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Vlog with Joan McDade
Faculty Member, Nursing at American Public University

Many nurses say that they are looking for opportunities, that extend beyond the bedside, and when evaluating those opportunities they realize that it’s time to pursue a higher degree. Next, they need to determine the learning environment that will help them to meet their professional goals. Most nurses pursuing advanced education do so while working full-time. There are also personal time commitments to consider when evaluating nursing programs.

In this vlog, Joan McDade talks about the expectations nurses will need to set for themselves when starting an online degree in nursing.

About Joan

Joan McDade teaches in the RN-BSN program at American Public University. She has worked in nursing education for more than 20 years and served as an Educational Specialist in the practice setting and as nursing faculty in online and face-to-face programs. Joan’s career includes nursing practice in med/surg, intensive care and ophthalmology but her passion is med/surg nursing and teaching.

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