7 Mistakes the Night Before a Big Test You Will Never Make Again

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You have studied and reviewed for months now in anticipation of exam day. There are stacks of index cards on your nightstand, notated study guides in your briefcase and over-highlighted textbooks covering your kitchen counter. You are ready, eager and confident, but there is still one more thing left to do - and it may be the most important of all.

Topics: Study Tips, Credit by Exam

Do You Have What It Takes to Pass the NCLEX-RN?

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Are you interested in an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, but nervous about taking the NCLEX-RN?

The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is unlike any other test you may have taken. It will determine if you can begin practicing as a registered nurse. Through a series of mostly multiple-choice questions, the NCLEX-RN tests how well you apply the knowledge learned in nursing school to make critical nursing judgments.

Topics: Nursing

Why You Should Ignore These MBA Myths

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By Michael Williams, Ph.D.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) still carries a lot of weight and remains in demand today, in both academia and the corporate world. According to the U.S. Department of Education, an MBA degree is now the most popular post-baccalaureate degree in America. More than 450,000 students are estimated to be enrolled in these graduate programs at more than 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the country.

Topics: Business and Management, Majors and Degree Programs

5 Growing Nurse Specialties That Pay $65k or More

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By Dr. Filomela Marshall

People are living longer, healthier lives. And that’s good news for nurses.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for nurses will rise faster than almost any other occupation in the next several years. Coupled with an increasing, global demand for healthcare services to provide critical care for an ageing population, the job market is attractive for new nurses, and especially those who want to grow professionally. 

As the healthcare system grows increasingly complex, specialized nurses with advanced nursing degrees are often in much higher demand. These educationally prepared nurses are finding opportunities to boost their careers – and their paychecks.  

Topics: Career, Majors and Degree Programs, Nursing

7 Ways to Earn College Credit for What You Already Know

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Remember when you were that fresh-faced teen who just graduated from high school with no experience or understanding of the world? 

Today, things are probably much different for you as an adult. Maybe you run your own business, supervise employees or manage corporate finances. Perhaps you’ve dedicated your career to law enforcement or child care. Maybe you are an accomplished musician or have a background in computer programming.

You have probably learned a lot since your early days, and what you’ve learned might help you earn credit toward a bachelor's degree.

Topics: Transfer Credits, Going Back to College, Earning College Credit

5 Secrets to Overcoming the Fear of Going Back to College

5 Secrets to Overcoming the Fear of Going Back to College

You may have tossed around the idea of going back to school more than once. But every time you think about how your job, family and life in general will drastically change, it seems next to impossible to include college into your future plans. The impact your decision may have on your loved ones may only increase your stress and fear further. Perhaps you wonder if you’ll be able to succeed this time.

Topics: Going Back to College, Motivation

What is the Bachelor’s to Master's Program and How Can I Be Accepted?

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By Donald Cucuzzella

For many students, the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree is stressful enough that the thought of starting a master’s degree immediately after graduation seems impossible. But what if you could start on a master’s degree, take graduate courses – while still as an undergraduate student? Well, then, that changes everything.

Topics: Science and Technology, Majors and Degree Programs

What Does ‘Accelerated Nursing Program’ Really Mean?

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The College's accelerated nursing students work with state-of-the-art simulators that can be programmed to simulate virtually any healthcare emergency or condition.

Are you ready to change your life in one year?


If you’ve made the life-altering decision to become a registered nurse, you’ve chosen a dynamic and unique profession with many opportunities for growth. The good news is that you don't have to start your life over. Believe it or not, the non-nursing bachelor's degree you already possess can help you take the quickest route available to becoming a registered nurse.

Topics: Majors and Degree Programs, Nursing

The Complete Checklist for Applying to the MAEDL Program

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As an education leader, you know that student success begins with the right preparation. So when it comes to your learning, wouldn’t it make sense to take your own advice and prepare the best application you can for a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program?

Topics: Majors and Degree Programs

8 Smart Strategies To Pass A Math DSST Exam Program

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By DSST Credit by Exam Program

There’s a lot of work that goes into a DSST exam. Preparing for a comprehensive test on your own requires a lot of discipline, and there is no shortage of great study resources available to students with all types of learning styles.

But what do you do when you’re in the room with a math test in front of you? The good news is that math is a cumulative discipline. To thoroughly prepare for whatever math curveballs are thrown your way, try these smart strategies designed to keep you focused and organized during a DSST exam, and you’ll be in great shape to pass in no time. 

Topics: Credit by Exam