Latrice Williams is the kind of person who sees a need, and fills it.
She is currently earning a nursing degree at IU Northwest because she wants to help improve the high mortality rate for black babies and mothers in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black mothers are 243 percent more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than their white counterparts.
A black mother herself, Williams feels called to work in community health to help fix this public health crisis. But how is Williams able to fit school in around all her other duties as a wife, mother, and FedEx employee?
That’s where IU’s online education options come in.
IU Online lets busy people like Williams choose from among 125 online degree programs and 2,427 online classes as they work toward their goals. UITS units eLearning Design and Services, Collaboration Technologies, Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers, and IT Training all contribute to the success of IU Online—and to the success of students like Williams.
“I choose IU Online courses because of the convenience,” Williams said. “I need that component to be able to complete classes without having to come on campus. I also really like that I can pretty much go at my own pace. If I want to go hard one day, I have that option. If I have another day where I couldn’t possibly get to school work, I have that option as well. I definitely recommend IU Online.”