Health & Human Services

  • August 3, 2020

    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 above is if you already have your ...

  • July 30, 2020

    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 ...

  • December 26, 2019

    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 ...

  • November 7, 2019

    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, ...

  • August 15, 2019

    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 ...

  • July 4, 2019

    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), and if you live in California, you may be wondering how to become an EMT in California. Most of us ...

  • June 6, 2019

    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 ...

  • February 4, 2019

    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 ...

  • December 11, 2018

    How to Become a Nurse Practitioner in 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 ...

  • December 11, 2018

    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 ...

  • December 10, 2018

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: Programs and Requirements

    There is growing demand for mental health services in the U.S. According to a national survey on drug use and health from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an estimated 43.4 million adults aged 18 or older were living with a mental illness in 2015. That number represents nearly 18 percent of all ...

  • December 7, 2018

    How Do I Get a Master’s in Nursing in California?

    When it comes to advancing your nursing career through a master’s in nursing, California offers many exciting opportunities for pursuing this type of degree. Whichever program you choose, to earn a Master of Science in Nursing degree, you will need to start by deciding if the degree is right for you, fulfilling the admissions requirements, ...

  • December 7, 2018

    How to Become an RN in California

    Have you always known that you wanted to become a registered nurse (RN)? Or, perhaps you decided to become a nurse after pursuing another career? The question of how to become an RN in California can be complex, as there are many paths and degree options available to you. It’s important to understand the various ...

  • October 23, 2018

    Nursing School Scholarships: Your Path to a New Career

    By choosing nursing as your career, you’ve entered upon a difficult but rewarding journey. Nursing is one of the most stable yet diverse careers, as the employment avenues open to nurses are many and varied. But how can you realistically afford a quality nursing education, especially if you want to pursue the advanced training demanded ...

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