Date Published: March 5, 2020
Due to the unforeseen circumstances of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, you and your classmates have likely been put into a position in which you will need to participate in online courses to complete the semester.
Most likely, you will be expected to read more, write more, listen more, and be more conscious of deadlines. So, how can you position yourself as a successful online student?
Our expert nurse educators share the top characteristics that successful online students possess. Take a look!
Self motivated: Does not need a lot of direction or motivation from a teacher.
Self-disciplined: Budgets time wisely and does not procrastinate often.
Enjoys the challenge of learning on her or his own: Likes to read and learn.
Comfortable using a computer: Searches the web, downloads email attachments, saves files.
Comfortable using the course management system: Completes assignments and tutorials.
Takes charge of her/his own learning: Ask questions and gets help when necessary
sets a schedule of days and times to study the course materials.
Communicates well in writing: Writes in complete sentences and carefully follows written course directions.
Flexible: May need a flexible schedule but understands that flexibility does not mean the course will be easy.
Adopting these characteristics as you begin your online coursework will set you up for success! Remember, your classmates and professors are there to support you as well. You’ve got this.
Wanting more tips for nursing school success? Check out the category on our student blog.