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Nutrition

Why Registered Dietitians Should Get Their M.S. in Nutrition

Nutrition and dietetics is booming. From 2020-2030, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects there will be an average of 5,900 job openings each year for nutritionists and dietitians. This projection marks an 11% growth rate of the field in the next decade, far outpacing the average occupation growth rate of 8% growth rate. … Continued

Burnout and Stress: Mental Health Crisis Hits America’s Healthcare Workers

The American mental health crisis affects everybody. The COVID-19 pandemic brought a simmering systemic issue to a boiling point. Rising levels of depression and anxiety impact large portions of our population within every category of age, race, and class—but one group hit particularly hard by this trend is healthcare workers. In fact, mental health burnout … Continued

Healthcare leadership

Planning your Healthcare Leadership Career

Written by Suzanne Moss Richins, RN, DHA, FACHE, Adjunct Faculty/SME, ACU Master of Healthcare Administration Program The healthcare industry is experiencing a rapid transformation. From adapting to the challenges of providing care during a pandemic to creating innovative ways to retain staff and improve employee morale, more traditional models of care delivery are being reevaluated. … Continued

Being a Global Citizen in a Globalized World

Written by Dr. Sarah Easter, assistant professor of management at Abilene Christian University. In 2005, Thomas L. Friedman, a New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, declared that the world was flat. The thesis of his wildly popular book The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century argued that globalization started … Continued

Master of Education in Higher Education

Why Should You Get a Master of Education in Higher Education?

The last two years have been a watershed moment for higher education. Mounting demographic changes, a staggering worldwide pandemic, and uncertain institutional responses to these realities have produced an unparalleled volatile situation for contemporary higher education. Individuals and institutions who want to navigate these choppy waters need nerve, grit, and a pioneering sensibility. Luckily, ACU … 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

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

Dr. Pope

Pope Transitions to Teaching Online and Creates “More Engagement than Ever”

In this new environment of learning, more and more professors are leaning into the online platform to teach their classes and interact with their students. One such professor is long-time COBA professor, Dr. Don Pope. Dr. Pope teaches undergrad and graduate classes, and within the past year, has transitioned to teaching his classes online. While … Continued

innovation in healthcare

Innovation in Healthcare: ACU Master of Healthcare Administration

Healthcare is changing radically. Innovations in technology and modified legislation have resulted in a shifting landscape—one that opens up significant opportunities for leadership. A master’s degree in healthcare administration offers a high-demand, fast-growth career path. Many physicians are selling their private practices to hospitals, insurance costs are rising, and the healthcare needs of the aging … Continued

Online MBA program

6 Things to Look for in an Online MBA Program

Has business always interested you? Are you curious about the wealth of opportunity available to those with a business education, managerial skills or a background in the financial sector? Have you considered getting an MBA? If not, should you be considering it? Well, if you’ve been paying attention to the title of this post … … Continued