Online Format Apply Now – Next online cohort starts September 12, 2016
Your future, your choice.
What to expect:
EMU Lancaster employs technological solutions for online learning that are both familiar and accessible. User experience for the online learning management system, Moodle, is familiar due to the use of simple web style navigation and the system’s scalability to all leading operating systems and smart devices.
The use of Google Apps for Higher Education provides students with tools that are similar to the home version, while providing government-level security to protect the student’s identity. The skills learned—collaboration, scheduling, file management, document creation, media creation, and embedding—through the use of Google Apps are transferable to the home version available to the general public.
EMU Lancaster’s online learning environment encourages community through student and faculty interaction. The online courses at EMU Lancaster are facilitated by faculty who are knowledgeable in their field and who are able to readily support students in the assigned activities. Weekly activities require students to be present throughout the week in an asynchronous environment where they will interact through discussion forums, journal exercises, collaborative projects, and multimedia presentations. Most online classes do not require a set time each week for live meetings, though there may be weekly project deadlines that require timely responses or interaction.
Online courses, while more demanding than traditional on-site courses, offer the flexibility of working at the time and place that work best for you. EMU Lancaster’s online courses embody this flexibility while retaining a weekly structure that encourages interaction between faculty and students, strengthening the sense of community.
The faculty and staff at EMU Lancaster provide the support that helps you to succeed and achieve your educational goals. Our academic advisors can help you select the courses that fit your interests and needs as well as offer time management suggestions to help you become a self-determined learner. Students also have access to technical support, writing tutors, library resources, and disability resources.
EMU at Lancaster’s RN to BS in Nursing program has strengthened my nursing practice by teaching me to embrace nursing concepts and ideals. EMU has guided me in becoming a stronger advocate for my patients and for the nursing profession. Professors are highly skilled, encouraging, and want you to succeed. The online cohort is flexible and accommodating to meet life’s demands. EMU Lancaster will help you become the nurse you were born to be!
Melinda Bear, Penn State Hershey Medical Center