Get an Online Nursing Degree – The Benefits of Cyber-study
Many of our readers have a keen interest n both fitness and broader healthcare, and it is not unusual for a young athlete to later pursue a career in nursing, or for a nurse to encourage fitness exercises to her patients. But, how do people become nurses, and why?
It may sound cliché to say that being a nurse is a noble career, but there are few careers, if any, that have made such an impact on the lives of people around the world. When you are in hospital, who takes care of you?
That’s right, your nurse. Doctors are too busy diagnosing illnesses, making their rounds, running back to the office to see a mile-long list of patients and really, that’s not what they are there for! Doctors tell you what’s wrong and a nurse goes about her day taking care of all your needs just as the doctor ordered.
However, you’ve little time to study to be a nurse because you hold down a full time job and there are not enough hours in the day for work, school and family. Or is there? Actually, you can get an online nursing degree without distracting from other segments of your life. Here are a few of the benefits of cyber-study.
Cost Associated with Studying Online
It is well known that studying online costs less than studying in a traditional on-campus setting but tuition isn’t always the main savings. Sometimes the courses cost exactly the same but there are other savings that are less obvious. A few of the ‘hidden’ savings include:
- No need for a fashionable wardrobe.
- No travel expenses.
- You can eat at home instead of in a costly cafeteria.
- Some textbooks are cheaper in digital format – some won’t be needed.
- No need to move to another city or town – cheaper to live at home.
And those are just some of the obvious ways in which cyber-study is cheaper than studying in a college and attending classes on campus.
You Can Make Your Own Schedule
When you attend an online nursing program, you can literally make your own schedule because the ‘professor’ is there any time of day or night you feel like logging into your curriculum.
All classes are developed for an online curriculum and you’ll have access to videos of presentations, video conferencing and emails and notes from the professor overseeing your studies. If you want to work full time and study part time, you have that option. If you want to study full time and work part time you can do that too.
Flexible scheduling is perhaps the leading reason why many people choose an online RN to BSN degree program over the traditional on-campus curriculum. If you’re already a nurse and are already in possession of a bachelors degree, you can also consider studying online DNP programs to further your education and your chances of a higher salary
It is becoming more commonplace to study online than it is on campus and although you may think that nursing is something that can’t be studied in this way, the norm is changing. Some schools insist on a clinical setting during the last semester and others offer courses that are 100% online.
In either case, if you’ve decided that you want to get your degree in an online RN program, that is what you should do. It’s easier than you think and the benefits of cyber-study make it an attractive way to get that degree.
Discuss your options with a college adviser and if this mode of study fits your lifestyle, you can easily do everything from the comfort of your home. Getting that degree online is more common than you think and many call it the way of the future. If it’s right for you, why not?