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How to Be a Better Writer

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.

5 Things Every Online Nursing Student Should Know Before Their Job Interview

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.

What Is an Experiential Learning Portfolio?

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?

Why Become a Nurse Practitioner?

For many people who have been to the doctor's office lately, chances are you may have been treated by a Nurse Practitioner (NP). With people in the United States making more than 916 million visits to NPs annually, Nurse Practitioners are in high demand.1 Plus, the workforce of NPs is expected to grow by roughly 19% by the year 2020.2 For those who already have a background in nursing, it might be worthwhile to explore the option of becoming a nurse practitioner.

A Helping Hand: How To Use Financial Aid To Pay For College

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.

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.