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At National University, we strive to make higher education accessible to all adult learners. View our resource articles below that provide insights and information to help navigate your education path.

What Is a Military-Friendly College?

So, you’re an active-duty servicemember or a veteran and you’re looking for a great education.   Where do you even start? First, the internet is flooded with options. The moment you type “military-friendly college” into your search bar, you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of Google search results. (You’ll get more than 170 million, actually.) Weeding …

What Can You Do With a Criminal Justice Degree?

Suppose you could have a career where you could serve as a role model, solve problems, navigate chaos, promote safety — and make a difference? Sounds idealistic? Not really. A bachelor’s in criminal justice can lead to a career that will allow you to do all that and empower you to make change for the …

Counseling Psychology Programs in California

More than 43.8 million adults experience some type of mental health issue each year; that’s according to the United States Center for Disease Control. A growing number of people of all ages are seeking care from mental health professionals for conditions ranging from anxiety and depression to stress and substance abuse. A master’s degree in …

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 …

How I Fit an Online MBA Into My Life: Career Switching

We demand a lot from our careers. Paying the bills is often priority one, but usually, that alone isn’t enough. Most of us want to be engaged emotionally and intellectually by what we do day to day. Some lucky people go straight into a career role that does that, others find perfect jobs through a …

How I Fit an Online MBA Into My Life: Two Military Success Stories

An MBA might be one of the most challenging experiences you ever put yourself through. To succeed, you have to be willing to go that extra mile, putting time and effort into what can only be described as a rigorous program. It means squeezing value out of every second of every day. There are no …

How I Fit an Online MBA Into My Life As a Single Parent

Earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) was something Jennifer Lamb had always wanted to do. “It was a personal goal,” she says. “It wasn’t part of my career development plan and it wasn’t for the money.” So, approximately six years ago, Lamb decided to take the leap and begin the MBA program offered through …

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 …

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: Programs and Requirements

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

How I Fit an Online MBA Into My Life: An Entrepreneur Success Story

Perhaps you’ve been working for someone else for a while and realize it’s time to pursue your own business idea. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) can give you a competitive edge in management performance and enable you to specialize in your area of interest — but you need a flexible program with classes to …