College students will no longer need to take online preparative nursing courses
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Fox News — Students attending college-level online preparatories will be able to complete their nursing coursework on their own and will no more need to have a teacher help them.
The College Board announced the change Thursday.
The move is aimed at easing concerns that students and teachers are being too strict in the way they prepare for the nursing degree.
According to the College Board, students and faculty will no long be required to take preparatory nursing courses.
They’ll instead be able choose from more traditional nursing programs.
The new rules will take effect Jan. 31.
The changes come as the college’s new president is considering a new nursing master’s degree, which the college says will be a requirement for a job in nursing.
According to a survey by the College Council, of the nearly 1.4 million students who took online nursing courses in 2016-17, more than half of them chose an alternative program.
In order to fulfill the College Boards’ requirements, students will be required have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, or have earned a certificate in nursing management or a certificate of completion in nursing from a non-profit.
The colleges has a goal of having 30 percent of the students in 2020 who are nursing masters by the end of 2020.
Fox News — Students attending college-level online preparatories will be able to complete their nursing coursework on their own and…