Online BSN Degrees Looked Upon Favorably by Employers

July 31, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Nurses looking to obtain a higher degree, and the increased job opportunities that come with it, face a bit of a dilemma – between 12-hour shifts, family duties, and a hectic life in general, the time required to earn a degree is just not available. Yet nurses with advanced degrees are more in demand than ever. An increased government focus on healthcare and an aging U.S. population are increasing the need for highly educated nurses. In response, many schools are now offering online RN to BSN degree programs. Online RN to BSN programs offer the flexibility that traditional RN to BSN programs could not, allowing working nurses to finally find the time to continue their education.

Employers appreciate advanced nursing degrees

Online is more commonplace than ever

Distance learning programs have been around for just as long as brick and mortar colleges. Starting in the early 1800s, teachers would send assignments to students through mail, who would complete them and mail them back to receive the next assignment. Distance learning has come a long way since then. Today more than 10 million post-secondary students are taking online college courses. That number is expected to rise, as many brick and mortar college programs are incorporating distance learning into their programs as well. Online nursing degrees are more than just commonplace; they are accepted and appreciated by employers.

Online degrees looked upon favorably

Not only are online degrees more common, they are looked upon favorably by hiring managers. Employers recognize the fact that obtaining an online degree can only be accomplished by someone who can manage time, is motivated to work hard, and can set and achieve goals.  A CNN report found that 83% of executives agree that an online degree is just as credible as one earned on-campus (Source: Data found at http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/worklife/03/29/cb.employers.online.education/index.html).

Online advantage

For most working nurses who want to pursue nurse management roles or nurse instructor opportunities, an online BSN degree offers the chance to do so. An online BSN degree offers the chance to further your education without giving up everything else in order to do so. No driving to campus, sitting in class, rearranging work and family schedules around a rigid class curriculum. Online BSN degrees offer flexibility in schedules, convenience to learn when you have time, and the same curriculum and training as a traditional nursing program.

About Unitek College

Unitek College is a healthcare training school with three convenient locations in Northern California, including Fremont, Sacramento, and San Jose. Unitek College offers various healthcare programs, for any stage of your healthcare career.  To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of the Unitek College campuses, visit http://www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-898-1516.

Unitek College: School of Excellence

July 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm


The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) recognized Unitek College as a School of Excellence today. We were selected to receive the award, out of a pool of over 800 career schools.

One of the biggest factors in winning the School of Excellence award are our students. Unitek College fosters a high level of achievement among the student body, as proven by our above-average graduation and graduate employment rates. “We are extremely excited and honored to be recognized by the ACCSC for our hard work and commitment to both our students and alumni,” stated Navraj Bawa, President of Unitek College, “This award is a testament to our students’ commitment to education.”

So why are Unitek College students so successful? Because our students, and their success, are our top priority. From the time a student walks in the front door, to the time they land their first allied health or nursing job, Unitek College is with them every step of the way. We foster student achievement through our tailored programs, modern simulation (SIMs) labs, and dedicated instructors, faculty, and staff.

The Career Services department makes a dedicated effort to partner with every student in making their goals a reality. Students enroll in allied health or nursing programs because they are interested in some aspect of healthcare. Maybe it’s pediatrics, or cardiology, or oncology, or any other aspect of medicine. The Career Services department helps students realize that passion, and places them in well-matched externships so they can further explore their interests. Externships are the opportunity to learn the direction in which to take your career. The Career Services department is committed to making sure every student has a career path they will be passionate about. Even after graduation, the Career Services department is happy to help alumni with their job search, offer advice, and give valuable occupational information.

The Unitek College faculty is passionate about what they do and what they teach. Instructors offer office hours, meet with students outside of class, and even offer their cell phone numbers, in an effort to make sure every student has the opportunity to ask them questions or clarify concepts. They ensure that their online students get just as much attention as their on-campus students. According to one instructor, “it doesn’t matter if a student is sitting in her living room listening to a lecture, she should feel like she is sitting in the front of the class.”

Our values guide our work. And we value our students and the contributions they will make in the field of healthcare. So we work to support student success in all areas: in coursework, in graduation, in finding a first job, in furthering their career goals. To be recognized for that work is an honor.

About Unitek College

Unitek College is a healthcare training school with three convenient locations in Northern California, including Fremont, Sacramento, and San Jose. Unitek College offers various healthcare programs, for any stage of your healthcare career.  To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of the Unitek College campuses, visit http://www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-898-1516.