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The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University has been providing exceptional education in the healthcare field for over 30 years. Ruth Skinner, MSN, ACNP-BC, is the lead faculty member for the acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) program at GCU. She has experience as an acute care nurse practitioner and extensive knowledge of the practice, making her a valuable member of the college.

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By Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business

Grand Canyon University’s online degree programs are growing in popularity due to the freedom and convenience associated with online classes. If you are looking to advance your career by earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA), you may want to consider the benefits of earning it online.

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Siblings are doing his homework for elementary school.

By Rose Gamblin, PhD
Education Administration and Student Teacher Supervisor, College of Education

At a recent family get-together, my youngest daughter sat across from me on a futon with her husband. As the parents of three boys, ages four to 11, they were kept pretty busy.

But today, they were concerned about their seven-year-old.

“Mom, they want to keep Jayden back in second grade.”

“Oh, good,” I replied.

It was the wrong answer.

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A man virtually searching for his dream job

By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Searching for your dream job may seem like an overwhelming process, especially for new college graduates. While you may have an ideal position in mind, it can be hard to decide the right place to begin.

To start the job search process on the right foot, it is important to have a strategy in mind. This way, you can make a good impression when you reach out to potential employers.

So, what does a successful job search strategy look like? Here are five tips to keep in mind when going about your search.

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If you are interested in earning a business degree, you might be debating between business management and business administration for a more specific route to take toward your degree.

But, what exactly separates them from one another? It can be difficult to tell the exact difference between the two fields, as they have many of the same course requirements and involve many comparable subjects of study. While the two programs are definitely similar, there are a handful of differences that may make the decision easier.

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By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)

We seem to live in a society that greatly promotes individualism, and unfortunately, this can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. As human beings, we were not created to go through life alone. God created us to be in relationship with one another.

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In the fascinating world of psychology, earning a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology opens many new doors for those who are passionate about and want to pursue a career in the field.

Obtaining a doctorate degree in psychology is extremely valuable and rewarding. It can qualify individuals to open their own private practice, or even teach and conduct research at advanced levels. The field of psychology is unique in that there are many different areas in which individuals can specialize, so they can pursue careers that are of interest to them.

So, how does one specialize in a particular area of psychology?

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By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication is a valuable skill that relates to all aspects of life, and it is especially valuable in the workplace. Whether it be for selling a product, building relationships with customers or leading organizations, effective communicators are needed in every industry.

A communications major is skilled in constructing messages, and possesses knowledge about effective communication and contextual factors that influence individuals personally or as business professionals. They are capable of understanding diverse audiences and determining how to best communicate with them.

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