At National University, we strive to make higher education accessible to all adult learners. View our blog articles below that provide insights and information to help navigate your education path.
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 ...
March 16, 2023
Public Accounting vs. Private Accounting
Although there are many different types of accountants, most fall into one of two categories: public accountants, like certified public accountants (CPA), and private accountants, like staff accountants for a business. Public accountants work with multiple clients, potentially across a wide range of industries, whereas private accountants typically work within a single industry and organization. ...
March 10, 2023
What Can You Do With a Business Degree?
A business degree prepares you for a wide array of dynamic and in-demand careers throughout the global business landscape. Whether your goals include launching your own start-up business, managing complex supply chains, developing marketing campaigns and strategies, or consulting for corporations and government organizations, the opportunities for advancement are nearly limitless. If you’re thinking about ...
March 8, 2023
Women in Higher Education
There’s much to celebrate in March, Women’s History Month. Today, women make up the majority of bachelor’s degree holders, and online education increases their opportunities to advance their career and boost their earning power. The role of women in higher education is a fascinating chapter to explore this Women’s History Month — from the centuries ...
March 2, 2023
Supporting Veteran Students: Keys to Success
According to Student Veterans of America (SVA), military Veterans account for somewhere between 3% and 4% of U.S. college students. Almost half (47%) come from Army backgrounds, with smaller percentages coming from the Air Force (21%), Navy (18%), or Marine Corps (12%). Considering the significant number of Veterans and servicemembers who are pursuing post-secondary degrees, ...
February 27, 2023
How to Become a Cybersecurity Analyst
Are you interested in exploring a career in cybersecurity? If so, you’ll need to take certain steps to gain the required experience and qualifications. These steps include earning a degree, obtaining professional certification, and, last but not least, keeping up with networking opportunities and industry developments. If you’ve ever wondered how to become a cybersecurity ...
February 17, 2023
Clinical and Non-clinical Psychology PhD Programs: What's The Difference?
Authored By: Michelle Ackerman, PhD Many people, including students of psychology, frequently get confused about the different “types” of psychology and psychologists that exist. Not all jobs in psychology require a clinical license, which is one of the main differences between clinical and non-clinical Psychology PhD programs. I got my PhD from a non-clinical PhD ...
February 13, 2023
The History Behind Black History Month
It’s February, that time of year we honor the contributions and legacy of Black Americans throughout U.S. history as part of Black History Month. When it Started and How it Began In 1915, a half-century after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, the story of Black History Month began. That September, Carter ...
February 9, 2023
How to Become a Crime Scene Investigator
If you have an analytical mind and a sharp eye for detail, and you want to explore a career in criminal justice, consider becoming a crime scene investigator (CSI) or forensic science technician. This guide will help you understand what a CSI does, how to become a crime scene investigator, and what sort of educational ...
February 6, 2023
Leveraging Educational Psychology
Authored By: Dr. Joel B. Goodin Expertise to Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of Hispanic students in STEM Educational Pursuits A colleague recently reached out to me asking for any insight I might share with her team of biologists and other hard science experts striving to promote STEM to Hispanic students who are underrepresented in ...
February 3, 2023
How Long Does It Take to Become a Nurse?
If you’ve considered a career in healthcare, maybe you’ve wondered, “How long does it take to become a nurse?” The amount of time required depends on many factors, such as what type of nursing career you want to pursue; whether you study on a full-time or part-time basis; and how long it takes you to ...
January 30, 2023
How to Become a Psychiatrist
Becoming a psychiatrist is a rigorous but rewarding process. To help you navigate it successfully, we’ve prepared this career overview that explains how to become a psychiatrist, covers some basic roles and job duties, and discusses future job outlooks. It also answers some frequently asked questions about the field, like whether psychiatrists need a medical ...
January 19, 2023
How to Become a Paralegal
Think a career as a paralegal might be right for you? This article will cover everything you need to know before you make your decision, from typical job duties and education requirements to career outlook and average salary data. We’ll also explain how to become a paralegal step by step, including a look at some ...
January 11, 2023
Is Earning a Degree Your New Year’s Education Resolution?
As people reflect, grow, and aim to make 2023 a year of significant change, priorities take shape. Getting a degree may be your New Year’s education resolution, and National University is here to help. You may be asking, how do I get started and stay on track? First things first, understand that nothing can change ...
December 11, 2022
Do College Credits Ever Expire?
Have you already earned your degree, and are now thinking about going back to school? If the answer is yes, you should strongly consider transferring as many of your old credits as possible. Depending on certain factors, which we’ll review throughout this guide, you may be able to transfer college credits from your previous degree ...
December 2, 2022
Mental Health During the Holidays
Between the tasks, celebrations, and family obligations, the holiday season can be a trying time for anyone. Whether you feel the holiday blues or are coping with feelings that aren’t merry and bright, taking care of your mental health during the holidays is important. Think of it as a gift you can unwrap for yourself! ...
November 29, 2022
Everything Worthwhile Depends upon Consciousness
Authored By: Academic Program Director, Craig Chalquist, PhD Imagine if you were a fish who could study water. You could then swim where the current best carries you while avoiding turbulence and toxicity. You could know why some waters are warm and some cold, and what difference that might make to how you live. You ...
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