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"One of the things that most impresses me about Kaplan University is its commitment to providing online students with resources to help us succeed. My academic advising team calls me every week to check on my academic progress and make sure everything is going smoothly. They have fully supported me whenever any issues have come up, whether the problem is financial, technical or academic in nature."
"Students in a graduate nursing program need to make sure they know what they want. If your goal is to work at the bedside full time, then a masters degree in nursing is probably not the right choice because it trains you to be an administrator. But if they want to get behind the scenes and into management, they will learn those skills through a masters degree in nursing."
"I would recommend that students who are going to get a masters in clinical psychology invest time into researching different programs. They should especially pay attention to price."
"When I discovered that I could earn an online graduate degree in healthcare after 22 years of nursing, it seemed like a door was opening for me."
"If you are a younger student or just out of high school, I think that you should take the opportunity to attend a brick-and-mortar school. When you are young, you have much more time to get the full school experience, and nothing can substitute for that."
"I didn’t like the idea of sitting in a lecture hall, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and get my masters degree in healthcare administration online."
"I think that employers actually consider how much dedication and commitment it takes to get an online degree, rather than simply looking down on the degree because it isn’t from a brick-and-mortar school."
"It is easier to lose interest when you study online, and you have to realize that if you make it halfway through an online program and stop, you’ve spent quite a bit of money without a whole lot to show for it."
"I would recommend to other students that they find a mentor before enrolling in an online program."
"I felt like my facilitators were all very knowledgeable in their fields. They were all teaching professionals, which I appreciated because they were able to provide our classes with concrete examples of the ways that the concepts we were learning could be applied in the real world."
"I think that the biggest weakness to online learning is not having face-to-face interaction with your instructors, because nothing can substitute for it."
"I would not do anything differently in pursuing a masters degree online, but I wish I had known how difficult it would be. I have gained essential skills of discipline and time management during the time I spent acquiring my degree."
"I consider my instructors to be the biggest strength of Kaplan University. They were professionals who worked in healthcare administration and possessed advanced knowledge of the field. Many of them were either healthcare executives or people who had earned doctoral degrees in healthcare administration. With that level of world knowledge, class discussion centered on real-life scenarios."
"I didn’t know my online professors on a very personal basis, which isn’t to say they were cold to their students. Online schooling is just a different setting, and the atmosphere is businesslike. Even so, several of my professors told me that they would provide me with letters of recommendation when I started my job search."
"I chose to get my degree from Purdue University because I liked the breadth, depth, and number of classes they offer."
"Make sure that you stay on task in your online classes. As soon as a question arises, contact your professor immediately. Don’t be afraid to ask questions."