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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.

How to use Military Skills in the Workplace

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.

How to Save Time: Tips for Making the Most of 15 Minutes

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.

Preparing for a Job Interview—the “Minor” Details

These basic tips should take some of the anxiety out of interviewing. Dress right, go prepared and walk with confidence. Remember, you professionalism doesn’t start when you walk in the door of your interview; it begins the moment you get in your car to go.

CTU Wins Best of Elearning! Award

The university’s intellipath™ platform and virtual learning program won Elearning! Magazine’s 2015 Best of Elearning! Adaptive Learning Content award. Through a series of questions, intellipath™ recognizes what students already know, anticipates what they’re ready to learn and tailors course materials accordingly; it allows students to move quickly over their existing knowledge so they can learn something new.

CTU Colorado Springs Hosts Campus Career Fair

CTU Colorado Springs, local recruiters, and hiring organizations will showcase new opportunities for job seekers, on campus April 19, 2016.

What Are Online Courses Like? 4 Advantages of Online Classes

What are online courses like and what can students expect when trying out web-based alternatives compared to traditional classroom-based learning? Below we break down some of the advantages of online classes, as well as how students' experiences may differ from courses attended on a traditional campus.

Stress Management for Nurses: 7 Essential Tips

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.