May 2016

Today we announce several exciting developments in research compliance as WGU adheres to federal regulations and protects human subjects, particularly in capstone projects. These changes enable you to administer your capstone project in an ethical and safe manner, benefiting whatever organization within which you work, and preparing you to conduct

For National Nurses Week 2016, we spoke with three of the thousands of outstanding leaders who earned their degrees at WGU and are making a difference through their work in the healthcare industry today. We chatted with them about the challenges and joys of their jobs, the state of the

“Improving Understanding of the Community Care Programs for Veterans and Their Caregivers” Capstone Project by Gianna Bleyer, M.S. Nursing–Leadership and Management Effective written and verbal communication is a universal skill every professional should put effort into developing, whether you’re in an entry-level or management role. Gianna Bleyer’s capstone project for

WGU Night Owl nurses serve many different types of roles in their places of work—whether that be a hospital, school, treatment or care center, or ‘telehealthing’ from home. As part of National Nurses Week, we wanted to take a look at the diversity of nursing roles that exist out there,

Amaechi “George” Ozor grew up in Nigeria surrounded by family, but his parents always planned to send him to the U.S. for college to study environmental science. At the time, Nigeria was just beginning to realize the importance of taking care of the environment and had established a new ministry

Far from the hospital where she works, Jill Howard is working in a hotel room. Handling meetings, taking this interview, and also managing to read the constant texts coming from her real estate agent (she’s selling her house—the task she’s most eager to check off her list). As the chief

Happy National Nurses Week! It takes a very special kind of person to be a nurse. For one thing, you can't be squeamish. For another, you've got to be gentle, compassionate, patient, organized ... ... well, you tell us—what else goes on that list? What traits make an amazing nurse?

When it comes to teachers, it's hard not to be inspired. Perhaps the only thing more uplifting than the stories of lives changed by outstanding teachers is hearing teachers themselves talk about why they do what they do. Ask a teacher why they teach, what motivates them, and you'll catch

Outside of the home, children spend the majority of their time learning and discovering the world within four walls of a classroom. Teachers have the opportunity and privilege to spark intellect and dreams in the minds of our nation’s future leaders—potentially setting them on a path for life and career

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! The soul of a teacher is truly something special. It combines smarts and heart, passion and compassion, nurturing and instructing. It requires equal parts patience and insistence. Sometimes disciplinarian, sometimes ringleader of silliness—but always in it for the kids. Whether you're a new teacher, a seasoned

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