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A back to school checklist can give online students a starting point for juggling their education with other responsibilities, including work and family. Best of all, getting organized from the beginning is a great way to start with confidence and hit the ground sprinting.
Who me? An internship? If you’re an adult learner, transitioning from a military career, or relaunching a career after a hiatus, you may think you’re not a good candidate for an internship opportunity, but that’s not true. Just like any other student, you may benefit from internships that are related to your intended career.
A recent article from US News and World Report quoting CTU’s Dean of Nursing, Ruth Tarantine, suggests that online nursing students may face a few unique challenges when entering the job market. However, there a few simple ways that recent online nursing grads can advocate for themselves and their degree program when talking to prospective employees.
Working with words can sometimes be a challenge if you don’t plan ahead. Writing becomes a lot easier when you’re prepared before you start. At CTU, we want to help prepare you for any writing assignments that come your way. Check out these great tips on brainstorming and organizing your thoughts before you even start writing.
Students who choose to return to school after spending some time in the workforce often bring with them a wealth of knowledge and professional experience. While it's great to be able to apply this practical knowledge base to some of the courses you're taking, what if you could turn this experience into credit?
Paying for college may seem like a giant hurdle standing between you and your degree, but in fact there are several opportunities for financial aid that may alleviate the cost burden. Here is an overview of the financial aid process, as well as a few resources that can help move you one step closer to your diploma.
The ability to multitask is both a curse and a blessing. On one hand, multitasking can allow you to complete two important tasks at once. On the other, too much multitasking can lead to reduced quality of work and a lack of focus on the task at hand. Regardless, it’s a skill that many are expected to have in the classroom and the workplace.
This year, the American Nurses Association has chosen “A Culture of Safety” as the theme for National Nurses Week. Ruth Tarantine, Dean of CTU’s College of Nursing, believes that nurses are largely responsible for creating a culture of safety within a healthcare setting. She offers tips on how nurses can improve safety in their workplace by setting examples for care excellence and patient advocacy, becoming better communicators, and educating tomorrow’s nurses with safety best practices.
At work, every project you create or work on can feel like an extension of yourself. That’s only natural; the best ideas are a reflection of their creators. Because of this phenomenon, however, it can be incredibly hard to end a project when it’s naturally time to do so; you don’t want your project or concept to die, potentially because you view that as a form of failure.
If you asked ten people to define what success means to them, you’d likely receive ten very different answers. Success could mean having financial security or a job that you love, or it could simply be knowing that your family is healthy and happy. As many students know, success can be both a journey and a destination--a goal to reach for, but also a feeling that you’re making progress toward that goal.
When most people imagine their “career path,” chances are they picture something linear. They might imagine starting at Job A, getting promoted to Senior Job A, then to Lead Job A, and finally Executive Job A. While that career path does exist, for most of us it isn’t that simple. Instead, your path could involve several major career changes, shifts in focus, and many other variables.
Military service not only provides with a highly specialized set of skills, it also instills in you certain values that would be highly coveted in any industry. The trick is learning how to describe and harness that vital military experience in a new environment. Here are four steps you can take to repurpose your military skills for use in the workplace.
Juggling school, work, and family obligations can be a dizzying endeavor, especially when it comes to carving out dedicated study times throughout the week. Once the evening hits, it's easy for lots of small tasks and errands to get in the way of more important, time-consuming tasks. That's why it's important to know how to save time by making the most of the few short, unexpected calm periods you get throughout the day.
According to a recent study, over 60% of nurses reported physical or mental side-effects of work-related stress within the last year.1 With long hours, often fast-paced work days, and high demands for patient care, proper stress management for nurses becomes increasingly important. From managing stress during your shift to efficiently de-stressing in your off hours, these tips can help you avoid burnout.
Between work, school, and your personal life, having the right organization apps could mean the difference between remembering to study for your classes and forgetting about important deadlines. We understand that CTU students have plenty on their plate — here are some suggestions for smart, helpful apps to help you manage your busy schedule.
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