Written by Maggie Ciocco MS, RN, BC; Ritamarie Giosa MSN, RN, CPN; Lisa Harris PhDc, MSN, MBA, RN; and Holly Leahan MSN, RN, CMSRN
There is no doubt that education plays a key role in helping nurses provide better patient care and advance in their careers. However, for many working nurses, finding time to continue their education can be a challenge. In response, countless RNs have chosen online learning for the convenience, flexibility and efficiency they need to move forward in their nursing careers.
If you are considering an online nursing program, knowing what it takes to thrive in this environment can be fundamental to your success. As experienced advisors who respond to the concerns of more than 2,500 nurses in the University’s online RN/BSN-MSN program, we have four suggestions for success if you are considering an online nursing program.