Online Degrees

  • 5 Tips for Succeeding in Online Courses

    5 Tips for Succeeding in Online Courses
    Beth Dumbauld

    As an online learner, you may have found yourself asking, “What does it take to succeed in my courses?” Every day at StraighterLine, we help online learners do just that. Our affordable, self-paced courses are designed with student success in mind, but it’s good to consider that some strategies can be adopted that will further contribute to a successful online learning experience. Here are some tips to help you become an online student success story: 1 - Don’t Give Up. This may seem like a no-brainer, but simple persistence is perhaps the biggest factor in making it as an online student. You may encounter roadblocks along the way that aren’t typically found in traditional classroom-based education: technical difficulties, for ...

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  • 6 Qualities Every Nurse Needs: Is Nursing Right for You? 

    6 Qualities Every Nurse Needs: Is Nursing Right for You? 
    Beth Dumbauld

    Nursing is a growing field, and a popular entry point into a career in medicine. The work may be unglamorous and demanding, but it is deeply rewarding: As a nurse, you have the power to save lives and make a real difference for your patients. Unlike many other jobs, becoming a nurse requires you to go through a significant amount of education and training. Before you commit to the cost and time of nursing school, it’s important to be sure that this career is right for you. Here are eight questions to ask yourself before you take your first class: 1. Are you a good communicator? Nurses are constantly communicating: listening to patients and their families, giving important medical information, and working with other nurses and d ...

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  • Nursing Careers: Past, Present, Future

    Beth Dumbauld

    If you want to become a nurse, it's helpful to know where the where nursing industry has been, where it's going, and where it stands today so you can choose the right degree for your nursing career! If you have questions around using online courses to save on your nursing prerequisites, need help finding a nursing degree program, or want to know more about online course transfer, we are to here to help you get started! Need to know how to get started? Download our free guide on Careers in Nursing today! Add the Nursing Careers: Past, Present, Future Infographic to your Site or Blog If you'd like to share this infographic, please click the button below to copy and paste the embed code on to your site! <a href="www. ...

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  • The Top In-Demand Degrees To Earn

    The Top In-Demand Degrees To Earn
    Beth Dumbauld

    Are you wondering which in-demand degrees get you hired quickly after graduation? If so, keep reading, because we've laid them out below, as well as the related job positions those degrees support. It's no secret that careers are changing more rapidly than ever due to increasingly sophisticated technology that drives new products and services. In addition, there are degrees you can earn to meet increasing hiring demands that are non- technical. With that, let's dive into the top degrees you can earn that will get you solid job offers after graduation. U.S. News and Forbes published the top degrees that are most in-demand for 2017 as compiled by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey. They are: Major % ...

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  • 2 New Partner Colleges: StraighterLine Monthly Partner Highlights

    2 New Partner Colleges: StraighterLine Monthly Partner Highlights
    Beth Dumbauld

    We’re excited to introduce Alderson Broaddus University and Indiana Wesleyan University as our newest StraighterLine partner colleges. Whether you are currently enrolled--or plan on enrolling--at any one of 100+ accredited schools in our college savings network, you are guaranteed to receive full course credit for the general education courses you take at StraighterLine. Which courses will transfer? Check out the course equivalency agreements located on each school's partner page. Ready to try one of our online college courses? Sign up for a free trial today! Alderson Broaddus University Online, West Virginia For more than 144 years, Alderson Broaddus University (AB) has been providing a quality education for its students. AB is ...

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