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Poetry Contest Inspires CTU Campus Team

To commemorate World Poetry Day 2016, the faculty of CTU’s Colorado Springs campus recently participated in a poetry contest. In total, 13 poems were submitted, after which faculty and staff members voted on their favorites. This fun competition ignited creativity and inspiration in not only the contest entrants, but the voters as well.

Tips for Choosing an RN to BSN or an MSN Degree

If you’re already a working registered nurse (RN), but haven’t earned your bachelor’s degree in nursing, now is a good time to consider heading back to school. A master’s in nursing may also be an option for you if you are more interested in nursing education and administration than daily one-on-one patient care.

CTU Campuses Partner with SafeHouse Denver for Mother’s Day Baskets

Staff at CTU’s Colorado Springs and Aurora campuses recently partnered with SafeHouse Denver, a shelter for women who are victims of relationship violence, to prepare special Mother’s Day gift baskets. These baskets allowed CTU staff members to not only offer gifts to mothers who really need them, but to extend care, respect, and love to those women.

Master Multitasking with these Tips

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.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks CTU on Six 2016 Best Online Programs Lists

U.S. News & World Report, a provider of education rankings and advice for more than 30 years, recently named six Colorado Technical University online degree programs to its prestigious 2016 list of Best Online Programs.

How to Write an Effective Thank You Note

Writing a thank you letter after a job interview is standard practice in today’s business world. But what you say, how you say it, and when you send the thank you note may mean the difference between leaving a positive impression and being lost in a sea of applicants. With a little planning, careful reflection, and timely delivery, your thank you message will have the best chance of placing you ahead of your competition.

3 Facts Every Nurse Should Know About Medical Errors

This year, the American Nurses Association has chosen “A Culture of Safety” as the theme for National Nurses Week. For CTU, it’s a wonderful opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of our own nursing students and recent graduates. In this article, Ruth Tarantine, Dean of the College of Nursing, offers some useful strategies for preventing medical errors and contributing to the culture of safety in the healthcare setting.

2016 Nursing Conferences: Choose One and Register Today

Whether you’re just starting out as a nursing student, have been a student for a while, are a new nurse or have been working for decades, one of the nursing conferences we’ve highlighted in this article is bound to pique your interest. From general nursing to ambulatory nursing and critical care, there are many options to choose from this year.

Nursing Career Paths: Your Options

Nurses are always needed, and their career outlook is good. Like all careers, however, simply getting that first job isn’t the end of the career path. We’ll help you navigate the wealth of available nursing career paths and highlight the qualifications for each option.

Three Nursing Tips for Creating a Culture of Safety

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.

Embracing the End of Your Project

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.

4 Essential Tips for Being and Feeling Successful

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.

Writing a Cover Letter When You Have a Military Background

What skills, experiences, and training did you gain in your military career that can benefit the company you’re interested in? Take a few minutes to write these attributes down. Use civilian terms instead of military words and phrases. Categorize your qualities into technical skills, leadership experience, goal-setting abilities, etc.

Tips for Charting Your Career Path

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.

Expand Your Reach with CTU’s Master of Science in Information Technology Degree

Most businesses today rely on some type of information technology—from computer programs that keep track of projects to specialized technologies that detect, and often treat, health problems. In almost any type of organization, information technology is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. Additionally, it seems the market is in need of individuals with both IT and business skills.