Online Classes from Jacksonville University

Immerse yourself in an interactive online learning environment that lets you study at your convenience, around your busy schedule. With Jacksonville University online programs you're never alone, as each course is carefully designed to maximize communication with fellow participants and professors.

Many students find they participate and enjoy learning online more than they ever did in a traditional classroom. With 24/7 accessibility from your desktop, laptop or mobile device, it's the easiest and most convenient way to balance work, school and family life.

Classes


Online Classroom

You’ll access your classes through JU’s online learning platform. Course content will include informative videos, interactive media, discussion boards and chat rooms.

Flexible Schedule

Online classes at JU are asynchronous, meaning you don’t have to be online at any particular time.

Weekly Assignments

Each week’s assignments and discussions are presented in an easy-to-follow format. You must complete assignments according to the schedule established by your professor.

Engagement

Classmates

With dynamic features such as online chat rooms, streaming video, discussion boards and simulations, Jacksonville's online programs allow you to experience rich, real-time interaction anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Faculty

Whenever you have a question about an assignment or need to collaborate with a colleague, a network of support is always available as you work toward your degree or certificate. Connect with participants and instructors through email, discussion boards and live sessions, featuring engaging whiteboards that help you visualize key points of discussion.

A Day in the Life

From enrollment to program completion, you are never alone. Online learning is a great way to meet, collaborate and network with professionals from across the nation and around the world. Plus, you're sure to find Jacksonville's communities outside the online classroom, through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.

We’ve had thousands of online students successfully complete their education while balancing work, families, and hectic schedules. See what a day in the life of an online student looks like.

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Christopher Missler

RN to BSN

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Sarah Glaus

MSN Clinical Nurse Educator

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Jamie Daughtery

RN to BSN

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Christopher

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Sarah

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Interview Questions

Q: When do you find time to study each day?

A: My online experience was wonderful. It allowed me the flexibility and the adaptability to agree with my lifestyle. I could go to class early in the morning or late at night. I could do it on vacation, so when I traveled I could sign into airport wi-fi while I was waiting for my airplane and attend the class – just listen to the lecture online. The flexibility was phenomenal.

Q: What advice would you give someone thinking about going back to school to complete their degree?

A: Do it. It was the best thing that I've ever done. I know that since I finished my ADM program that I'd always wanted to go back and get an upper level degree. It is the best thing that you could do for yourself. It's the best thing I have done. And don't stop at your BSN. Continue on with your MSN…and further if you want! I'm starting my MSN in January.

Q: How do you stay organized to keep track of work, school and family obligations?

A: When you're online, you have to really be motivated and accountable to yourself. So early on, I knew that I had to make small goals and keep everything in my calendar, keeping close track of when things were due. My classes were in eight-week cycles so every eight weeks I'd have a new class. I just celebrated every time I finished a class. And when I was done, my kids and I would do something. And at least once a year, because they have been so amazing with mom being so busy, we would take a trip to celebrate my accomplishments and how good they are.

Q: What advice would you give to prospective students?

A: My best advice for someone coming into the MSN program, especially for working adults and parents who have other things going on, is just to be really organized and to celebrate every success. I have a calendar in my office that has every class grade I earned. It was good to look back and see that. Be proud of myself and know that, okay, I have gotten this class done. And I have only this many left to do. Just celebrating each accomplishment was really important.

Q: How do you feel about earning your degree online?

A: I was very apprehensive about choosing an online program. My husband started in an online program, one of the first ones, and he had a negative experience. So I was apprehensive. I am a very social person and I thought that being online would not bring across my personality. But I was totally wrong! I started at my community college, taking classes and going on campus. But that was very intrusive to my personal life, and was taking time away from my family. The online program afforded me the luxury of being able to spend that time with my family and do my coursework while my husband was working. So it really worked out well for us.

Q: What advice would you give to prospective students?

A: Advice that I would give to other RN's is don't wait. Just do it. I put it off for so long and I really regret doing that. I was a diploma nurse, and I graduated in 1990. It took me until 2009 to go back to school and I really regret not having done that. I would say, for a nurse who knows this is going to be a long term career, just do it - don't hesitate. And doing it online is easy. You're still able to travel and you will still have time with your family. You can budget your time wisely and still have those weekends to go and do things, which was an advantage to pursuing my education online. I didn't have to be at a classroom from seven to 10 o'clock at night!

Requirements


Time Requirements

Courses are presented in eight-week terms. Instructors will provide specific details regarding requirements for study time and coursework. Undergraduate Students in the RN to BSN program are required to login into the classroom at least once in the first week.

Technology Requirements

Students must have access to a personal computer and the internet. View full system requirements here.

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