Technology has been very difficult to monitor. It has improved so much in so little time that we sometimes forget the convenience that it offers us. Face to face meetings are no longer required. For supplemental education, this means no more meeting educators you are not completely fond of or going to uncomfortable classrooms. Both parties, the tutor and student, can just stay in their own homes or offices, and agree to communicate online instead. And when one is preparing for an exam like the NCLEX and/or CPNE you cannot afford not to study and get any help that you can.
Despite all of the benefits of online tutoring, there are many who are hesitant to apply for these courses. There are certain misconceptions that need to be cleared up.
1. Working with computers
Some students think that online tutoring feels awkward because all they can do is read. This isn’t the case. With online tutoring, you are still working with a person when you prefer. While there are many courses that simply offer resources, should you feel the need of companionship that you are used to, there are many online programs that offer this.
2. Convenience versus discipline
With online classes, you can get to choose your most convenient time. When you’re striving to be a RN, this benefit is not always available. Traditional classes are scheduled, and once you miss it, you have to wait for the next one. With an online program, this hassle is eliminated. If you are currently employed and taking RN classes as well, time is not one of your luxuries. Instead of traveling to a location during a specific time to physically be present, you can just log into your PC or laptop at the time you scheduled, and watch the live video classes or the recorded link.
The reason for the hesitation is because it requires more self-discipline than the traditional classroom. You can easily miss it if you decide to do so. If you’re committed to become an RN though, this should not be a problem.
If you’re looking for supplemental nursing education, do not cross out online programs as your option. You may get better education, at a lower price and in a more comfortable location.