January 14, 2011 | | 1 Comment Officials from the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies recently announced that it will be offering an online graduate nursing program. The school partnered with the online education provider 2tor to offer services in support of the nursing program and web-based delivery of Georgetown's curriculum. The lectures will be taught by the university's faculty using streaming video, animation and other Internet technologies. Graduates of this degree program will receive a masters degree in nursing from Georgetown University, which includes the same academically rigorous curriculum as the on-campus option. "Georgetown's academic rigor and values-based approach prepare nurse leaders to be critical thinkers and compassionate practitioners," said Julie DeLoia, interim dean of the nursing school. "Our new online initiative will allow us to extend our mission and magnify our impact on health and healthcare across the nation, particularly in rural and underserved areas." According to a 2008 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 328,800 medical and health services management positions are expected to be available over the next seven years.