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May 29, 2023
Criminology vs. Criminal Justice
Have you ever considered pursuing a career as a detective, police officer, correctional officer, or FBI agent? What about studying the psychology behind criminal behavior or advising government agencies on issues like public safety and crime prevention? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you could benefit by earning a degree or certificate ...
May 24, 2023
Healthcare Management vs. Healthcare Administration
When you hear the word “healthcare,” your mind likely jumps to thoughts of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. But there’s more to the healthcare field than diagnosing or treating patients — it’s a vast and varied industry comprising numerous parts and career paths, from marketing and technology to health insurance and pharmaceutical research. Two of the ...
May 19, 2023
What is Computer Forensics?
You may be asking yourself, what is computer forensics? Also known as digital forensics, computer forensics is a branch of forensic science that involves collecting, analyzing, and preserving digital evidence to investigate and prevent cybercrime. It uses specialized tools and techniques to recover data, like deleted files, internet history, and email communications from digital devices ...
May 17, 2023
Be the Whole You with National University: Asya
National University alumna Asya W. exudes confidence as she strides across stages as an international keynote speaker and expertly handles media interviews as the founder of Women of Project Management®. Seeing her today, it’s hard to imagine she was once shy, strove to please others at the cost of her own personal fulfillment, and pursued ...
May 16, 2023
PsyD vs. PhD in Psychology: What’s the Difference?
A PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) degree and a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in psychology both offer advanced education and training to develop expertise in psychology. While both degrees prepare you for careers in the field of psychology, deciding which degree is right for you can depend on your career interests. So, PsyD vs. PhD in ...
May 11, 2023
What Can You Do with a Computer Science Degree?
If you’re fascinated by computers and love learning about the latest technology, consider leveraging your interests and talents into a well-paying IT career. As this article will discuss, the computing and IT fields are booming, offering a bright economic outlook with plentiful job opportunities and high earning potential. A computer science degree can give you ...
May 8, 2023
Mental Health Matters: National University's Commitment to Student Well-being
Attending college is innately stressful — from taking exams and managing heavy workloads to figuring out how to pay for tuition and books. Short-term stress can be healthy and even motivating, providing you that extra energy boost to raise a grade, polish an essay or pursue a new career opportunity. But the American Institute of ...
May 2, 2023
What is Differential Reinforcement? Exploring its Applications
Differential reinforcement is a behavior modification technique used in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which involves selectively reinforcing desired behaviors while withholding reinforcement for undesired behaviors. This technique is based on the principle of reinforcement, which states that behaviors that are followed by the addition or removal of stimuli will increase the future probability for that ...
April 27, 2023
What Is Qualitative vs. Quantitative Study?
If you’ve browsed a university course catalog, you might have noticed research-themed classes and wondered, “What is qualitative vs. quantitative study?” For example, suppose you’ve explored National University’s regionally accredited nursing and healthcare programs. In that case, you may have come across classes with names like Quantitative Analysis (CLS 401), offered as part of our ...
April 25, 2023
Can You Go to College With a GED?
Approximately 150,000 people earn their GED in the United States annually, according to the GED Testing Service, the sole provider of the official GED test. If you’re one of them, and you’ve been thinking about continuing your education, then you’ve probably wondered: Can you go to college with a GED? The short answer is yes: ...
April 20, 2023
Top Data Science Interview Questions
Data science is a rapidly growing field with a bright economic future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary for a data scientist is close to $101,000, and the field is expanding at an astounding pace, with 36% growth expected by 2031. This guide to data science interview questions will help ...
April 17, 2023
The Difference Between EMTs and Paramedics
Paramedics and emergency medical technicians — or more commonly known as EMTs — are both critical pillars of the emergency medical system (EMS). However, while both deal with medical emergencies and are vital to public health and safety, there are also some significant ways that these roles differ. The main difference between EMTs and paramedics ...
April 13, 2023
What is Healthcare Administration?
The healthcare industry offers a wealth of positions and roles for healthcare managers and administrators. Healthcare managers play a critical role at all career levels. They may serve in high-profile roles like CEO of a major hospital or work behind the scenes in risk management or quality improvement. Some healthcare managers might choose to work ...
April 8, 2023
Mastering Your Finances: NU’s Commitment to Financial Literacy
April is Financial Literacy Month, that time of year to check your fiscal fitness, take a hard look at your money management habits, and brush up on your financial skills. It’s also a great opportunity to practice improving your finances through budgeting and setting savings targets for important life goals such as earning a college ...
April 5, 2023
How Long Does it Take to Become a Teacher?
Due to a nationwide teaching shortage, educators are in high demand. The demand for teachers is especially urgent in California, which is grappling with the third most severe teacher shortage in the United States. But how long does it take to become a teacher, and what sort of degree or credential is necessary? The credentials ...
March 28, 2023
Is Graphic Design a Good Career?
If you’re considering entering the graphic design industry, you may have many questions about the field, its future, and whether it fits your interests. For example, you may have wondered if graphic design is an excellent career to pursue in 2023. What is earning potential like, and what related jobs should you consider exploring? What ...
March 23, 2023
What Is Transformational Leadership?
Whether you’re coming from the perspective of an employer, an employee, or a student, you’re probably familiar with the concept of “leadership styles.” For example, strategic leadership strongly emphasizes future trends and developments, while tactical leadership is more concerned with problem-solving and the efficiency of daily operations. One style of leadership that has been experiencing ...
March 20, 2023
What Is a BSN: Differences Between a BSN and ADN
What is the meaning of “BSN” in nursing? “BSN” is an acronym that stands for Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which we’ll be exploring throughout this article. The BSN is one of the most sought-after and in-demand nursing degrees — and increasingly, is becoming the gold standard for employers when evaluating prospective hires. However, there ...
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