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Top 7 reasons to become a Nurse Educator

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When thinking of potential nursing careers, not everyone immediately thinks of becoming a Nurse Educator. But you have to ask yourself, why? The complex world of healthcare demands that healthcare workers not only use best practices, but also consistently maintaining their knowledge of the latest research and its applications. In short, there is always a need for more education in health care and the nursing world specifically. Key to this endeavor is the role of Nurse Educator. A Nurse Educator trains current and up-and-coming nurse professionals in both academic and practical on-the-job settings.

Here are the top 7 reasons we believe you should consider a career as a Nurse Educator:

1 – Nurse Education Shapes the Future of Nursing
As a Nurse Educator in today’s constantly changing medical landscape, you will be informing the next generation of nurse educators. It is also your critical mission to educate those currently in practice of new, dynamic, and life-saving techniques and theories.

2 – Teach in Schools or in a Clinical Setting (or Both!)
Nurse Educators enjoy a wealth of opportunities to teach in a setting like a hospital or clinic or they may teach in a traditional or online classroom setting. You will have the opportunity to educate various populations. There is an infinite variety of choice associated with being a Nurse Educator — whichever way you take it is up to you.

3 – Care for Patients and Be a Teacher
You are the type of person who enjoys variety in your career and always works towards to achieving continual professional milestones. As a Nurse Educator, you have the opportunity to continue practicing nursing and blend in teaching courses or training others at the same time. If you have longed dreamed of teaching, but did not want to give up the patient care side of nursing, a Master’s degree in Nurse Education allows you the opportunity to do both.

4 – This Career Field is in High Demand
Most people know that nurses are currently in high demand, but did you know that one of the key reasons for this is due to the lack of nurse educators able to train the next generation? As a Nurse Educator, you will not only contribute to helping solve a national nursing shortage, but your skills will be in incredibly high demand. The job outlook for Nurse Educators is excellent.

5 – No More Long Hours. No Longer on Your Feet.
You absolutely love being a nurse, but maybe your body, or family, or lifestyle is asking for a break from the 12-hour shifts and time on your feet. By becoming a Nurse Educator, you can still contribute to the wonderful world of nursing, but change the demands on your body. Most Nurse Educators work in an office, classroom, or conference room setting with shorter hours, creating a much better work-life balance.

6 – You Get to Wear Multiple Hats
As a Nurse Educator, your job will be dynamic. From mentoring students to creating curricula for hospitals to conducting practical trainings, you have a variety of options. You will be in a unique position to bolster your communication, writing, and training skills all while continuing in the field you have known and loved.

7 – Become a Leader in Your Field
As a Registered Nurse, you are already a vital part of the healthcare field. Now become a leader. Imagine inspiring future generations of nurses. Imagine being at the forefront of emerging theory. Imagine being recognized as a leader. Imagine becoming a nurse educator.

Concordia University Online offers a 100% Master of Science Nursing degree with a Nurse Educator track. Rn to MSN options are available. Connect with us to learn more.

#SnapShotSocial

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As a young professional, if you are not online you are missing out on a wealth of job opportunities. As part of your online presence, you need to have a photo that puts your best foot forward.

That is why the Office of Continuing and Distance Education is sponsoring the #SnapShotSocial at the library stairwell lobby on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 from 10am-2pm. All Concordia University Wisconsin students are eligible to have a free professional head shot taken. Not only can you get your photo taken for free, but you will also be able to connect and network with other people!

Take a look at this short video that highlights last year’s #SnapShotSocial. Looking forward to seeing you on April 30th!

Making Work Meaningful

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Roughly speaking, we spend about 1/3 of our lives at work. That figure is based on the assumption that we work 8 hour days and 40 hour weeks. In a world where work and life are often anything but balanced, these figures are most likely generous. When you consider we spend another 1/3 sleeping, and that much of our free time is centered around preparing for work, many people feel like they have little to no time for what is truly meaningful to them.

While many may be perfectly happy with their career, not everyone is currently in their “dream job.” Not every plan for one’s life works out. In our culture we place a high value on achieving our goals, when, in reality, most people often end up in situations they never anticipated. We may end up in jobs where we do not clearly understand how we are doing anything meaningful to the world. Does this imply that all the hours of our lives spent earning a living are truly wasted?

As a Lutheran Christian organization, we cherish the concept of vocation. Vocation can often be understood as a “calling” from God on your life. This calling not only applies to pastors or missionaries, but to everyone, regardless of occupation. God ministers through us in every aspect of our life, no matter how mundane. Are you a father? A mother? A neighbor? A citizen? A co-worker? In all of these roles, God works through you as you love, serve and interact with others. This brings nobility and spiritual significance, to every portion of our daily human existence.

All this may sound well and good, but it can also be hard to practically understand and apply to your life. That is why, on March 19th, 2015, we are holding an event to help you “advance your career and discover your calling.” We will give practical tips and insights that impact you on two levels. First, they aim to genuinely help you be more successful in your current line of work. However, they also are centered on core concepts about the intrinsic vocational value of work. Or going, one step further, your absolute intrinsic value as a unique person created in God’s own image.

Please consider joining us at one of our thirteen learning centers, or online via webinar.

CUW is a leader in competency based education

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We are so proud to announce that Concordia University Wisconsin has been selected to join the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), a national network of leading institutions in the area of competency based education. C-BEN is a Washington DC based organization, supported by the Lumina Foundation and managed by Public Agenda. As a member, we will be working collaboratively with 30 other colleges and universities to conduct ground breaking research that could dramatically alter the future of higher education.

