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How to Take Your Nursing Career to the Next Level

By on February 13, 2019 in Careers, Healthcare with 0 Comments
How to Take Your Nursing Career to the Next Level

If you’re looking to take your nursing career to the highest level, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree can propel you into the penthouse suite. Along with the more research-based PhD in Nursing, this terminal degree qualifies you to hold the most esteemed and coveted positions in the healthcare field. Whether you choose an […]

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How to Earn Your Master’s Degree While Working Full Time

How to Earn Your Master’s Degree While Working Full Time

Online graduate degree programs have made it incredibly convenient for working adults to earn a master’s while retaining their full-time jobs. But “convenient” is definitely not the same thing as “easy.” Sure, you’ll enjoy the flexible structure. But online programs still require you to augment your off-work hours with class time. Add on personal commitments […]

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10 Key Qualities That Great Leaders Exemplify Every Day

By on January 21, 2019 in leadership with 1 Comment
10 Key Qualities That Great Leaders Exemplify Every Day

It’s no secret that some people are blessed with the gift of natural leadership. But not all leaders are born; many cultivate the skill over the course of several years or even decades. Even natural leaders must work hard to hone their skills. Small choices make all the difference. As a leader, you should strive […]

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Student Spotlight: Keri Croy, MBA-Organizational Development

Student Spotlight: Keri Croy, MBA-Organizational Development

Big things await ACU Online student Keri Croy, a talented and passionate payroll specialist. She’s currently pursuing her MBA in hopes of scoring a promotion — but along the way, she’s gaining so much more. In addition to benefiting from the business curriculum of her MBA program, she’s learning about Christ-centered leadership, which she hopes […]

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Student Spotlight: Hannah Gramling, MBA-Marketing

Student Spotlight: Hannah Gramling, MBA-Marketing

ACU Online’s MBA in Marketing program attracts students from all walks of life. Many already enjoy successful careers but hope that their graduate degree will take them to the next level. This is certainly the case for MBA-Marketing student Hannah Gramling. A real estate agent by profession, Hannah is intent on gaining her brokerage license […]

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Barna Group’s Bill Denzel on Christians Connecting Calling with Career

By on December 21, 2018 in Christianity with 1 Comment
Barna Group’s Bill Denzel on Christians Connecting Calling with Career

Bill Denzel is Vice President at Barna Group and the Executive Director of the Barna Vocation Project. Barna has a multi-year vision for studying vocation and providing data-driven resources to help people discover and activate their calling. Both Denzel and David Kinnaman, Barna’s President, are passionate about the concept of vocation—what we are called to […]

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ACU and African Christian College: Educating Christians for Service Across the World

ACU and African Christian College: Educating Christians for Service Across the World

Our mission at Abilene Christian University is to “educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.” Our core work is to equip students so they can make a real difference in the world, and the story of the African Christian College (ACC) is just one example of how we hope to educate Christians […]

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How to Stay Motivated While Taking Online Classes

By on December 19, 2018 in Student life with 1 Comment
How to Stay Motivated While Taking Online Classes

Going online for your degree program seems like the perfect fit for starting your graduate degree journey. After all, you are already busy with family and career, so there is no way you have time to physically go to class. When you actually get into your program, however, you may find that it’s a little […]

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“Trust the Process” by Andy Burns

By on December 14, 2018 in Graduate School with 0 Comments
“Trust the Process” by Andy Burns

In 2013, the NBA’s Philadelphia 76’ers began a rebuilding process marshalled by a brand new general manager Sam Hinkie. At first, some questionable moves left some fans feeling uneasy about the future of their beloved “Sixers.” It was during this time of rebuilding and uneasiness that a new phrase in “Sixer” culture was born. Interestingly, […]

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Exploring Christians at Work: Dr. Ben Ries on the Barna Group Study

By on December 13, 2018 in Christianity with 100 Comments
Exploring Christians at Work: Dr. Ben Ries on the Barna Group Study

A collaborative partnership between the Barna Group in Ventura, CA and Abilene Christian University has produced a new report titled Christians at Work. The first step in a multi-year initiative focused on vocation, this powerful study examines employed, self-identified Christians in the United States. The goal was to specifically explore vocational attitudes within the respondents’ […]

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