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Instruction for each of the courses is divided into two parts. There is a theory portion of the course, which will be delivered totally online and will include: online lectures, videos, discussion groups and other learning activities that are suitable. The clinical and campus lab will be taught in the skills lab at Columbus State or the clinical site in the Central Ohio area. Clinical and Lab are offered in the evenings and on weekends when available and may require some flexibility from the student in scheduling.
You may want to complete an online assessment tool to be sure that this method of learning is best for you. This is very important. To do a self-assessment go to http://global.cscc.edu/GettingStarted/readi.asp and take the Distance Learning Assessment. While online learning has many advantages such as learning at your own rate/speed and when it is most convenient, it is not for everyone.
The online student will be held to the same standards and take the same examinations as the traditional students, but will be doing interactive learning online rather than in a large lecture, group or small face-to-face seminar. It is important to understand that while there is opportunity for online discussion boards and e-mail interaction, that there is much less peer-to-peer and instructor contact.
This method of learning requires a student who is able to learn independently and has a high degree of motivation and organization. Once a student has chosen this online nursing program and is offered and accepts admission, it is expected that the program will be completed online. Space in the traditional program is not guaranteed should a student decide that online learning is not for them and wish to switch to their program.
You must meet the same basic admission requirements (add hyperlink)as the traditional students along with having a bachelors degree or higher in another field of study and submit an essay describing why you would be a good candidate for this online degree program. Application is completed at www.cscc.edu/nursing
You will complete the program in 5 semesters by taking all the courses in sequence. There is no way to complete the program any faster. Required science/math/psychology courses may need to be taken if these or the equivalent were not completed in previous college work
The application process is competitive. Due to the overwhelming interest in this program the competitive nature changes with each application period depending on the level of applicants. Meeting admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the online track. The admission committee will review transcripts, GPA, HESI A2 score and the online essay. The essay should start, “I feel online education is right for me because….”
All the admission requirements will need to be completed before you can submit an application.
The Nursing Program will take applications for both the Traditional Track and Online Track Spring 2014 Classes beginning at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, April 1, 2013. The application period will close on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. Completion of a Nursing Information Session is required to obtain an application.
The following Information Sessions have been scheduled for Spring Semester.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 3-5 P.M. FR 104
Friday, January 25, 2013 9-11 A.M. FR 104
Monday, February 11, 2013 9-11 A.M. NH Auditorium
Thursday, February 21, 2013 3-5 P.M. FR 104
You do not need to register in advance.
Seating is limited to 50 students. After reaching capacity and/or arrival past the start time will result in the student having to attend a future session.