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Why You Should Go Into Pre-Nursing

The last two years have proven that nurses are essential for keeping our world healthy. Being a nurse can be one of the most rewarding jobs around. And if you are someone who loves to help people and make a difference in their lives, pursuing a career in nursing will satisfy that need. Plus, nursing … Continued

Student Spotlight: Elijah Rodriguez

An Uncertain Future 2019 was a rough year for Elijah Rodriguez. At the end of his spring semester – because of a variety of factors – he dropped out of his nursing program at ACU in Abilene and moved back to live with his parents in Leander, Texas. He started an associate’s in business administration … Continued

Communication Disorders

What Can You Do With a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders?

The ability to communicate is one of the most important aspects of being human. But, more than 40 million people in the United States have some type of communication disorder. This inability to convey one’s thoughts and feelings can take an emotional toll and deeply impact a person’s quality of life. The field of communications … Continued

America's Top Online Colleges 2022

ACU named among America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2022. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. “Since 2015, ACU Online has significantly grown our online degree offerings in a variety of disciplines to meet today’s learners where they are,” said … Continued

Fleming

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kipi Fleming

From a young age we’re taught to do what we can to get along with others. The difficulty is: many of us don’t know what that realistically looks like once conflict arises. Program Director Dr. Kipi Fleming has found a passion in providing students with the tools and resources needed to interact with others productively. … Continued

study theology

Why Study Theology?

In her article, “Study Theology, Even If You Don’t Believe in God,” author and theologian Dr. Tara Isabella Burton argues that you don’t need to believe in God to study theology. According to Burton, “To study theology well requires not faith, but empathy.” She expands on this point, saying: “The study of theology offers us … Continued

Mercer

Student Spotlight: Kristi Mercer

Meet Kristi Mercer: wife, mom and recently named Project Director of Development for the Institutional Campaign Priority Process at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Before landing her current position, Mercer decided to go back to school to pursue a Master of Healthcare Administration from ACU Online, hoping to develop her expertise and increase … Continued

Affordable Care Act

Ten Years after the Affordable Care Act: Impacts on the Nursing Field

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the most consequential piece of legislation for the medical field in the last half-century. Ten years later, every aspect of the American medical infrastructure has been affected. Below, Dr. Catherine Garner—former Executive Director of Nursing Practice for the Greenville Health System in South Carolina and current Assistant Professor in … Continued

Child and Family

Child and Family Services: Bachelor’s Degree vs. Master’s Degree

Do you feel called to serve and support children and families as they seek greater flourishing in their lives? You’re not alone! Careers in child and family services are constantly evolving and rapidly increasing—providing an array of professional opportunities within the industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of child life … Continued

Student Spotlight: Iris Garcia

If there’s one thing Iris Garcia has learned during her time with ACU Online, it is that it’s never too late to achieve your goals. After having a family and creating a successful career for herself, Iris realized earning a Bachelor of Science in Management would polish her professional skills and open doors to future … Continued