Nursing Lifestyle

Is An Online Nursing Degree Really Worth It?

8. Is this program a "blended" program?

Online degree programs usually include in-person and online learning. Nursing means frequent face-to-face interaction with others; you should weigh whether you want course instruction beyond the clinical requirement. Research if the online program is “blended” or if it does offer both hands-on and online interaction.

A blended program gives students the opportunity to receive instant feedback and guidance while at the same time-saving travel time and scheduling issues.

According to Barbara Hass, executive director of the nursing school at UT-Tyler: “It [a blended program] offers a lot more flexibility.”