Should I Take My NCLEX ® Class Online or In Person?
- August 31, 2022
- Posted by: The Mauldin Group
- Category: NCLEX®
These past couple of years have brought about a whirlwind of changes for everyone, but especially for health professionals as well as students like you. We have all been forced to learn and adapt due to the sudden, sweeping influx of patients within medical facilities in addition to students switching to online-only learning or hybrid models. Online NCLEX ® review courses have subsequently risen in popularity and are now helping nursing students across the U.S. pass the exam more than ever before, from the West Coast to Florida. Still, we understand that not everyone learns the same way, which is why we provide an on-demand option, an in-person option, as well as an online, live-streamed option that allows for interaction. Through reading this article, you will gain insight into how the methods compare and determine which one is best for you.
Understand Your Learning Needs
There is no doubt that with the last few years being filled with “e-learning,” you are most likely feeling like an expert at both in-person and online-only learning. However, many students have developed a sense of which learning method they are most comfortable with and likely to succeed in. Classes have begun to consist of strictly in-person, strictly online, or a mix between the two, known as hybrid. Alternatively, you may have found that one method simply works better with your schedule or with where you live. Whichever is the case, Ready to Pass, along with our instructors, have the knowledge, experience, and tools to help you pass the NCLEX ® with flying colors and become the best nurse you can be.
Technology Allows for Thorough Online NCLEX ® Review Courses
Online instruction as a whole has increased exponentially, and what was once thought of as an inferior method of teaching is now utilized and respected around the world. Previously, nursing students could only do so much through online learning while required to complete part of their schooling in person due to labs and such.
Thankfully, major technology and software advancements have allowed for in-depth and immersive learning experiences that rival hands-on learning. In fact, these improvements are even being used to supplement instruction and help students better understand concepts and topics.
Consider Your Personal Strengths and Weaknesses in Learning
While online instruction is clearly and equally as effective, as its in-person counterpart, students should consider their personal strengths and weaknesses and how an online NCLEX® review course like Ready to Pass lends itself to how they learn. It is important to be honest with yourself about your needs so that you can get as much value out of the course as possible in order to confidently pass the exam. For example:
- Do you prefer online classes due to the convenience, but often find yourself getting distracted easily during instruction?
- Maybe you really do excel at both online and in-person, but that face-to-face interaction with the instructor makes a big difference.
- Or, perhaps you are a big “people person” and truly thrive around other people.
- Many people consider themselves hands-on learners and you might be one of them.
“The Classroom is the Place for Me!”
Face-to-face learning and interaction will always, inevitably, have a place in the hearts and minds of some students. Online learning requires a lot of personal dedication, focus, and self-management, which may be difficult to achieve if you’re trying to juggle life. It can also leave some feeling that they aren’t getting the picture of the lesson.
The classic classroom style can be a more appealing and effective method for many reasons, but requires the same introspection prior to enrolling that the online option does:
- Plenty of students understand the struggle of social anxiety and how it can impact their ability to effectively learn while in a classroom surrounded by peers, making an online course more appealing.
- The cost of taking a face-to-face class can often be much higher than the cost of taking the course online.
- If you are a busy person, your schedule is most likely packed. Between commuting and finding a class time that works with your schedule, in-person courses can make or break your schedule’s achievability.
Finding affordable in-person classes doesn’t have to be difficult though. Ready to Pass makes studying for NCLEX ® easy and accessible. Ready to Pass has online courses as well as an in-person NCLEX ® review in Florida coming soon!
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“The instructors are great, very knowledgeable and work with the students. They are available to answer questions and concerns, but also is up to the students to create their routine and dedicate time to the review.” -Barbara Fagundes
Contact Ready To Pass and Start Your Review Online or In-Person With Our Upcoming Florida Classes
Ready to Pass, having offered in-person and online NCLEX ® prep courses, is thrilled to offer in-person classes in West Palm Beach, Florida, coming soon. Ready to Pass helps students learn how to study for and to pass the NCLEX ®. Whether you find your strength is studying online or studying in person, we have your back. Ready to Pass understands that not all learning needs are the same. We are an adaptive company that is set on ensuring you have all the materials you need to pass the NCLEX ®.
Our qualified instructors are education-oriented and passionate about your success. We look forward to the opportunity to get you Ready to Pass!