The term “open universities” generally refers to academic institutions that embody certain, now well-established, digital age concepts and constructs of education. Specifically, the Open University model features computerized distance learning, participation and support policies, together incorporated into largely online degree programs.
Increasingly practical and prevalent, open universities accommodate ideally the vast demographic of aspiring professionals whose family and/or financial obligations render traditionally requisite degree-earning commitments a mere pipe dream.
In any given professional field—and more than ever in today’s job market, degree accreditation is central to enhancing the prospective hiree’s viable career prospects. Accordingly, the enhanced graduate degree opportunities at open universities at once make their programs meaningful career-making tracks—irrespective of the program’s focus industry.
For aspiring health care industry professionals, however, availing of the opportunity to earn their health care degrees is of particularly formative and immediate career consequence. Here’s why:
The health care industry is unique among industries for its necessarily in-flux and forward-thinking status quo; by nature, this industry must continually evolve, diversify, adapt and reboot in tune with steadily rushing new developments tied to advancing technology and lifecycling patient generations.
As a result, the health care industry is also distinct—indeed demonstrably so in today’s economy—for its sustained demand for new professional meat! Yes, employment positions for health care professionals are by all accounts on the continued up-and-up, with applicants’ effectively wielding their advanced health care degrees as admission tickets to the payroll.
Degreed professional nurses, for one, can safely (and deservedly) expect their chosen occupation to reward handily their dedication, training and expertise—in the form of fulfilling responsibilities, lucrative compensation, and job security.
Open university nursing degree programs were conceived and are conducted with the express purpose of facilitating for aspiring nursing professionals the realistic achievement of these career-oriented future ideals.
While these universities, programs, and types of accreditation offered can vary considerably, their defining missions are parallel: To inclusively enable any and all interested, motivated nursing students to obtain the quality advanced degree education requisite for professional success; and to assure the personalized convenience, affordability, and flexibility requisite for any given student’s successful degree completion.
The target matriculant demographics are termed “mature students” or “working adults”: Individuals intent on pursuing their higher nursing degrees, but who at the same time lack the financial and/or personal freedom to “quit their day jobs,” as it were, and commit their present lives to conventional, compacted and on-campus frameworks.
Through ground-breaking online programming, web-based classrooms and support seminars, and digitized course scheduling and curricula, the open university model helps affords career-making nursing degrees as they should be: on an equal opportunity premise, and with all those deserving rewarded with the careers to which they aspire.