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Why I Chose to Pursue a Master's Degree
In today's educational environment, breadth as well as depth in education is encouraged. Even scientists are encouraged to take courses in writing, and students of literature must become conversant in the specifics of genetics as well as hermeneutics. And students of business must understand psychology as well as finance and corporate case histories. However, once one passes the undergraduate level, there comes a time where specificity rather than generality is the goal of one's education. Rather than courses that merely survey a subject area, a student craves the ability to study something in a systematic fashion, and in greater depth. Moreover, as fewer and fewer undergraduate degrees require less and less independent research, gaining a master's degree not only gives a student a greater access to course work with a higher level of concentration, but also gives a student greater…
The Value Today of Pursuing a Graduate Degree in the Humanities
Even prospective college applicants to undergraduate institutions of learning are encouraged today, to market themselves on their applications as 'products' of value. They make it unabashedly clear that they are potential human dividends that will return the university's investment in their education, in the form of high ratings in U.S. News and World Report College rankings as well as in alumni contributions. The competitive nature of the job market has also caused many current college students to view the attainment of a degree as simply another bullet point on their resume, rather than a holistic learning experience. Those who do go onto graduate school increasingly chose to pursue professionally oriented or technically oriented, specialized degrees, such as an MBA, a JD, or even a MA in educational technology. In such an environment, what is the value and…
I know success, good business, entrepreneurship is out there. And I know that an MBA is going to be the first step toward getting it. An MBA will help me realize the success I need.
My relevant background consists of two influential, formative experiences: the attainment of my bachelor's degree in accounting at the University of Sharjhah in United Arab Emirates and my three years spent working as a retail manager at T-Mobile. These experiences have created a business-oriented foundation on which I plan to build in the future, and more immediately, during my pursuit of a MBA.
I couldn't have hoped for a better, more enriching exposure to a diverse set of intelligent peers than the one I had at University of Sharjhah. During the course of my experience at this university -- the majority of students at University of Sharjhah are international -- I developed a broad understanding…
Business and Entrepreneurship)
If I were to describe myself in a single word, it would be 'fluent.' I have striven to make myself fluent in a variety of languages and cultures so my skill set can be adaptable to my current workplace and to the workplace of the future. For example, in my role as a marketing assistant for Pepsi Co. In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, I found myself working for an American company that was attempting to solidify its market base in the Middle East. I had to translate the all-American appeal of Pepsi to a foreign setting, and persuade consumers in a manner that was culturally comprehensible that Coca-Cola was not 'it,' and they should try the Pepsi brand.
As part of my work for Pepsi, I designed and crafted marketing materials, spanning from articles, brochures, projects, press releases, and event announcements, to company newsletters, trade-show passes, and reports,…
Wishing to Pursue Graduate Study
Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health was asked in an interview if he knew at a young age what he wanted to do or if it was an idea that evolved over time. He replied: "You can…grow into what you want to do…grow into your aspirations." I took that to mean that personal experiences can open our eyes to possibilities and that small successes can focus our attention on goals that once seemed too lofty. I have learned the importance of taking one step at a time and striving to excel in every stage before reaching for the next level. Like a rock climber, I have also learned to visualize my next handhold -- and picture myself achieving that goal even as I reach for it.
Despite some difficult life circumstances, I have been graced by my origins and my experiences as an immigrant.…
BSN Degree: Pathway to Professional Nursing
BSN Pros and Cons
Nursing education goals must adapt to changes in healthcare policy in order to better serve the needs of patients. Beginning in 1965, the American Nurses Association took a position that promoted academic degree programs as a way to foster the development of an autonomous nursing profession. This position necessarily rejected the value of the hospital-based diploma programs in existence at the time. This policy was based on the perceived need to improve the quality of patient care by creating professional nurses trained to take on a variety of roles, including healthcare management, nursing education, and nursing research. Although there is real value in earning an associate degree in nursing, the BSN degree is the requisite entry point for anyone interested in professional nursing and the many roles that entails. The BSN degree is also a prerequisite for further career development…
Ashford, Ellie. (2011, Mar. 28). Data show value of associate degree RN programs. CommunityCollegeTimes.com. Retrieved 12 Sep. 2013 from http://www.communitycollegetimes.com/Pages/Workforce-Development/Federal-data-demonstrate-value-of-associate-degree-RN-programs.aspx .
Blegen, Mary A., Vaughn, Thomas E., and Goode, Colleen J. (2001). Nurse experience and education: Effects on quality of care. Journal of Nursing Administration, 31(1), 33-39.
Chang, Yun-Kyung and Mark, Barbara A. (2009). Antecedents of severe and nonsevere medication errors. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41(1), 70-78.
Donley, Rosemary and Flaherty, Mary Jean. (2002). Revisiting the American Nurses Association's first position on education for nurses. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 7(2). Retrieved 11 Sep. 2013 from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume72002/No2May2002/RevisingPostiononEducation.aspx .
The long-term income difference between those who obtain occupational degrees versus those who obtain more general or liberal arts degrees.
It is a general understanding that education provides individuals with a number of labor market benefits besides increased income. More educated persons tend to be autonomous, more mobile and flexible, enjoy higher job security, and experience higher levels of employment (Lee, 2014). However, income usually receives the highest attention, even though it may not capture all these advantages of employment. As much as all graduates experience these effects of education, this experience is never uniform. Huge differences do exist when it comes to the income and status of occupation of graduates. There have been many investigations trying to find out what brings these variations and one factor that has featured significantly is fields of study. There are different groupings of fields but generally an individual obtains either an occupational specific…
Networking in Student Affairs
Student Affairs Networking
Graduate students who will be moving into work in higher education and student affairs have much to consider, including professional development and networking. Ideally, that networking should start well before graduation is imminent, because it allows the student to develop contacts in the professional world before he or she moves into that world on a more permanent basis. Students who have professional contacts before they finish graduate school are more likely to see success in the working world in an earlier time frame, which can help those students make the transition from educational institution to professional working environment more easily.
While this type of networking and development does not guarantee success, it is one of the most significant things a student can do to move toward career placement and advancement in his or her chosen field. The literature that is addressed in Chapter…
Agre, P. (2002). Networking on the network: A guide for professional skills for PhD students. University of California. Retrieved from http://telecom.inescporto.pt/~rcampos/PhDNetworking.pdf
Fedynich, L. & Bain, S.F. (2011). Mentoring the successful graduate student of tomorrow. Research in Higher Education Journal: 1-7. Retrieved from http://www.ww.aabri.com/manuscripts/11803.pdf
Singh, V., Vinnicombe, S., & James, K. (2006). Constructing a professional identity: How young female managers use role models. Women in Management Review: 1-11. Retrieved from https://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/bitstream/1826/1024/1/WIMR%20Singh%20Vinnicombe%20James%20%20Role%20Models%20prepub.pdf?origin=publicationDetail
Accountancy is defined as a profession which is primarily responsible for keeping financial records, including records pertaining to expenditures and taxation. Accountants provide advice to clients, but they have a larger responsibility to the profession that transcends immediate client needs. [an Accountant Job Description] No matter how lucrative the client, the accountant must uphold the profession's ethical standards. That is why one of the most important qualities of any accountant is his or her trustworthiness. When an accountant signs an audit, it is not like a press release or a piece of advertising. All of those who read it expect it to be accurate, given that it will be used for vital considerations spanning from investors evaluating if it is worth spending their hard-earned dollars to invest in a company, or a member of the government to determine at what rate to tax the company.
