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  • 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.
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  • 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. Plus, the workforce of NPs is expected to grow by roughly 19% by the year 2020. For those who already have a background in nursing, it might be worthwhile to explore the option of becoming a nurse practitioner.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and You

    If you want to help others, enforce the law, or solve crimes, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree may help you move closer to your goal. If you are seeking to enter a field such as law enforcement, security or corrections a bachelor's degree in criminal justice may provide you with the foundational knowledge that's required to get started.
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