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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Doctor of Nursing

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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

Admissions Process

Understanding the Admissions Process with ACU

The decision to enter graduate school is an exciting step forward for many people. A graduate degree can help propel their lives forward, opening doors to new careers or advancements within their chosen fields. For many students, however, the decision can also feel nerve wracking and a little overwhelming. For adults returning to school, earning … Continued

Online Degrees

How Do Employers Feel About Online Degrees?

Have you reached the limits of your current role, but you can’t advance until you achieve a higher level of education? Are you hoping to switch careers, but can’t do it without the kind of education you can only get from a degree program? Would you like more opportunities for advancement, training, partnership, entrepreneurship or … Continued

Online Professors

What to Expect from Your Online Professors at ACU

Online learning has become a commonplace mode of learning, and certainly the most prevalent form of off-campus education today. Despite the institutionalized nature of online degree programs and the fact that employers increasingly throw their weight behind the practice, some prospective students are still wary. They wonder whether the educational experience will be as rich … Continued