Online Nursing Degrees
Online nursing degrees are becoming more popular. Similar to most other academic degrees, nursing degree programs are no longer limited to brick and mortar classrooms. Many colleges offer nursing degrees in 100% online formats, as well as hybrid (or “blended”) formats. Programs that are delivered 100% online are typically for currently employed registered nurses (RNs) who wish to advance their nursing careers. In many cases, these RNs receive credit for their nursing experience and bypass the need for clinical and lab hours. For those students who may not have career experience, blended nursing degree options are available. Blended degrees combine online (often didactic, or theory, courses) with classroom, lab and on-site hospital clinical work, providing more flexibility and convenience for students.