Human beings love trends. Whether they're based on food, fashion, pets or cars, we look for things that will connect us with others. Whether we like it or not, we've all jumped on a bandwagon a time or two. In the world of education, there are all kinds of trends. For example, two of the most popular current issues in early childhood education (ECE) are universal pre-k and technology in the classroom. But there are many others.
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The Rasmussen College Mankato Campus will be moving to a brand new facility in the winter of 2018. The new campus will be an investment in the Rasmussen College students, as well as, the Mankato community.
We’re breaking down everything you need to know about quality-based purchasing and patient satisfaction, how it could affect your healthcare career and what you can do to keep patient health your top priority as a nurse.
New technologies were created to better equip space exploration, but the benefits of these technological developments didn’t end when the rockets returned to earth. Take a look at ten ways space research has impacted life as we know it on earth.
Learn how one Rasmussen College student improved her life by earning her degree and inspired others to follow in her footsteps.
Rasmussen College criminal justice graduate Theresa Barden is living proof that even though life may throw you a curveball, perseverance in the face of adversity does pay off.
With many nurses retiring out of the profession, an aging population requiring more care and the Affordable Care Act opening the doors of healthcare to thousands of new patients, the nursing shortage has never been more alarming. Join us as we examine the nursing shortage and dig into the real reason behind the lingering crisis.
Florida recently became the first state to allow computer coding to fulfill a high school foreign language requirement. Why did they do it and will others follow the trend? Read to find out!
News Roundup: Recycling Initiative Helps Adults with Disabilities, Donation to Robotics Club & Nursing Students Visit Local Hospital
Rasmussen College participated in numerous opportunities to donate to several organizations in May. In addition, New Port Richey nursing students had an unforgettable day at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (ACH). Check out what's going on at a Rasmussen College campus near you!
Federal healthcare laws can be confusing, but it’s essential for every healthcare professional to be familiar with them. We’re demystifying six healthcare regulations you need to know. Thanks to this breakdown from our experts, you’ll be prepared to act within the law in the healthcare field.
It’s a big year for the Zika virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus a public health emergency — and predicted up to four million infections this year alone. Mosquitoes are the main culprit behind the spreading virus, though it can also be transmitted through sexual contact. With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games set for Rio de Janeiro — the epicenter of the outbreak — all eyes are turning to the unnerving epidemic.
Even with the quarter wrapping up, campuses continued plowing forward with new learning opportunities for students. Last month, community members with a love for design participated in a comic book project, nursing students tested out their skills during a mass simulation day and one campus raised money for a young girl’s lemonade stand.
Whether you’re up-to-speed on the latest details or not, you’re probably curious about the impact this case will have on the tech industry. For many professionals in information security, this face-off between a private tech company and the federal government might be one hinge the future of data security swings on.
There were the Hatfields and the McCoys. The Sharks and the Jets. The Yankees and the Red Sox. And then there was the 8-hour versus 12-hour nursing shift debate. Join us as we take a closer look at the potential benefits and risks at the bedside and in the nursing profession.
Students and instructors alike are working hard as the quarter comes to a close. This month we’re focusing on an achievement for Rasmussen College’s Peer Leaders program and the unique way one instructor is running a new course.
Before you get too swept up in all of the hype, you still have some questions: What is Zika virus exactly? And as it encroaches closer to home, what does it mean for you? We’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions. Here’s what you need to know about the Zika virus.
December was another busy month around our Rasmussen College campuses! Learn about some exciting plans and check out what we were up to during the holiday season.
Rasmussen College students and campuses were busy last month. Learn about some of the events and recognition that took place in the month of November.
As the cooler weather settles in, the college continues to heat up with events and recognition this quarter with donations aplenty to nonprofits, three recipients of the Waite Legacy Leadership Award and a new surgical technologist suite.
The college was busy again in September with six nursing pinning ceremonies, a graduate that headed off to the Peace Corps and a campus receiving a huge upgrade in nursing simulation labs!
Nurses play so many different roles that it’s impossible to encompass it all in just one job title. To refer to them as "just nurses" is not just an insult - it's an outrage! Familiarize yourself with just a few of the many hats nurses wear during every shift.
As someone with an interest in business, it’s important to have a grasp of what makes these mergers and acquisitions successful and what causes them to flop. Take a moment to get up-to-speed with these examples of the good, bad and ugly corporate mergers and acquisitions.
There were a variety of things happening around our campuses this past month, including a student who had her first book published, training for justice studies students in human trafficking and even a few award recipients!
July was a busy month for recognizing students and giving back to the community! Learn more about what we were up to this past month.
Rasmussen College Moorhead campus nursing students and faculty came together to hold a benefit for Zach Rummel, a 9-year-old boy who was diagnosed in January with astrocytoma—a rare brain tumor located on his brain stem.
