Pathways to Success

Our goal is for you to be successful in the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program (VNDL). Students in the VNDL take an average of 5.8 years to complete the program. Students should understand that the VNDL is a rigorous science-based program and that it is a myth that distance learning courses are easy.

Students have different lives, challenges, and goals. The flexibility of the VNDL is that you can build a pathway to graduation that works for you. The official Plan of Study (POS) is a suggestion and is located in the Course Catalog. A Plan of Study is a set of required courses to complete a degree.

Below are three degree pathways to consider that allows program completion in a way that fits your life and the demands on your time. An academic advisor is available to help you craft YOUR pathway to success.

Three-year Pathway to Success

Factors to consider:

  • 6-8 credit hours or more each semester
  • Meets financial aid eligibility requirements
  • 20-32 Hours of Study/Week

Six-year Pathway to Success

Factors to consider:

  • 2-4 credit hours each semester
  • May meet financial aid requirements/some out of pocket
  • 8-16 Hours of Study/Week

Build Your Own Pathway to Success

Factors to consider:

  • Flexible credit hours each semester
  • May meet financial aid requirement or pay as you go based on credit hours
  • 3-5 hours of study time/credit hour

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