Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for nursing programMassive Open Online Course (MOOC) for nursing program

Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) is preparing to launch a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for its nursing program through its Office of Continuing and Distance Education. According to CUW, the MOOC is designed to help registered nurses without an advanced degree get additional training, specifically writing skills, essential within their field.

“We are hoping that this MOOC, focusing on the foundations for professional writing, will give students the refresher they need to boost their confidence and skills to be successful in graduate school,” said Dr. Sharon Chappy, dean of CUW School of Nursing.

In addition, the course is designed to help nurses continue to grow, develop, and add an actual credential that will boost their career and demonstrate new competencies, according to Dr. Chappy. Students can also earn a ‘digital badge’ which can placed on their resumes, LinkedIn profiles, etc. Students can enroll in the course at any time for free and it can be completed in as little as three to five hours.

For more information on this MOOC and to register, visit

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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