In the mix: Online nursing schools a solution?

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, September 6, 2010

Nursing school is tough, and just finding the time for all the classes can be a challenge in itself. Add to that how tough it is to get into nursing school, considering the shortage of nurse faculty, and online nursing programs may seem like a viable solution. Western Governors University in Texas has just enrolled its first dozen or so students, according to the local Fox affiliate in Houston.

The theory is taught online, but students must attend labs, clinical labs, and high-fidelity simulations, and do actual clinical rotations, according to Jan Jones-Schenk, chief nursing officer, who talked to Fox.

What do you think? Is there something missing in online teaching? Or is this just the beginning of a new trend?

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