Saturday, March 7, 2009

Online Nursing Degrees

Currently, there are many different schools that are offering an online nursing program. Some programs are not 100% online, so you'll have to spend some time on campus. There is a national nursing shortage, so there is definitely a need to educate more students so that we can have more nurses.

What I also find interesting is that some of these programs are specifically designed to help current nurses who have an LPN transition to an RN or a BSN degree. You can also go from an RN to a BSN. Loyola University offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Health Care Systems Management (HCSM). Of course, you also have schools like the University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, Walden University, and others. I'm still waiting for one of the medical schools to start offering an online medical degree. I doubt that will happen anytime soon, but is that totally out of the question? The first two years of basic science education could probably be taught through distance learning and e-learning technology (except for gross anatomy).

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