The Online Nursing Student’s Guide to Survival

By: Lisa Chappell, Ph.D., FNP-BC, Diane Y. John, Ph.D., ARNP, FNP-BC


This article was originally published by FNU faculty Lisa Chappell and Diane John at To read the full article, go here.


Deciding whether an online program makes most sense for your particular situation and goals is the first step. From there, some important questions about the program itself still remain.


Before you enroll

Looking to obtain a graduate nursing degree? Consider these four factors before deciding on a distance education program.

  1. Are you flexible?

An online program should allow for flexibility. Classes that are asynchronous do not require your presence in a classroom. You can move through the course materials and course requirements within the guidelines provided by the faculty.


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Article by FNU Faculty:



Lisa Chappell, Ph.D., FNP-BC (To read full bio, go here)









Diane Y. John, Ph.D.m ARNP, FNP-BC (To read full bio, go here)