6. Can you specialize in anything with your degree?
Check out the online school you are considering and make sure there are opportunities to specialize in a certain field. Many online nursing students are pursuing a Master of Science in nursing and want to specialize in a specific area like administration, family nurse practitioner, and advanced practice nursing. You will need to complete and pass coursework in pharmacology, pathophysiology, ethics, education, and research, but you will also take classes that focus on your career path.