Title: Introduction to Earning an Online Nursing Degree Word Count: 338 Summary: This article explains how to earn a nursing degree online and is an introduction to nursing. Keywords: nursing, degree, online, introduction, information, nurse Article Body: Earning your nursing degree online can help you reach your career goals and enter a rapidly growing industry. Jobs in health care are expected to continue to be in demand, and nursing careers offer a wide range of possibilities. Additionally, online nursing programs also offer a wide range of opportunities. This introduction to earning an online nursing degree will help you get started. Set Your Goals What kind of nursing degree are you interested in obtaining? There are a number of choices. Bachelors and masters programs are abundant online. If you know that you wish to become a Registered Nurse, you may want to consider an undergraduate degree. Many quality schools offer programs for all levels of nursing degrees. About Online Learning No introduction to earning an online nursing degree would be complete without some information about online learning! This format works great for many people, but it is very different from learning in a traditional classroom setting. While most schools offer a variety of support tools, learning online takes a great deal of commitment on your part. While many programs offer options for interacting, learning online may feel "lonely," and you need to motivate yourself and stick to deadlines. Many classes are asynchronous, meaning that you read materials and submit assignments on your own time (although assignments usually have due dates). If you are not comfortable with this, online learning may be difficult. Further, learning schedules are just as demanding as in a traditional classroom format. Benefits of Online Learning An introduction to earning an online nursing degree must also include some information about the many benefits of learning online. For those with busy schedules, online learning allows you to learn from home on your own time. It also allows you to attend a school that you might not be able to otherwise, such as if you live across the country or in a rural area. Because there are so many online nursing programs from which to choose, you can find a program to meet your needs.