Below is a great article that describes the pros and cons of online nursing schools. If it were not for online nursing schools, I feel I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish the growth in my professional career. I am currently in my Masters in nursing education program and it is online. It is great for students that have to work or have other obligations, and they cannot make it to a traditional brick and mortar school.
It is not easier, this is a myth. I think it is actually a little harder, because it requires discipline and major organization. It is not for everyone, but is something that could allow you to pursue a higher degree, if you can make it work. I achieved my Associates degree via a hybrid program. This was online and then we went to the school for labs and test. Clinical was scheduled at local hospitals. My bachelors degree was entirely online. I am used to the online program layout and having to be self initiating with my studies. My Masters degree I am struggling with the self initiating part. It has been really hard this time around for me to organize and sit down to do my work. Blogging and crafts is were I want to spend my free time, and watching Stranger things! Ha! I need to get it together though, because if I don’t get through it I will want to kick my own butt.
The article below is from nurse.com. It really explains how the nursing education is shifting and how this can be a valuable tool to allow professionals to increase their education!
Nursing ranks among the top three most popular undergraduate and graduate online education majors. It trails only business administration and computer science and engineering, according to the “Online College Students 2016: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” report. Online educational opportunities in nursing have taken off, according to Karen Ouzts, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, BSN program director…