Online Learning Update

March 6, 2014

Online degrees rising in health care industry

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Mark Guydish, Times-Leader

As demand for medical services booms, odds are increasing that your next visit to the doctor will mean meeting a specialized nurse — one who may have earned his or her advanced degree online through courses similar to more offerings at local colleges. “With the Affordable Care Act there could be an additional 32 million to 38 million covered with health insurance,” Misericordia University professor and director of graduate nursing Brenda Hage said. “We need to have more advanced practice nurses to care for those people.”

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