Author: Beth Dumbauld

  • Where are the nursing jobs? How do I get one?

    Beth Dumbauld

    Where are the nursing jobs? How do I get one? by Steven Pope I’ve spoken to about 1,500 nurses in the past twelve months as an enrollment counselor at Western Governors University. There are typically two types of students I spoke to that are looking to get a degree in nursing to improve their job opportunities. The first are those that have an associates or diploma from 15+ years ago and are coming back to get their BSN, often because their hospital is forcing them to for magnet status purposes. And second are fresh graduates who just finished their associates in nursing from a community college. Both face the same problem – how to obtain or keep a nursing job? Education, the prerequisite for a nursing job Education is the k ...

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  • Mow Down The Costs of College by Taking Online Summer Classes

    Beth Dumbauld

    Mow Down The Costs of College by Taking Online Summer Classes Guest Post by Beth Dumbauld This summer it would be easy to take refuge in a hammock and let everything grow wild. Though it’s hard to say how your neighbors would feel about living next door to a suburban jungle, it’s easy to imagine how your college dreams could be thwarted by a summer of neglect. So take out your clippers, sharpen your blades and keep your brain well-tended by reading this StraighterLine Report: The Do’s and Don’ts of Taking Summer College Courses for High School Students, College Students, and Adult Learners The Nobel Prizes won’t be announced until October this year. In the meantime, as you wait to hear your name called, why not give yourself th ...

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  • All She Wants to do is Nap, Nap, Nap - and Earn Her Degree: Moms and College

    Beth Dumbauld

    By Beth Dumbauld All moms are rock stars even when they’re sporting mom jeans and sensible shoes. Doesn’t matter what you wear when you take classes online. Ignore the paparazzi banging on your minivan door and read about other famous moms who went back to school in this StraighterLine Report: Famous Moms who Went Back to School Just had a baby and your brain has turned to mush? Turn your mind back into a solid by taking online college courses. You can learn how in this StraighterLine Report: Going to College After a Baby: One Nap at a Time Work it, earn it, own it. With online learning, you have the ability to earn your degree even as an over-scheduled working mom. During your next coffee break, why not consume these low calorie tip ...

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  • Six Tips to Keep You Moving Forward with a College Education

    Beth Dumbauld

    Six Tips to Keep You Moving Forward with a College Education By Beth Dumbaud In the 2011 “Pathways to Prosperity” study by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the United States earned the dubious honor of having the highest college drop-out rates in the study – with just 56% of college students complete 4-year degrees within 6 years. You can help change this statistic. One of the best ways to approach going back to college, even if you abandoned your first attempt at higher education, is to break down the college process into a series of parts. Taken by itself, each part is specific and doable. Here they are, in the form of 6 tips you can follow to keep moving forward. Tip 1: Assess your career aspirations. Knowing where ...

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  • Does StraighterLine Offer a Better Way to Earn College Credits than AP Exams? You Decide

    Beth Dumbauld

    Does StraighterLine Offer a Better Way to Earn College Credits than AP Exams? You Decide Do AP Exams or StraighterLine courses offer you a better way to earn college credit and get a faster start on your college work? Let’s take a closer look. What Are AP Exams? The Advanced Placement (AP) program, run by The College Board, is made up of two components: AP classes that are offered in high schools and AP tests that are administered by The College Board. In order to earn college credits through the AP program, you need to pass an AP test and have those credits accepted by colleges where you are applying. There are currently 34 AP courses that you can choose from. Topics include languages, history and politics, math, science, and ...

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