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How to Study for the NCLEX

Passing the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, is a requirement for becoming a licensed nurse, so you need to carefully consider how to study for the NCLEX if that's your chosen career path. Simply put, a nursing degree alone is not enough — to become a licensed nurse, you must pass the NCLEX.1

CTU Earns 5 Best Online Programs Rankings for 2016

U.S. News & World Report has named five Colorado Technical University online degree programs to its prestigious 2016 Best Online Programs lists. Selected from among more than 1,200 U.S.-based distance education programs, CTU’s online degree programs earned rankings in five categories.

3 Factors Affecting the Upcoming Nursing Shortage in the US

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the US is expected to experience a nursing shortage over the next decade, and this shortage could be good news for future and current nurses looking to advance in their careers. A projected shortage in qualified nurses means increased potential for job growth among those in entry-level positions as well as more available entry-level roles for those looking to enter the profession.

January 2016 CTU Doctoral Symposium

Colorado Technical University hosted its quarterly Doctoral Symposium at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Denver on January 13-16, 2016. Doctoral candidates from across the country assembled to participate in workshops and make valuable connections with faculty, peers and alumni. The Doctoral Symposium’s 112 participants had the opportunity to meet and listen to guest speaker Dr. David Levy, a professor of management at the United States Air Force Academy.

Business Analytics vs. Data Analytics: What You Need to Know

In the modern corporate workplace, analytics and data are playing a larger role than ever before.  With the advent of “big data” and easily accessible tools like Google Analytics, employers are on the lookout for analytical thinkers who can make a real, measurable impact on an organization’s success. However, there’s more than one type of analytics; an increasing focus is being placed on two branches of the analyst career path: business analysts and data analysts.

Why Transfer? 5 Reasons & 5 Tips

There are a variety of reasons why a student may choose to transfer universities. They range from the personal to the professional and beyond. If you are looking to transfer, the important thing to realize is that you aren’t alone: According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, close to 1/3 of all college students transfer at some point in their academic careers.1

CTU Unveils Newly-Redesigned Mobile App

PRESS RELEASE - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2016) – Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of campus-based and online higher education, recently announced its newly-redesigned mobile app – CTU Mobile – for Apple iOS and Android phones and tablets. Created to complement student’s mobile-centric lives, CTU Mobile offers users the ability to connect with the university, track grades and degree progress in real-time, and participate in courses from the palm of their hand.

What are the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits and How Do I Use Them?

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® was introduced to expand educational benefits for those who have served in the U.S. Military following September 10, 2001. Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits can give veterans substantial assistance in seeking a college education; it's an opportunity for the men and women who have served to pursue their educational goals and work toward the career of their choice.

What are Military Education Benefits and How Do I Use Them?

Those serving in the United States armed forces are eligible for a variety of military education benefits that can put their academic goals within reach and help them pursue or advance in their careers. This is true of both active duty and reserve members of the military. That said, figuring out the exact benefits and programs for which you're eligible can be difficult, so here’s a quick overview.

Mother and Caregiver Receives CTU’s Wounded Warrior Scholarship

When Deborah Fletcher’s daughter was injured in a vehicular accident in the military as a Marine, Fletcher dropped everything to become a full-time caregiver. She quit her job in the catering field and focused on helping her daughter adapt to the mental and physical challenges that lay ahead. Little did Fletcher know that this experience would lead to a new direction in her own life—as a student at Colorado Technical University.

CTU Hosts Interactive LinkedIn Workshop for Colorado Springs Campus

CTU Colorado Springs campus hosted a fun, interactive LinkedIn workshop in early December 2015 for students, alumni, staff and community. Led by CTU Colorado Springs Campus Director of Career Services Jayme H. Brown, the workshop’s 32 participants learned how to leverage their professional network to their advantage. This hands-on workshop was held in the computer lab, enabling participants to work on their LinkedIn profiles and apply what they learned in real-time.

Delayed Nursing Retirement: What Does It Mean For Nursing Students?

Current nursing students or those considering a career in the field may be concerned that delayed nursing retirement will affect their prospects of finding a job after graduation. However, a series of recent reports suggest that there may be no better time than the present to be pursuing a career in nursing. As hospitals hurry to fill the void, the demand for a new class of well-trained and motivated RN's and LPN's is likely to increase dramatically.

Wounded Warrior Scholarship Recipients Honored

Recently two ceremonies were held that acted as the culmination of the 2016 Colorado Technical University Wounded Warrior Scholarship program. Held in two locations, these events highlighted CTU’s dedication to the scholarship winners and the military community as a whole.

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick: 5 Great Tips

Goodbye 2015, hello 2016! Do you have your list of 2016 New Year’s resolutions prepared? Making the resolutions is only a small part of the journey; completing resolutions and making sure they stick is the rest. In this post, we’ll provide five tips that will help make your resolutions one part of a wonderful 2016.

CTU Student Puts Work Experience to the Test and Earns Course Credit

Tammy started online classes with CTU in 2010 and earned an Associate of Science in Business Administration, which she obtained in 2014. She is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management.

“Getting credit through Fast Track™ saved me money, but it also saved me time,” Tammy said. “I’m in a position to earn my bachelor’s degree in 2016, which would not have been possible without using Fast Track™.” By earning her degree quicker, Tammy will be able to apply for new management opportunities at her company sooner and meet some of her professional goals faster than she anticipated.