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More Employers Value Online Degrees

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On Tuesday July 19th the Atalanta Journal Constitution published an article about how within the healthcare field getting an education online is becoming more acceptable. This follows my common thought on the subject. That is that just like online dating ten years ago was thought of negatively by many now that 1 in 5 relationships start online that black cloud no longer hangs over relationships started online.

From the AJC:

“Nurses who have earned an MBA have benefited by being considered for management positions. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has supported patient care techs to become nurses with tuition reimbursement.

“We value people who have gone back to get a degree,” she said. “We know the programs at Georgia State, Emory or Georgia Tech. Those programs have been around so long, and we know that someone comes out of them prepared. But we’d never look at someone’s degree and say, ‘Oh, it was online.’ We’d be more apt to say, ‘Wow, you got your bachelor’s.’”

Program content and school accreditation are more important than the delivery method to Graham.

“We do require the degree come from an accredited institution, and we verify that, as well as look at what the school offers,” said Graham. “We know that more and more colleges are offering courses online — and I think online education is upping its game. I believe we’ll see more online degrees in the future.”

A recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management and commissioned by eLearners.com agrees. It found that 87 percent of 449 randomly selected HR professionals viewed online degrees more favorably than they did five years ago. Seventy-nine percent said that they had hired a job applicant with an online degree in the past 12 months.”

Find out more about about this article got to the AJC Website.

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Written by samomulligan

July 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Posted in Nursing School

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