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Saturday, July 31st, 2010

However, many online graduate degree providers are working to ensure that their enrollees will have many of the same opportunities that students at campus-based schools can access.

For instance, Ashworth College recently created its own Habitat for Humanity chapter, which may be joined by degree seekers and faculty members from across the globe.

As part of the school’s 2010 Graduation activities, a group of volunteers representing the school will help construct a house in collaboration with the organization’s north central Georgia branch. In preparation for the event, school officials sought donations from employees and students worldwide. The volunteers will present their contribution to Habitat for Humanity representatives at the construction site.

Masters degree holders who can boast volunteer or community service experience may prove to be especially valuable to current and prospective employers, as many companies are seeking ways to enhance their corporate responsibility initiatives.

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Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Nurse-educators are very crucial to the field of nursing and are needed at just about every level of practice. They can teach nurses pursuing undergraduate studies as registered nurses (Rn’s) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and also those at the advanced level, seeking to play the role of educators, nurse researchers, practice nurses, future nurse leaders and nurse administrators.

Due to the high demand s for the skills of a educator of nurse, their jobs tend to be very secure. In most cases, they have to cope with their double roles as an educator and a patient care provider. As a educator of nurse one has to implement, evaluate, revise and design different educational nursing programs. They tend to bear job titles such as continuing education specialist, clinical educator, staff developmental officer and administrative nurse faculty to name a few.

Education

In order to become a nurse-educator for licensed practical nurses or those pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree, a level of education is required. The individual must first be a licensed registered nurse with experience and hold a master’s degree in nursing. If you are desirous of teaching in the graduate program then a doctoral degree in nursing will be required. In addition to having these degrees, nurse-educators must have specialized degrees in nursing education or another area of specialty in the nursing field. Nurse-educators will also need to have a lot of experience and advance training in clinical specialty, along with the nursing certification offered by the national League of nursing as a sign of excellence in the area of a academic nurse-educator.

Salary

The salary that a nurse-educator can receive will heavily depend on their specialty, location, experience, qualification and role. On average however, the director of a nursing school can receive anywhere from $84,743 to $114,705. A nurse-educator coordinator on the other hand may receive on average $71,297. It is clear however that nurse-educators do earn much more than Rn’s because of the advanced specialized skill that they possess. Basically they earn a salary that is comparable to that of advance practice nurses, with the added benefit of working more flexible hours and having a workload that is predictable.

Job Availability

It is expected that as the years progress the need for nurses will significantly increase for about the next 8 – 10 years. What this means, is that there will also be an increase in the demand for nurse-educators to adequately prepare the new nurses that will be entering the field to fill the demand. In addition, as the years go by, more and more experienced nurse-educators will retire, further increasing the demand for nurse-educators.

As in any sector, the demand for a particular position is going to affect the salary, job openings, schedule, government grants for academic training and the availability of training schools positively. Based on these reasons along with the fact that nursing is a gratifying professing, the desire to be a nurse-educator should be looking like a very enticing and satisfying career.

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Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Are you thinking about going back to college or starting a new journey with college towards a degree and a better life? One of the greatest advantages of taking an online program is to non interruption. The good thing about studying via cyberspace is that students can study at their own pace. Online education facilitates self scheduled study plan because online lectures are available 24/7, one is not required to be in class at specific time to attend the lecture. You can either get a bachelor, master’s or doctorate degree whenever you want. You can choose from Arts and Sciences to Fashion Designing. The fact that you have no location requirements and can actually work on your online education from anywhere is another great advantage. Online education doesn’t involve any tiring commuting. You need to choose a distance learning program depending upon your requirement whether you wish to earn a master’s degree. Online education has become a popular channel for many students to pursue their degree. The advantages of online education can become the disadvantages if you are not the right candidate for online education.

The advantages of online education have made it the popular mode of education among the students of all age groups in all parts of the world. These programs are very flexible as compare to manual education. Traditional campus-based learning style is more emphasis on auditory activities such as lectures and oral discussions while online education learning style is mostly in visual learning. Online education is in the vogue in the learning circuit as it offers flexible distance learning. There are still other minor cost savings benefits that are recognized from taking your courses online. Most students don’t like to be watched and pushed at the back by their lecturers. They want the freedom to learn based on their schedule and at where they like. In modern generation like now, you can have your education degree through online.

Most learning materials used in online degree programs are in digital format that can be downloaded from the online learning system of the school. Online tutoring is that method of learning which is done by a computer with internet connection. It is a talk of the past when people considered online mode of education as a quick way of obtaining a degree or getting good grades. The need for speed in every sphere of activity in this modern age equally apply to education as people want to learn better to be able to get more from life. In online learning environment, most learning materials and communications are in text format, you need to adapt yourself to this type of learning environment if you want to success in this type of study. Education is an investment for future. And online education is the most rapidly growing dimension of the education sector. The first stage was the introduction of individual classes online. They were intended to supplement on campus classes and not replace them. Study from the comfort of your home- with online education, you have the opportunity to learn from your home.

