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Website for Information & Updates for COVID-19 for Walden University

Link for nursing students in field experience:

The Nursing Field Experience team is currently experiencing extremely high volumes as we are working through accommodations for field site placement. As you know, these changes to practicum approvals are to ensure the safety of our students during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to meet academic requirements.

Our Field Experience Coordinators will not be available via live chat or phone starting on Wednesday, May 27th through Wednesday, June 3rd. If you need to contact our office during this time, please email, and we will respond as soon as we are able and no later than June 1st.   The Office of Field Experience staff will continue to offer an option for students to schedule phone appointments

We realize how vital the practicum course is to you and your success in the program. Thank you for your patience as our staff is working diligently to ensure every student moves forward in their process. Please continue to monitor your email, Meditrek system, and the  COVID-19 FAQ page via the notification on your student portal.  

Guide on how to check your application status in Meditrek Here:


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Below are answers to frequently asked questions: 

Practicum Registration
Once you receive an approval email for the practicum, no further action is needed. We will process your course registration within one business day of approval. Once registered, it will display in your portal within 48 hours.

Preceptor/Mentor Required COVID-19 Confirmation
If your preceptor/mentor has not received an email to complete a confirmation process for COVID-19, we encourage them to search for an email from or check their junk/spam email folder. If your preceptor/mentor still has not received an email, please send a request to, and we will resend this email within two business days.

New Application
To apply for a new preceptor/mentor and site, please send a request to

Late Practicum Applications for Fall 2020 term
Due to the challenges of securing preceptors/mentors during the pandemic, we are accepting applications for the fall term after the deadline through June 29th. After June 29th, please contact if you need to submit a late application.

Didactic Practicum Course Alternative for Nurse Practitioner Courses
Contact your Student Success Advisor to discuss your course registration options to register in the didactic component of the practicum courses. Email or schedule an appointment by going to the help icon in your myWalden student portal.

Thank you for your ongoing patience, stay safe, and healthy. We look forward to connecting with you soon.

Alternative Learning Assignment Log Instructions

Alternative Learning Assignments



COVID-19 Waiver in Meditrek Tutorial


NP Practicum Announcements due to COVID-19 - Spring 2020 Term:

  • All NP students will be required to log 144 practicum hours for their spring practicum courses, which includes direct patient care, tele-health and alternative learning assignments.  NUNP students required to log 160 hours are approved to log 144 hours for the spring term only. 
  • NP students will not be expected to meet the minimum patient number requirement for Spring quarter practicum courses.  FNP students in 6551 will need to log a minimum of 10 OB patients to meet patient requirements along with the regular practicum hours. Practicum hours are still required.
  • For approved students for tele-health, these students are now able to log all remaining practicum hours via tele-health.  The requirement to only log half of the hours has been discontinued. 
  • May graduates that have at least 500 direct patient care hours should consult their faculty instructor regarding completing course requirements for graduation. PMHNP students planning to graduate in May will need to have at least 70 direct patient care hours for their spring course. Alternative learning assignments are not considered direct patient care hours. 

NP Practicum Announcements due to COVID-19 - Summer 2020 Term:

  • For approved students for tele-health, 
  • students will be able to log up to ½ of their practicum hours via tele-health.  Students must have an approved application for tele-health in Meditrek.

Student Tutorial for Alternative Learning Assignments 

Time Logs for Faculty as Preceptors 

Nurse Education - Alternative Learning Assignments

Nurse Executive - Alternative Learning Assignments

Nurse Informatics - Alternative Learning Assignments

Nursing Public Health - Alternative Learning Assignments

News and Notes

Upcoming Deadline June 1st, 2020: If you plan to take a practicum course during Fall Quarter (August 31st, 2020), you will need to submit your application by June 1st, 2020 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 Fall Quarter you should receive your Meditrek login information by March 15th. 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 June 1st, 2020.

College of Nursing - Office of Field Experience

Welcome to the new College 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. 

College of Nursing - Office of Certification, Licensure, and Compliance

The Office of Certification, Licensure, & Compliance (OCLC) assists students and graduates with most nursing licensure, certification, and compliance questions. We process certain certification, licensure-related, and miscellaneous documentation by request. Students nearing the end of their nursing degree program or graduates who have questions or need assistance with educational verification or practicum hours verification should reach out to us. For more information about our office click here. 

About the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing 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, Nurse Executive, Nursing Informatics), post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate programs (PMNPCPs), a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and a PhD in Nursing program.  Walden’s nursing programs meet rigorous standards for academic quality and integrity, and the School of Nursing teaching faculty all hold doctorates. Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. These programs also offer curriculum aligned with American Association of Colleges of Nursing guidelines.

As Dean, Dr. George Zangaro oversees the organizational and governance structure within the school. Dr. Zangaro 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.

College of Nursing 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

The College 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.

The College 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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