, Sponsored by BrandView This story is sponsored by Southern Utah University. Learn more about Southern Utah University. Sponsored by Students might be able to get in and out of college faster and with potentially less student debt, thanks to a new project happening in southern Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Legislature approved and funded a three-year bachelor’s degree pilot program at Southern Utah University. The school received $3.8 million ongoing funding for the project and will be ready to launch the program in January 2020. “The legislature has been working with our higher education institutions to find innovative ways to allow students the opportunity to finish their education in a more timely manner, thus allowing them to enter the workforce sooner,” said Rep. State Sen. Evan Vickers. “Southern Utah University's three-year bachelor degree program certainly fits that criteria. ... We are eagerly anticipating … [Read more...] about New SUU program offers bachelor’s degree in just 3 years
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Noel Gallagher’s April 7 Maine Sunday Telegram story about online education covers, well, many facets of that technology used to extend and enhance higher education. I do have some issues with material in the article. One relates to the stories about completing bachelor’s degrees in two years. Especially for adults, “accelerated learning” is much desired, but we need to be careful about its effectiveness. Today's Letters Letter to the editor: Maine should ban use of devices by motoristsLetter to the editor: Op-ed helps raise awareness of student food insecurityLetter to the editor: Maine voters should throw off yoke of party domination Look at the numbers. A bachelor’s degree generally requires 120 credit hours to complete, mostly in the form of a set of 40 three-credit-hour courses. Each course generally requires 45 “contact hours” of classroom time, plus another 90 hours of work outside of class, or 135 hours of work per course per … [Read more...] about Letter to the editor: Online learning can’t raze all barriers to two-year bachelor’s degree
In their 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Medical University of South Carolina’s graduate nursing program as the sixth best online graduate nursing program out of more than 500 programs.Scoring a 95 out of 100, the publication’s review was based on graduation rates, career support and admissions selectivity.“It reflects our faculty dedication to instructional design, educational technology and best practices, as well as our overall aim to educate and promote outstanding future nurse leaders,” said Dr. Linda S. Weglicki, dean of the MUSC College of Nursing in a press release.The program was previously ranked in the top 25 nursing schools in the country in the same publication’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools report ranks. The nursing program offers several degree programs, including a Ph.D. program and an accelerated bachelors of science in nursing.Free child sexual abuse prevention training offeredJanuary is Human Trafficking Awareness … [Read more...] about MUSC nursing program ranked among best online graduate nursing programs in the country
University builds upon its success preparing students for health careers /EIN News/ -- Portland, OR, Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Addressing the national and regional nursing shortage, Concordia University-Portland will launch a new, entirely online pre-nursing program in January 2018. Concordia’s pre-nursing program, provided in collaboration with healthcare education solutions provider Orbis Education, allows students with at least 12 transferable college credits to earn an associate of arts (AA) degree entirely online. Graduates may then seek employment or continued education in any accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program. Following the pre-nursing program, students may choose to enter Concordia’s ABSN program, or any ABSN program, which has rolling admissions for three start dates annually, and can be completed in 16-months. Concordia’s recent, inaugural ABSN graduates earned a perfect pass rate on the National Council Licensure … [Read more...] about Concordia U. Launches Pre-Nursing Program Online
More than 30 million Americans left college in the past two decades without a degree. They gained credits but no credential. Many are just a few courses from finishing.A collective failure? Think of it as a tremendous economic opportunity.These "near-completers" have been called untapped fiscal super fuel, an easily identified resource that can help ensure the economy remains vibrant and nimble.By some estimates, nudging this cohort over the educational finish line could boost the nation’s annual incomes by more than $110 billion.MORE: Go here for more Business News The group is massive, which may explain some of the breathlessness around its economic potential. In Florida, more than 1.3 million people between the ages of 25 and 55 have some college experience but no associate’s degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. Add in anyone over 55 and the number swells to nearly 2.4 million, or more than 11 percent of the state’s … [Read more...] about 2.4 million Floridians have some college credit but no diploma. What would happen if they completed their degrees?