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UNCW nursing school to offer classes, programs online


WILMINGTON, NC (AP) -- The nursing school at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is joining with the school's Watson College of Education to learn online.

A statement from the school says the effort is the result of an innovative venture with Academic Partnerships. The new curriculum will allow registered nurses seeking to earn their bachelor of science degree, or teachers seeking to earn their master of education with a specialization in elementary education degree, to do so through online classes.

Courses will be offered in seven-and-a-half week intervals. The bachelor's program begins this month and the master's program starts in October.

Word of the venture comes as the UNC system aims at increasing the state's bachelor's degrees or higher educational attainment rate to 32 percent by 2018 and 37 percent by 2025.

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Online degrees

UNC system has some options for online learners. I have 50 credits with CFCC and I have taken every class online. When I finish, I plan to transfer to ECU's online Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. There are many options for all level of degrees and most will require internships the last semester of the program.

Ain't technology wonnerful?

Education opportunites have progressed from the backs of matchbook covers to online now! Never thought I'd see thuh day...

UNCW Online Courses

I wish UNCW offered more classes online and in the evening for adult learners. Cape Fear Community College offers online and evening classes for adult learners to achieve an associates degree however they have to quit their jobs and attend day classes at UNCW to move on to achieve a higher level education. For those that don't want to go on government assistance and have families to provide for this is not an option. With the economy and job market in the Wilmington area being so limited.....UNCW offering additional courses to help adult learners would be a great asset. I personally would like to see an online BA or MA in Social Work or evening or Weekend Classes...ECU has started a Saturday Co-hort for MSW but they are being held in Rocky Mount and New Bern.

An Adult Learner in need of additional options....