May 2013

We all know this by now: Eating right is smart. Eating right also can make you smart. More accurately, eating the right foods can give your brain the nutritional support it needs to perform at the highest level, study after study seems to show. We asked our friends on WGU's

While there are many exciting careers in information technology, one that has been consistently popular over the years is computer programming. Computer programmers make up approximately 8 percent of the computer systems design industry, which, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is growing rapidly - there's a projected 72

By Mary Alice Kothe WGU Student Mentor, College of Health Professions At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own course mentors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get

If after a long career in nursing you're looking for something new and different, it may be time to earn a master's degree in education and begin teaching a new generation of nurses. According to NBC News, there's a shortage of nursing educators , which makes this the perfect time

There is no question that there are plenty of jobs available for registered nurses - their employment rate is growing faster than average - but how do you go about scoring your dream job? Sometimes the best jobs in nursing are never even advertised, so after earning your online nursing

The field of information technology is a diverse one, full of promising career options covering a broad range of specialties ripe with opportunities to succeed and excel for motivated, smart leaders. It’s also a competitive field. For those looking to break into IT, and for those already working in technology

The science department at Lima Central Catholic High School in Lima, Ohio, knows a lot about owls. Night Owls, in particular. After all, the school just hired its third teacher from WGU's online Teachers College . The other two—one who just won the Toledo, Ohio, Diocese's Golden Apple award for

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! This week, we join the rest of the country in celebrating our nation's educators as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Our online Teachers College produces highly qualified, outstanding educators, and we're proud of the good WGU-trained teachers do for that most-precious resource, our children. The

Happy National Nurses Week! We're happy to join the rest of the nation in celebrating our country's hard-working health professionals. Our College of Health Professions produces highly qualified, outstanding nurses, and we're proud of the work our BSN and MSN students and graduates do for their patients. The competency-based degree

A snoring cat. A cramping hand. An unexpected visit from the landlord. What all these things have in common is that they’ve all caught the attention of the alert online proctors monitoring WGU students taking tests remotely. When the L.A. Times ran a story yesterday about how online universities like

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