I teach a generic BSN nursing program in an upper level college. We are slowly although much sooner than we all prefer converting to online teaching. Does anyone have an opinion on which avenue of teaching is more efficient, especially for NPs?
From a student's perspective, on line is a very expensive, self taught MSN degree where excessive tuition charged did not begin to equal what I got back from the university. On line is NO substitute for in class learning. On line is "one size fits all" and has no accomodation for students who might not have had as much recent hands on experience as other students in the class but who easily qualified to be accepted into their program. This can also happen with an on-site classroom situation but there, you can recognize and act upon targeting your own individual needs much earlier in the program and not be "OK" until the last semester where they weed out "the different" students after taking your tuition with no problems noted until then. I could go on forever. I am not into bashing the university but for a total tab of 122K, I expected a better quality experience. I studied my a-- off and graduated, passed Boards but with no support from the university from my last semester on. If you aren't one size fits all, forget on line.
Hope this helps. Good Luck to you!
Last edit by KJLewis on Jul 3, '10
: Reason: needed to clarify some points