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Saturday, July 31st, 2010

The rapid growth of online school enrollment is heavily influenced by Latino and African-American students, two historically underrepresented groups in the traditional higher education community. While campus-based U.S. colleges and universities continue to shut out a majority of qualified non-Asian minority students, accredited online schools unequivocally extend an open door to all those who meet eligibility requirements.

Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2010 — In spite of well-publicized transgressions by a handful of for-profit online schools , statistics indicate that online education continues its upward surge, far outpacing the growth rate of traditional colleges and universities.

The significant growth of online school enrollment is heavily influenced by Latino and African-American students, two historically underrepresented groups in the traditional higher education community. While campus-based U.S. colleges and universities continue to shut out a majority of qualified non-Asian minority students, accredited online schools unequivocally extend an open door to those who meet eligibility requirements.

An article by Dr. Courtney Vien, “Reaching Out to the Minority Working Learner”, illuminates the specific hurdles that many Latinos and African-Americans face while navigating the higher education maze. These include poverty, being the first in a family to attend college, supporting a spouse or children while pursuing a college degree, racial discrimination, lack of information about college admissions, and graduating from substandard high schools without adequate college preparation. Cultural and language barriers only add to the mix.

Blacks represent 6.7% of California’s population, according to the U.S. census. Yet African-American students made up only 3% of incoming fall 2009 freshmen at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Latinos fared better at UCSD with a 15% enrollment – still less than half of their 36.6% representation in the general California population. This scenario is similarly played out in traditional schools across the nation.

University of Phoenix , the largest university in North America, reports that 27.5% of its bachelor’s degree students in 2008 were African-Americans and 15.7% were Latino. Accredited online schools, like UOP, specialize in seeking educational, scheduling and counseling solutions that accommodate minority applicants. These non-traditional schools successfully compete with traditional colleges and universities by utilizing basic foundational business principles: They offer a high quality education at competitive tuition rates — along with concierge-type counseling, guidance and support services.

DirectoryofSchools.com , a top provider of centralized online education information, makes it easier for all potential students to find the right online school for their budget and academic needs. The easy-to-navigate website includes listings of thousands of accredited online degrees, vocational programs, and other valuable information about studying online. And by simply filling out a form, potential students can receive a free packet of information directly from as many schools as they want.

Reputable online schools will continue to draw an increasing number of Latino, African American and other students who require a seamless education fit to accommodate their busy work and family schedules.

About DirectoryofSchools.comSince 1999, DirectoryofSchools.com has connected millions of potential students to accredited online degree programs . Directory of Schools is committed to excellence in providing up-to-date career information through partnerships with accredited online colleges, universities and vocational/trade schools that offer online degrees, diplomas and certificates. An in-house verification process reviews accreditation and/or relevant vocational industry standards for each online school, insuring that partner schools are reputable. In addition, comprehensive national directories of U.S. high schools, colleges and universities are available on the DirectoryofSchools.com website, along with an informative Education Blog , Military Education Guide and additional resources. Career-minded individuals need make only one cyber-stop for all e-learning needs.

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Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2010

In spite of well-publicized transgressions by a handful of for-profit online schools , statistics indicate that online education continues its upward surge, far outpacing the growth rate of traditional colleges and universities.

The significant growth of online school enrollment is heavily influenced by Latino and African-American students, two historically underrepresented groups in the traditional higher education community. While campus-based U.S. colleges and universities continue to shut out a majority of qualified non-Asian minority students, accredited online schools unequivocally extend an open door to those who meet eligibility requirements.

An article by Dr. Courtney Vien, “Reaching Out to the Minority Working Learner”, illuminates the specific hurdles that many Latinos and African-Americans face while navigating the higher education maze. These include poverty, being the first in a family to attend college, supporting a spouse or children while pursuing a college degree, racial discrimination, lack of information about college admissions, and graduating from substandard high schools without adequate college preparation. Cultural and language barriers only add to the mix.

Blacks represent 6.7% of California’s population, according to the U.S. census. Yet African-American students made up only 3% of incoming fall 2009 freshmen at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Latinos fared better at UCSD with a 15% enrollment – still less than half of their 36.6% representation in the general California population. This scenario is similarly played out in traditional schools across the nation.

