a nurse manager is from $72,000 to $115,000 and can go higher based on experience. If you have the right experience and training, Walden’s MSN program with a specialization in Leadership and Management can help position you for roles such as: Chief Nursing Officer Director of Nursing Head Nurse Nurse Administrator Nurse Manager Nursing Policy Manager Manager of Health Policy Risk Manager Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, (viewed online August 9, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth. †Health Career Web, Nursing Management Jobs, (viewed online August 9, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth. Highlights When you choose Walden’s MSN program, you can benefit from the flexibility of an online learning format and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn® not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more. A recent study, commissioned by Walden University, evaluated the effectiveness of the MSN program for Walden students employed at Intermountain Healthcare, a nationally recognized nonprofit healthcare system. Upon completing their Walden program, 85% of the surveyed Walden cohort claimed their studies helped them improve at work or as nurses in general. In Walden’s MSN program, you can: Collaborate with nurses from around the country in an interactive online environment. Learn from expert teaching faculty—100% of whom hold doctoral degrees. Gain the opportunity to translate knowledge into practice by designing, developing, and implementing a project in a professional healthcare setting. Acquire the knowledge needed to act as a change agent and apply your enhanced expertise within the healthcare environment. Join Phi Nu, Walden’s chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and connect with nurses around the world to share the latest nursing research and best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas. Learning outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Synthesize organizational/systems leadership for cost-effective specialist nursing practice that contributes to high-quality healthcare delivery, advancement of the nursing profession, and social change. Critique evidence-based literature drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives and pertinent research to guide decision making that demonstrates best practices for specialist nursing practice in a global society. Integratively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate cost-effective healthcare strategies that reduce health disparities by patient/population advocacy for access to specialist nursing care. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using audience-specific oral, written, and information technology for professional delivery of specialist nursing care. Evaluate health needs of diverse populations for necessary teaching/coaching functions based on specialist nursing knowledge to restore/promote health and prevent illness/injury. Exhibit ongoing commitment to professional development and value of nursing theories/ethical principles (altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice) in accordance with ethically responsible, legally accountable, specialist nursing practice. Implement specialist nursing roles to promote quality improvement of patient-centered care in accordance with professional practice standards that transform health outcomes for diverse populations. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership & Management (RN Track)

Online Full time October 2016 USA USA Online

Prepare for a management role as a nurse administrator with a targeted curriculum designed to help you develop essential management and leadership skills. [+]

This program is not available to students from the state of Washington. Leadership and Management—RN Track As a nurse, you have the potential to shape the future of patient care. Through the Leadership and Management specialization, you can take your career to a new level of responsibility. Prepare for a management role as a nurse administrator with a targeted curriculum designed to help you develop essential management and leadership skills. Gain insight into how effective, collaborative management can support the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes. A comprehensive curriculum helps you gain management strategies in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources. The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN). This track requires that you fulfill general education requirements. Once you meet these requirements, you will be admitted to Walden and begin taking the foundations and core courses for the MSN. If you already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), see the BSN Track. Completion Requirements 80 total quarter credits Introductory course (1 cr.) Foundations courses (29 cr.) Core courses (20 cr.) Specialization courses (25 cr.) Capstone course (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Introductory Course NURS 6001 Foundations for Graduate Study Foundations Courses NURS 3001 Issues and Trends in Nursing NURS 4001 Research and Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice NURS 4006 Topics in Clinical Nursing NURS 4011 Family, Community, and Population and Population-Based Care NURS 4021 Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare Core Courses NURS 6050 Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice NURS 6053 Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Specialization Courses NURS 6201 Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare NURS 6211 Finance and Economics in Healthcare Delivery NURS 6221 Managing Human Resources NURS 6231 Healthcare Systems and Quality Outcomes NURS 6241 Strategic Planning in Healthcare Organizations Capstone Course NURS 6600 Capstone Synthesis Practicum Career options The demand for skilled healthcare managers is expected to increase by 22% by 2018.* This growth will be significantly faster than the national average for all occupations. The demand in employment will be due to advancements in healthcare technology, the broadening of healthcare services, and a rising elderly population.† According to Glassdoor.com, Indeed.com, and Salary.com, the salary range for a nurse manager is from $72,000 to $115,000 and can go higher based on experience. If you have the right experience and training, Walden’s MSN program with a specialization in Leadership and Management can help position you for roles such as: Chief Nursing Officer Director of Nursing Head Nurse Nurse Administrator Nurse Manager Nursing Policy Manager Manager of Health Policy Risk Manager Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, (viewed online August 9, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth. †Health Career Web, Nursing Management Jobs, (viewed online August 9, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth. Highlights When you choose Walden’s MSN program, you can benefit from the flexibility of an online learning format and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn® not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more. A recent study, commissioned by Walden University, evaluated the effectiveness of the MSN program for Walden students employed at Intermountain Healthcare, a nationally recognized nonprofit healthcare system. Upon completing their Walden program, 85% of the surveyed Walden cohort claimed their studies helped them improve at work or as nurses in general. In Walden’s MSN program, you can: Collaborate with nurses from around the country in an interactive online environment. Learn from expert teaching faculty—100% of whom hold doctoral degrees. Gain the opportunity to translate knowledge into practice by designing, developing, and implementing a project in a professional healthcare setting. Acquire the knowledge needed to act as a change agent and apply your enhanced expertise within the healthcare environment. Join Phi Nu, Walden’s chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and connect with nurses around the world to share the latest nursing research and best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas. Learning outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Synthesize organizational/systems leadership for cost-effective specialist nursing practice that contributes to high-quality healthcare delivery, advancement of the nursing profession, and social change. Critique evidence-based literature drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives and pertinent research to guide decision making that demonstrates best practices for specialist nursing practice in a global society. Integratively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate cost-effective healthcare strategies that reduce health disparities by patient/population advocacy for access to specialist nursing care. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using audience-specific oral, written, and information technology for professional delivery of specialist nursing care. Evaluate health needs of diverse populations for necessary teaching/coaching functions based on specialist nursing knowledge to restore/promote health and prevent illness/injury. Exhibit ongoing commitment to professional development and value of nursing theories/ethical principles (altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice) in accordance with ethically responsible, legally accountable, specialist nursing practice. Implement specialist nursing roles to promote quality improvement of patient-centered care in accordance with professional practice standards that transform health outcomes for diverse populations. [-]

