Question by lil lady: Just wondering if anyone has gone through an online nursing program? How does it compare to the class room?
I really want to get my nursing degree, but don’t have the time right now to be in a time commitment in a traditional class-room setting. I’m hoping someone has had luck with an online program.
Thanks for the advice!! There is a university in my state that is going to put their RN online this fall, so I’ll wait for that. It;s just 15 months or so, and I already have a medical background and have had a few of the necessary classes, so it won’t be too bad. The worst part is reminding myself that I can do this and that I don’t have all the symptoms of things I read about!!

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Answer by kevin04
Depends on the online educational institution. If you take online courses at Missouri State University, then all you do is log in and look at the lectures for each course you signed up for. The instructor will set aside a time to discuss the course. I would think that the discussion would be saved for any student to go back into and read it later.

I don’t think it will be much difference. It is more expensive than going to college, but factoring in price of gas; I don’t know if it is more expensive. As long as you don’t mind ever seeing your instructor, then go for it. You will be able to send the instructor messages. You might even get a phone number to call them. So it wouldn’t be all that bad. You just will never know what they look like. But I guess that isn’t really that important.

Good-luck with it. College life is a long tough project that seems to take an eternity, but before you know it, it is over and you are out there paying lots of money in taxes and trying not let your college loans drown you.

Also, make sure that the online educational institution is accredited. There are many out there that will take your money and give you a piece of paper that isn’t worth anything.

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