Of course, accountants must possess…
Social Work Statement of Purpose
While some people may be able to point to a distinct time or place in their lives when they knew how they wanted to make their livelihood, for others, the path to a profession cannot be mapped so precisely. My motivation to seek a Master's Social Work (MSW) degree is rooted in diverse experiences in both my personal and occupational lives.
I grew up in a family with a strong sense of community. In my extended family, some members had limited resources but they still found ways to be of help to their neighbors. When I think back to the years of my upbringing, I remember that many people in my family and community communicated their values to me, and expected me to assume a helpful stance in my life. As I grew, those expectations did too, and I learned that an aspect of my…
Education is an important quality that can be very beneficial to any given profession. The specialization of education in today's world serves purposes and offers new challenges. This is most evident when comparing the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level (AND)versus the baccalaureate degree level (BSN). The purpose of this essay is to describe these differences and compare their varying tendencies and qualities. Additionally, this essay will address a patient care situation that highlights how nursing care may differ upon the educational level of the nursing professional.
The associates degree earned in a nursing education allows that individual to contribute to the medical profession and minimize the educational requirements to do so. While some may consider this a short cut and not going the full distance, there are good reasons that these programs are offered and thousands of people participate in them.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008). The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. October 20, 2008. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/BaccEssentials08.pdf
Mahaffey, E. (May 31, 2002). "The Relevance of Associate Degree Nursing Education: Past, Present, Future." Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. 7 No. 2, Manuscript 2. Available: www.nursingworld.org/ojin/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume72002/No2May2002/RelevanceofAssociateDegree.aspx
Once each student graduates from the various colleges and training institutions, it is their expectations that they will be able to either get gainful employment that is equivalent to their academic and training levels and one that is sustainable. If the graduates will not be able to get the gainful employment, then it is hoped that they should be able to create employment as the contemporary trends are. There are however some other intervening factors that can help in achieving this, some of them are the emotional intelligence of that particular graduate or job seeker and the academic achievement of that particular candidate. These three factors, employability, emotional intelligence and the academic achievement interact in specific manner to shape the ultimate quality of employability of a given candidate. They have a symbiotic relationship particularly in the current competitive environment where education and innovation has influenced change and in…
As part of my studies in terrorism and homeland security which were a requirement of my military service, I have come to understand the need for strong intelligence, culturally-astute law enforcement, and effective security protocols when dealing with threats from within as well as from without.
Homeland security remains one of the most vitally necessary components of law enforcement, as seen by the recent alerts raised regarding potential terrorist attacks threatening our nation's major cities. The exciting aspect of this field is that it is constantly changing -- just as America's enemies are always looking for new ways to attack the U.S., law enforcement officials within this specialty must have a flexible and open-minded approach, so they too can change with the needs posed by the environment. I would like to have a substitutive impact in terms of my future career, and I believe that I have the potential to…
Value of a BA Degree
The Value of BA Degrees
Would you say this statement is "True" or "False"? Too many people are going to college these days. Many experts in business say that the statement is true. People once thought that college degrees were the most important advantage that people could attain through their own efforts (uiz 2011). But the situation is changing. A look at employees and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley underscores a more pessimistic and sobering view of college education (uiz 2011). People who work in technical jobs without the benefit of formal coursework in higher education can be free to follow their interests and creativity (uiz 2011). These new technology experts don't need to get locked into boring corporate jobs that pay well in order to pay off enormous student loan debt burdens (uiz 2011). The cost of higher education keeps rising and there are those…
Baum, Sandy and Kathleen Payea. "The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society." Trends in Higher Education Series, Revised Edition. 2005.
Edsall, Thomas. "The Reproduction of Privilege." The New York Times. 12 March 2012. < http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/ >
Hill, Kent, Dennis Hoffman, and Tom R. Rex. "The Value of Higher Education: Individual and Societal Benefits (With Special Consideration for the State of Arizona). Productivity and Prosperity Project (P3). October 2004. Tempe, Arizona: L. William Seidman Research Institute W.P. Carey School of Business Arizona State University? (2004).
Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment. Economic News Release, Bureau of Labor Statistics. United States Department of Labor. 2 November 2012.
13). The reason the U.S. struggles to attract internationally educated engineering talent is due to "visa uncertainties and growing economic opportunities in their countries of origin" (Gereffi, p. 13).
Norcini, John J., Boulet, John R., Dauphinee, Dale W., Opalek, Amy, Krantz, Ian D., and Anderson, Suzanne T. (2010). Evaluating the Quality of Care Provided by Graduates of
International Medical Schools. Health Affairs, 29(8), 1461-1468.
About one-fourth of physicians in the U.S. were educated through international medical schools, according to John J. Norcini and colleagues. This research is related to the topic at hand because while there are plenty of jobs for doctors educated and trained internationally, research shows that patients whose doctors graduated from international medical schools and were not U.S. citizens when they entered medical school "…had significantly lower mortality rates" than patients cared for by doctors who graduated from U.S. medical schools or were U.S. citizens when trained…
Zhiwen, Guo, and van der Heijden, Beatrice. (2008). Employability enhancement of business graduates in China: Reacting upon challenges of globalization and labour market demands.
Education & Training, 50(4), 289-304.
The employability of recent business graduates in China is not at a very high level, according to Guo Zhiwen, et al., because while Chinese graduates have high scores, they have "low ability" and few "transferable skills" (Zhiwen, et al., 2008, p. 291). Moreover, many Chinese graduates who finish college ranked high in their class, have no "…clear idea how to present themselves during job interviews," Zhiwen writes. Hence, Chinese firms tend to hire "multinationals" and others from "overseas" that have international business degrees and international experience (Zhiwen, p. 291). Recruitment difficulties appear to be "…mainly the result of a lack of employability," Zhiwen explains, that is, a "mismatch" between the abilities of graduates and "labour market demands" (p. 293).
Earning an Education Degree
The advantages a person can realize with a college degree are numerous. And getting a bachelor's degree in education has many benefits for those who wish to go into teaching. The nation always needs quality teachers, and getting a degree in Education helps prepare a student for this vitally important aspect of learning in America. This paper examines and critiques the opportunities that are out there for a person with a degree in Education. Every student that has a chance to attend a college or university should seize that opportunity and make the most of it. In this paper the importance of a degree in education will be fully presented and critiqued.