MS in Clinical Research Administration

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Throughout the history of clinical trials, research professionals have been a critical part of medical breakthroughs that have improved the lives of millions of people. [+]

Prepare for a key role managing and monitoring life-changing clinical research phases and processes. Walden University’s MS in Clinical Research Administration program addresses the latest technologies, safest methods for testing, protection of human subjects, and the hope that drives all medical advancements. Broaden your understanding of the legal, regulatory, and ethical concerns that govern clinical research, as well as past medical controversies and triumphs. [-]

MS in Health Informatics

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Enter the rapidly expanding field of health informatics and position yourself at the forefront of efforts to improve the nation’s healthcare system. [+]

Through our MS in Health Informatics program, you can gain an understanding of how to integrate advanced digital technologies into the field of healthcare. Learn how to use electronic data to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery as you explore the critical competencies that can help reduce healthcare costs; increase patient access to care; and improve the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of disease. Prepare to take your healthcare experience to the next level as you step into a management or leadership role in this evolving field. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Gerontology

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

Aging populations with special needs are creating a greater demand for professionals who can facilitate the integration of services for the older adult, including health and home care, financial and lifestyle, and issues of daily living. [+]

Aging populations with special needs are creating a greater demand for professionals who can facilitate the integration of services for the older adult, including health and home care, financial and lifestyle, and issues of daily living. The Gerontology specialization prepares you to meet this growing need. In this program, you will explore the impact of societal expectations on the elderly and demographic trends, including global cross-cultural issues in aging. You will develop a broad understanding of factors that affect the quality of life for the geriatric population, from the physiological changes of aging, to the effects of chronic disease, to the challenges of independent living. With this specialization, you could pursue a number of roles, including elder residence administrator, activities and activation coordinator, housing placement advisor, community care coordinator, capacity assessor, policy advisor, financial advisor, elder program developer, manager for elderly and elder mediation, elder care case manager, hoarding specialist, or an Elder Services Coordinator designation under Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Public Health (MPH)

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minnesota

Become an effective advocate as you promote the health of individuals, organizations, and communities with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University. In this program, explore issues affecting the public health field today. Gain real-world experience as you apply the knowledge you’ve learned to find solutions to public health problems. [+]

Become an effective advocate as you promote the health of individuals, organizations, and communities with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University. In this program, explore issues affecting the public health field today. Gain real-world experience as you apply the knowledge you’ve learned to find solutions to public health problems. Consistent with our commitment to continuous quality improvement, Walden University has designed the curriculum for the MPH program to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by leading public health organizations. CEPH Applicant Status Walden University applied to the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for accreditation of its Master of Public Health (MPH) program on September 20, 2014. The accreditation review will address only the MPH program; other degree programs and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review. For more information on the accreditation process, please visit the CEPH website. Note on Certification The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as a voluntary core credential for public health professionals. However, in order to sit for the CPH exam, a student must have graduated from a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited school or program of public health. While Walden’s MPH program is an applicant for CEPH accreditation, the program is not yet accredited and Walden MPH graduates may not currently sit for the CPH exam. Students should evaluate all requirements related to national credentialing agencies and exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CPH credential, students should visit www.nchec.org. [-]

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Walden University,
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100 S Washington Ave #900

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55401 US