Distance education refers to any education experience in which the instructor is separated from the student/learner by geographic distance (Penny, Gibbons & Busby, 1996). "What is new about that?", you may ask. Nothing-but it is the type of education which we need to provide that is new. This article is about the personal experiences of a nurse enrolled in the adult oncology nursing program at McMaster University in Hamilton, some 450 kilometers from her home. It is not the miles that separate you from a goal, only the commitment.