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Sallie Jimenez, Nurse.com

November 2, 2017

Nursing ranks among the top three most popular undergraduate and graduate online education majors.

It trails only business administration and computer science and engineering, according to the “Online College Students 2016: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” report.

Online educational opportunities in nursing have taken off, according to Karen Ouzts, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, BSN program director at Walden University School of Nursing, which was founded in 1970.

Not too long ago, there were only a few online nursing programs, but now, online programs are a regular part of many local, on-campus, traditional nursing programs, Ouzts said.

“I would say almost any type of nursing degree, whether it’s undergraduate or graduate, would be available online,” Ouzts said.

Steven Litteral, MSN-Ed, RN, knows the importance of online nursing education. Litteral is completing an online PhD in nursing and, after graduating with an associate degree in nursing from a traditional brick-and-mortar school, he earned his nursing bachelor’s and master’s degrees online.

Read the full article in Nurse.