Registered nurses in the state of Florida looking to further their education, but with little time to attend classes, will soon have a new option. The University of North Florida (UNF) School of Nursing in the Brooks College of Health has announced that they will now be offering distance learning options for their nursing students so that students can earn their Bachelor’s in nursing from a remote location.

Says assistant professor in UNF’s School of Nursing and RN-BSN program director, Dr. Debra Wagner, “We are really excited to be able to offer our RN-BSN program in an online format. More nurses will be able to expand their nursing knowledge and complete their BSN in one year through distance learning that allows flexibility around work and family schedules.”

UNF is located in Jacksonville, Florida, and is a public university. UNF offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. UNF was established in 1969 and offers 53 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. UNF is known for its efforts to be green and environmentally friendly, with their Social Sciences building being the very first facility in Northeast Florida being LEED-certified as a green building, and subsequently to have five other buildings certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The new online nursing Bachelors degree is set to begin the Summer of 2013 and aims to allow students to be able to complete the program in a year. Courses will be entirely online, although students will occasionally be required to go to campus for clinical activities. In these instances, students will be given plenty of advanced notice in order to allow them to make travel or work arrangements so that they can attend.

To learn more about the distance learning program at the University of North Florida School of Nursing in the Brooks College of Health, visit their website.