A recent report lists IT salaries rising at an average rate of 5.7 percent this year. You're probably wondering why this is happening. More importantly, you want to know how you can get in on these enticing IT salaries. Learn about one IT expert's take on the situation.
Having an extramarital affair can cause a host of issues, but for Tracey Dannemiller, the results were tragic. She contracted HIV and passed it onto her daughter. But Dannemiller is not one to feel sorry for herself. Since contracting HIV, she and her family have been very open with it. Dannemiller is the founder of Straight from the Heart of Florida, an organization that educates and promotes HIV/AIDS awareness in hopes of alleviating the stigma, fear and ignorance associated with the virus.
Healthcare is an ever-evolving field. Stay ahead of the curve by learning all about healthcare’s latest buzzword: meaningful use. We spoke to HIT experts to unravel the mystery of what meaningful use is and what it means for your healthcare career.
Rasmussen College’s Overland Park and Topeka campuses celebrated their first graduating classes on April 17 this year. The ceremony combined students from both campuses, and was the first of their kind since the Kansas campuses opened in spring 2013.
Local Minnesota celebrity and author Joe Schmit visited the Lake Elmo campus April 24 to share several nuggets of advice to business students. His goal at the event was to inspire everyone to recognize daily opportunities to make an impact on others, and how to be a great leader.
Kim Azbart, Fort Myers campus admissions director, was presented the Patriot Award Feb. 20 by a member of her admissions team who serves in the National Guard. Patriot Awards reflect the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide range of measures, including flexible time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
The Rasmussen College Romeoville/Joliet campus provided pajamas and books through the nonprofit Pajama Program to children 18-years-old and younger.
Online learning definitely has its perks, but it’s not for everyone. There are some common complications that many online students face and it’s helpful to know what to expect. If you’re considering becoming an online student and want to know if you have what it takes to overcome the obstacles, this article is for you.
The Rasmussen College tutor program won the Innovative Use of Technology Award at the National College Learning Center Association’s (NCLCA) annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October. The college received the award for its innovative technology resulting in better student learning, as well as increasing student engagement.
Why are employers struggling to fill medical coding jobs? What does this position entail? How can you take advantage of the exciting opportunity? Keep reading to find the answers to all of your burning questions.
A handful of medical assistants from the Ocala campus traveled to Haiti for a week in late 2014 to help teach CPR techniques to a local nursing school and to visit hospitals, clinics and an orphanage.
FBI special agent Drew Helms visited the Mankato campus Jan. 15 to discuss with School of Justice Studies students the various functions of the bureau, cases he’s worked on and share information about career opportunities.
We are wrapping up a great year of articles full of student-focused information and nursing career education. Find out the most popular nursing articles from 2014.
The year has come and gone and it's time to reflect on everything that happened in 2014. There's no better way to kick off a new year than to celebrate the last one! We identified five of our most-read and most-engaging design posts from this past year.
The year has come and gone and it's time to reflect on everything that happened in 2014. There's no better way to kick off a new year than to celebrate the last one! We identified five of our most-read and most-engaging technology posts from this past year.
Three Rasmussen College students learned how to navigate the streets of New York while attending the DECA Collegiate Leadership Academy Nov. 13-15, 2014. Each student gained access to jobs and internships while learning various aspects of how businesses worked, as well as the opportunity to network with industry professionals and DECA sponsors during the event. They also participated in a case study competition.
We used real-time market intelligence from Burning-Glass.com to dig into 3.3 million healthcare-related job postings over the last 12 months and identify the top three companies in each state with the most vacancies.
Having a wealth of resources, creative support and imaginative talent at your fingertips is a must when it comes to teaching preschoolers, and blogs are an excellent way to get your fix. We identified 15 preschool teacher blogs that we think you'll enjoy!
Cybersecurity blogs are a great source of information, education and conversation regarding the hot topics in the industry. We compiled a list of some of the best ones the Internet has to offer.
On most occasions, reading up on pension plans and retirement planning would probably put you to sleep. But there's a good reason to get excited if you're getting started in law enforcement. Changes to Minnesota's public employee pension plan have resulted in a substantial increase in retirements-which could open the door for a wave of new officers and promotions.
The struggle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa has been the source of a lot of foreboding-and some would say alarmist-stories about the spread of the disease. As medical professionals, nurses need to be prepared for how to ensure the safety of their patients while also addressing their concerns about this deadly disease. To help we've compiled this list of six Ebola virus facts to help nurses understand the disease and address the concerns of their patients.
What happens when the nation's largest job category runs out of people to fill the demand? Hopefully we'll never find out.
The influence of early childhood education will likely have a dramatic affect on the fabric of American society. In the majority of states, however, the cost of center-based child care exceeds 25 percent of state median income for married couples.
