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Congratulations to the NCU Pinnacle of Technology Award Winners!

Northcentral University is pleased to announce our NCU Pinnacle of Technology Award recipients! The nine recipients may select from one of three technology packages that include an Asus ZenBook Pro, a Microsoft Surface Pro or an Apple MacBook Pro. Recipients can also select a $2,000 cash equivalent award to be applied toward their tuition beginning with their second course.

NCU’s Pinnacle of Technology award winners are:

National Police Week: Honoring Those Who Give

National Police Week started in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Along with a joint resolution of Congress, Kennedy declared the calendar week in which the day falls National Police Week to pay “special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.”

Research Tips for College Students: Finding Relevant Information Quickly

The internet is a massive collection of information. According to LiveScience, there were one billion websites as of September 2014, but that number changes minute by minute. When completing a higher education degree, finding relevant information quickly can be crucial to success. With a few internet research tips, you can achieve better results and develop a more thorough understanding of your topic.

Celebrating Nurses: National Nursing Week Starts Today

National Nurses Week begins on May 6th this year, and is dedicated to recognizing the important role nurses play. The Week ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12th, and is celebrated at hospitals and health care agencies with special events, health fairs and screenings.

The theme for National Nurses Week this year is the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” It was chosen to encourage and celebrate nurses’ efforts to promote a healthier, wellness-focused lifestyle in themselves and their patients.

What Can I Do with a Criminal Justice Degree?

The criminal justice system is a vast sector with opportunities for those with higher degrees and leadership skills. An advanced business degree specializing in criminal justice can help you in developing the competencies needed to pursue leadership positions in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, teaching or private consulting fields.

What can I do with a criminal justice degree?

Have you always had a desire to help others? Do you have a sense of justice and fairness? 

The Dangers of Social Media on Marriage and Family

Social media is everywhere. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Snapchat. LinkedIn. YouTube. There are also dating and gaming sites, and more. Social media is a part of the fabric of our lives today, and can be an integral part of our lives. You may want to consider establishing a few ground rules to avoid any potential dangers of social media on your relationships.

The Pros of Social Media and Relationships

The Science of Forensic Psychology

The entertainment industry’s popular crime shows on television portray “criminologists” as someone with uncanny—almost psychic—abilities to solve crimes. But what is forensic psychology, and what is the real science of forensic psychology compared to the Hollywood version of this relatively new field within psychology?

Why Pursue a Degree in Nursing Education?

As our population ages, the need for qualified healthcare workers grows. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations and industries are expected to have the fastest employment growth, and will add the most jobs between 2014 and 2024.

As a result of this fast growth, nursing schools are struggling to meet the demand for continued education for nurses, since they lack qualified teachers.

NCU Kick-Starter Grants Announced

Northcentral University will award a total of four NCU Kick-Starter Grants to new students who have applied and started an NCU master’s or doctoral degree program by May 29, 2017.

NCU’s goal as an institute of higher education is to prepare our students and graduates to reach higher and fulfill their goals, both professionally and personally. The NCU Kick-Starter Grant was conceived to invest in our graduates who can make a difference, not just in their own lives, but in their communities.

Can Learning Analytics Make You a Better Teacher?

Teachers have used data in many forms to evaluate how a student is learning and performing - from test scores to homework grades. Now, a specially tailored learning analytics for educators is helping increase teacher effectiveness and student understanding.

Learning analytics in education assess each student’s learning needs, interests, aspirations and cultural background to develop a tailored education program designed to maximize individual outcomes.

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