Why you consider pursuing Master’s Degree in Nursing?

Upon being hired, I was told that having a master’s degree was a prerequisite for accessing medical and educational benefits, as well as obtaining regular employee status, reason why I took the course.

What can you say about your PWU Online MAN experience?

I believe this is the fastest way to earn a degree. It took me 2 to 3 years together with the thesis. It was the best master’s program that fits well with my working schedule. Since it is online, we communicate through email. I only had a personal face to face interaction with my thesis advisor during my final defense. I remember we had a virtual classroom which was very accessible. I can see all the announcements, download modules and easily upload my requirements there.

R. FACULNAN (PRN, CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, PWU MAN GRADUATE)

What led you to pursue a master’s degree in nursing?

It all started with a CEDS memo, which required all college lecturers to have at least a master’s degree. The university provided financial support, so we had no choice but to pursue the degree. We applied for a scholarship and had the means to do so. We didn’t have any reason to decline the offer. I learned about the online education from a friend who is also my colleague. He promoted the online offering.

What can you say about your PWU Online MAN experience?

We engage in virtual learning. We have a website where we can contact professors and have discussions with classmates. Additionally, we can communicate through cell phones. We have various means of communication and interaction with professors and classmates. It so happened that my colleague is also my classmate, so we can discuss things since we share the same assumptions. Regarding the effectiveness of the instructional materials, such as the syllabus, I find them effective. The syllabus provides a guide and includes the topics within the subject. It helps us with learning activities. In terms of the lessons needed to be learned within a module, they are included in the syllabus. The learning activities are relevant and helpful. Online facilities like bulletin boards etc.

F. QUINTERO (PRN, Clinical Instructor, PWU MAN GRADUATE)

What motivated you to pursue a master’s degree in nursing?

In today’s competitive world, it is crucial to stay updated in your chosen profession. Both professional and personal growth are important for survival in our field.

What can you say about your PWU Online MAN experience?

We used modules which are very helpful, especially for students who have no prior knowledge of the subject. Its easy we mainly communicate through email or phone calls.

J. REBOT (PRN, CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, PWU MAN GRADUATE)

What makes you decide to get a Master’s degree in Nursing?

I am after all the institutional benefits that l could get from my workplace, which is why I decided to pursue it.

What can you say about your PWU Online MAN experience?

As I remember, what I usually did in the past was the professor would just post the syllabus and the requirements, and then I would just do the requirements and submit them. We have access to the bulletin board and find it helpful. The virtual classroom is also accessible. Actually, it’s the easiest way to earn the degree. It is very convenient.Online is much better compared to the on-campus class where you have to walk in.

J. LUCERO (PRN, CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, PWU MAN GRADUATE)

What makes you decide to get a Master’s degree in Nursing?

Basically it’s for personal and professional growth.

Share your thoughts about your PWU Online MAN experience?

It’s very manageable. The modules were thorough and covered all the necessary content. You can finish it at your own pace, just submit the requirement on a certain due date. Given my demanding duty schedule at the hospital, attending a traditional school would be challenging to fit in. I am glad PWU recognizes the need for flexibility in education. It allows individuals with busy schedules, like me, to pursue further education without compromising my work commitments.

R. ZAPANTA (PRN, SCFHS-RN, PWU MAN GRATUATE)

What led you to pursue a master’s degree in nursing?

Having a master’s degree gives me a distinct advantage when it comes to career advancement in our hospital. 

Share your thoughts about your PWU Online MAN experience?

Since I am working abroad, majority of the paperwork had to be submitted online. But overall experience of pursuing an online master’s degree was both challenging and fulfilling. Time flies so fast, and before I knew it, graduation was right around the corner.

A. RIVERA (PRN, QCHP RN, PWU MAN GRADUATE)