The award shows Rasmussen College is really dedicated to innovative and thoughtful approaches to online learning, according to hybrid classroom manager Heather Zink.
Approximately 100 nursing students and faculty teamed up with Paddock Mall to host the educational event, teaching more than 300 parents and children about different venues for personal health.
It's easy to keep up on trends in nursing once you have the right tools and know where to look.
The dedication of nurses to the wellbeing of their patients makes it even more shocking to hear that 65 percent of nurses surveyed by American Nurse Today have witnessed some form of nursing incivility.
Parents are not only becoming skeptical about the necessity of preschool, but they are also becoming increasingly concerned about who is teaching their children what.
Rasmussen College hosted an interview on May 2 with award-winning author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi to bring attention to early childhood literacy. Otoshi's book One was featured as part of the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child.
Lauren Ramirez is the medical assisting program coordinator at Rasmussen's Tampa/Brandon campus, and she has always made an effort to provide multiple venues of learning for her students. She employs teaching practices that are not only educational, but also engaging and fun.
Rasmussen College's Wausau campus recently made a splash with a water park outing for its local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter.
An 11-year-old New Port Richey, Fla., boy with huge design aspirations came gliding through the campus doors in his wheelchair in early April to discover he was about to get the deal of a lifetime. He wants to be a video game creator when he grows up, and officials at Rasmussen College's New Port Richey campus helped turn his dream into a reality.
Naysayers who disregard online education and try to discredit it's pathway to student success are slowly but surely being silenced by the statistics. Rasmussen College conducted a survey of more than 100 middle and senior management positions across all industries. Find out what they said!
Rasmussen College campuses in Fort Myers, Rockford, Brooklyn Park and Aurora (among others) have begun conducting "pinning" ceremonies for students who complete the tutor excellence program and certification. The college decided in late 2013 to make certification a requirement for any student wishing to become a tutor at any of its 24 campuses. The tutor program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)-an organization that services colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
Gamification is said to be one of the most important technology trends in recent history. But it's not just about Assassin's Creed, Fable III and Skyrim. Find out what you need to know to level-up to a college degree!
It turns out being established in one career track doesn't necessarily mean you want to stay on it. A recent survey conducted on behalf of Rasmussen College shows that 45% of 35-44 years olds considered changing careers.* The survey was conducted in early 2014 and asked more than 2,000 workers aged 18 to 55-plus whether they've ever thought about changing their current job.
Competency-based learning is a new way to earn your degree online that takes a different, more flexible approach than the traditional online course format. Learn more about what the differences are between the traditional and competency-based models.
News of the "Heartbleed bug" has been wreaking havoc across cyberspace. It's been described as "the most dangerous security flaw on the web" and "the ultimate web nightmare." But is it really as bad as it seems? Information security pros say yes! Find out why and what you can do to protect yourself.
Microsoft has officially pulled the plug on Windows XP and will no longer support the operating system as of April 8, 2014. If you're part of the 30% of users still using XP, you're probably wondering why the change happened, how it will affect you and what options you have. We enlisted a tech expert to help you understand your options.
Americans are on high alert these days when it comes to cyber fraud - and rightfully so. With reports of high profile data breaches saturating the news in 2013, consumers are on edge. Check out this infographic to learn about the tricky tactics used by today's cybercriminals and how you can avoid becoming their next target!
The March 4 event is a lead up to another workshop on March 14 and the ECE rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on March 26.
The television series follows a group of nine young travel nurses as they tackle a temporary assignment in California.
"Big Data" is one trend that is taking the tech world by storm, shifting paradigms and creating a higher demand for IT professionals.
There are several options when it comes to online or traditional education degrees. But what's the big difference between online vs. traditional education? Find out the answer you never expected in this article.
The Internet is filled with blogs and tutorials highlighting cutting edge web design trends. But if you're a rookie, the advanced terminology and technical jargon will likely make your head spin. So for those just getting started, this article is just for you! We enlisted a few experts to help you understand this year's hottest trends.
This first-of-its-kind training academy will be taught by Rasmussen College instructors and licensed deputies from the Cass County Sheriff's Department.
Whether you've dreamt of becoming a successful web designer your whole life or you simply enjoy perusing through delightful designs, web design blogs are a great source of education, conversation and inspiration. We identified 14 of the top web design blogs that you can't afford to miss in 2014!
Violence in schools in 2012 and 2013 has sparked a national debate on the safety of students and school security. Many may wonder, has anything changed? Have educational institutions nationwide put any new policies in place? Take a look at the below infographic to learn more about safety and security in our schools nationwide.
