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Should You Pursue a DNP or a Ph.D. in Nursing?

By on November 26, 2018 in nursing with 0 Comments
Should You Pursue a DNP or a Ph.D. in Nursing?

Nursing professionals who wish to pursue the highest level of academic achievement in their chosen field typically choose between two prestigious degrees: the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing. While these doctoral-level nursing degrees share much in common, there are also key differences in both the pursuit and […]

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ACU Online Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Butcher

By on November 23, 2018 in Spotlights - Faculty with 0 Comments
ACU Online Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Butcher

Last year, ACU proudly welcomed one of Texas’ most esteemed leaders to our School of Educational Leadership: Jennifer Butcher. A key player in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program, Jennifer brings a strong background to ACU. She earned both her Master of Education in Educational Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Prairie […]

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Can You Get an MBA if Your Bachelor’s is Not in Business?

By on November 13, 2018 in Business with 0 Comments
Can You Get an MBA if Your Bachelor’s is Not in Business?

If you’re thinking about pursuing your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree but are afraid your bachelor’s in biology (or anything but business) might hold you back, there’s no need for concern. It’s just one more MBA myth to think that your undergraduate degree has to be in business or economics in order for you […]

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Six Easy Ways to Network with Your Online Classmates

By on November 10, 2018 in Graduate School, Student life with 0 Comments
Six Easy Ways to Network with Your Online Classmates

Online degree programs are great for self-starters who love the flexibility and autonomy they afford. However, the downside is there’s less face-to-face contact with peers. Some online students worry that this lack of in-person networking will affect their ability to cultivate the professional relationships so vital to post-graduation career success. Professional connections are a significant […]

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5 Strategies for Success in Graduate School

5 Strategies for Success in Graduate School

Excelling in graduate-level courses and securing your advanced degree requires you to up your undergraduate game in a big way. Graduate students are expected to have: A greater level of academic maturity High emotional intelligence Social professionalism Interpersonal respectfulness Strong research, critical thinking and writing skills For some grad students, this means adopting a few […]

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Student Spotlight: Marc Smithers, Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, Higher Education

By on October 24, 2018 in Spotlights - Students with 0 Comments
Student Spotlight: Marc Smithers, Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, Higher Education

A deep love for learning and “an abiding curiosity in the world” are two reasons Marc Smithers entered ACU Online’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program last summer. The Higher Education concentration is a perfect fit for this passionate learner, who for the last 10 years has served as Assistant Dean of Students for […]

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Student Spotlight: Leticia Ingram, Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership

By on October 18, 2018 in Spotlights - Students with 1 Comment
Student Spotlight: Leticia Ingram, Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership

To say that ACU alumna Leticia Ingram is a passionate advocate for education is the understatement of the year. In fact, this 2016 Colorado Teacher of the Year is one of just two teachers participating in The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. The prestigious panel includes three governors, 28 researchers, […]

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Prepare for Your First Online College Class with These Essential Tips

By on September 28, 2018 in Student life with 0 Comments
Prepare for Your First Online College Class with These Essential Tips

When you enroll in online classes at Abilene Christian University, you’re taking the next step in fulfilling your life’s calling. It’s a big undertaking that affects your future and it’s important to prepare for success before you even get started with your first online class. ACU Online’s Senior New Student Ambassador, Elisabeth Evan, put together […]

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What It Means to Join the ACU Family

By on September 26, 2018 in About ACU with 0 Comments
What It Means to Join the ACU Family

Abilene Christian University is more than a college; it’s a close-knit community of students, faculty, alumni, and staff who are passionate about learning, improving the world around them and integrating faith into their academic and professional pursuits. ACU’s staff works hard to foster a welcoming environment for students. Students, in turn, follow suit by developing […]

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Understanding the Benefits of Earning a DNP Degree

By on September 24, 2018 in Healthcare, nursing with 0 Comments
Understanding the Benefits of Earning a DNP Degree

Nurses have a number of degree programs available to them that will open up doors and qualify them for new positions. Choosing the right program is a critical step in landing their dream job. Interested nurses should carefully consider the benefits of available programs so they can choose the one that will work best for […]

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