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I have nearly a decade’s worth of experience in the healthcare industry, much of it in leadership, and if there is one thing I can tell you from my experience, it is growing fast. As an instructor for Concordia University Wisconsin’s MBA program, I’ve also witnessed some incredible stories of our students achieving remarkable opportunities in healthcare. I wanted to communicate a couple “stand outs” that really emphasize the opportunities out there, especially for those prepared with an MBA degree. My first example is a rather unique case. For the sake of privacy, we will call this student “Doc.” Doc… more >

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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a wonderful next step for current practicing nurses looking to advance a specific career trajectory in the field. But have you considered a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)? Particularly, have you looked at an MBA with a Health Care Administration focus as an alternative? As a practicing nurse, you’ve experienced first-hand the importance that health care administration plays in your organization. Understanding the complexity of the medical system and the business choices that inform current practice are helpful in your current situation. If you look forward to the possibility of being in… more >

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Are you an established nursing professional looking to enact change and move your field forward? Consider a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). A DNP degree allows you to develop the skills necessary for the highest level of practice. As practice leaders transforming the system, DNPs ensure that patients are receiving the best quality of care. Here are the top 7 reasons we believe you should consider pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) today: 1 – It’s the New Standard The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and its member institutions encourage all advanced practice nurses and advanced administrators to… more >

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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… more >

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A large part of our mission here at Concordia University Wisconsin’s Office of Continuing and Distance Education is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for people from every walk of life. That is why we offer a variety of free, open online courses. This year we have a variety of offerings slated so stay tuned to our website for more info. However, our latest course is a service to those who have dedicated their lives to helping others. At CUW, we have a variety of quality nursing and health care  programs and want to help support those who take care of… more >

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