Shopping the toy catalog is a hallmark of childhood. But as the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other caring adults buying toys this holiday season, you want them to love the gift, but also play safe. Rasmussen College's School of Early Childhood Education has compiled a list-and checked it twice-of five tips to keep your little ones playing safe.
The medical industry is arguably one of the most exciting and anticipated places for innovation. Who doesn't dream of a cure for genetic diseases or elimination of cancer? These are topics that hit home for everyone and, as such, healthcare innovations themselves can often be as sensitive as they are sensational.
Information Security is a field in which you defend and protect information from unauthorized access, disruption, modification or unwanted destruction of data. Take a look at this article to learn more about this interesting career in the field of technology.
Information technology management (ITM) is where information technology (IT) resources - i.e., computer hardware, software, data, networks and data facilities - are managed according to the needs of an organization. Companies need people equipped with the skills and expertise to protect these resources from any malfunctions or tampering.
Whether you are interested in studying early childhood education, volunteering at the local preschool or you simply have kids of your own, understanding the way children think, act and perceive the world around them is incredibly important.
On August 15, Rasmussen College honored some of its education students at the Minnesota Twins baseball game versus the Chicago White Sox.
Just by the nature of their work, teachers are in a position to profoundly impact the students they teach. There are probably one or more teachers from your past that helped, encouraged or even inspired you.
Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) once wrote: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you'll go."
One of the hot button issues across the technology industry today is the level of security behind cloud versus external hard drive storage. The crux of the issue lies with one's chosen method of storing files: Either on a computer's hard drive (i.e., "locally) or on virtual servers accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection (i.e., "in the cloud").
Whether you've dreamt of becoming a successful graphic designer your whole life or you simply enjoy perusing through delightful designs, graphic design blogs are a great source of education, conversation and inspiration. We've compiled a list of 13 graphic design blogs you can't afford to miss this year!
Teachers aren't just people who instruct pupils in a particular subject, they change lives and inspire others. Teachers also encourage students to go after their dreams, motivate them to believe in themselves and guide them toward new interests.
"Are we calling the achievement gap academic so schools are accountable instead of parents?" asked Licensed Parent Educator Katy Smith, who got the audiences' wheels spinning during a Rasmussen College Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit June 19. "I'm not saying I know the answer to that question, but it's definitely something I'm wondering about."
As your studies come to a close and graduation quickly approaches, you're probably looking for ways to distinguish yourself once you reach the job market. One way to do this is to stay on top of the newest teaching trends - one of which is BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device.
With more than 48 million users, virtual pin-board website Pinterest is a powerful player in the social media space. Women make up 80 percent of the membership on the social media site and, of that group, 50 percent have children. That said, it's safe to assume that Pinterest is a powerful player in social media circles and in the world of education.
The recent statements President Obama made in favor of universal access to preschool were bold, poignant and timely. They tugged at our heartstrings and were written to inspire us to get up and do something for the children of today and generations of the future.
Early literacy in children begins in the first three years of life and is related, many times, to a child's first exposure to books, stories and writing.
This year's film Gangster Squad opened with Sgt. O'Mara stating "every man carries a badge," and although it's true every person has their loyalty tied to some concept or ideal, it is law enforcement officers who wear the badge of justice. With this week being National Police week - the time to honor and remember fallen officers - Capt. Paul Ebel from the Green Bay Police Department opened up about the importance of the police badge.
So, you're interested in computers and you're intrigued by the world of technology, but your interests and ideas about what you want to do as a career are always changing. Let us help.
In the hours after police officer Tom Decker's death, I found myself hugging my husband, a police officer, as tightly as I could, crying and asking him not to go to work. He kissed me and told me that he loved me and headed out the door for what was going to be a very difficult shift. I quickly realized it wasn't fair for me to ask him not to go.
A patient often trusts that when they are unconscious lying on an operating table all the hospital staff performing their surgery is credentialed, but for some hospitals, that's not a requirement. Currently, the only hospital staff position in the operating room that is not required to meet minimum education and certification standards is a surgical technologist, or surg tech.
Did you know babies as young as a year-and-a-half can guess what other people are thinking? Or that a babies' first smile doesn't usually appear until 10-14 weeks of age?
The web design industry is constantly evolving, so it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in the industry. To help keep you organized in your professional development efforts, we've compiled some tips and tricks to help you stay on top of the latest web design trends. These are real tactics that industry experts have shared with us, so pay close attention.
A college lecture used to be given to a classroom of newly graduated 18-year-olds looking for the 'time of their life' and the 'full college experience'. However, times have changed. Often these days, students attend college part-time, as well as attend lectures online and are also busy working and/or providing for their family. The majority of "traditional" students are now enrolled in online schooling, and at community and for-profit colleges.
