Originally posted by micki
Hi. I am doing a paper on online education for nurses. I am interested in post-RN BSN and Advanced Graduate degree information. Also if anyone knows of other certified courses offered online ie. specialties. Soo..anyone who has done a degree or diploma or anything through online distance learning please refer me to an informational site or give me the lowdown. IE. prices, evaluation, difficulties-pros and cons. ANY LEADS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
I received my Associates and BSN via traditional on-site educational institutions. I am currently pursuing my MSN with a major in Clinical Information Systems Management via on-line distance education at Excelsior College
Excelsier also offers an on-line BSN degree and Healthcare Informatics Certificate
The University of Colorado Health Sciences
offers a distance education (MSN)
Distance Education Pros: Independece; flexible schedule as I can study and access the classroom site anytime via the Internet.
Support is only a phone call, bulletin board posting or e-mail away.
Distance Education Cons: You have to be really disciplined and organized to meet paper and assignment submission deadlines.
Double the amount of reading/research required than in traditional classroom settings. You would be amazed at all the amount of content instructors can fit in with the use of hyperlinks upon hyperlinks!
Make sure the school and its programs are accredited!
If you have other questions please feel free to contact me.