How much is a college or university degree actually worth in dollar terms?
First of all, the basic facts of obtaining a college or university degree are eye-openers. A study conducted by Arizona State…
College Board. "Major: Education." Retrieved May 10, 2011, from http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/majors/13.0101.html .
Degree Advantage. "Value of Earning A College Degree." Retrieved May 10, 2011, from http://www.degreeadvantage.com/value-of-college-degree.html.
Dillon, Sam. "Report Envisions Shortage of Teachers as Retirements Escalate." The New York
Times. Retrieved May 10, 2011, from http://www.nytimes.com .
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approach issues of theology, sociology, ethicality and behavior with
sychology: rofessional Ethics and Legal Issues (523), though an elective,
seems to be an absolutely indispensable channeling of study time. The
examination of issues of ethical and legal centrality to the research or
practice of psychology should arm future professionals with the underlying
information and philosophical orientation needed to approach this complex
field with sensitivity, objectivity and integrity.
Teaching Introduction to sychology (GIDS 524) is an elective which should
serve to further the knowledge and information obtained in Advanced
Educational sychology (GIDS 521), continuing to refine the ideas and
theories instructed through my larger course of study into a set of tools
for the demonstration of this knowledge. Here, I anticipate sharpening the
skills which I already possess to serve in the instructional capacity on
the interdisciplinary relevance of psychology.
This first phase…
Psychology: Professional Ethics and Legal Issues (523)
Advanced Educational Psychology (521)
Teaching Introduction to Psychology (GIDS 524)
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Social services are considered to be one of the most activities for the development and improvement of a society, especially in the developed Western societies. Recognizing the importance of social services and feeling responsible as a citizen of the society to make some contributions, I decided to join this profession. I am associated with this profession from the last 15 years and I believe that I have been successful enough in terms of professional growth in this field as well as in terms of my contributions to the society. During the perusal of my assignments at work, I always felt pleasure to help out the troubled families. Resolving the problems of families at risk always made me feel proud. Helping out the families to stay together…
This makes retention essential, as new nurses must stay with the hospital and become nurse specialists for CMC to continue to maintain its reputation. Nursing education is also essential.
Unfortunately, a stressed and pressured environment that is understaffed can create tension rather than foster cooperation between nurses, particularly old and young nurses. Older nurses may believe that their younger colleagues must 'pay their dues' before they are fully accepted as part of the staff. Younger nurses may find themselves given more onerous tasks and denied learning opportunities, as they assume the 'grunt work' of the nursing staff.
Sadly, no one benefits from such an adversarial culture. Younger nurses leave in greater numbers, out of frustration, further compounding the nursing shortage at CMC. Little hands-on instruction and education means that new graduates lack confidence and autonomy in their decision-making and are more prone to error and relying upon more skilled…
AACN Fact sheet. (2009, September). AACN website. Retrieved April 10, 2010 at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/FactSheets/NursingShortage.htm
Addressing the nursing shortage: Background brief. (2010). Kaiser Permanente. Retrieved April
10, 2010 at http://www.kaiseredu.org/topics_im.asp?imID=1&parentID=61&id=138
Buerhaus, Peter I. (2010). Trends in the experiences of hospital-employed registered nurses:
Stratford High graduate (1991), Houston Texas, I gained my first exposure to the importance of applying management principles in High School, when I owned and operated a Yard Service. The experience was invaluable since it taught me the art of customer acquisition and retention and how a customer centric approach was key to success in business. During the same time, I also served as a Lifeguard at some of the neighbourhood pools, which gave me my first insights into inter-personal skills, facing as I did situations where I had to persuade and counsel some of the more dare devil kids.
I was also privileged in that I had the advantage of learning the value of academic studies from my mother who was a Junior High Science and Tech teacher, while being able to reflect on the challenges of experiential situations through my father who worked as a Petroleum Engineer for…
Online vs. traditional degrees [...] difference between getting a traditional (attending class) education vs. online/distance degree. Since the advent of the Internet, increasing numbers of students of all ages are utilizing online courses as part of their higher education experience. Today, getting a degree totally though online coursework is becoming more and more popular, but what are the negatives of obtaining an online degree vs. A traditional in-class degree? Many experts believe an online degree is simply not as effective as a traditional degree.
Online education has been making major strides in education around the world since the mid-1990s. Students from high school to graduate school utilize online courses to augment their schoolwork, but online courses are especially popular with older students, who find they fit in to their hectic schedule more effectively. One survey found over 6000 online courses offered in the year 2000 (Long and Javidi). While many…
Editors. "Distance (Online) Learning Vs. Virtual (Traditional) Education." CollegeHints.com. 2004. 3 April 2004. http://www.collegehints.com/distance-learning-versus-traditional-education.html
Long, Larry W. And Javidi, Akbar. "A Comparison of Course Outcomes: Online Distance Learning vs. Traditional Classroom Settings." Illinois State University. 2001. 3 April 2004. http://www.communication.ilstu.edu/activities/NCA2001/paper_distance_learning.pdf
Smith, Glenn Gordon, David Ferguson, and Mieke Caris. "Online vs. Face-to-Face." THE Journal (Technological Horizons In Education) 28.9 (2001): 18.
Vogt, Peter. "Will Employers Value Degrees Earned Online?" CollegeJournal.com. 8 Nov. 2001. 3 April 2004. http://www.collegejournal.com/jobhunting/searchstrategies/20011108-vogt.html
Even a manager from a non-engineering background can appreciate the value of efficiency and saving time. Someone once said to me that the key to being a good engineer was developing a solution for a dollar in ten minutes that would take a non-engineer ten dollars and ten hours to solve. Error-free efficiency in the shortest time possible is critical to best business practices in a variety of fields. Continuous improvement is always the goal of any good engineering practice. Being independent, self-motivated, and able to complete assignments with minimum supervision has always been my strengths, but I look forward to sharing my experiences with other students, and learning from their diverse backgrounds.
Required Essay #3: Describe a situation that prompted self-evaluation and change. Discuss your involvement and its effect on your goals.
After obtaining my degree in electrical engineering, I began working full-time as a control engineer. Over the…
easons for Seeking a Counseling Degree
Goals of Counseling
easons for seeking Counseling Degree
Effective Counseling Skills
Move on with Life
Making a Difference in someone's life
Personality Characteristics for Counseling
Counseling as a Career
Counseling is referred as the relationship between a counselor and an individual in which the counselor helps the individual to achieve a particular goal in the best way that can satisfy an individual. It can also be referred as the methods, techniques and skills which can help an individual to solve and cope with their problems. Counseling is the method through which a counselor can guide an individual to have a clear understanding of his or her attitude by helping the person to explore his or her thoughts, behavior and feelings about a particular situation.
Professional counseling is a technique that enables the…
Dillon, S. (2007). Effective Work Habbits. A list of skills needed to become Effective Counselor.
