Online Learning Format
- Targeted curriculum designed and led by experienced faculty.
- Coursework conveniently available via internet.
- No need to be online at specific times or days.
- Reliable 24/7 tech support from a team of knowledgeable professionals.
- Access to peer collaboration through online forums.
- Frequent contact with professors through online discussion boards.
- Virtual bookstore in which high quality new and used textbooks can be ordered online and delivered directly to your home.
- The same accredited curriculum and degrees available to students enrolled on-campus.
Earn your degree while you earn a living:
Learn the skills you need to succeed in today's competitive work environment. You will have the flexibility to “attend class" anytime, anywhere you have access to a PC. Never again will job or family-related responsibilities, travel, shift changes, or commuting problems interfere with your studies.
Simple access to online education:
If you can open an email, you can take an online program. All you need to start your degree program is access to a Pentium-class personal computer, a standard web browser, and an Internet service provider. You can take one of our online courses wherever you have access to the Internet.
Learn with the latest in e-Learning technology:
Our online nursing programs use the Blackboard course management system. Our students find Blackboard easy to navigate and a great tool to learn and interact with faculty and classmates.
Take classes from almost anywhere:
Online learning allows you to access interactive coursework without the need to be physically present in a classroom. Using your computer and an Internet service provider (ISP) you can access your course anywhere, anytime that is convenient for you giving you a unique measure of control over your education.
Online learning is fully interactive:
You will be able to review the materials online as often as you need. In addition, you can interact with your instructor and classmates by sharing questions, thoughts and ideas through email.
Online courses are similar to classroom courses:
A syllabus will lead you through the course content and, in many online courses, you'll be asked to do exercises and solve problems, either alone or in small groups. You'll have weekly assignments, and will generally be asked to complete projects, write papers, and/or take tests as a way for the instructors to assess your understanding of the material. In addition, you'll be interacting with your classmates and instructors, just not face-to-face.
See what our graduates think about online learning.
An online program makes it easy to balance advancing your education into your current schedule.
WARREN P. HERBERT: I think the thing that's been most surprising and rewarding for me, as an online student, is the opportunity to interact with nurses from across the country, and actually even in other parts of the world.
JOE ALEXANDER: You end up being really good friends with some of these people.
MICHAEL ARCHULETTA: I did find that you gain relationships past the classroom as students.
WARREN P. HERBERT: The peers that I'm in class with expose me to a much, much broader spectrum of information, topics, experiences in healthcare than the very narrow sliver that I've been exposed to. Oftentimes in the discussion groups that I'm doing online I've got an opportunity to interact with people from across the globe, certainly across the country.
But also what's been exciting is the reputation of some of the institutions that these folks are working for. Those of us who know healthcare well, the Mayo Clinic certainly is a name everybody recognizes. Cleveland Clinic is one of the leaders today in healthcare in the United States. A lot of people really don't know, but the VA is doing pretty extraordinary work across healthcare.
I have the opportunity not only to learn from my professors and learn from the good books and theory that we get, but actually learning the practical application that's going on in some of the leading healthcare systems in the nation has been a real value to me.
How Online Classes Work
You will be guided systematically through the learning process and coursework. Practical student guides, case studies, and weekly assignments will keep you focused, motivated, and on track until the degree is completed.
As an online student, you will have a unique opportunity to meet other students from many places around the country via the Internet. You may interact with your professors and fellow students as often as you like.
When taking an online course at Loyola University New Orleans, your computer should meet minimum specifications.
When you are a student in an online degree program at Loyola University New Orleans, the assistance you need will always be just a phone call, email, or fax away! We are here for you 24/7 and you are not alone.
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