Quote from Drysolong
The benefits to me is that I can work at my own pace and schedule.
I completely agree with Drysolong (nice name by the way:chuckle ). I was an LPN and got my RN through Excelsior college.
*I could go at my own pace
*I became more able to do things more independantly and confidantly
*I didn't have to go to a classroom
*I could still work full time and maintain a household
*easy access to EC's website which is loaded with info
*numerous internet message boards with students who were in my same *shoes... learning independantly. It's a whole heck of a lot different than traditional programming.
*was a wee bit pricey
Two other cons that I can think of are really pros..... I had to consistently kick myself in the butt to study, and I had to do a lot of searching for info. on my own because I didn't have anyone to throw questions at.
Here are some articles in the American Journal of Nursing about distance learning. Hope they help.