2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) 
    
    Apr 23, 2019  
2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health Sciences


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School of Health Sciences

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) 

  1. Submit a current résumé.
  2. Telephone interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the associate dean (or designee).
  3. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 2.50 are eligible to apply for conditional admission.

M.S. in Health Informatics

  1. Submit a current résumé.
  2. Telephone interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the associate dean (or designee).
  3. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 2.5 are eligible to apply for conditional admission

Ph.D. in Health Services

  1. Submit a current résumé.
  2. Telephone interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the associate dean (or designee).
  3. Applicants with a graduate GPA below 3.0 are eligible to apply for conditional admission.

Ph.D. in Public Health

  1. Applicants entering with a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution, may be considered for admission provided that their cumulative undergraduate GPA is greater than 3.0. Walden University reserves the right to review such applicants through a university committee.
  2. Submit a current résumé.
  3. Telephone interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the associate dean (or designee).
  4. Applicants with an undergraduate or graduate GPA below 3.0 are eligible to apply for conditional admission.

School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

U.S. Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must have an active registered nurse (RN) license in the United States or its territories. International nurses must have the equivalent of a RN license in their home country.
  2. Applicants to the BSN Completion Program must present an associate‘s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing. Walden University will not accept applications without one of these two nursing degrees conferred.

Transcripts of courses taken to obtain the RN license will be evaluated. Applications falling below 50 quarter credit hours in nursing will be escalated for further review. Review will take 7 to 10 calendar days.
 

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  1. Admission to the BSN-MSN track requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN); admission to the RN-MSN track requires an associate’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing that prepares for licensure in registered nursing. We will not accept RN-MSN applications without a nursing degree conferred.
  2. Applicants to the RN-MSN track must present an associate’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing. We will not accept RN-MSN applications without one of these two nursing degrees conferred. Applicants to the BSN-MSN track must present a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  3. Applicants must have an active registered nurse (RN) license in the United States or its territories. 
  4. References may be contacted if deemed necessary.
  5. Graduates from associate degree or diploma programs must complete, at minimum, undergraduate credits of general education courses as listed below. Students may choose to complete these general education requirements at Walden and then transition directly into the RN Track of the program.
Courses Number
Communication (including one college composition course)
Humanities
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Mathematics and Science (including microbiology, and anatomy and physiology, and introductory statistics)

Electives

2 courses
2 courses
2 courses
4 courses

1 course

Total 12 courses

NOTE: Students are required to complete Statistics before MSN program completion; however, they are not required to have completed Statistics before entering the program.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing

  1. Admission requires a master’s degree in nursing from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution.
  2. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in master’s degree coursework.
  3. Applicants must have an active registered nurse (RN) license in the United States or its territories.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 

U.S. Admissions Policy:
  1. A Master’s degree in Nursing, or equivalent, from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution, in a discipline or field related to the program/specialization for which application is made.
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in Master’s degree coursework.
  3. Completed application form.
  4. Application fee.
  5. Names of and contact information for two persons, professional or academic, qualified to comment knowledgeably on the applicant’s skills and qualifications for study in the intended field.
  6. Official transcript(s) of highest degree or coursework completed to date. Access to a computer and the Internet.  

In addition to the above university admission requirements, the School of Nursing also requires the following;

  1. DNP Applicants must have an active registered nurse (RN) license in the United States or its territories.
  2. References may be contacted if deemed necessary.
International Student Admissions Policy:
  1. International nurses must have the equivalent of a RN license in their home country. Determining equivalency may require applicants to submit an additional evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS).

  2. Walden carefully reviews each application for admission to Walden University.
  3. Applicants who have completed coursework at, or hold an associate, bachelor’s, or Master’s (equivalent) degree from, an institution of higher learning outside the United States that is accredited or recognized by the country’s higher education authority are encouraged to apply to Walden University’s undergraduate or graduate programs.
  4. Walden evaluates international academic records.  International students need to receive a GTE evaluation or a NACES evaluation for admission.  For a transfer of credit review, a NACES course-by-course evaluation is required.
  5. Walden considers every application for admission on its individual merits and does not use formulas to make decisions. Students who have improved their performance while taking serious academic courses are strongly considered for admission.
  6. International student records will be evaluated according to each country’s secondary and post-secondary conventions.
  7. TOEFL requirement for admission .