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Feedback: In online learning, getting a head start is the ideal way to begin. By taking just a few minutes to orient yourself to the course, the structure, and the expectations allows you to approach the first day of class a little more relaxed and ready to go.
Feedback: It is essential that you know the deadlines for assignments. If it isn’t crystal clear in the syllabus, reach out your instructor for confirmation. Your instructors are there to support you, but it is up to you to ask questions when you need more information.
Feedback: There is not a clear right answer to this question, but since you have your assignments and schedule ahead of time, you should get a jump start and work ahead for the time you will be on vacation. Plus, who wants to worry about class on vacation. This allows you to get well deserved time away and still be successful in your class.
Feedback: Finding a balance is key to being “present” in your class. It is not necessary, not to mention extremely time consuming, to respond to all posts in the discussion board. The best approach is to make your participation valuable and intentional. Find discussion posts that intrigue you and engage interesting dialog with your classmates. Additionally, be sure to keep up with the course announcements. This is the best way to stay up to date with what is happening in the course and any changes along the way.
Feedback: Your classroom is a professional environment, so you need to respond in a way that you are comfortable and that makes the others in the class as comfortable as possible. Keep in mind that in text “tone” is something that is very difficult to decipher. For this reason replying back to the individual may not be the best response because you could be making an assumption of their tone. Is is best to reach out to your instructor for advice in the matter.
Feedback: If you’re not sure you’ve used your research properly, it’s always a good idea to ask for help. The Writing Center, your instructor, or the library can help! Avoid submitting your assignments if you are unsure whether you have plagiarized.
Study time will vary based on the course, the number of courses you are taking and the individual student. On average, most students spend 3-5 hours studying each week for every credit hour they take. So for a 3 credit hour course, a student should plan to spend 9-15 hours studying in additional course time.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and working.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there are a couple of exceptions.
If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have two skills intensives that take place on campus. The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has one onsite visit that occurs during the first semester of psych-specific classes.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
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