Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Executive with Health Policy
Walden University

Program Details

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 doctoral 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 credits toward their MSN while completing their BSN.


  • Nursing Education – Learn to provide quality educational experiences that equip nurses to meet the demands of a diverse, ever-changing healthcare environment. 
  • Nurse Executive – 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.
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, provide therapy for, and prescribe medication for patients with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues.
  • Public Health Nursing – Prepare to assume leadership roles in assessing communities and populations; identifying high-risk groups; and developing culturally sensitive, acceptable, and realistic population-based nursing interventions.


  • Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with licensure to practice.
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not available to residents of New York and Rhode Island.