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School of Nursing Field Experience

Welcome to the new School of Nursing Field Experience website! We are so thrilled to now have this site so information, forms, documents etc. can all be located in one area. Please click on the side navigation panel to find more specific information in regards to your practicum experience. We welcome any comments and suggestions for this site, please email them to us here and we will try to incorporate as much as we can to better assist you, the student. 

News and Notes

Upcoming Deadline November 25, 2019: If you plan to take a practicum course during Spring Quarter (February 24th, 2020), you will need to submit your application by November 25th, 2019 via Meditrek. Please Take the time to review the appropriate preceptors and field sites for your course as well as the application process. You can find manuals, FAQs, Webinars and any required forms here

MEDITREK CREDENTIALS: If you are beginning your first practicum Spring Quarter (February 24th, 2019) you should receive your Meditrek login information by September 20th. If you do not receive your account information, please contact us so we can ensure you receive it with plenty of time to have your application in by November 25th.

NEW Practicum Manuals: Updated DNP, MSN-NP, MSN-Specialty, and Undergraduate practicum manuals were posted this as well as the new School of Nursing Handbook. You can find those manuals here!

About the School of Nursing

In 2007 the nursing program was placed into the School of Nursing (SON) under the College of Health Sciences (CHS). The School of Nursing (SON) at Walden University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, post-master‘s certificates in nursing (Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Leadership and Management), a post-master‘s Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and a PhD in Nursing (PhD) program. Both the BSN and the MSN programs received Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation in April 2010, with the BSN receiving a 5-year initial accreditation and the MSN approved for a 10-year continuing accreditation status. The DNP received CCNE 5-year initial accreditation October 2012.   

As Dean, Dr. Andrea Lindell oversees the organizational and governance structure within the school. Dr. Lindell also oversees program directors and academic coordinators in full-time faculty positions who provide curricular and faculty oversight and supervision to doctoral prepared faculty teaching didactic courses and clinical faculty who hold master’s degrees with certification in needed specialty areas.

SON students, faculty members, and alumni demonstrate Walden‘s mission of social change using their knowledge, skills, and integrative abilities in both professional and personal pathways as they impact the healthcare system and healthcare needs of society. Nursing students and faculty alike connect to social change mission.

Mission and Vision

Vision
The School of Nursing envisions recognition as a preeminent 21st-century school of nursing in which the contributions of nursing, health, and related sciences will transform the provision of nursing services along the continuum of care and across the human life span to meet the needs of individuals and local and global communities.

Mission
The School of Nursing provides academically rigorous and culturally and contextually relevant educational programs, based in the scholar-practitioner model, for a diverse array of nursing professionals seeking enhancement of critical thinking skills, abilities to select and implement evidence-based practices, and core and specialty nursing knowledge in order to transform society.

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