Health & Human Services

Can You Get a Nursing Degree Online?

Can You Get a Nursing Degree Online? The short answer: yes, you can earn an associate, bachelor’s, and even your master’s degree in nursing online. The long answer: while you can earn your degree and complete your coursework online, you’ll still have to complete in-person clinical hours at a physical location.  The exception to the …

Specialized Nursing Fields to Pursue With Your RN Degree

A registered nurse (or RN) has a diverse array of duties and responsibilities. Not only do they care for patients, but they sometimes serve as care coordinators for patients, acting as an intermediary between doctors, patients, and patients’ loved ones. RNs work to inform their individual patients or the public at-large about different health conditions …

Public Health Careers: Why Should I Consider One?

Life expectancy is a pretty good measure of public health. Therefore, the reported decline in life expectancy in a number of high-income countries, including the United States, should sound a warning bell that the nation’s public health is facing a crisis. Experts point to a number of factors contributing to this increase in mortality, including …

What Is a Bachelor of Public Health?

Augusten Burroughs writes in his memoir, Dry, which focuses on his alcoholism and subsequent recovery, “When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.” If you take this rather eloquent idea about an individual’s health and apply it to a wider group of people, …

Ask the Expert: What is a Nurse Anesthesiologist?

When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time, we asked National University Nurse Anesthesiology Program Director, Bryan Tune, an important question …

How to Become an EMT in California

Are you calm under pressure? Is helping others at the top of your career considerations? Are you interested in a job that is less-than-routine? You might make a great emergency medical technician (EMT)! Most of us are familiar with the emergency procedures EMTs provide on-the-scene when every second counts — performing CPR on a patient …

Launching Your Career As a Certified Nurse Anesthetist

For nearly two centuries, anesthesia has been used to increase the safety and comfort of patients during a wide variety of medical procedures. With the demand for healthcare services on the rise, this aspect of patient care is more critical than ever before. To meet this growing need, an increasing number of nurses are pursuing …

How to Get a Degree Online In Public Health

The U.S. health care system is being strained by diseases that could be avoided or mitigated with the right preventive care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease, with about 610,000 people dying each year. An estimated 9.4 percent …

Nurse Practitioner Programs: California

The state of California is in the midst of a primary care crisis. According to a 2016 survey by the California Primary Care Association, by 2030, the state will need an estimated 8,243 additional primary care physicians to meet the needs of patients in need of these important services. The number is a 32% increase …

RN to BSN: Online Career Options

As a registered nurse, you are committed to investing in the lives of your patients, day in and day out. But when it comes to investing in yourself, sometimes it can be difficult to find time in the midst of your busy schedule to take steps toward expanding your career options. If you are looking …