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Embrace online learning

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of the resources we’ve gone over in this article have been online. Though this might provide an initial challenge for those unfamiliar with online learning and electronic tools, you’ll need these skills for your career. Keuntjes says it’s important to remember that future nurses are training for the workplace, where they’ll be using electronic charts and patient-monitoring technology daily. For those who get nervous around new tech, don’t worry. You can still perform a lot of the functions you’re used to doing. For example, eBooks allow you to highlight passages, while a search bar makes finding keywords or terms simpler than turning to the index. You can even have the eBook read out loud to you—always handy if you’re trying to squeeze in some simple multitasking. For those new to online learning or just unfamiliar with Rasmussen University’s online learning platforms, there are several introductory videos available on the new student tab of the School of Nursing guide that can help put you at ease. Plus, you can always reach out to staff if you need additional help navigating online learning technology. “The best thing you can do is to fully embrace the online modality,” Keuntjes says.