You may already know about the option to earn digital badges that allow you to demonstrate skills as you progress through our Masters in Education – Educational Technology program. Picture this concept applied to other education offerings. You could truly make your education a life-long endeavor with a steady stream of affordable and marketable competency based options. Life long learning is a core driver of the Office of Continuing and Distance Education. We want to make education more accessible and more affordable to meet the demands of a changing world. Our partnership with C-BEN is a tremendous means to accomplish that goal.

New Concordia Promise partners

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CUW is offering a groundbreaking opportunity for students currently enrolled in either a Christian high school or homeschool. The Concordia Promise provides affordable “dual credit courses”  that allow students to take college courses for $50 per credit. Beyond that, if the student chooses to attend Concordia University of Wisconsin for an undergraduate degree, they receive a scholarship covering the cost of their dual credit classes. This means huge savings on overall cost of attendance for our students!

Please join us in welcoming the following schools and take a look at the other schools we are currently partnering with.

Martin Luther High School
Greendale, WI
http://www.martinlutherhs.org/

Milwaukee Lutheran High School
Milwaukee, WI
http://www.milwaukeelutheran.org/

Northeastern Wisconsin (N.E.W.) Lutheran High School
Green Bay, WI
http://www.newlhs.com/

Racine Lutheran High School
Racine, WI
http://racinelutheran.org/

Wolf River Lutheran High School
Cecil, WI
http://wrlhs.org/

To learn more about the Concordia Promise, contact Kathryn.Baganz@cuw.edu.

CUW Ranks 5th Best Online MBA in Management Information Systems

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CUW Education Administration Program Ranked #13“The Best Schools” recently shared their ranking of online MBA management information systems degrees, and CUW ranked 5th. TheBestSchools.org provides in-depth rankings of degree programs and of colleges and universities. According to their site, they select the degree programs based on the quality of the program, types of courses provided, faculty strength, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation.
Online MBA in Management Information Systems degree programs provide the leadership skills, business expertise, and technical competencies required for high-end positions in the rapidly growing field of management information systems (MIS). In a world highly dependent on technology, computer systems professionals play a vital role in meeting a company’s strategic objectives.
MBA in Management Information Systems degree programs typically cover the following subjects: database management systems, information systems design, managing IT projects, information management tools, and business data communications, as well as the procurement and implementation of new software and technologies.

In addition to developing key business skills, MIS students acquire vital skills for working with database systems and network administration. Students learn how to use information systems to serve a company’s business interests and thereby achieve its mission.

You can find out more about the CUW Online MIS program by visiting the MIS program site or by calling 1-877-289-1897.

 

Concordia University Unveils New Concordia Promise Program

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Concordia University has recently unveiled the Concordia Promise, an exciting initiative to support a variety of opportunities for advanced learning and higher education.

Concordia Promise

The Concordia Promise is a scholarship that offers affordable Dual Credit courses for students attending Christian high schools. The Concordia Promise scholarship reduces the cost of tuition from $200 per credit to $50 per credit.*

Concordia Promise Plus

The Concordia Promise Plus is a scholarship in the amount paid for Concordia University Dual Credit courses (up to $50 per credit). The scholarship applies to CU tuition after enrollment at CU for an undergraduate degree. Any student taking Concordia University Dual Credit courses while attending a Christian high school is eligible for the Concordia Promise Plus, if the student chooses to attend Concordia University for an undergraduate degree.

Additional Value for Partner High Schools, Teachers, and Families

Beyond enhancing curricular offerings and providing Christian scholarship funds, the Concordia Promise offers partner high schools additional benefits. Concordia Promise Partner Schools can receive an assortment of supplemental programs such as consulting services from Concordia University, professional development opportunities, participation in leadership summits for qualified high school students, and access to Concordia University’s free non-credit online courses focused upon the needs of high school students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Future courses include a free course for teachers in Christian schools on blended learning, a course for high school students on financial literacy, a course for high school students and families focused on “Is College Worth It?” and a course of career explorations to help high school students begin to explore college majors.

Dual Credit Courses

Concordia University currently offers a variety of fully online Dual Credit courses to help enhance high schools’ offerings of honors-level courses. High schools may also work with Concordia University to arrange face-to-face Dual Credit courses that take place directly on the high school campus. The Concordia Promise provides scholarships to make the Dual Credit courses more affordable for students.

To find out more information about Concordia Promise and Dual Credit courses visit the Dual Credit Site or contact Katie Baganz at Kathryn.baganz@cuw.edu.

*Concordia Promise is available for students currently enrolled in a Christian high school or homeschool who are not eligible for state, district, or outside funding.

Online Education Administration Program Ranked #13 in the Nation

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EDADMINConcordia University Wisconsin’s Master of Education – Educational Administration program ranked #13 in the nation in a recent article by TheBestSchool.org. Factors for the program’s selection included academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths, and reputation.

CUW Education Administration Program Ranked #13

For more information regarding the award, view the article “The 25 Best Online Master’s in Educational Administration Degree Programs” or our press release.

If you’d like to know more about Concordia University Wisconsin’s Online M.S. Education – Education Administration program, contact one our our admissions counselors by filling out a form or calling 1-877-289-1897.

CUW named a top ROI School in Wisconsin

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Concordia University Wisconsin was recently named the #5 university in Wisconsin in terms of student Return on Investment, says Affordable Colleges Online. Affordable Colleges Online built the 2013 list (AC Online: Highest ROI Colleges in Wisconsin) to help students find colleges that “leave you armed with earning power, not lifelong debt.”

Affordable Colleges Online (affordablecollegesonline.org) ranked schools reports were based on PayScale.com’s 2013 College Earnings Report, publications from the Carnegie Foundations, National Center of Education Statistics (NCES), and the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

 

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