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Words of Wisdom from Steve Pemberton – CTU’s 2016 Commencement Speaker

For 2016 CTU commencement speaker Steve Pemberton, success was never supposed to happen. In his memoir, A Chance in the World, Pemberton writes about his journey from an orphan – never given a chance – to someone who has achieved his version of the American Dream. Explore Pemberton’s wisdom in-depth.

Introducing Steve Pemberton – Your 2016 Commencement Speaker

This year’s graduation events will be held July 29th-30th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Continuing with previous tradition, we have an excellent commencement speaker for the 2016 ceremony: Steve Pemberton, Vice-President, Diversity and Inclusion and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens.

Six Degree Programs in CTU’s College of Business and Management To Receive Accreditation From the Project Management Institute

The Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs has awarded accreditation to CTU’s Bachelor and Master level degree programs. Click here to learn more about PMI’s rigorous standards and about what accreditation could mean for our program’s future and yours.

Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Nurses

As our online presences have become ubiquitous, so too has the need for social media do's and don'ts to maintain professionalism and prevent breaches of etiquette. As medical professionals, nurses have additional factors to consider when maintaining their online presence, both to respect boundaries and to protect the privacy of their patients.

Get Your Resume up to Date

Employers sort through piles of resumes (often electronically). Many resumes can either go unnoticed because of dull formatting or lack of obvious achievements, or they can end up in the recycling bin because of easily avoidable mistakes or inappropriate information.

A Back to School Checklist for Online Students

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.