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How to Start a Career in Travel Nursing

By on March 7, 2018 in ACU Programs, Careers with 0 Comments
How to Start a Career in Travel Nursing

Locum tenens is Latin phrase for “to hold the place of or substitute for.” For nurse practitioners, it also means a unique career opportunity, full of flexibility, travel, and income potential. Locum tenens work has its roots in the Southwest.  In the 1970s, the University of Utah received a grant to temporarily fund physicians in […]

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Keep the Peace: How Conflict Resolution Skills Help You in the Workplace

By on February 21, 2018 in ACU Programs, Careers with 0 Comments
Keep the Peace: How Conflict Resolution Skills Help You in the Workplace

Conflicts will arise in the workplace; that’s a guarantee. How those situations are handled, though, can affect a company’s well-being. The ability to manage and resolve conflict has become a desirable asset in the workplace for managers and employees alike. In 2016, Forbes Magazine cited conflict resolution as one of the top eight career skills […]

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What It Means to Be a Christian Business Leader

By on February 7, 2018 in ACU Programs, Christianity with 0 Comments
What It Means to Be a Christian Business Leader

No matter what you do for a living, you’ve likely been challenged on the job. When you take your faith to work, though, you’ll have the strength to make it through. Whether your career is in ministry or with a secular organization, integrating your Christian values into your position sets the stage for moral performance […]

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Nutrition Education Programs Nurture Healthier Communities

By on January 24, 2018 in ACU Programs with 0 Comments
Nutrition Education Programs Nurture Healthier Communities

Nutritionists play an important role in the community, and their contributions to society are only going to become more critical as our nation’s approach to health care shifts to become more proactive. ACU’s master of science in nutrition program prepares students for many types of positions in the medical, education, and food services fields. Community-oriented […]

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A Century-Old Tradition: ACU Through the Years

By on January 10, 2018 in About ACU, Student life with 0 Comments
A Century-Old Tradition: ACU Through the Years

When A.B. Barret and Charles Roberson first dreamed up the idea of building a new school in West Texas, they couldn’t have imagined that 100 years later people would be earning degrees in both Abilene AND from afar thanks to technological advances. As an ACU Online student, whether you live near campus or are taking […]

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EdTech Trends: Three Examples of Classroom Technology

By on December 27, 2017 in ACU Programs, Education with 1 Comment
EdTech Trends: Three Examples of Classroom Technology

Education delivery is constantly evolving, moving from chalkboards to whiteboards and from typewriters to computer labs. Today, technology is supporting students in many ways, from new learning opportunities and ways to collaborate with classmates to organizing and protecting student records. Here’s a look at some educational technology —often called edtech—that’s changing how students learn and […]

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Student Spotlight: Zarur De Leon-Torres, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

By on December 13, 2017 in Student life with 1 Comment
Student Spotlight: Zarur De Leon-Torres, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Zarur De Leon-Torres is a Navy Reservist and a full-time student in ACU Online’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. As a Navy corpsman, Zarur worked in field medicine; a role similar to an EMT. Later, he had some specialized training in Naval dentistry, an experience that inspired him to consider becoming a dentist. With […]

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Student Spotlight: Mason Norman, Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

By on November 29, 2017 in ACU Programs, Christianity with 0 Comments
Student Spotlight: Mason Norman, Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Mason Norman’s goal was to teach ministry at the college level, but to do so in the United States, he’d need a Ph.D. So he got creative. In April 2016, less than two months after getting married, Mason and his wife Haley, moved to a new continent. Mason, who earned his undergraduate degree in biblical […]

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Small Island, Big Difference: Student Spotlight — Meghan Tanuvasa, Master’s of Conflict Management and Resolution

By on November 15, 2017 in ACU Programs with 6 Comments
Small Island, Big Difference: Student Spotlight —  Meghan Tanuvasa, Master’s of Conflict Management and Resolution

“I want to be a peacemaker. On this island.” Those are the words—and dream—of Meghan Tanuvasa, a student in ACU Online’s Master’s of Conflict Management and Resolution program. Meghan says while many of her peers from U.S. territories often stay in the mainland United States after college, her goal was always to return home to […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Michael Landry, Nursing

Faculty Spotlight: Michael Landry, Nursing

Adjunct faculty member Michael Landry grew up in a family full of medical professionals. As a kid, he always admired his teachers. Working as an educator in the healthcare field seemed a natural fit. His original plan was to complete medical school, but his aunt—a certified registered nurse anesthetists  at New Orleans VA—inspired him to […]

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