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Returning to School: An Alternative to ‘Traditional’ Education

Kozlowski, Dawn

Pathophysiology
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To remain current within the changing health care system, health care professionals must continuously develop and sharpen skills to provide effective care. Advancement within the profession may be dependent upon the attainment of additional degrees. “Traditional” education methodologies do not fit easily into busy schedules. Many nurses are finding that distance learning programs provide a practical alternative for degree completion. This article presents a basic introduction to distance learning. Specific strategies and resources for finding appropriate distance learning programs are discussed in detail.

Dawn Kozlowski, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.

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