On April 14-20, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) hosted its annual Week of the Young Child (WOYC). WOYC is focused on promoting the needs of young children and their families. Its secondary goal is to recognize and award the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
The demand for graphic designers and multimedia artists and animators is expected to continue to grow through the year 2020, however, it is likely competition in the field will continue to grow as well. Because of the competition a digital designer might face during the job hunting phase, you may wonder how applicants can make themselves standout in an interview. There are three keys to landing a digital design job.
There's no better way to make a splash in the technology industry than by mastering the latest tech trends. So as you prepare to enter the workforce, you'll benefit by investing your time in discovering what's hot in the field. One acronym that is creating quite a buzz lately is BYOD. It stands for "bring your own device" and it's taking the corporate world by storm.
In the fourth and final installment of the Choosing Your Path series we give you a little fragment of each of the previous posts in the series so you can begin building your pathway to a successful ECE future.
In an age of frenzied social interaction, keep yourself informed about who is writing the most compelling crime-related articles.
Researchers have found that when mothers communicate with their newborns, babies learn almost 300 more words by the age of two than toddlers whose mothers rarely spoke to them. In fact, early childhood education combined with high quality childcare can significantly improve a child's chances for success later in life.
Today, most Gen Xers and Gen Yers didn't receive their first cellphone until they were in high school, maybe even college or later. But these days, children are getting their hands on mobile devices at a younger age every day. In this new infographic, we walk you through the technology milestones for different development stages.
It's never any easy question to ask, but it's one of the many responsibilities a nurse holds when a patient nears the end of his or her life - does the family want to donate their loved one's organs and/or tissues?
The Choosing Your Path series began with the notion that helping children is important to you. You're also looking for a career that can provide financial and personal stability. In addition, you're looking for the skills needed to thrive in early childhood education (ECE) field.
Are you a teacher now or studying to become one in the future? Have you been looking for a handy list of digital apps that will help you organize your life inside and outside the classroom?
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - VLookup, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
AchieveMpls hosted its second monthly EDTalks networking event at Honey on Feb. 25, 2013. The event - titled Baby Brains + Unschooling Kids - explored the minds and experiences of baby brains as well as the "unschooling" of school-aged children.
When someone has the flu, most of us will stay far, far away - and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year we've experienced one of the worst flu seasons in 10 years and sadly, one of the deadliest. As of early February 2013, there have been 127 flu-related deaths in Minnesota alone.
"Remember who you are, be who you are, share who you are and change the world." That was the message at the 2nd Annual Women's Leadership Networking Breakfast. Rasmussen College partnered with the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce to provide an engaging and inspiring discussion with some of Minnesota's leading women professionals.
Are you looking to earn a degree in an education-related field but are having trouble finding a Bachelor's degree that fits your search?
Rasmussen College's community leadership efforts are being recognized. The Village of Romeoville, Ill. named the Romeoville/Joliet campus the 2012 Large Business of the Year.
Did you know Twitter used to be described as "a short burst of inconsequential information" and "chirps from birds"? As people meet through social sharing and maintain connections, tweeting and/or "chirps" will continue to be heard around the world, but how do you connect and stay in touch with the people you are interested in?
With rising higher education costs and student debt across America, it can be hard to see the lifelong earning potential of a college degree. However, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a college graduate with a bachelor's degree can expect to make more than $1 million in additional lifelong earnings than someone whose highest education is a high school diploma.
Rasmussen College School of Nursing has developed novel simulation scenarios that offer nursing students the opportunity to develop competence, safe practice and keener critical thinking skills. Nursing simulations are incorporated into the curriculum that replicates patient care experiences that may not be accessible to the nursing students during clinical rotations.
A lot take places between the time you arrive and leave a clinic, and it's the Health Information Technician who ensures the process runs smoothly. This position is responsible for ensuring everything is transcribed correctly on the bill and is the newest and hottest upcoming healthcare profession.
We hear about information and network security in the news all the time. The most recent drama covers the threats against our technology infrastructures around the world but what exactly is network security? Am I safe? Who are the virtual soldiers that are leading the charge to keep these predators at bay?
As the temperature continues to drop, cabin fever begins to settle in and bringing your children outside to play might not on the top of your list. With that, many parents and teachers may need suggestions for creative and educational learning activities they can plan for indoors.
Are you currently in a career but searching for something new? Do you have the skills to obtain a management level position? If you have decided to turn your existing job into a new career, then interviews will be on your schedule soon. In turn, your background and experience are a valuable aspect of your future job search. The skills you possess; either makes you stand out from the crowd or is very similar to others who are applying for the same job.
Imagine going to college and earning your bachelor's degree after high school, only to realize years down the road the path chosen wasn't necessarily where you saw yourself in the future?
According to Bullying Statistics, it is estimated that nearly three million students in the U.S. are bullied each year. Fifteen percent of school absences are a result of students that are afraid to attend school because of bullying. Bullying has become an epidemic and more than half of children witness their peers being bullied on a regular basis.