Jackson, R. (2008). Counseling. The Importance of Counseling.
O'Driscoll, N. (2010). Counseling. Reasons for seeking an Advanced Degree in Counseling.
Pursue a Medical Degree?
s children, most of us don't think of becoming the next big television star. Plenty of us have dreams like I did, of saving the world like my favorite super hero. Most of us learn how difficult that is as we grow older, and turn our thoughts to other things, like a career, money, and fame and fortune. When it was my time to attend college, everyone around me knew I would become a banker or accountant. However, I was unable to choose a final career path, because nothing seemed right for me. How could I truly help someone as a banker: give them free checking? My heart was not in those careers. Instead, I chose to serve my country.
graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine cademy, and began serving my country on the USNS rctic. t the time the world was in a state of…
As children, most of us don't think of becoming the next big television star. Plenty of us have dreams like I did, of saving the world like my favorite super hero. Most of us learn how difficult that is as we grow older, and turn our thoughts to other things, like a career, money, and fame and fortune. When it was my time to attend college, everyone around me knew I would become a banker or accountant. However, I was unable to choose a final career path, because nothing seemed right for me. How could I truly help someone as a banker: give them free checking? My heart was not in those careers. Instead, I chose to serve my country.
A graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and began serving my country on the USNS Arctic. At the time the world was in a state of chaos, the U.S. And Iraq were on the brink of war, and terrorism had become a worldwide fear. As a result, my vessels schedule was about to change and unexpectedly so was my life. On March 19, 2003, the U.S. And coalition forces began conducting military operations against the nation of Iraq. Over a period of approximately 4 months, I witnessed death and destruction first hand, and I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
Occasionally my ship would pull into port and I would walk the streets of Middle Eastern nations. During these journeys, I would encounter the most extraordinary people: women and children whose lives had been destroyed by years of war. The more I saw, the more these images of sick and dying children would not leave my mind. I realized there are underprivileged children back home who require medical attention just like these children. At that moment, I discovered my calling. I wanted to be a doctor more than anything else in the world. I made a silent promise to myself that I would reach that goal and help those who need it most. It is those images of the children of war that give me the motivation everyday to attain my goal.
The objective of this study is to examine graduate level nursing. Towards this end, this study will review the literature relating to graduate level nursing.
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing the present health-care system is presently undergoing a transformation. The report states that when a child is brought into the clinic to receive treatment for such as an earache, rather than being seen by a physician, the nurse practitioner makes provision of care for the child. As well, when patients are being prepared for surgery there are various specialists moving about in the surgery room however, it is not a physician that has been trained for administration of the anesthesia but instead it is a certified nurse anesthetist. (paraphrased)
Expansion of the Nursing Practitioner Role
The role of the nurse practitioner has undergone great expansion in recent years enabled by the master's degree in nursing.…
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Kutney-Lee, A. And Aiken, LH (2013) The Case of Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses. LDI Issue Brief. Vol. 18, Issue 6. May/June 2013. Retrieved from: http://ldihealtheconomist.com/media/the_case_for_baccalaureate-prepared_nurses.pdf
Nursing to Become Graduate-Level Job (2009) The Guardian. Retrieved from: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2009/nov/12/nursing-to-become-graduate-profession
A person find that grad school, where a good chunk of the course load is self-regulating work, research, or study, requires a lot more initiative and individual responsibility than ever before. This is one area where being more mature might give a person a benefit over students who have just left undergrad school. Knowing that one must stay on top of their classes, assignments, course requirements and graduation requirements is a key. It is also very important to realize that it is up to the individual to look for and seize occasions to network, have hands-on experiences, publish or otherwise go beyond what is required on the syllabus (Danesco, 2009).
Many problems can be avoided by doing some advance planning. It helps to have a good idea of what one wants to specialize in, and preferably a couple of particular research projects that they might like to work on. It…
Azuma, Ronald T. (1999). Excellent advice about graduate school life. Retrieved April 2, 2010,
Danesco, B. (2009). How To Address the Challenges of Returning to Graduate School. Retrieved April 2, 2010, from How to do things Web site:
Students Having a Difficult Time
hy are students having a difficult time graduating in 4 years?
There is a constant change occurring around the globe, and for that no one can just stick to one point and be left behind but has to move with the same pace as time asks to even in the field of education, and the result one expects to get once one is graduated is a nice job, everything is in a move of constant change.
Students need a full four-year period to graduate, and in this span of their life, which means 18-22-year age, they have to face assorted problems, which can be financial, parental stress, the courses being covered themselves and pressure from other ends.
This research paper, discusses the problems which are most commonly faced by many students because of the speedy nature of a four-year graduation program. It thoroughly discusses all…
Asher, Donald. 6 Reasons College Students Don't Graduate in 4 Years. Donald Asher. 2010. Web. 22 October 2012
Conan, Neal. Students Find It's Tough To Graduate In Four Years. Talk of the Nation. 21 May 2012. Web. 22 October 2012.
LaCombe, Amy M. Is First-generation Status a Predictor of 4-year Graduation Rate, Grade Point Average, Choice of Major Upon Entry, and Major Upon Graduation at a Private, Highly Selective 4-year Institution? Boston: ProQuest Information and Learning Company, 2007. Print.
Vise, Daniel de. Education - Public universities pushing 'super-seniors' to the graduation stage. The Washington Post. 3 June 2012. Web. 22 October 2012.
This method is a descendant of a Rand Corporation study methodology changed from war planning and now applied to changing university curricula. t will produce changing and dynamic profiles as the needs arise for a study.
t is a research technique with flexibility that has been used in a program at the University of Calgary to explore new concepts of the information systems body of knowledge in business. The Delphi method is a process to collect and distill the anonymous judgments of experts while using a set of data collection/analysis techniques that are interspersed with feedback. The method is suited as a research tool when there is incomplete data about a problem or phenomenon. This method works well when the goal is to improve the understanding of problems solutions, or to make forecasts. t is advantageous from a quantitative standpoint. t is very useful for helping to develop profiles of…
In Academy of Management, 8,633 incumbent managers from 52 managerial occupations were polled and the results showed that behavioral competencies are the very competencies that are least represented in the required MBA curricula. The findings further indicate that the institutional factors such as the media rankings and the mission orientation have almost no effect on the realignment of curricula with critical competencies. The advantage of this study is that shows how far most business schools have to go to reform their programs. Again, the downside are conservative faculty who drag their feet (Rubin & E.C., 2009, 208).
Waller, A.D. (2008). Perceptions of emotional intelligence preparation and industry expectations for utah state university mba graduates. (pp. 1-148). Salt Lake City Utah: Utah State University.
Finally, graduate business students themselves seem to feel they are being short changed, according to a dissertation by Arthur D. Waller of the Utah State University. According to the students in this study, a great skill lacking in graduate business school curricula, are training in the area of teamwork and leadership development. These students felt that the most important elements of a company are its people and that the technocratic nature of present programs overlook this. Unfortunately, this approach does ask companies what they want (Waller, 2008, iii-iv).
