Save Time on Homework: 4 Tips to Creating an Effective Study Space

Sometimes, busy online students may feel like there's not enough time in the day to plow through their priority lists. To free up more time in your busy schedule, one solution is to create an effective study space that limits distraction and temptation (hint: it doesn't look like the picture to the left!). This is especially relevant for online students because of the ability to complete assignments where you choose. Here are four tips to consider: 1. Pick a quiet place. Designating…

5 Tips for Thriving in Your Online Nursing Program

Today represents the first day of National Nurses Week, a seven-day tribute to the hard-working nurses who make the world a better place. The week-long homage continues through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, commonly known as the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale (1820-1910) was a nursing pioneer who tended to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. On behalf of Grantham University and our College of Nursing and Allied Health, I'd like to thank the brave nurses around the…

3 Taboo Topics to Avoid in the Workplace

I love board games. They’re a fun way to spend the evening (though my family will say I have the worst luck when it comes to actually winning). One game I haven’t played in forever is Taboo. You know, the game where one player provides hints to the guesser as to what the word is, without saying the word itself or five other “off limit” words. If any of the off limits are mentioned, you get buzzed. Have you ever…

5 Time Management Examples That Could Get You in Trouble

Mastering the art of time management requires a sharp mind fully dedicated to the ultimate goal. For online students, that could be graduation or a new career. For full-time workers, it might be a promotion. For military service members, the goal could be protecting this great country. These scenarios place a heavy emphasis on time management skills along the path to success. Identifying what not to do may help with creating the initial blueprint for an effective time management schedule. Avoid these five examples…