How Online Degrees Work
With UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines' online nursing programs, you can advance your education without placing your career on hold. You are required to visit campus two times while completing your degree.
Your transcript and diploma will look the same as for a student who graduated from UND by taking traditional, on-campus courses.
The full-time or part-time online Nurse Educator Track is designed for working professionals who are unable to attend traditional, on-campus classes.
Students are required to attend two on-campus visits (in Grand Forks, ND) during their time in the program.
- The first visit lasts 2-3 days and is required for general orientation to the master's program.
- The second visit lasts 4-5 days (during the NURS 585 Advanced Health Assessment course). While on campus, students participate in classroom lectures, complete hands-on labs and simulations, and have opportunities to interact with faculty and other students.
Local Teaching Practicum
For the Teaching Practicum Course, you may work with a nursing school or health setting near your local community in order to fulfill the teaching practicum requirement.
UND may not be able to accommodate clinical experiences in some states due to specific state board of nursing regulations. Please contact the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines for guidance on this issue.
"Live" Web Classes
Depending on your instructor's preferences, some online courses require class discussions or chat sessions that are conducted "live" over the Internet. In these "live" Web classes, you will:
- participate in synchronous class sessions that are held at set times
- interact with your instructors and other students using Web-conferencing technology
- see your instructors' materials as though you were sitting in a classroom on the UND campus
In this manner, the class lectures, discussion and collaboration are conducted in a very similar fashion to traditional on-campus classes.
Virtual Classroom: Learn Anytime, Anywhere
As an online student, you also will participate in many asynchronous class activities at the time and place of your choice. In your virtual classroom, you will use Web-based tools to:
- access course materials
- participate in class discussions through online message boards
- submit assignments
- receive your grades
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