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Mental Health Masters Program Admissions Essay
Mental health should be an important issue for each and every one of us. Mental health is directly related to physical health as well. My life experience and my professional experience has proven to me be repeatedly and very clearly the necessity for strong mental health. My interest in my helping my community and helping people live better lives inspire me to pursue mental health at the graduate level.
I have spent a great deal of time working in an extremely active emergency room in New York City. Emergency rooms in general are stressful, and to couple that kind of work environment in a city like New York, which can have more than 10 million people in it who speak a huge variety of languages, coming from every culture imaginable, can increase the potential stress…
Taiwanese Chinese person and a college graduate. Included in the completion of my degree are a B.S. In International Business and a B.S. In Computer Information Systems. In terms of my future goals, I believe a postgraduate degree from the San Francisco State University will equip me adequately for what I have in mind.
I am currently employed as a Garment Quality Control Assistant Manager in Singapore. While this is a fulfilling job, I would like to expand my horizons to better suit the studies I have already completed, as well as the further studies I intend to pursue. If I successfully complete my postgraduate studies, future job prospects will prove more promising. My knowledge in International Business and Computer Information Systems will in this way help me to further my career either at my own company, a new company, or indeed at a company that I start on my…
family to attend and graduate from college I have a strong desire to succeed and work my way up in the corporate environment. While I currently work in the Human esources department of a non-profit organization, it is my wish to eventually rise to the position of Director of Human esources, either with the current organization or a different one. But my ambition is not limited to simply that position, from Director of Human esources I would like to someday work my way into the position of Executive Director and possibly CEO of a company. However, as those plans lay in the future, my first step is to attend the MBA program at Indiana Tech. With my MBA from Indiana Institute of Technology, specializing as a Human esource Specialist, or possibly a Management Analyst, I hope to gain a position in a company that will allow me to begin my…
Resources, then to Executive Director and finally CEO. With my intelligence and drive, as well as an education from Indiana Tech, I believe that this is an obtainable goal.
upbringing the most influential contributor to the achievements I have made so far, and to those I intend to make in future. I have, since childhood, valued and used as guiding principles the family-instilled tenets of good thoughts, good deeds and good works. Not only do I enjoy serving others, but I always strive to ensure that I do so in the best possible way. To this end, I have been exposed to a wide range of diverse experiences, to which I can attribute my liking for diversity, which is also the most distinguishing characteristic I possess. ll these factors have been key in broadening my outlook and getting me equipped with different levels of knowledge over a range of topics -- especially those relevant to my career.
s a freshman, I chose law because I believe in the rule of law -- and would like to be actively involved…
After graduating from law school in 2009, I secured a customer service job in a bank; a position I held for over two years. It provided a unique opportunity for me to gain insight into the ethics surrounding the corporate world, including during the period of Recession, when there was high uncertainty surrounding the recruitment and sustenance of employees. I observed that management-employee relations deteriorate during such economically-challenging periods, and felt the strong urge to make a difference.
I am a diligent person who values success, but also appreciates the fact that success is only achieved through effort. My attention to detail is my greatest strength, and caring for others my greatest passion.
I do not blind myself to the fact that there will be a host of other well-qualified applicants. I however hold the strong belief that because of my commitment, personal experiences, and passion for excellence, I would make an excellent addition to my class.
teaching BSN program ADN level a graduate level nurse. Prepare online te
The topic for the online teaching session covered in this document is Evidence-Based Nursing: Transforming Clinical Practice. This is a prudent topic for individuals looking to pursue a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing or an Associate Degree in Nursing, since in either case individuals will be looking to compete in a workplace environment that is increasingly looking to augment traditional techniques with evidence-based ones (Matthew and Aktan, 2014, p. 1). As the title of this topic suggests, evidence-based practices have the potential to actually revolutionize the way clinical practice is performed.
I would deliver the didactic content for this course in two different ways. The first would be via pre-recorded, online lectures. These lectures would be pre-recorded so that students could access them at their leisure (whether in the evening, daytime, or in the wee hours of…
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Throughout his life, Mahatma Gandhi gave emphasis to the notion that his twin principles of truth and nonviolence must be put in practice in every aspect of life as they have the strength to solve a number of human problems. His teachings were being practiced by his faithful disciples after achieving the political independence. The most prominent person in this regard is the leader and the spiritual heir of Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave (Bary, Hay, Weiler & Yarrow, 1958).
Vinoba Bhave is, thus, one of those great devout reformers of modern India whose selfless services have inspired the hearts of innumerable countrymen. At a very early age, Vinoba was determined to undertake a lifetime celibacy & selfless service to the needy. He was in search of a life in which he could synthesize both spirituality and practicality. When he discovered Gandhi, both of them worked for the…
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students having a difficult time graduating in 4 years?
Asher, Donald. 6 Reasons College Students Don't Graduate in 4 Years. Donald Asher. 2010. Web. 22 October 2012
There are certain reasons behind the fact that students do not manage to complete their degrees in time. The most important reasons are as follows.
Parents do not ask their kids to complete degree in time. They let them push it beyond four years on the condition that after four years, the expenses will be paid by themselves. t does not let the kids understand that completion in four years is a desired target.
Students are not regular in studies.
Students are not serious hence they change majors and fields too frequently and late.
Students try to study in multiple institutes one after the other and much time is wasted.
Sometimes students work and find it difficult to concentrate on studies.…
It is common culture in universities that students enrolled in four degree program do not complete it in time. Hardly any student does so and it is considered as an exception. It leads to increased tution fee for students and less number of graduates for universities. In the modern wrold, the universities are trying to change this culture. The admnistraiton is detemined to promote the concept that four-year degree program must be completed in four years and not more than that. It is in favor of students and universities both that students complete their degrees in prescribed duration.
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There are few students who graduate in time. These students consider themselves as lucky. In America colleges, the trend of graduating in four years is quite low. Students get good scores in the beginning of their study programs, but as the course becomes tough, they lose interest which results in low grades and frustration. One of the major reasons for not passing out in time is dependence of course as pre-requisite. If a student is failed in one pre-requisite he cannot take any other course which is offered subsequently. Much time is wasted in waiting and university does not facilitate in offering the courses quickly.
Over the last few decades there has been an increase in the number of students that express a desire to attend collage (Haralambos and Holborn, 2010). In the U.S. 88% of high school students in the eighth grade said they wanted to go on to higher education, and approximately 70% did go on to college within a period of two years following her graduation (Venezia et al., 2013). The increase in demand and attendance maybe argued is unsurprising, given the wealth of literature which extols the virtues of a college education. Higher education is associated with a range of positive outcomes, including the potential for a higher income and the high level of affluence associated with a higher income, as well as being seen as generally socially advantageous. It has been argued that a four-year college degree has become the new "Holy Grail in American life" (Sawhill, 2013). However,…
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Distance learning is a new scheme or mode of transferring and acquiring learning or education through the use of modern technology between instructor and student who are separated by time and space. It can be between schools, between schools and colleges and universities, within school buildings and districts or between individuals (urke, 2002).
