Tips for Taking the NCLEX Exam

Before you can begin a career in nursing you will need to take the NCLEX exam to obtain your nursing licensure.


Starting Pay for IT Jobs Expected to Increase in 2013

A new report revealed that the starting salary for people pursuing a career in information technology will show a large increase in 2013, reflective of the growing importance of IT professionals in supporting the needs of businesses around the world.


New Science Standards Will Impact Teachers

Although the Common Core mathematics and English/language arts standards have received a great deal of attention as of late, soon to be released science standards may have a large impact on those pursuing a career in teaching.

Developed by 26 states in partnership with the National Research Council, the Next Generation Science Standards are designed to ensure that by high school graduation, all students have developed an appreciation for science and are capable of relating their scientific knowledge to applicable uses in their everyday lives.

In particular, the standards help to prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, although the National Research Council hopes to help prepare all K-12 students for college and careers.


Obama Administration Pushes for Universal Pre-K

Students at table

President Barack Obama's push for expanding pre-kindergarten education in his second term could mean there will soon be more demand for elementary school teachers than ever before, providing an incentive for those pursuing a career in teaching to lend their skills to the younger set. 

"Study after study shows that the earlier a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road," Obama said in a recent speech about early childhood education.

Although the White House plan for universal pre-K has been touted as a program that would give every American child earlier access to education, it primarily focuses on delivering that service to highly disadvantaged children.


5-Year-Old Supercomputer is Already Obsolete

Anyone pursuing a career in information technology may not be surprised about how quickly technology is evolving, but it sure has the rest of the world reeling. Roadrunner, declared the world's fastest supercomputer just five years ago, is being dismantled because it has been deemed obsolete.

According to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Roadrunner was the first supercomputer to make one million billion calculations per second, breaking the once-elusive petaflop barrier in 2008.


Social Media Can Lead to Effective Marketing

If you have an interest in marketing and are considering a career in business, you are probably aware of the massive effect that social media has had on the industry. In fact, if you have a Facebook profile, like the 680 million other users around the world, you've experienced first-hand the way that the social media site is shaping the marketing industry.

In today's fast-paced, media-focused world, it's imperative that anyone who wants to be a successful marketer has a deep understanding of how social media can be used to a company's advantage.

Targeted ads
Targeted ads are one way for you to help your company market effectively to a specific consumer base. Targeting allows you to ensure that your ad is seen by the people who are most likely to purchase your product or service, allowing you to customize your ads to make them more appealing to your desired audience.


Need for Nurses with Advanced Degrees on the Rise

As the need for quality patient care continues to grow and the Affordable Care Act makes profound changes to the American healthcare system, there is an ever-increasing need for nurses with advanced degrees to take on leadership roles.

According to Jane Kirschling, a registered nurse and president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the number of nurses earning master's and doctorate degrees has been soaring in recent years, reported.


BSN Degrees Are Becoming Standard at Some Hospitals

By JC Cook

With a salary range of $40K-$80K a year, an unemployment rate under 2%, and duties that improve the health and well-being of the population and leave most with a sense of accomplishment, becoming an RN has been a good career choice for a very long time. But what path should you choose? Historically there have been three paths to becoming a registered nurse: the “hospital” diploma, the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN), and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN). At the completion of each of these programs, the candidate must pass the nursing licensure exam also known as the NCLEX-RN. For many years it didn’t matter which path you took, just as long as you passed the NCLEX-RN.


Specialized Teachers in High Demand by 2020

Good teachers are in high demand in the U.S. By 2020, we’ll need 440,000 more to keep up with the growing brood of kids ages 5-18. This is great news if you’re passionate about working with youngsters to hone their knowledge and help them grow. The better news? The Department of Education (DOE) has a few suggestions about in-demand teachers for the future. Take a look at these specialties as you carve out a career plan.


6 Fast-Growing Careers for Nursing Majors

Nursing is a valuable and diverse career, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing a career path. Nursing isn’t limited to slow-moving private practice or the break-neck pace of emergency rooms. Thanks to growing demands, you’ll have your pick of almost any working environment. Take a look at the fastest growing specialties below. Whether you’re studying to become an RN, BSN, or MSN, you’re likely to find good options in these categories.


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