About Online Education at Independence University
With new technology, it's never been easier or more convenient to earn the degree you want and need. You can earn an accredited degree from IU using online distance education without putting the rest of your life on hold.
With online distance education there are no on-campus classes to attend, no commuting, no parking, no waiting in lines, no waiting, period. You learn and gain a degree on your own schedule at home, at work, while traveling - anywhere, any time - 24/7.
How Does Distance Education Work?
- Enroll online, by mail, or by phone.
- Receive your study materials automatically.
- Create a study schedule for yourself.
- Read the assignments.
- Take and pass tests online or on paper.
- At completion, your degree or diploma is conferred.
We Make Distance Education Work for You
You are never alone. You study independently but you are never alone. You have access to online services, qualified instructors, a student advisor, and, if needed, a tutor or study partner. Our user-friendly website provides you access to student services.
Rather than travel to classes, sit for quizzes and tests in the classroom, you can take them online and get your score immediately. You can register, review your transcript, get your grades, account status, and see other information at your fingertips, online. You will be part of an online community of students and educators. E-mail and chat allow you to communicate with your professors and with fellow students throughout the nation and the world. Instead of sitting for hours in classes, attending lectures, you walk step by step through a course study guide. The course study guide is your own instructor in your own home, at your office, or while traveling.
Allied Health (Associate)
The Associate of Science in Allied Health program can help you take credits you've already earned toward an allied health program and combine them with additional coursework to gain your Associate's degree. Applicants must have at least one year or the equivalent of full-time health care experience, plus up to 45 credits to transfer towards the program. Earning your Associate's degree enables you to progress toward your professional goals.
Advanced Respiratory Care (Associate)
This associate's degree program in advanced respiratory care provides you with the principles and skills needed to prepare you for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) credentialing exam. With a track record of more than 25 years, IU is a leader in respiratory therapy distance education. From introductory to advanced levels, we have designed our associate's degree program to address the licensing and practical needs of the respiratory therapy (RT) professional. Our AS in Advanced Respirator Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Early Childhood Education (Associate)
The College of Education at Independence University specializes in early childhood education. One of society's most vital needs is the care and education of young children. Independence University 's commitment to supporting children and their learning is shown through our memberships in organizations dedicated to the field, for example the National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Head Start Association, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, and the Professional Association for Childhood Education. Professionals in the daycare industry or working as preschool teachers may meet necessary licensing requirements through completion of the A.S. in Early Childhood Education.
Respiratory Care (Bachelor's)
This online bachelor's degree program provides you with the special knowledge you need to advance in today's health care environment. This respiratory care degree also includes courses covering current issues and trends to ensure that all graduates are aware of the latest developments in respiratory care. The bachelor's degree for respiratory care practitioners provides students with a sound general education, a thorough foundation in the cardiopulmonary sciences, and a solid education in the traditional respiratory care specialties of critical care, perinatal and pediatrics, and cardio-pulmonary diagnostics. To enter this bachelor's degree program, you must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or be a graduate of an advanced therapist level program with 60 credits. To meet this requirement, you may enroll in our Associate of Science program, or select a different Bachelor of Science degree. Applicants must have a high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent, as well as pass an entrance examination and complete prerequisite courses. Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or be a graduate of an advanced therapist level program with 60 credits.
Nursing-Community Health (Master's)
The online master's degree program in nursing is designed to enable nurses to pursue more challenging careers in healthcare. This master's level program combines nursing theory with the advanced practice concepts necessary to work successfully within the structure and culture of a variety of health-care organizations. The MSN curriculum consists of five (5) core courses and seven (7) advanced courses that provide specialization in one of four concentration areas: nursing administration, community health, wellness, and gerontology. This master's degree program is part of an accelerated RN to BSN to MSN curriculum design that allows students who complete the BSN program with CCHS to shorten the time required to earn the MSN degree by completing two of the core courses as part of the BSN program. Must be a registered nurse. Applicants need a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 2.0 or better.