Is earliest prototype was the international correspondence in the 19th century. In the 1970s, it reshaped into open universities, later into the 1980's wave of technological products, such as the videotape, broadcast, satellite and cable. In the 1990s, rey (as qtd in urke) predicted that distance education programs would phenomenally grow that decade to an extent that most of the people the U.S. would be served by it at the minimal ratio of 1:1, mostly in the community colleges. Right enough by 1994, 80% of community colleges in the U.S. began offering some form of distance education…
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passion for politics and the government. I believe I can make a change in the world and the country I live in. Therefore, I chose to pursue a degree in International Relations. A degree in International Relations means not just a potential career in government and politics, it also means I will have expanded knowledge in other areas, including non-government job opportunities.
Academically speaking, I'll expand my horizons and learn about the ways of the government. Professionally speaking, I'll prepare myself for a career of my choosing in a field I most desire to be in. Personally, I get to share my knowledge of the world with others and gain knowledge from others learning to apply my knowledge to the real world through research.
How does an International Relations degree affect my academic prospects and change my perspective? This kind of degree enables me to learn about diplomacy and acquire…
attaining a college education and degree, I do not think that I was identified as a college-bound person in High School. I know this statement sounds like a contradiction, but hopefully the explanation that follows will succeed in clearing up any ambiguity.
o start with, I think it is important to understand that my high school persona was pretty much that of the typical, all-round, average American teenage girl. As such, I dressed according to the fashion statements of that time and hung out with the crowd I personally felt comfortable with. When I reflect back on my High School days, I believe that perhaps the image that I projected affected my identification as a college-bound person. I am consciously saying this because I am well aware of the prevalence of some rather unfortunate stereotypical profiling. For instance, it was, and perhaps still is, commonly perceived that the career goal…
Thus, I ended up joining a community college that was close to home, right after I graduated from High School. This was in the year 1989. Post obtaining my Associate in Science degree, however, I transferred to California State University, Long Beach and thereafter to California State University, Los Angeles.
My goals remained steadfast right through my years in community college. Indeed, this is highly evident by the fact that I went on to work in the field of Electronics for ten years. In fact, my career goals underwent a change only recently for two very good reasons. The first impetus for a change in direction was caused by an increasing realization that I just could not keep up with the pace of change in technology. The second reason was a growing personal interest in working with children, which I felt was perhaps my true calling in life.
Obviously, it was the second reason that played a far larger role in bringing about a change in my career goals. And, believe me, it was not an easy call to make by any stretch of the imagination! For, it involved taking a decision to give up a long established career and literally make a fresh start. But my desire to build a future career in counseling children was strong enough to do so, leading to my going back to college to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Human Services.
policies of the trade unionists of the United Kingdom and they various interest and benefits which are provided to employees in response to various theories of economist keeping in view the effects of good employee relationships. It will also consider the importance of maintaining good relationships b/w employers and employees and what are the effects of such positive relationship.
United Kingdoms Trade Unionists in the 20th Century
Labor unions are those organizations of workers or employees who act jointly to negotiate with their employers over wages, extreme benefits, working conditions, and other aspect of employment. The main function of unions is to provide a balance for the market control exerted over labor by big business. Labor unions consist of various occupations working under one name or organization for a specific cause.
Trade union comprise of labor union composed of workers in the same occupation, but not necessarily in the same…
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I hope to see my students gain confidence over intellectual challenges, and in so doing, form strength inside of themselves that will make them resilient over the challenges they will face professionally in the future. Ultimately I see my role as enabler of positive change in their lives, equipping them to be able to grow intellectually over their lives, but also to compete confidently both from an intellectual and professional standpoint as well. Measuring results as an educator has more to do with what your students accomplish over the long-term, and less to do with just their grade point averages or immediate academic gains. It is my contention that growth and progression, and the attainment of increasingly higher levels of intellectual curiosity on the part of students are even more important than immediate academic achievement. As an educator I would first focus on assisting my students to begin this journey…
Letter of Intent: Personal Statement
To College of ____ Admissions Committee,
I am applying for the Master's degree in the School of Social Work, because I truly believe that it is my life's calling to make people's lives better by helping them with their daily struggles through practical help and techniques for self-empowerment. This is no easy task for either party, but I believe that if both parties are committed to the task of improvement and the task of making things better, then all things are possible. The strengths that I bring to this endeavor are a full commitment, a tremendous amount of empathy, and practical experience and theories under my belt to work for concerted improvements for other people.
Imagine that you have had the social work career of your dreams. Now, you have retired and written an autobiography.
I've been extremely blessed and fortunate to have a long…
To some, that suggests that college is a more viable alternative for many of those who would otherwise have sought jobs in the manufacturing sector previously.
However, there are at least two reasons that such a conclusion may be invalid. First, while many manufacturing jobs have disappeared, many other types of technical jobs opportunities have emerged from numerous new technologies (Klein, 2012). Many of them require vocational degrees and certifications but no college degrees. For many people without specific interests in vocational applications of any college degrees being considered, training programs for these types of jobs is much less expensive, quicker, and more likely to lead to satisfying employment options than a college diploma in a random academic area or one of great intellectual value but few employment prospects outside of academia (Klein, 2012).
Second, vocational training, in general, has changed significantly in the last several decades. Specifically, whereas vocational…
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Applying Critical Thinking
Best Practices in Critical Thinking
"Applying Critical Thinking Skills to Making Post-Graduate Education Decisions"
"Applying Critical Thinking Skills to Making Post-Graduate Education Decisions"
Introduction/Critical Thinking Defined
Using critical thinking skills nearly always results in better decision making and therefore better actions. Personal change is always accompanied by a long list of critical issues that require thought and development in order to cement into a cost-benefit balance. Long-term goals are likely to be those best developed with critical thinking skills, but sometimes long-term goals do not actually create a beneficial outcome, largely as a result of those goals not being well thought out or well researched. Seeking to further one's education is a higher goal that can and often does result in greater long-term earning potential but is also often associated with immediate sacrifices and challenges, such as limiting income in the present for deferred promises of greater…
Halpern, D.F. (1997). Critical Thinking across the Curriculum: A Brief Edition of Thought and Knowledge. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Keith-Spiegel, P., & Wiederman, M.W. (2000). The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission: Psychology, Counseling, and Related Professions (2nd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Pederson, D.J., & Daniels, M.H. (2001). 13 Stresses and Strategies for Graduate Student Couples. In Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students, Walfish, S. & Hess, A.K. (Eds.) (pp. 171-184). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Perlman. (2001). 3 Choosing the Master's Degree in Psychology. In Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students, Walfish, S. & Hess, A.K. (Eds.) (pp. 31-40). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
ethinking Education: Understanding the eal Impact of Higher Education on People's Lives
This paper explores the notion that college or higher education is something that is of real and meaningful benefit to everyone. An overview of cultural attitudes and messages regarding higher education is given, followed by the findings of research that present an understanding of why people select to go to college and receive a higher education, finding that aside from cultural pressures (which are substantial) monetary/employment benefits are highly desired. Evidence that suggests these benefits, though often cited as expectations based on cultural beliefs, are not as substantial or as consistent as might be believed, and that the costs of obtaining a college degree are quite substantial.
