Advanced Physiological Nursing Course Via Internet Learning, Comment

In this day and age having an associate degree is becoming obsolete. More and more hospitals are looking for nurses who have a bachelor degree or higher. A recent comment by the Head of Nursing at the hospital where I work at says it all, “I would love to see master degree nurses as the bedside nurse!”.

It was very hard for me to get my associate degree due to the fact that I am older, work full time, have a husband and three children at home, and then there is all the responsibilities that go hand in hand with these.

At the same time, if I desire to move forward in my career I need a bachelor degree or master’s degree. So as with the commenter before me, I chose to return to college via the internet, it has been extremely enjoyable, being able sit in my living room and do the class work, take tests ect. Without having to leave my teenagers alone for hours at a time or brave the weather in winter.

I also feel accomplished and proud of the progress I have made that would not have been possible for me at this time in my life without the online classroom.

Original Post
May 20, 2010
Title: Advanced Physiological Nursing Course via Internet Learning, comment
I have to agree with the two previous posts regarding this the ability to take this course on line, at my own pace, in my own home and around my schedule. I have put off going back for my BSN because I work full time and have a family that needs my attention. There is no way I could concentrate in the classroom if I was worried about my family at home. By taking this course on line, I am able to work the quizzes in at times that are convenient for both me and my family. I can go through the units at my own pace, spending additional time on the concepts that are more difficult or require extra attention. It has been a long time since I sat in a class room. This course is very impressive. I love the website and the interactive learning. It is also wonderful to get quizzes graded immediately with feedback regarding areas to concentrate on for incorrectly answered questions. There is no grading on a curve or extra credit assignments to pull your grade up. On line learning puts accountability on the student – you get out of it what you put into it.

Original Post
March 8, 2010
Title: Advanced Physiological Nursing Course Via Internet Learning
I couldn’t agree more with the writer of this discussion forum. I have learned much more from this course than if I was sitting in a traditional classroom. I am able to proceed at my own speed. I can concentrate more on the systems of the body where my knowledge is lacking and less on the systems I know better. It is less stressful also to be able to take quizzes and tests when I actually have time as opposed to on a schedule set by someone else. I can do my readings when I am at my best instead staying up half the night trying to complete them in time for the next class. It has forced me to really utilize my time management skills.

Original Post
March 4, 2010
Title: Advanced Physiological Nursing Course Via Internet Learning
This was a great course, I feel as though I learned more than I would have sitting in a classroom because I not only had to do the reading but also had to research the Internet to find answers and explanations to questions I didn’t know, was unsure about, or didn’t understand. In many ways this course was harder than the past physiology course I took sitting in a classroom. I think in the classroom it is all too easy for instructors to teach to their test (either subtly or overtly) because their success is on the line. With an Internet course the ability to pass the class and do well rests with me. My goal was to come into this class and learn as much as I can, give more than 100% and achieve the highest possible grade I can earn. I feel as though I have accomplished the first goals and will await taking the final to see if I have achieved my last goal of an A in this course.

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