Remote Education and the Benefits of Online Nursing Certifications

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( — September 6, 2020) — As technology advances, more and more of our lives are moving online. These days, you can order dinner, watch a movie, and even find a date—all from the comfort of your own home. Not only that, but now you can also get a complete education from your laptop, tablet or phone.

According to US News, more than 6.3 million students took at least one online class in 2016. In the last few years, that number has only grown as online classes become a viable and convenient alternative to traditional courses. Students in nursing can take a variety of courses and training classes, including course bundles for ACLS, PALS and BLS certification. Receiving your training has never been more convenient.

In light of the recent COVID-19 epidemic, remote learning has become more essential than ever before. With schools and universities moving their classes online, the online curriculum has become more advanced and robust. In fact, in a recent study by the University of Texas at El Paso, they found that graduate students are twice as likely to earn a degree online.


Remote education and online classes are exciting examples of how learning is evolving and changing in our digital world. With millions of students turning to remote education, it’s now more common than ever to pursue an entirely online degree or certification. To help students get the most out of these classes, new digital tools have emerged to replicate, and often enhance, the face-to-face model of education. Here are just a few of the digital tools you might encounter with online classes.

  1. Learning Platforms

Remote education brings all the tools and technologies of the classroom right into your home. There are many advanced learning platforms, such as Google Classroom, Skillshare, or Udemy) that make online learning accessible—even enjoyable.

  1. Video Conferencing

Many are hesitant to enroll in online classes because they fear they’ll miss the face-to-face interactions with their teachers or even other students. But with advances in video technology (who hasn’t heard of Zoom over the past few months), you can still have that personal connection. Some programs offer live assistance and some allow you to schedule meeting times (just like going to office hours) with your instructor, making sure you don’t miss out on anything.

  1. Content Tools

Depending on what type of courses or certification you’re pursuing, specific content tools are designed to help. Whether you need help writing, studying a particular subject, or even managing your workload, there are a plethora of digital tools developed to assist with your specific needs. As the old Apple slogan goes, there’s an app for that.

  1. Work Management

Are you always getting behind on your work for school? One aspect of remote education is that there won’t be an instructor there continually reminding you of due dates (depending on how you look at it, this can be a good or a bad thing). However, there are now work management tools, like Edmodo, that help you keep on track and stay organized.

  1. Progress Monitoring

Wondering how you’re doing? Most remote education programs offer various forms of assessment that provide insight into your progress, strengths, and where you can improve. Since you aren’t in a physical classroom, it’s nice to have some type of monitoring that keeps you on track.


Over the last few years, more and more people have opted for remote education and earned their nursing certifications online. But why? While most of us imagine the traditional education system (showing up to class, face-to-face meetings), there are many benefits to receiving your education and certifications online. Below, we briefly explore some of the primary benefits.

  1. 100 Percent Online

Do you love learning from the comfort of your own home? If so, then an online certification may be perfect for you. While some programs offer hybrid models, ones designed to provide some classes online and some in-person, many programs allow you to earn your degree or certification 1f00 percent online. This means never dealing with traffic, crowded classrooms, or getting lost on campus.

  1. Get Certified Fast

Were you looking to certify quickly? There’s no more efficient path to certification than remote learning. With traditional courses, you must undergo a long (and often complex) process of applications, registrations, and scheduling your classes. You also need to wait to align with the school’s academic calendar, which can be a problem if you’re looking to start lessons as soon as possible. With online classes and certification, you can get started today. Simply sign up and log in and you’re already in class.

  1. Take Control of Your Education

In a traditional classroom, there often isn’t much flexibility (anyone who has shown up late for a class can attest to this). However, with remote learning, curriculum designers put you in charge of how and where you earn your education. With online courses, you can study at the pace you’re most comfortable with and take as many breaks as necessary. This is especially useful for those already working full or part-time jobs.

  1. Respected throughout the World

No matter where you take your online classes, you can be assured that your degree will be respected and valued wherever life takes you. The majority of online schools and programs offer accredited degrees that are valid in most countries. Don’t let your degree control you. Online learning gives you the freedom to pursue your passions.


Receiving your online nursing certification is easy, affordable, and surprisingly fast. If you’re interested in getting your nursing certification or need to pursue recertification, consider the options afforded by remote learning. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are making the switch to remote learning. Now that you know how easy it is, there’s only one question left—what are you waiting for? For training in nursing or recertification, it can be as easy as signing up, completing your course, and receiving your certification card in the mail.