A college degree is often thought of as a "golden ticket" of sorts, providing magical access to a world of respect, higher earning potential, and general success. One statistic often…
Bui, K. (2002). First-generation college students at a four-year university: background characteristics, reasons for pursuing higher education, and first-year experiences. College Student Journal 36(1).
Perna, L. (2005). The Benefits of Higher Education: Sex, Racial/Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Group Differences. Journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education 29(1): 23-52.
Pope, J. (2011). Average Student Loan Debt: $25,250. Accessed 4 May 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/03/average-student-debt-2525_n_1073335.html
An article by Bernard Stahl, "The responsible company of the future: reflective responsibility in business," that the one thing that is certain about the future is its uncertainty. While uncertainty has always been a constant of human life, due to technological and social developments, risk and uncertainty are going to be defining features that future companies of the future will have to face. Acting responsibly will allow companies to face risks and uncertainties, to adhere to moral standards and at the same time improve their economic viability. Developing and implementing a plan for responsible action will demand costly and significant resources, patience and the acceptance that failure can still occur. However, this approach will be much better for our country and the world at large. I look forward to having such a company after graduating.
Similarly, an article by Ken Petress, "Some thoughts about deception," stresses that "Deception is shown…
One way that I try to do this is to remember that Jesus gave the emotion of love a central place in his ministry and expressed this love via his unselfish service to those less fortunate than himself, such as his fellow countrymen who lived in poverty. In addition, I currently read and study the Holy Bible whenever I can in order to develop more understanding about the Bible and thus become more Christ-like in my daily life, especially related to my attitudes on certain topics and subjects.
3. Describe your current employment situation:
At this time, I am working at the Korean Church for Children as a ministry director and one of my major roles is to teach children about the Holy Bible and the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
4. Explain your motivation to pursue a graduate degree at this point in your life and how it…
I'm also good at communicating with the internal and external stakeholders of an organization. For example, at Sam Jacinto Community College, I was constantly interfacing with the athletic department and ground maintenance. And, as a sales manager, I developed a wide range of communication networks with area businesses and vendors.
A also believe that I have the unique breadth of skills required in education administration. y earlier work in the field of boxing clearly demonstrates my ability to handle complex and diverse tasks. I was effective at many activities such as promoting events, organizing local sponsorships, producing newspaper and television advertisements, completing contracts, setting venues, establishing commissions, selling tickets, booking hotel and food accommodations, making travel arrangements and paying operating expenses. Administration was also a large part of my sales management responsibilities that included ensuring acceptable revenue generation, tracking company inventory, expenses and payroll, preparing contract proposals and loan documents…
My strong interpersonal and communication skills are another motivating factor guiding my career decision. In my present position at Las Vegas National Gulf Course, I communicate extensively with the public and club members to make sure they understand rental and schedule policies as well as to promote club tournaments. I'm also good at communicating with the internal and external stakeholders of an organization. For example, at Sam Jacinto Community College, I was constantly interfacing with the athletic department and ground maintenance. And, as a sales manager, I developed a wide range of communication networks with area businesses and vendors.
A also believe that I have the unique breadth of skills required in education administration. My earlier work in the field of boxing clearly demonstrates my ability to handle complex and diverse tasks. I was effective at many activities such as promoting events, organizing local sponsorships, producing newspaper and television advertisements, completing contracts, setting venues, establishing commissions, selling tickets, booking hotel and food accommodations, making travel arrangements and paying operating expenses. Administration was also a large part of my sales management responsibilities that included ensuring acceptable revenue generation, tracking company inventory, expenses and payroll, preparing contract proposals and loan documents and preparing monthly financial reports. My recognition as a collegiate baseball national world series champion and a nationally ranked professional boxer shows that I'm a hands-on contributor as well as a leader.
In 2002, I received a B.A. degree in finance and sports management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Although I feel that have put my education to excellent use, I would value the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree in education. Additional skills and knowledge will help me make inroads into my future career aspiration, becoming a (what? ). Thank you for your consideration.
What is the role of HR Department in your organization?
According to the HR Manager, the role of HR Department in Washington Mutual is to handle the responsibilities relating to performance management and workforce planning. The company's HR Department also acts as a steward to the company's brand and change agents.
To what extent is the HR Staff/Deparment involved in strategic business planning? Please explain.
The HR staff and department is strategically involved from a workforce planning prospective. Whenever there is a hiring need, departmental change, or a position that needs to be created, everything starts from the HR department. They look at various factors internally and externally before proceeding on the processes that will meet the needs of the company. One factor that the HR department considers in their business planning is the budget of the company.
In your own opinion, what are some of the most pressing human…
The efficacy of learning in a purely online format, from email and even from streaming web lectures is questionable when compared to an interactive seminar format, and learning from students face-to-face outside of class. Finally, fellowships and assistantships are wonderful 'resume builders' for a new graduate in the field and learning opportunities in and of themselves. The anxiety of the pressures a full-time employer might place upon me during my education was the final 'tipping point' that prompted me to reject online education for graduate study.
Davis, Randal. "Online degrees: Advantages and Disadvantages. Tips4students." 2008.
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Kuther, Tara. "hat Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Graduate Study?"
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Mascle, Denna. "Online Degree Programs - the Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance
Learning Programs." Search arp. May 6, 2008. January 7, 2009. http://searchwarp.com/swa327958.htm
Norman, Matt. Disadvantages of Online Education. EZIB Network.…
Davis, Randal. "Online degrees: Advantages and Disadvantages. Tips4students." 2008.
January 7, 2009. http://www.tips4students.com/onlinedegree.htm
Kuther, Tara. "What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Graduate Study?"
About.com. 2009. January 7, 2009. http://gradschool.about.com/od/distanceeducation/f/onlineadv.htm
1997, the average pass rate for first time test takers on the NCLEX-RN was 93%. Since 1997, the national average pass rate on the NCLEX-RN has declined to 83.8% (National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, 2002). The pass rate for the state of North Carolina and many other states has also declined in recent years.