University of Phoenix , the largest university in North America, reports that 27.5% of its bachelor’s degree students in 2008 were African-Americans and 15.7% were Latino. Accredited online schools, like UOP, specialize in seeking educational, scheduling and counseling solutions that accommodate minority applicants. These non-traditional schools successfully compete with traditional colleges and universities by utilizing basic foundational business principles: They offer a high quality education at competitive tuition rates — along with concierge-type counseling, guidance and support services.

DirectoryofSchools.com , a top provider of centralized online education information, makes it easier for all potential students to find the right online school for their budget and academic needs. The easy-to-navigate website includes listings of thousands of accredited online degrees, vocational programs, and other valuable information about studying online. And by simply filling out a form, potential students can receive a free packet of information directly from as many schools as they want.

Reputable online schools will continue to draw an increasing number of Latino, African American and other students who require a seamless education fit to accommodate their busy work and family schedules.

About DirectoryofSchools.comSince 1999, DirectoryofSchools.com has connected millions of potential students to accredited online degree programs . Directory of Schools is committed to excellence in providing up-to-date career information through partnerships with accredited online colleges, universities and vocational/trade schools that offer online degrees, diplomas and certificates. An in-house verification process reviews accreditation and/or relevant vocational industry standards for each online school, insuring that partner schools are reputable. In addition, comprehensive national directories of U.S. high schools, colleges and universities are available on the DirectoryofSchools.com website, along with an informative Education Blog , Military Education Guide and additional resources. Career-minded individuals need make only one cyber-stop for all e-learning needs.

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Saturday, July 31st, 2010

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Friday, July 30th, 2010

Do you work long hours, but want to go to school? Does your work schedule make it impossible to attend traditional sit down classes at college? If so, you will be happy to know that online college degrees are available and are relatively easy to obtain. Many people looking into this wonder what the best types of online college degrees are. Traditionally the courses of marketing, business,history, and child and family studies are some of the easiest online degrees to obtain. However, there are other factors that would help to classify a course as one of the best online courses to take.

One of these factors is the homework load. No body likes tons of homework. If you can find a course that is other than the ones listed above that has low amounts of homework, most people would agree that a course like this would fit the “best” category. Also if the classes are relatively easy but give you a lot of credit hours, this would also go into the category. The truth is that is completely depends on the college or university that you are going to attend and how they run their course material.

With this being said, the importance of researching the online courses available to you at the university you decide to go to is priceless. Through this research you can find the type of online courses that you like and that will fit your busy schedule. You will also be able to better know how many credit hours you can receive and get the most out of your online course taking experience. Research is the key to looking at any school, but especially important if you want to take courses online. This will help you to put together your own list of “best” online college degrees that meet your definition of best and so that you can be happy with your final decision of an online degree course.

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Friday, July 30th, 2010

A career as a nurse can be very rewarding. It takes a special brand of person, either man or woman, to pursue a nursing career. Like any other career, it can be demanding and tiring but being able to help a patient through hospital care or rehabilitation or even to meet their maker, is a special part of the job and it takes a special kind of person to fill that role. It is practically the law that nurses like to work with and be around people. That is what nursing is all about – the people. If you are not a people person, consider a field of nursing that does not require regular interaction with people or choose an entirely different career.

To have a successful career in nursing, takes effort and dedication. It requires constant education to keep up with all the new medical technologies that come out every year. As advances in medicine are made, people are living longer, developing new diseases that were unknown at one time and requiring more intense medical care as the aging process takes over.

Nurses are sometimes at the fore front of implementing new and improved medical technologies and treatments. They get the very first, first hand glance at new surgical procedures or medication therapies. They may be the first to test drive a new piece of medical equipment or be the only one that knew how to repair a piece of medical machinery because they were the only one paying attention in orientation class that day.

Sometimes a career in nursing may be a second calling. Someone who has cared for an aged or ill parent or family member may discover by having that chance nursing was more to their liking than their original career plans. A career in nursing may be seen as the answer to a speed bump in life where an individual isn’t feeling as fulfilled as they once did doing what they were doing. Looking for a new and exciting challenge might lead them to the exciting and ever changing world of nursing. I know two people who after taking care of an ill parent decided to go to nursing school. Both graduated four year nursing programs, each receiving a Bachelor of Science degree and passing the required registration exams. Both worked as a staff nurse at local hospitals. One eventually went to work for an insurance company evaluating medical claims and the other went on to receive a masters degree in nursing then obtaining teaching credentials and is now teaching at a local nursing school. A second career in nursing is possible, no matter what your age.

A nursing career can take you almost anywhere you want to go. Being a travel nurse will take you to other parts of the country or allow you to see other parts of the world. It will present challenges you might not see working anywhere else. Travel nurse might afford you the opportunity to bring new and much needed medical frontiers to areas and people who may be suffering because of the lack of proper medical care. A career in nursing may allow you to save a little piece of the world.

