I took my BN (in Canada), through Athabasca University, a distance learning program. I absolutely loved it! I got all my course materials, and was given 6 months to complete the course (for a 3 credit course). With working, and a family, it worked great. I could go in "spurts", so when I had time, I accomplished a whole bunch in a short period of time. Now, I've enrolled in the MSN program at University of Phoenix Online. I've found it more difficult, as you have to "check in" every day, post your assignments online, read other's work, and participate in group projects. This just doesn't seem to work well for me. Any ideas? Another factor is cost, but isn't that the story of everyone's lives?