Community colleges are the prime educators of new registered nurses in the United States. In 1997, 701 community colleges awarded 41,258 associate degrees in nursing (National Center for Education Statistics 1997). The combined ADN graduate pool constituted 60% of the U.S. graduates who took the NCLEX-RN exam in 2000,and these graduates represent the largest group of nurses entering the profession (National Council of State oards of Nursing 2001). On the other hand, baccalaureate programs graduated 37% of the total; and diploma or hospital-based educational programs, graduated 3%.(Teich, et al.)
In addition to educating the majority…
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American Association of Colleges of Nursing (1999). Temporary Nurses Called A Serious Risk Threat At Hospitals. In (Ed.), p.).: American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Health Care Association.(1999).Facts and Trends, The Nursing Facility Sourcebook.Washington, D.C.:American Health Care Association.
American Hospital Association.1999.Trendwatch:RN Shortages in Hospitals. Washington, D.C.: American Hospital Association.
To protect themselves, many Americans chose to avoid working with or becoming friends with those who immigrated. A lack of trust permeated everything that the Americans did in regards to the immigrants, at least with the men. This was not always true of the women, as they often got along together and shared the trials and difficulties of raising families. However, many men who owned shops and stores would not hire an immigrant laborer (Glazer, 1998).
They believed that immigrants took jobs away from people in the U.S., and they did not want to catch any diseases that these immigrants might have brought with them. The general attitude during this time period was that immigrants were so different from Americans that they could never mesh into one society, but that attitude has obviously changed, as today America is a mix of all kinds of people (Glazer, 1998; Sowell, 1997).
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desire is to continue my education into my chosen field of study. I hope to obtain a Master of Fine Art, and my main wish is to study ceramics. Ever since I was young I have always enjoyed being creative. I like to write and draw, but my deepest and most profound enjoyment comes from working with ceramics. I have spent a great deal of time over the years creating many beautiful ceramic works, and although it is very fulfilling, I have not taken my educational limitations to the fullest extent.
Because of this, I feel as though there is something missing from my life. I believe that by completing the Master of Fine Art program I will no longer feel as though a piece of my internal puzzle is missing. I have completed sufficient undergraduate credit hours to enroll in this program, and I believe that my abilities also…
In addition to changes in admission policies at universities, new workshops in education are beginning to address this issue head on, with teaching participants being taught that American history and education are both "written from the perspective of whites and that laws and policies benefit whites while putting minorities at an immediate disadvantage." (Fernandez, 1) This has helped to redirect the perspective on Affirmative Action within the profession, where institutions are beginning to espouse it as a legitimate means to balancing merit and racial fairness in both the admission of students and the courtship and hiring of teachers. A recent Supreme Court decision on student admission to the University of Michigan reflected this stance, offering real and applicable precedent that today reverberates in the collective movement to improve conditions for an ethnically diverse range of Americans.
In 2000, Gratz v Bollinger began the long process of defending the Constitutionality of…
Alon, S. (2009). The Evolution of Class Inequality in Higher Education: Competition, Exclusion, and Adaptation. American Sociological Review, 74(5), 731.
Austin, a. (2008). Reversal of Fortune. Washington DC: Economic Policy Institute, pp. 1.
Brunner, B. (2004). Timeline of Affirmative Action Milestones. Black History
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Vision and Goals as a Practicing Psychologist
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a serious disorder that affects children, their families, teachers, and society in general. However, there are empirically -- validated interventions that can help these children. This paper outlines the vision and goals of a graduate student in psychology in the context of preparing to become a certified ADHD parent Coach/Consultant in order to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families.
There are many opportunities for those practicing in the field of psychology today. However, an undergraduate degree in psychology does not adequately prepare a person to practice in the field and a graduate degree is needed. While achieving an undergraduate degree in psychology requires a study of many different subspecialties in psychology, the attainment of a graduate degree is typically more specialized and career -- oriented. In this paper I outline my vision…
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders-5. Washington DC: Author.
I have worked as a paraprofessional with special needs children for seven years in a diverse, socio-economically disadvantaged district of Brooklyn. Despite the tremendous challenges faced by the students and teachers alike in this geographic area, I go home every day feeling privileged to have witnessed the growth and compassion of my students and colleagues, as they fight against tremendous odds. Still, I am all too well aware that there is much more that needs to be done to serve at-risk communities. At present, I have a B.A. In psychology, but I seek the more rigorous and specific knowledge needed to help these types of children and the wider community that can be only provided by a graduate degree in social work. As a social worker, I believe I can make a more meaningful impact upon the lives of others.
As well as my professional experience, my personal…
My work as a research assistant in a cognitive psychology lab added to my theoretical knowledge by giving me practical experience in encoding and analyzing data. This experience provided me with the opportunity to use analytical tests and interpret statistical data. Bookkeeping of participants' demographic information also further developed my organizational skills. Having been a research assistant, I have gained a reasonable understanding of research design and the statistics needed to conduct research. For my senior major project, I wrote a research paper on an empirical study that investigated the role of change detection in studies of visual attention in the field of cognitive psychology. This paper was awarded the Sharon Borine award for the best major project in Psychology because of its successful presentation of research and adherence to American Psychology Association guidelines. I strongly believe my research experience will help me attain success in conducting graduate research as…
The current job environment means that people have to be well qualified for the job they are seeking or they will not be considered a candidate. There are people hunting for jobs who have decades of experience in a particular field, so it is difficult for a recent graduate, even one with a graduate degree and some experience in management, to compete with this type of candidate. This is the situation that I find myself in. I am going to hit the job market with a graduate-level degree and some amount of experience, but very little practical experience. It is possible to entice a prospective employer with the fact that I am young and have recent intense theoretical knowledge (which may help in some instances, but not many), but most employers realize that they have a wide pool of applicants to look through with vastly greater amounts of…
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competition increasing in every field including nursing, it is not desirable for any professional nurse to just be content with a bachelor's degree in Nursing. It should be noted here that as the subspecialties and subfields are evolving with betterment and improvement in the field of nursing and healthcare, the responsibility of the nurses is being further increased with respect to their professional competence. After my attaining my bachelor's degree in nursing, I would now like to go on to become a Certified egistered Nurse Anesthetics, for which I would like to explore the universities that are offering this program. As a part of this paper, I would include some of the top universities where I plan to apply and get in to complete my degree as a certified nurse anesthetic. However, there are some aspects that I need to consider before applying to these universities, pertaining to the cost…
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During the semester, the student informed the faculty field coordinator of a history of sexual and emotional abuse causing difficulty in school and ability to work with certain client populations.. The student was in therapy with a social worker and psychiatrist. The field coordinator contacted the field instructor to discuss the student's performance in the field. There did not seem to be apparent problems. The field coordinator did not disclose any specific details about the student and focused only on obtaining information about the student's performance. The student deteriorated after the mid-semester break. The field coordinator found that the student had been admitted to a psychiatric hospital and suspended the student from the field placement and contacted the field instructor. The confusion both educators about confidentiality had worsened this situation. Due to additional problems, the student's field placement was terminated. The student was told that returning to school would require…
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