Whether you’re a nurse, a teacher, a businesswomen or something in between, chances are your schedule has room for online education — and that employers are willing to make room for you if you put in the time to earn that next level of schooling. If you’re on the fence, consider the experiences of these five students reaping the rewards of going that extra mile — online.

Chelsea Coursey

Graduate, Online Master of Business Administration, Southern Illinois University

“I would spend most evenings after the kids were in bed working on class work…”

Fayth Weed

Graduate, Online Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Northeastern University

“I could tailor my schoolwork around shifts that I picked up if I needed to.”

Traci Buller, Senior, MSN, NE

Online Student, Sacred Heart

“Many online schools require students to go to campus once or twice during the program…”

Tawnya Mann

Graduate, Master’s of Science in Education Leadership, Creighton University

“I would spend most evenings after the kids were in bed working on class work…”

Elaine Fields

Student, Frontier Nursing University, Family Nurse Practitioner Bridge

“I would advise all students to ensure they chose a school that is accredited and highly reputable.”