DNP Degree: Should You Choose Online or Evening Classes?

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Are you an MSN-prepared nurse who is looking to advance their education and become a nurse executive? If so, then Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program could be for you. This DNP degree program is designed for practice-focused leaders who want to make a positive impact by applying current research to practice or system challenges. To accommodate a broad range of schedules, GCU offers its DNP program through online or evening classes. There are several factors to consider when deciding which of these options is right for you:

How much flexibility do you need?

Because of the accommodating nature of many of today’s advanced degree programs, more working professionals are choosing to further their education. If you need maximum flexibility in your degree program so you can balance home, work and school, then an online degree program may be the best choice for you.

Do you benefit from more structure?

When given the option between online and evening classes, one common reason why learners choose the latter is the accountability that it demands. Because this format requires your presence at a specific location at a scheduled time, it can help keep you accountable and on a schedule as you work through this program.

Do you prefer learning in person?

Whether you take online or evening classes, you will have an opportunity to connect with faculty and other learners to help build your network. However, if you prefer face-to-face instruction over distance learning, you may want to consider evening classes.

Both evening classes and online programs are beneficial to learners who are looking to further their education. To learn more about these options and which would be best for you, then visit our College of Nursing and Health Care Professions website or click on the Request More Information button to get in touch with a university counselor. Our reviews about our Nursing programs are available at GradReports and US News.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.