Dancing at holiday parties won't be enough to work-off all the bread pudding and Christmas cookies the average person eats during the holiday season. Our latest infographic breaks down the calories and fat in some of the most popular holiday eats, while providing tips to battle the not-so-jolly bulge.
'Tis the season for long lines at the airport, lost luggage and dropping your smartphone in the toilet! We all know the holidays are hectic and sometimes you find yourself, well disconnected. Check out our new infographic below and stay connected this holiday season.
Every year hundreds of educators gather for the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Annual Conference (NAEYC AC). This year was no different with over 20,000 in attendance at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
Is it possible playtime helps develop children into contributing members of society, as well as into collaborative and critical thinkers that will lead us into the next 20 years and beyond?
The game engine is the core of the entire gaming experience that allows for all the graphics and actions to be rendered. Designers are behind the use of game engines, but several variables still exist that require manipulation by programmers. Unreal Engine IV puts design back in the hands of designers by increasing simplicity and efficiency between going back and fourth amongst developing and testing.
To some, it's a day off from work. But for more than 22 million United States veterans living today, Veterans Day is the date set aside for Americans to honor them for their service. All veterans are eligible for a number of benefits such as education, health care and loans, but many of these benefits go unused. See how many veterans participate in benefit programs and what types of jobs veterans are coming home to in our new infographic.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Connect Excel to Access Database, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
What are you doing Tuesday, November 6, 2012? I hope you know, and I hope you will have spent the time figuring out what is important to you in this world by the evening of November 5th. Most importantly, I hope you cast your vote for the Presidential candidate of your choice.
Every time a security breach happens, the kneejerk reaction is to blame the entity where the break-in occurred. Obviously, every company has to take reasonable security measures to protect privacy and proprietary information, but is it reasonable to expect a determined hacker cannot get through these defenses?
College students - are you ready for the November election? Recent studies show you may not be as interested in the 2012 campaigns as years past. In 2008, 29 percent of college students paid close attention to the presidential race. That number is down to 19 percent. See where you stack up against other college students this election year in our infographic below.
Blain Barton, an evangelist for Microsoft, spoke at Rasmussen College about the new live features offered in the new operating system Windows 8. There were 27 students in attendance on August 30, 2012, along with several faculty and staff members. Barton gave a preview of all the features built into Windows 8.
During the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony in July, a few Olympians walked independent of flag or country. One of those athletes was Guor Marial, from South Sudan. According to an article in Time, Marial is a refugee from the Sudanese civil war, and has lived in the U.S. since 2001. Rasmussen College Library &amp;amp;amp;amp; Learning Centers has a deep and abiding connection to the South Sudan people through our work with PACODES, Panyijiar Community Development Services.
The 2012 Presidential Campaign is in overdrive as voters get ready to head to the polls in November. USA Today ranks college students amongst the 90 million voters most likely to skip the polls this year.
From high-definition television to social media and smartphones, technology has drastically changed the way we receive and share information. Just think - ten years ago, iPhones, Facebook and Twitter didn't even exist. Nobody knew of 'status updates' or the concept of hashtags. To get directions, many of us printed them from MapQuest, right? These days, it's hard to imagine life without social networking or mobile phones turned GPS device. We live in an information-driven world, and Americans want their information in the most accessible way possible. This is the perfect time for all you technology dreamers out there to develop the next big thing. Here's the catch: you have to know your dream is original.
Did you know in the 2000 Presidential Election George Bush defeated Al Gore by just 327 votes in Florida? That gave Bush the electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Do you think your vote counts now? It is always important, but even more so in an election year to know who your elected officials are and how their decisions impact you.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - SUM, Average, Max, Min Functions to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Inserting Comments, and learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
There are many opportunities to volunteer in your community, and many valuable reasons to contribute your time. With so many options to volunteer for organizations in your area, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which one is right for you. Don't stress! We have outlined some of the biggest options for local law enforcement volunteer opportunities to make your decision easier for you.
With the hundreds of Pinterest boards featuring all types of design pins ranging from graphics, advertising or web design, it may be difficult to narrow down your options of boards to follow. Whether you are already in the design world or you're looking to further your design education, these 16 polished and prolific Pinterest design boards will surely grab your attention.
Ever wonder how to spruce up your nurse's uniform? Even as a nurse, you have the option to transform yourself into a fashionista during your work day. Here are several ideas to bring a splash of personality into your everyday work.
Did you find yourself glued to the TV during the Olympics? It's hard not to be inspired after watching the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team take gold or U.S. Swimmer Rebecca Soni break the breaststroke world record not once, but twice. These are the best athletes in the world, but like many Rasmussen College students, some U.S. Olympians also exercised their minds in a college classroom.
