Health & Human Services

There is a shortage of qualified nurses to meet the needs of a growing and diverse population. NU’s School of Health and Human Services was created to meet the growing need for trained healthcare professionals in California and throughout the country.

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …