Florida university helps nurses advance their careers through online learning

posted on Monday, Oct 17 2011

Jacksonville University (JU) intends to help healthcare professionals advance their careers and improve their skill sets through a new online degree in nursing. The college’s online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program is aimed at working nurses who want to earn their bachelor of nursing online while they continue working.

The online bachelor degree program will be delivered through interactive forums, streaming video and multimedia presentations. JU has established a partnership with University Alliance, a leading online college content provider, to offer students the tools they need to complete their bachelor of nursing online.

The online degree in nursing will feature 10 new courses, including evidence-based practices, designed to prepare students for the changing healthcare industry and the demands of the modern nursing profession. Classes in health information technology will also be offered, focusing on subject areas such as information management and electronic health records.

Online bachelor degree programs are proving increasingly popular with both students and educational establishments. According to data from the National Center of Educational Statistics, almost 1 million students took their entire course online during the 2007-2008 academic year.

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