As the new school year nears, many of you are probably trying to soak up those last few weeks of the summer sun, especially if you've been stuck inside all summer. For many of us though, protecting our skin outdoors is an afterthought. Check out our infographic below to make sure you are protected from the summer sun.
The back-to-school hustle has begun for both young and old. Children are busy soaking up the last of the summer's rays, college students are preparing for that first semester, and of course, parents are rushing about to schedule their children's necessary vaccination appointments. In fact, August is such a popular month for shots that it is now officially designated National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).
Recently, several co-workers and I participated in Rasmussen College's Community Service Day. It gave team members from every campus the opportunity to give back to the community by participating in a local community service event.
What does it take to become an entrepreneur and start a business? Is it a question of motivation, business ideas or something you're just born with? Individuals who choose to own a business should first learn the entrepreneurship basics in order to fuel their passion, and make their dream become a reality in the form of a business.
Leave it to Hollywood to provide a distorted image of what a nurse does in school and on a daily basis in their career. Movies and TV shows often portray nurses as not being as challenged as doctors, only working in hospitals or clinics, and sometimes only doing the "grunt work."
As an educator or soon-to-be educator, there are resources out there for you to tap into in order to keep learning. One of those resources is internet blogs. There are thousands of education blogs out there that can give you new ideas for the classroom in decorating, teaching, and much more.
It's happened again. Hackers found their way inside a major website and stole approximately 450,000 account logins and passwords. Those passwords were then published for the world to see. Yahoo is not alone. Last month, 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords showed up on a Russian website. You may be thinking, "I use those websites". As students, you're encouraged to, but there are some steps you can take to keep your personal information safe online
In design, there are many resources to tap into. From blogs to websites, to Pinterest boards and Facebook pages, everything becomes somewhat of a tangled and sometimes unmanageable social media force. To get you on the right track, we compiled a list of 7 design and animation blogs to gain insight from. These resources will help you stay organized and on track with your ever-growing to-do list.
A career in human resources (HR) can offer variety, challenges, and tremendous opportunity. If you are interested in working in HR, it is important to research the human resources degree requirements to help you determine if a human resources degree is right for you.
During this time of year, when the weather starts to get nice, you start to think about carefree summer vacations-filled with pool days and relaxation. Many college students have the benefit of deciding whether or not to take college courses over summer break. Though you may miss out on some summer sun, there are many benefits to taking summer college courses.
With the latest buzz around Facebook and its $104 billion valuation, it's time to make sure we all understand what it means when a company issues an IPO and goes public. According to Investopedia, an Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the first sale of stock by a private company going public to seek capital to expand its business operations. To further understand this process, check out this video.
With the latest buzz around Facebook and its $104 billion valuation it's time to make sure we all understand what it means when a company issues an IPO and goes public.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week. This year, National Police Week is May 13-19, and it is dedicated to honor the memory of all law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
Growing up many of us envisioned the future to look much like the cartoon "The Jetson's," with computer's dominating nearly every aspect of our lives. Now that we are grown up, it appears that vision wasn't too far off and actually, even more sophisticated than many of us ever imagined. We have robotic vacuums, cars that drive themselves and apps for nearly everything under the sun. In addition to making our lives more convenient, technology has drastically changed the way we interact and communicate with each other.
Whether you're a veteran nurse or considering a nursing career, join us at our Brooklyn Park campus on May 10, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., for an Open House that will celebrate current nurses and provide valuable insight for future nurses.
Check out this video covering the Tech Tactics event that our Fort Myers campus held in March.
On April 3-4, 2012 Rasmussen College in Fargo, North Dakota hosted a Cass County Sheriff's department training on campus.
With the 2012 political election year reaching new heights, media outlets from Fort Myers, Florida to Fargo, North Dakota are finding new ways to cover the candidates, trending topics and the next great idea that will induce change.
What went wrong with Google Health?
Aaron Mullally, an instructor at the Brooklyn Park, MN college campus, shares his love for Sophia.org, an online learning platform in this "Minnesota Made" news clip.
We recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Rebecca Rudel, Dean of Nursing at the Moorhead, MN college campus. Dr. Rudel is passionate about delivering quality education to online nursing students, and in this interview she will highlight some relevant wisdom into the nursing degrees and the nursing profession.
As our digital world continues to grow and evolve, opportunities for college student to obtain a college degree completely online becomes a possibility.
We had the opportunity to interview Mary Kohler, the Rasmussen College - Dean of the School of Nursing at the Tampa/Brandon campus location. Do you have interest in pursuing a nursing degree, or are currently enrolled in a nursing school? If so, read ahead:
This infographic exposes the reach of the worst security breaches in history.
