A review of the University of Phoenix Online Nursing Degree
The University of Phoenix Online started as a traditional
university in 1976 and was one of the first to go online in
1989. It is currently the leading online university, with tens
of thousands of students from countries around the world. This
has made this school one of the most popular of its kind
anywhere in the world. Their flexible schedule and commitment to
excellence shines through as they churn out more graduates than
any other school in their class every year.
One hundred percent online. Lectures and assignments can be
downloaded into your home computer through the use of special
Internet-access software. There are no live lectures to
facilitate comprehensive access for everybody. A forum grants
the students the chance to interact with each other and ask
questions. A full line of research services and online libraries
are available to the student. Contact between instructor/advisor
and student are handled through email.
After a one-time application fee of $110, the University of
Phoenix works as any other institution, charging students by the
credit hour. Currently, prices are $460/$570/$645 for
undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral credit hours,
There are other incidental charges, such as late-payment and
graduation-audit fees, and you should ask for a detailed
breakdown before enrolling.
Low-cost financing and financial aid is available and you can
consult an admissions counselor about eligibility. Payments are
broken down as per course rather than per semester, which makes
them more affordable and easier to budget for.
According to an article published in The Chronicle of Higher
Education, the average Phoenix student is 34 years old and
female. The average tuition is just under $30,750 for an
undergraduate degree. Sixty six percent of enrolled students
earn the degree they signed up for. Fifty percent of students
receive some kind of grant or financial aid.
A degree can be completed in as little as two years, but
students can take up to five. If credits are transferred into
the program at the time of enrolling, time can be considerably
reduced. Other way of earning credits is through the College
Level Examination Program (CLEP).
All instructors hold a minimum of a master's degree and are
successful professionals in their fields. The faculty includes
hundreds of CEOs, business owners, executives, and experts in
all related disciplines.
Independent study requires discipline and creativity, plus the
ability to communicate efficiently. Beyond that, high-quality
online universities do not differ much from traditional ones and
offer the benefit of flexibility, fundamental to today's busy
There is one matter that requires some thought. You cannot
complete your degree through University of Phoenix online. All
of the classroom and book work will be complete, but in order to
earn the degree you will need to transfer to a traditional
university program for the clinicals which must take place in a
medical setting and have you in person and onsite.