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Abstract

Advanced technology has moved online courses from being available to exclusively to elite students to literally being open to the general public. The proliferation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has led to expanding public access to a wide range of information including careers in health care fields. Our group developed a MOOC to assist people from around the world who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing get the information they need to be successful in the nursing program and in the profession of nursing. In this article, we describe course content, who the students were who enrolled in the free MOOC, and the course outcomes we developed. In addition, we discuss lessons learned and provide recommendations to assist others seeking to develop a MOOC for career advising.

Keywords

MOOC, advising, nursing student, rural, diversity, recruit

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