Join Rasmussen College on Friday, September 9 from 1-4 pm at the Rockford, IL campus for a no-cost Futuraza TechFest techology fair filled with tons of interactive opportunities for you to get plugged in to what's new in the fields of IT and multimedia design.
It is essential for own health to shield yourself when you're out in the sun. Learn more about the myths and truths about SPF.
Apple genius speaks at the Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon, FL college campus on July 20.
Rasmussen College is opening a new campus in Land O' Lakes, Florida. Bay News 9's Melanie Snow reported on the campus opening in a recent newscast.
As a new iPhone owner, I can't help but wonder, "Did I do enough research? Does the Droid user sitting across from me really get a better signal?"
This infographic explores common medical prefixes and postfixes and their meaning.
Learn more about Google Health, Google's new spin on digitized healthcare records.
Technology expert and Director of the School of Technology and Design shares his thoughts on the best tech gifts for Father's Day.
Rasmussen College technology instructor, PJ Way, shares the top apps for finding the best gas prices around town with ABC - 7 News.
Man who made a career of hunting down terrorists shares his story with Rasmussen College - School of Justice Studies Students
Technology expert and Director of the School of Technology and Design, Hap Aziz, discusses best budget travel websites on WOFL- My Fox Orlando 35.
Hap Aziz discusses ways to protect your children as they use gadgets that connect to the Internet, such as game consoles, phones and computers.
Rasmussen College Criminal Justice students learn just how important the legal system is from a wrongfully accused man.
Rasmussen College Dean of Nursing discusses National Nurses Week and a recent Rasmussen College School of Nursing Career Fair.
Hap Aziz discusses the best mobile applications for busy moms that will make life easier. Hap is the Director of Technology and Design at Rasmussen College.
Ever wonder what differences are between online college and traditional universities? Check out this infographic to see a visual comparison.
Watch Rasmussen College Information Systems Management program instructor Jacob Sorem give practical advice to the Twin Cities' KARE 11 news on how to plan your gadget purchases and avoid outdated technology.
Manage your carbon footprint with green mobile applications for your phone. Hap Aziz discusses six of the best best mobile apps to increase your green awareness.
Rasmussen College Director of the School of Technology and Design Hap Aziz explains Amazon's streaming music service in this Technology and Design news segment.
Learn how to root your Nook Color and turn it into an Android tablet computer.
Watch technology expert, Hap Aziz talk about the technology bubble and smartphone usage on WOFL in Orlando.
Rasmussen College School of Technology and Design Director Hap Aziz discusses the new launch of the iPad 2, and upgrading your tech gadgets.
The Rasmussen College - Dean of Nursing at the Eagan, MN college campus appeared on FOX Twin Cities alongside two proud nursing degree students to discuss job opportunities for nurses.
Rasmussen College School of Technology &amp;amp;amp;amp; Design Director discusses the new launch of the iPad 2.
Accounting students share their thoughts on the proposed tax cuts and how they could affect American taxpayers.
The Director of the School of Technology and Design at Rasmussen College shares the top holiday tech gadgets to the host of Tech Talk, the nation's top technology talk radio program.
The thieves behind these international ponzi schemes have preyed on people desperate for relief from poverty-stricken lives.
School of Education instructor shares her insight on why reading is a great hobby.; and how to promote literacy to young children
Uninsured in America: A Look at those Without Health Insurance in the US
Early childhood education degree program instructor share a recent story on how she became aware of the importance of child care awareness.
Children form their attitudes towards racism and sexism by the time they are five years old. Here's how to end stereotypes early...
This article will list common medical errors and how operating room staff can prevent them from happening.
The last legislative chapter in the Health Care debate came to a commencement when the House passed, for the second time, a package of fixes to the bill that President Barack Obama had signed, on March 26. This monumental decision will change many aspects of health care system in the United States.
150,000 is a big number by anyone's standards, but for a small country like Haiti, it is unfathomable. This is what America would look like if we lost a proportionate number of our citizens to a natural disaster...
What is said to be the largest investment in education to date, President Barack Obama has introduced the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). It addresses key issues, including teacher layoffs, college affordability and educational improvements, according to the White House Web site.
Professional development is a key component to achieving success in a business career. However, we have collected a list of videos that showcase the best.
As an entrepreneur, you often are bogged down by worrying about the bottom line. Check out these 25 FREE tools for entrepreneurs..
No matter what the product or service, marketing and advertising is a necessity for brands around the world. In a world where brands have a cut-throat battle with advertising clutter, it is essential that marketing efforts are creative, pioneering, and sometimes shocking to potential consumers to differentiate themselves from the masses of products and businesses in the marketplace. Even more, consumers are paying less attention to traditional forms of advertising which makes it more important for marketers to take a grassroots approach to spreading the word about their brand.