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A Conversation with an Enrollment Advisor on Nursing Programs

Prospective students exploring online nursing programs have many questions and diverse needs. With so many choices to make — full-time versus part-time study, online-only versus blended programs, certificates versus degrees — the potentially overwhelming number of options can make enrollment challenging to navigate. Where can you turn for help? At Maryville University, we offer potential nursing students one-on-one counseling with enrollment advisors (EAs) who answer your questions, help you decode the alphabet soup of nursing degree programs, and enroll successfully. Whether you’re a registered nurse (RN) with an associate degree looking to take the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) […]

Shakespeare’s Influence on Contemporary Literature

William Shakespeare changed the English-speaking world forever. By creating new words and tropes, as well as building relationships between writers and patrons, Shakespeare greatly influenced contemporary literature. Not only are actors still performing his plays, but his works’ symbolism, wordplay, and characters inspire contemporary writers to push their creative boundaries. The History of Shakespeare William Shakespeare led a full and interesting life in the world of literature and theater. Early Life William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. As an adult, he moved to London shortly after 1585 to begin his acting apprenticeship. Poetry In 1593 and […]

Music to Help You Study: Best Playlists for Focus and Memory

Deciding whether to study in silence or while listening to music is largely a matter of personal preference. However, you may be interested to learn that numerous benefits are associated with the latter. For example, studying while listening to music is associated with improved concentration, lessened boredom, lower levels of stress, and other benefits, according to 1883 Magazine. However, just as certain types of chocolate pair best with certain types of coffee, some genres of music are more conducive to studying (and exam prep) than others. Below are just a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when you’re […]

Maryville University is focused on the future with its latest tech-focused online programs in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

Beginning Fall 2022 Maryville University to Offer Credentials in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. Additional credentials will be offered to create deep tech-focused educational options for students interested in high-demand computer science careers. Monday, May 16, 2022 — Maryville University is launching three new high-tech online academic programs for the fall 2022 semester. All three credentials are geared toward preparing learners to design, implement, operate and maintain tools and technologies that will impact the future of businesses and organizations across industries. The programs are: Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fundamentals of AI Undergraduate Certificate in Blockchain […]

6 Types of Advertising Methods and How They’re Used

Tables of Contents What Is Advertising?6 Common Types of Advertising Paid Search Advertising Social Media Advertising Display Advertising Native Advertising Print Advertising Broadcast Advertising Your company’s product is so good that you’re sure customers will clamor for it the moment they learn of its existence. How do you cut through all the noise and competition for their attention to tell them about it? In a word, advertising. Businesses have been advertising for as long as there have been businesses: The oldest record of advertising is a scrap of papyrus dated to 3000 B.C. in which an ancient Egyptian named Hapu […]

Healthy Study Snacks for College Students

Eating for brain health offers numerous benefits. A diet that includes brain-healthy foods, such as berries and dry-roasted nuts, has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and slow the aging of the brain by more than seven years, the Mayo Clinic reports. Eating healthy while studying — as opposed to grazing on candy and potato chips while drinking soda — is also beneficial. Snacking on certain types of processed foods can lead to a rapid spike in blood sugar levels, which can prompt the body to speed up the production of insulin to keep blood sugar levels […]

What Are the Pros and Cons of Labor Unions?

The union membership rate among American wage and salary earners was 10.8% in 2020, 0.5% more than in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite the small increase, overall membership numbers in the U.S. have been declining for the past few decades, dropping from 17.7 million union workers in 1983 to 14.3 million in 2020. Controversies surrounding unions have pushed away many workers wary of high dues, corruption, and lack of personal autonomy for union members. Nonetheless, Americans today should carefully consider the pros and cons of union membership before deciding what’s right for them. To learn […]

Social Media Resume: Skills Employers Look For

Tables of Contents First Impressions: The Social Media Resume Your Social Media Resume Marketable Skills List How to List Social Media Skills on a Resume How to Improve Your Social Media Skills Make Your Social Media Resume Stand Out Marketing professionals know how crucial social media is to brand and customer engagement, which in turn drives sales and profits. To be effective, social media campaigns have two goals: to create a conversation with customers about a company’s products and services, and to produce measurable results. A successful social media resume showcases a job candidate’s experience in planning and executing social […]

Psychology of Exercise: Improvements in Mental Health

Tables of Contents What Is Exercise Psychology?Positive Effects of Exercise on Mental HealthExercise Tips for Improving Mental HealthHow Can an Exercise Psychologist Benefit You?Finding Balance in Your Exercise Regimen According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 15% of adults in the U.S. are physically inactive. Lack of physical activity is a contributing factor to chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, various forms of cancer, and obesity. An additional risk of physical inactivity includes increased feelings of anxiety and depression, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Most people know about the physical benefits of exercise, but […]

Remote Jobs for Military Spouses: Choosing a Degree Path

Military families move every two to three years, the United Service Organizations (USO) estimates. Military spouses, especially those who work outside the home, experience numerous challenges in relocating so frequently. Compared with non-military spouses, individuals married to active-duty service members are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed, according to a 2021 report by Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. More than 50% of those polled said employment opportunities were often an issue, and 18% of respondents said employment challenges for spouses led service members to consider separating from the armed forces. But military wives, husbands, and partners having trouble finding […]