Question by  livelifeup (17)

Do nursing correspondence courses count towards becoming a nurse?

I want to be a nurse.


Answer by  idiotjones (705)

This depends on the policies of the nursing degree granting institution. Each institution determines if a nontraditional or transfer credit will be granted. In general, a nursing program may accept "non-core" or elective courses via correspondence. However, the core nursing curriculum, both classroom and clinical, is usually required to be done traditionally. This is to ensure quality.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

As of today hospitals and Drs offices would rather have book and mortar education for their nursing staff. However online schools are becoming mainstream and in time will be just as credible as old fashion colleges


Answer by  RobertC (12)

I really depend on where you are located... In some states/provinces some basic courses (ie.: biology) will be recognized towards the diploma, but most of the course CAN'T be done online or correspondance and have to be done with real hands-on training.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

Distance learning or online courses only "count" if they are offered by a school or institution that is accredited by an entity that is among those considered valid by the NLA and the licensing agency. Before registering for such classes, make sure that the degree program you hope to pursue accepts online coursework.


Answer by  adelswick (26)

I'm sure that nursing correspondence courses count towards being a nurse. Nursing is a very important job, so you have to take many courses in order to become one.

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