How Do I Get an Online Associates Degree in Nursing?
Earning a degree online is becoming more and more popular. The
flexibility online courses offer benefits the student greatly.
Those looking to get an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
online can take advantage of the benefits and flexibility an
online course of study has to offer.
When earning your ADN online, you complete the non-clinical
courses online. Clinical classes must be completed at a medical
facility. There are no online ADN programs which allow you to
fully complete your degree online.
To find schools that offer an Associates Degree in Nursing
online, you will need to do a little research on the Internet.
On one of the reliable search engines, type in the key words
that will help you find schools you are interested in. At the
very least you should type in the words "Associates Degree
Nursing Online." You may also want to type in the name of the
state or states that you would like your program to be in.
The search engine will present you with links to many online
schools. Spend some time looking at a number of them to see if
they offer what you are looking for.
There are several things you should look at when deciding which
school is right for you.
Find out if it the program is a work at your own pace program
or one that works by semesters. A work at your own pace program
will allow you to do just that - finish the work at a pace that
suits you. Many programs, however, are structured and have
semesters like a traditional college.
Find out when you can start. Some online programs have rolling
enrollment, meaning you can start at any point. Others have a
designated start date.
Find out if your will have an academic advisor. Most likely you
will, but it is important that you are assigned one. The advisor
will work with you closely to help you plan out your course of
study, help keep you on track, connect you with other students,
and coordinate your clinical classes.
Find out the costs of the program. All programs will charge
different tuition. A thorough search of different programs will
help you find the one that is right for you and the most
Find out if the school offers financial aide. Many online
programs do. You may want to take advantage of it.
Find out where you will be able to perform your clinical
courses. Make sure the facility is one that is within a
reasonable distance for you.
Once you have done your research, you can narrow your choices
down to a few online schools and begin the application process
for your Associates Degree in Nursing.