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Online Learning

At the UA College of Nursing, you can enhance and enrich your educational experience through our e-Learning environments.  All of our graduate degree programs, PhD in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice are enhanced by the use of online technology.  Students also can obtain online a Graduate Certificate in nurse practitioner options, rural health, and informatics.

Our PhD program combines state-of-the-art e-Learning experiences with intensive research mentored experiences with our internationally renowned faculty.   Research Intensive Summer Experience, RISE, bring students and faculty together for a 5-10-days event  generally each August for the first three years of the program.  DNP students and their faculty gather in a similiar timeframe to engage in practice inquiry opportunities.

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Check out the technical requirements to participate in the program.
 
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Web-based education, or e-Learning, offers you many advantages in addition to accessibility anytime, anywhere. E-Learning frequently increases the amount interaction you have with other students and faculty, as you work collaboratively to increase your understanding of health-related problems and potential solutions. In addition, developing e-Learning skills now will give you an advantage when you graduate because e-Learning is the future of continuing education in organizations.

To get the most out of our e-Learning environments, you will need basic computer skills, a good computer and a high quality internet connection. See Technical Requirements below for specific details.

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Technical Requirements

What Should I Know?
You are expected to have an understanding of Internet and email basics. You will be navigating and searching the Internet, posting comments and documents online and corresponding with others in your class using web-based conferencing and email.

What do I need?
You are expected to have a computer that meets the minimum requirements listed below.

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS -
Courses with an online component have the following recommended hardware and software requirements (depending on your program, you may be required to have a laptop):

  • A Windows-based computer or laptop that is no older than 2 years (processors with either “Celeron” or “Sempron” are not recommended).
  • Monitor size is up to you, but we recommend a 17" screen or larger for ease of viewing (minimum resolution of 1024x768)
  • 4GB RAM minimum with 8GB recommended.   This link will perform a memory scan to determine how much RAM a computer has and what the upgrade options are: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
  • Soundcard and headphones
  • Microphone
  • Video webcam
  • DVD/CD player (CD Writer desirable)
  • Good quality printer
  • Broadband internet connection (Cable Modem, DSL, ISDN )
    The most important component is a high quality Internet connection. Cable Modem, DSL, or other high speed, broadband service is strongly recommended.

Please note: No netbooks (low screen resolution and slow processor), ipads, or  tablets (compatibility) should be used as the primary computer. These items do not meet the minimum requirements.

Software and Plug-Ins

You computer must play MP4, WMV and RM videos, play Flash content, run Internet Explorer and, if applicable, run PC based programs.

Required Software and Plug-Ins

Recommended Software and Plug-Ins

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