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    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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    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. ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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, ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

  • man with a beard in a gray suit smiles in a hallway
    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

  • later middle aged couple smiling at the beach, woman's eyes are closed and man is looking down at her embracing her
    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! ...

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    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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    November 15, 2022

    What Does an Accountant Do?

    If you’re a detail-oriented team player who enjoys thinking analytically and working with numbers, you may be well suited for a rewarding career in accounting. Contrary to the widely-held misconception that accountants do nothing but deal with tax documents, there’s a diverse range of career paths that students can pursue after they earn a degree ...

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    November 14, 2022

    Military Grants: A List of Military Grants and Scholarships

    If you’re an active servicemember or Veteran, you may qualify for a variety of financial scholarships and military grants that will help you pay for your tuition and related college expenses. Your spouse and/or children may also be eligible for assistance, or you may be eligible if your parent or spouse is a servicemember or ...

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