Online Accelerated Nursing Coursework

Online accelerated nursing coursework lays the foundation for your education, covering everything from pathophysiology to healthcare diversity. These courses also set the stage for the applied skills you will develop during nursing labs and clinicals. In other words, our ABSN program is not 100% online.

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Online coursework enables you to learn the fundamentals of nursing anytime, anywhere. However, it is probably not as flexible as you think. While you can choose to study at 9 a.m. or 9 p.m., you are still accountable for meeting assignment deadlines.

Success with online learning requires discipline, commitment, and organization. Self-motivation is also necessary because no one is looking over your shoulder to hold you accountable. If you need clarification on an assignment, you must take the initiative to contact your instructor.

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Online Learning Environment

The ABSN program utilizes asynchronous classes. This means this is no real time instruction or lectures for coursework. Students access their studies on their own schedules any time of day within the timeframes and deadlines as set by faculty.

Our online accelerated nursing courses consist of different learning modules delivered via an intuitive online learning management system. Within each course module, you will find the activities you must complete by specified deadlines. Activities typically include:

  • Textbook readings
  • Informational videos
  • Patient case studies
  • Discussion boards
  • Active learning guides
  • NCLEX preparation materials

An asynchronous class means that you are in control of how much time you need to spend on content. You can dedicate more time to challenging content and move quickly through content you are familiar with and not limited to a few hours in a classroom. Some students confuse this with having to teach themselves as this delivery mode does require a great deal of self-motivation, direction, and proactiveness. Not everyone thrives in this type of learning environment, so accurate self-assessment of how you learn best is critical. But know that you are not alone and help is available through faculty and tutors…you just have to ask!

You will also need to prepare for your nursing skills and simulation labs using the system. We provide you with a lab guide and checklist in advance, so you come to your labs prepared.

The Benefits of Online Learning

Through online learning, students maintain a flexibility in learning they otherwise would not have through traditional, in-person courses. By utilizing an e-learning platform, students have the room to engage with the material at their own pace through methods that best suit their unique needs. This allows a wider range of students to comfortably learn online.

Here are a few more benefits of online learning in the Pacific Lutheran ABSN program:

• Students utilize a user-friendly e-learning platform that incorporates textbook readings and informational videos, images and graphics to keep students engaged.
• Students take part in instructional activities where they apply their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the material.
• Students can replay and revisit lessons whenever necessary to better understand the material.
• Students retain community with classmates and instructors through discussion boards and other social elements.

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For More Information

Contact us to learn more about our online accelerated nursing coursework.