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Friday, July 30th, 2010

Prospective students invited to learn more about college’s online programs

Utica, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2010 — In July and August, Utica College will host a series of virtual open houses targeted to individuals who are interested in pursuing their higher education through the college’s convenient online programs.

Each virtual open house will focus on a different program and will feature a faculty member who will offer an overview of the program, including specializations and the curriculum; discuss industry trends; and talk about the potential career opportunities for graduates. Occasionally current students will take part as well. Attendees will also be able to use a chat function to ask questions about the program and the online learning experience.

A respected, private institution in New York, Utica College offers several of its regionally accredited online bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs online. Currently, programs in business administration, economic crime management, criminal justice, and health care are available, all taught by the same distinguished and experienced instructors who teach in the programs on campus.

The schedule for the summer is as follows:

Master of Science in Economic Crime ManagementMBA in Economic Crime and Fraud ManagementWednesday, July 21, 2010, 6:00pm EST and Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 6:00pm ESTLearn about two of our online master’s degree programs. One of the few graduate programs of its kind, the Master’s in Economic Crime focuses on managing resources to combat financial crime in a complex age of evolving technology and increasing globalization. The MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management combines advanced business knowledge with skills in forensic accounting, fraud detection techniques, and communication security to help organizations identify and deter fraud.

Post-Professional Transitional Doctor of Physical TherapyTuesday, July 21, 2010, 7:00pm EST Designed for licensed physical therapists, the post professional tDPT builds on existing expertise to cover knowledge and skills in diagnostic imaging, prevention and wellness, pharmacology and pathophysiology, and the basics of autonomous practice. The program is customized to each student according to his or her prior education and work experience.

Master of Science in Health Care AdministrationWednesday, July 28, 2010, 6:00pm ESTDesigned for those interested in managing health care and medical facilities, offices, hospitals, and departments, the MS in Health Care Administration teaches students about new operations technology in the field, effective management of resources throughout the health care continuum, and quality management and performance improvement.

Bachelor of Science in CybersecurityBachelor of Science in Economic Crime InvestigationThursday, July 29, 2010, 5:30pm ESTThis open house will cover two of the online bachelor degree programs in our respected economic crime suite. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity offers training in methods to protect electronic data and systems from attacks and loss. The Bachelor of Science in Economic Crime Investigation prepares you for a career in the gathering, analysis, and preservation of evidence of financial transgressions both online and off.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

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Friday, July 30th, 2010

Studies have long proven that college graduates earn more money than those who do not complete college. Yet, far too many people are forced to stop after earning a bachelor degree for a variety of reasons. Today, these problems are being remedied as students can now go to a number of distance education programs to find reputable distance learning master degree program in their area of interest.

Some students may not be able to afford graduate school, and of course they do not want to increase their student loan debt which is usually huge by the time they graduate with their bachelor degree. Others are unable to devote the required time to attend graduate level classes on a campus because they now have families to take care of or other obligations that must be put first.

For some others, graduate school may seem too ambitious or difficult. They may not have the confidence that they could get through the more intense studies required for a master degree because they perhaps struggled through much of their learning at the bachelor level.

All of these are legitimate problems which stand in the way of thousands of people who would love the opportunity to earn a master degree, or perhaps even a doctorate degree one day. Fortunately, online distance education programs are now offering great alternatives for everyone who desires a higher level of education.

For those who cannot afford to pay for a master degree at the institution where they earned their bachelor, online universities can offer more reasonable price structures. Those who have family obligations are able to complete their coursework and study at times that are most appropriate for their lifestyle.

This means even a new mother with an infant can get her master degree if she chooses to study while the baby is sleeping. Where there is a will, there is a way for busy parents who choose to further their education online.

Online university programs are even becoming great options for those who aren’t sure they can deal with the pressures of advanced learning programs. Since they have access to study material and lessons around the clock with the internet, they have more opportunity to take in the information even if it takes them longer than others.

For instance, someone who does not understand a lesson in a college course on-campus will walk out feeling confused, but someone who doesn’t understand a video recorded lesson online can simply back up the video and watch it over and over until they do understand. They can also communicate easier with instructors and other students if they need help beyond the lessons.

The online learning environment just gets stronger and stronger with time. As online applications improve, technology is making the virtual world feel very similar to the physical world. Students can even have real time conversations with their instructors through video chat with some online universities! That isn’t much different from going to a professor’s office and chatting across the desk.

Finding a distance education program that offers a distance learning master degree in your chosen career path may or may not be possible today. While many universities have at least a couple master level options, not every career field is represented with online universities at the master level just yet. The good news is these programs expand every year and many professions are covered online today.

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