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Walden University Reviews

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4.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training

Other comments

Nurse Practitioners can diagnose, prescribe, order and interpret labs and imaging. They can also work independently (scope depends on state of practice) or alongside a physician and other disciplines in health care.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Positive environment.

Other comments

Program is really designed to really aim for the future. Aiming for positive changes for the betterment of people. Classes are online so great if you need flexible hours.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good career preparation

Cons

Some of the teachers are challenging

Other comments

The culture was diverse requiring a lot of time devoted to studying. I learned discipline in the area of studying. The hardest part of studying is remaining focus and not allowing distractions to interfere with completing your assignments.

4.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Hands-on training

Cons

Finding own clinical practicum sites, expensive out of town graduation ceremony.

Other comments

Be aware that much of the didactic is self directed and that you will be responsible for finding your own clinical practicum sites. However, this is the norm for most programs of this type.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers

Other comments

Lots of self-studying, requires several hours of clinicals which were very helpful. Glad they require at least two years of nursing experience prior to joining the program.

4.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers

Other comments

Excellent teachers good curriculum school has a good reputation Condoleezza Rice was speaker at my graduation ceremony and she gave a meaningful speech.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training

Other comments

Flexible because it was online then clinical. The professors were nice. Not very continent because I worked full time job while in school. I have college student sons to care for too.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Positive environment, Hands-on training

Cons

Difficult to find Preceptor’s

Other comments

Flexible hours to complete coursework, well suited for working adults, flexibility in clinical sites, good use of technology based learning, relevant coursework

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training

Cons

Hard to accomplish while working full time.

Other comments

Absolutely the best training. Wonderful professors and communication with people all over the world. Much diversity and inclusion of multicultural.

4.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Positive environment

Cons

Not being able to interact face to face with others in your class.

Other comments

Good coursework for learning more about your profession. Online schooling is different from brick and mortar schools, you need to be self-motivated and driven.

Certified Nurse Practitioner Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Nurse Practitioner?

290 people answered

“I was prepared for the time and effort it would require to earn this degree and obtain the certification after graduation. There were no surprises.”

Sept. 23, 2019

“The desire to advance my career and be able to help the community be healthier has always driven me. I wish I had known the expense and challenges that I have faced with jobs and finances due to student loans.”

Sept. 23, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Nurse Practitioner?

320 people answered

“Go for it. It’s worth the hard work in order to serve patients and that, in and of itself, is the reward. Don’t go into this thinking you’ll be earning top dollar immediately. It takes time and commitment so if money is your motivation, you may want to reassess.”

Sept. 23, 2019

“Go for it! It is a wonderful profession. Be careful with student loans and finances during your educational program.”

Sept. 23, 2019

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification?

3,156 people answered

“How important it is to have these skills.”

Sept. 23, 2019

“Many employers are looking for this certification.”

Sept. 23, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification?

3,861 people answered

“Let them know that it is required by employers”

Sept. 23, 2019

“Review ACLS protocols prior to class”

Sept. 23, 2019

BLS Certification Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their BLS Certification?

11,316 people answered

“Many employers see this certification as a bonus.”

Sept. 23, 2019

“I'm bls is important for people to know even if you are not in the medical field or work in a medical facilities.”

Sept. 23, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their BLS Certification?

13,923 people answered

“It’s an easy thing to do to boost skills/certifications.”

Sept. 23, 2019

“Take the course. It will help you one day.”

Sept. 23, 2019
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