Being a single mother was tough and making ends meet even tougher. I wanted to go back to school but I had two small children so there was no way I would be able to – or so I thought. For the past 4 years I had been working as a nurse at a local health clinic, and although I was making enough money to scratch out a decent living, I wanted to be able to take my two children for vacations and not worry so much about money. Unfortunately, due to my degree, I was only qualified to be a regular nurse.
One of my friends working at the main hospital was a senior level management nurse, which essentially means she overlooked all the nurses and helped with operations and such. I decided to do some research, and I found out that I would only need to commit to an additional two years of learning to achieve a Master’s degree in health administration, which was all I need to be promoted to the senior level management level at the local health clinic I worked at. Unfortunately for me, there was no way I could commit to going to school full time or even part time. Luckily, the day before I had heard people throwing the term “distance education” and online school around, so I decided to find out more information. I learned that many universities let you earn a degree online via their online school or distance education program.
After searching around and coming to many different online universities, I came onto to the site of Capella University. The first thing I noticed was how many different degrees they offered. Without listing them all, they offered various degrees in health care, business, education, and information technologies. I was also impressed that one was able to achieve a PhD degree. Most other online schools offered only Bachelor degrees. Anyways, I noticed that they offered a Master’s degree in health administration. I decide to request more information. When I got my information back from Capella University, I was impressed with the fair tuition cost and how they clearly explained the distance education program. At this point, I was convinced, I decided to enroll.
So, how was my experience? It was great – I found their online school to be easy to use; it was easy to interact with the professors and tasks were actually fun and interesting. I was especially impressed with how friendly and helpful the professors were (more so than at the school I got my bachelor’s degree from). Long story short, I proudly earned my Master’s in health administration, and now two and a half years later, I am employed as a senior nurse and making more than ever, all thanks to Capella University and their online school.
I definitely recommend at least considering Capella University. The best way to find out more information about what Capella University offers is to do what I did, and request a free information pack. It’s 100% free and thanks to it, I now make one and half times more money than before.
If you found the previous article informative, you should check out more in our distance education section, or read some of these articles below:
- College Review – DeVry University
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- College Review – University of Phoenix
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- College Review – American Public University
- The Truth About Distance Education
- Distance Education: One Solution to the Nursing Shortage?
- Factors influencing adult learners decision to drop out or persist in online learning