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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Choosing the Best Online Program for You | Education - New York Times

Kerry Hannon, nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, entrepreneurship, personal finance and retirement notes, "Scott Kilgore was frustrated. He had been a registered nurse for 18 years, specializing in oncology and emergency care, but every time he tried to advance his career in nursing administration he hit a wall."

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“After three years of interviewing and being told by recruiters that I was going to have to get a master’s-level degree in order to progress further, I finally took their advice,” the 44-year-old said.

He enrolled in George Washington University’s online master of science in nursing program...

This year, millions of adult students will enroll in online courses ranging from those that are part of an advanced degree curriculum like Dr. Kilgore’s to a professional certificate program to a single course to acquire a specific new expertise. The impetus for heading back to school is often a desire to change jobs, or to add skills. But sifting through the slew of online offerings can be puzzling.

Here are steps to help sort through the options.

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