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Tips for Earning an Online Nursing Degree

Jun 5, 2008
Registered Nursing (RN) Jobs offer good money, the chance to make a difference in people's lives, and flexible hours. This rewarding career isn't easy and does require quite a bit of school, but you can study in a variety of different programs that offer you the flexibility to pursue your dream of becoming a registered nurse..

Online nursing degrees have gained in popularity, particularly with the nationwide shortage of nurses. With so many online nursing programs how do you know which programs are legitimate and will help advance your career?

Make sure you do your homework and research the online education opportunities to help you pick the right school for your career. Online RN programs are accredited and offer you the flexibility to study when you can fit it into your schedule.

This flexibility is particularly attractive to many people looking for a career transition into the medical community to work as a nurse. It can be very expensive to go to school full time and most people can't just quit their job and go to school.

Working during the day or evenings and attending classes in off time can be difficult to manage, particularly if you have a family who needs time as well. Online nursing programs offer a compromise where you are able to study when it fits into your schedule so you can pursue your dream of nursing.

Many years ago the belief was that nursing was predominantly a female's career but that is not true anymore. There are many men as well as women who work as RNs in hospitals, clinics, and Doctors offices throughout the United States.

There are many benefits to becoming a registered nurse including great pay, flexible hours, a satisfying career, the opportunity to advance rapidly, and the ability to be employable almost anywhere in the United States.

One of the best benefits of being a nurse is the hours. Because of the shortage of qualified RNs to fill nursing jobs, hospitals and clinics offer flexible schedules which make it possible to balance family life and a career.

Many medical establishments offer job sharing. Through job sharing, 2 professional RNs are able to both work part time and fill the spot of one full time professional.

Nursing schools educate future medical professionals with a blend of academics and practical on the job training. While there are many quality nursing schools throughout the country and online you will want to make sure to do your research and choose the school the best suits your career goals, your schedule, and your budget.
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Jeff Morrow writes about employment issues for nurses. Find a community of nurses, all advertised nursing jobs, and many free RN resources at My-Nursing-Career.com.
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