Online Nursing Schools


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School Surprises


"It Was So Easy To Get Online And I Got To Set My Own Pace...
How I could study at my own pace." (social worker; 2014)

Career: 5 years of experience, currently based in Kansas, female
School: Studied Social Work at Stafford in Michigan; completed Diploma degree in 2000



"Staff Was Cool...
I was surprised at how good the teachers of the courses responded back as fast as they did. It was almost like being in a real classroom!" (LPN; 2013)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Arkansas, male
School: Studied Nursing at Univ Of Phoenix in California; completed Bachelor degree in 2012


"Much Writing Resulted In Better Writing...
What surprised me most about the online college program is how much more writing was involved than in a conventional program. It also surprise me that because of all this writing requirements, I was able to become very proficient in writing. After a few online courses the work seems to become much easier and therefore more enjoyable." (ICU nurse; 2013)

Career: 25 years of experience, currently based in Florida, male
School: Studied Nursing at University Of Phoenix in Arizona; completed Bachelor degree in 2007


"More Manageable Than I Thought...
I was surprised at how convenient and manageable my online work assignments were. I was also surprised at how much the program caused my writing abilities to improve. I was also surprised to learn that even the most difficult of my online instructors were polite and understanding. For my first major paper, the instructor kept returning the paper to me and telling me that it needed improvement rather than failing me on the assignment." (nursing; 2013)

Career: 13 years of experience, currently based in Pennsylvania, male
School: Studied Leadership And Healthcare Administration at California University Of PA in Pennsylvania; completed Master degree in 2011


"More Effort Required Than Anticipated...
It was a lot more work then I thought it would be. I had to take it a lot more seriously than I anticipated to." (Nurse; 2014)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Michigan, male
School: Studied Nursing at Northern Michigan University in Michigan; completed Associate degree in 2012


"More Challenging Than I Thought...
I was surprised over the quality of the program that I attended. I had low expectations because I attended online courses from a community college, but I found them vigorous and enlightening." (Registered Nurse; 2014)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in New York, female
School: Studied Nursing at Ulster County Community College in New York; completed Associate degree in 2012


"I Was Surprised That I Got A Very Good Knowledge About The Course...
I was surprised that some of the topics online are very well taught compared to having attended the class in real classroom." (Nurse; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Washington, male
School: Studied Adult And Pediatric CPR, First Aid And AED at American Red Cross in Washington; completed Certificate degree in 2012


"Experienced Meaningful Online Discussions On Course Topics...
I was surprised by the meaningful dialogue and discussion I was able to have online/in chat room with the other students regarding certain course topics. I was also surprised by how far away and with different backgrounds the other students were from me. Pleasant surprise!" (RN Transition Coach; 2014)

Career: 6 years of experience, currently based in Connecticut, female
School: Studied Nursing (RN To BSN Program) at IU School Of Nursing At IUPUI in Indiana; completed Bachelor degree in 2012


"Excelsior College A Great Place To Further Your Career A Life Changing Experience ...
I was really surprised that the nursing program on line was so intensive and in depth. Even more surprising was how helpful the online instructors were." (ER nurse; 2013)

Career: 13 years of experience, currently based in Florida, female
School: Studied RN Nurse at Excelsior College in New York; completed Associate degree in 2000


"Excellent Communication Between Instructors And Students...
I was surprised at how the professors wanted to engage as much as they can with the students. They were also very helpful and eager to help. They encouraged students to email them or contact them with any questions and they usually responded back very quickly." (nurse; 2013)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in California, female
School: Studied Nursing at Kaplan University in California; completed Associate degree in 2012


"Easier Than I Thought...
I was surprised at how organized and easy the classes were to attend/complete. I thought it would be difficult and have many time constants to my surprise their were very little." (Nurse; 2014)

Career: 3 years of experience, currently based in Virginia, male
School: Studied Medical at Strayer University in Virginia; completed Associate degree in 2010

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Best School Tips


"Learn At Your Own Pace...
To keep on at an even pace. Not to get off track. Interact as much as possible with your instructor." (social worker; 2014)


"Writing Is Important...
Focus on developing good writing skills. They will serve you well in higher education, as well as when communicating electronically with colleagues." (nursing; 2013)


"Succeeding And Graduating From Excelsior College Becomes A Realistic Goal With Hard Work And Structure ...
Learn to structure your life around your online classes .Success will come with hard work and structure ." (ER nurse; 2013)


"Studying Hints...
Have a schedule for your study everyday online and make sure you are more focused and attentive with the course you are studying. Make sure you finish the online course because it is worth it." (Nurse; 2014)


"Study Hard Because It's More Challenging Than You'd Think...
Keep a tight schedule, as studying at home can lead to many distractions and deadlines can creep up on you." (Registered Nurse; 2014)


"Stay Motivated And On Top Of Work Load...
You must be very motivated to do the work on your own time, without hands on help from your instructor." (RN Transition Coach; 2014)


"Preparation Is The Key...
Spend time preparing for your work and it will be easier when it comes time to complete it. Always read ahead in your textbook so your prepared for the next chapter." (Nurse; 2014)


"Know Your Priorities...
Take pride in all the work you do. Get your priorities straight." (Nurse; 2014)


"Know Who To Contact For Technical Help...
Make sure to plan ahead and familiarize yourself with all the exam dates and deadlines. Familiarize yourself with the website and make sure you know who to contact for technical help/" (nurse; 2013)


"Do Your Homework Before Signing Up...
Do your research before starting your studies. I have found that some universities are not as organized and require the student to do to much work that is not career related. University of Phoenix proved to be very organized." (ICU nurse; 2013)


"Do Homework On Time...
Make sure if you do online classes to make a schedule and turn in your homework on time." (LPN; 2013)