Someone described themselves as doing a traditional nursing university degree. In this context, what does "traditional" mean?

  1. Nursing using traditional medicine?
  2. Nursing involving traditional medicine as the mainstream practice not involving alternative medicine, also known as "medicine"? (From a disambiguation message on the previously linked page)
  3. Something else?
  • You did not specify if you meant traditional-nursing degree vs traditional nursing-degree. Jul 5, 2015 at 6:00

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In this context, I think it means a full length degree, not an accelerated one.

For example, http://www.umsl.edu/~nursingweb/Pre-Licensure%20BSN%20Programs/traditional.html has under "Pre-Licensure BSN Programs" both "Accelerated" and "Traditional".

  • FTR, I'm fairly sure that is correct, AG. (It has absolutely no connection to "traditional V. holistic medicine".)
    – Fattie
    Jul 5, 2015 at 5:37

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