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You love your career as a nurse, helping people prevent disease, cope with illness and heal from injury. But while you know that earning a BSN degree is the key to advancing beyond basic clinical care, you can’t afford to take years away from work while you complete your studies. An online RN to BSN degree through UTEP Connect is your perfect solution.


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Despite the advantages of smartphone usage, it’s long been assumed that smartphones are more of a distraction than a learning tool. A study on the impact of mobile phone usage in a simulated college classroom revealed that students who did not use their smartphones took more detailed notes and were able to better recall information than those who used smartphones. Ultimately, the non-smartphone users scored an average of more than one letter grade higher than the smartphone users.


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"We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own to-do list."

These wise words were spoken by a wife, mother, law school graduate and former first lady of the United States named Michelle Obama. If anyone understands the challenges of attempting to achieve personal goals while focusing on family and career, it's her. A resume and track record like Michelle Obama's should not be taken lightly—and neither should her words.

With that in mind, here are some online learning tips to help you move up your own to-do list and find time to earn your graduate degree without forsaking your family or job.

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Given the time and money it takes to earn a bachelor's degree, investing in graduate education can seem like a risky investment. However, many graduate degree career paths ultimately pay off in the form of serious income gains.

We compiled a list of 10 different career paths based on some of the highest-paying bachelor's degrees by salary potential, and the data shows that earning a graduate degree can yield as much as a 61% pay increase per year for the same major.


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Ask a group of law enforcement officers why they do what they do and you’ll get a different answer from each person. One thing’s for sure: A safer community begins with people like you, and one way to effectively minimize crime and uphold laws is to arm yourself with a criminal justice degree. In fact, as noted by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, prospective federal agents are required to have a college degree to qualify for the position. If you want to be a crimefighter, an online degree in criminal justice can help get you there.


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