• Cost & Convenience Drive Students to Online Learning

    With the recession playing havoc with the job market, President Obama has encouraged people to get more education. For many, the prospect of attending a brick and mortar college is out of the question. Although you cannot become a nurse with online courses, online learning opportunities are available for nurses looking to expand their education. Those striving to become nurses can find some of their general education and prerequisite courses online. From one of our sponsors, eLearning.com, comes another great article about online learning opportunities.

  • Finding an Online Nursing Program Takes Some Work

    One of our sponsors, eLearners.com, has contributed a guest article to TheNursingSite.com on how to find an online nursing program that works best for you. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the advice offered in Do Your Homework: Find the Right Online School:“If you want a degree that’s taken seriously in the workplace, you need to do two things. First, make sure you choose a school that has the proper regional accreditation. Second, if you expect the degree to earn you a promotion, make sure that you choose a program that’s appropriate for your workplace situation. While the creditability of online learning is substantial, there are still diploma mills…

  • Ready for the Next Level in Your Education and Career?

    Nurses who are looking to take their career and education to the next level may be interested in online learning and degree opportunities. eLearners.com, one of our sponsors, has provided some interesting information in an article entitled “Resuscitate Your Career with an Online Nursing Degree.”

  • Research Online Programs Carefully

    When looking for an online nursing education program you need to do some research. Of course it needs to be an accredited program. There are several accrediting agencies such as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Some online programs require on-campus attendance as well as completing online courses. Others have cooperative agreements with clinical facilities and preceptors for you to complete clinical components. Others allow you to find your own qualified preceptor who is then approved by the school to supervise your clinical practicum. Other considerations include whether you can take a…

  • RN to BSN Offers More Opportunities

    There has long been a debate about the ADN vs the BSN also known as the 2-year vs the 4-year RN programs. Most of the hospital diploma nursing programs have faded into history although you can still find a few. For years there have been rumors that the ADN or two-year programs would be eliminated, or that graduates from these programs would not be “real” nurses; only the BSN nurses could become RNs. Throw the LPN/LVN into the mix and you can start a war! Then along comes a nursing shortage and these rumors fade in favor of staffing needs. All of these programs teach the basic nursing skills. BSN…