Seven founding Brothers once had the vision to create a college campus out of 50 acres of alfalfa and this vision of theirs came true in 1960 when they opened Walsh College. Now known as Walsh University (WU), this Catholic college continues to grow with more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees currently available.
Walsh University – School of Nursing
This program prepares students to work as a registered nurse (RN) and has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
This program takes four years to complete and students can be admitted in two different ways. They can either directly admitted due to a scholarship or can be admitted as pre-nursing majors.
In order to continue in this nursing major, students will need to complete the prerequisite courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
RN – BSN School for Professional Studies Option for the RN
This program exists for RNs who already have associate degrees and want to get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This flexible option is ideal for students who want to study no a part-time or full-time basis.
This second-degree program exists for students who already have bachelor’s degrees but want to become nurses.
To apply for this program, students will need to have a bachelor’s degree and meet all of the admission requirements of Walsh University. They also need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all prerequisite courses. Students might need to have an interview with the committee of the School of Nursing before being admitted to the program.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
This program prepares post-baccalaureate RNs for advanced careers in the following tracks: Academic Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Leader. Both of these programs are mainly offered online, so that busy nurses can complete their requirements at their utmost ease and convenience.
To apply for this program, students will need to complete the admission application, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and a statistics course. They will also need to have a valid RN license, a valid resume and a minimum of a year’s working experience in nursing. Aside from that, students will need to submit all of their official transcripts, a personal essay and two recommendation letters. They will also need to have an interview with the committee of the program.
Academic Nurse Educator
This track started in 2005 and the primary roles that these educators eventually fulfill are those of teacher, collaborator and scholar.
To complete this track, students will need to complete 39 credit hours in total: 12 foundation course credit hours, 16 practice application course credit hours and 11 expert knowledge credit hours. They will also need to complete 310 clinical hours.
Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
To complete this track, students will need to complete 36 credit hours in total: 12 foundation course credit hours, 13 practice application course credit hours and 11 expert knowledge credit hours. They will also need to complete 480 clinical hours.
Online Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree
This program prepares students for a masters degree in healthcare while following Judeo-Christian values at the same time. The online format exists of small classes that encourage student participation and assure personalized attention. It also includes important opportunities for hands-on learning.
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