Today we are touring Crouse Hospital College of Nursing in Syracuse, NY.
Located in the heart of Syracuse, the Crouse Hospital College of Nursing has educated men and women to provide safe, effective nursing care for more than 95 years. Ranking among the top registered nurse (RN) programs in New York State and nationwide, Crouse Hospital College of Nursing offers the opportunity to obtain an associate’s degree in nursing, accompanied by excellent preparation for a wide variety of nursing career options. Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC), the school is continually recognized for its strong leadership in anticipating the ever-changing needs of today’s healthcare environment.
Crouse Hospital College of Nursing proudly offers a comprehensive two-year associate’s degree program — one of the most hands-on training experiences available in Central New York. Graduates possess confidence in their ability to begin careers as exceptional practitioners in the nursing field. Accordingly, nearly 100 percent of Crouse graduates actively seeking employment secure a nursing position within six months after graduation.
The college’s low faculty/student ratio exemplifies the college’s commitment to the success of each student. Nursing education is an ongoing process that engenders development of the necessary characteristics to begin a career in nursing. The faculty educates the nurses of tomorrow by setting examples today. You’ll be given an array of support services including faculty advisement, instructional resources, career counseling and job placement.
For more information about Crouse Hospital College of Nursing, click here!
Imagine yourself as one of the most skilled and courageous Airmen in the Air National Guard. Being on the front line of war to provide U.S. and allied forces with tactical air support for ground attack fighters. If this sounds interesting, a career as a Tactical Air Control (TACP) Specialist in the Air National Guard may be for you!
According to Air National Guard, students that show a sense of duty, responsibility and caring for others are likely to be successful Airmen in the Air Guard. The Air Guard requires a high school diploma or equivalent from anyone who is interested in joining. Students who would like to go to college may eligible for tuition and student expense assistance from the Air Guard and Montgomery G.I. Bill.
According to The College Board, a degree in Air and Space Operations Technology can most often be obtained at the associate’s and bachelor’s level. Typical college courses may include: astronomy, computer science, weapons control, programming and flight safety.
What to know before you apply
Only certain colleges will be able to provide such a specific major, so it’s important to see which ones do. Also, the Air Guard requires that students take The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), which is a timed multi-aptitude test. This will prepare students for enlistment in the Air Guard, so it’s important to start taking ASVAB practice tests online.
Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Specialists are Ranger and Airborne qualified, proficient in air assault, scuba operation, and various parachute tactics, and maintain the highest physical and mental standards. TACP Specialists control and execute operational air and space power, and may operate in the most austere combat environments independent of an established airbase or its perimeter defenses. Salaries for this position will depend on years of service and education.
Looking for more information about the military, your options and the careers available in the military? Check out these articles at NextStepU.com.
We wanted to know what a typical college day looked like, so we asked Chelsea Berardicurti, a junior public relations major in The Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University (www.syr.edu).
7 A.M.: Wake up.
7-7:50: Get ready for the day.
9:20-10:20: Back to bed!
10:30-1:30 P.M.: Work at The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as a public affairs research assistant.
1:30-2: Back to the house for lunch.
2-3:30: Homework, hang with friends or take a nap.
5:15-6: Back to the house for dinner.
6-9: Work on homework, attend group projects, sorority meetings, PRSSA meetings.
9:-11: Hang out at the house with friends, relax and watch a movie, clean my room, finish up any last minute homework or other work for my extracurricular activities.
11:-12 A.M.: Get ready for bed, pack bag for classes the next day, listen to music or read a book.
What will your typical college day look like?
So my time here at NextStepU Magazine is wrapping up. It’s hard to believe that four months have flown by so fast! NextStepU has given me something that I truly needed: a dream. I’ve always known that in the future I want to be writing, but whether for sports or the media I wasn’t sure. After my first week here I had already set a goal for my dream job: become the next Anna Wintour (editor in chief of Vogue). It may be quite a stretch, but if you don’t have goals like this, then you won’t continue to push yourself to aspire to more.
Being at NextStepU has given me a great base of knowledge about magazines; what steps go into producing them and how each piece fits together to get the finished product. It was also cool to be here when the transition from mostly print to mostly online content was happening. This is a common issue plaguing the magazine and print industry today, so watching a company successfully move primarily to online content puts my mind to rest about my future in this industry!
I also loved being able to share my sports knowledge with everyone here at NextStepU. As a sport management minor on the varsity soccer team I’m constantly around people who play sports competitively. I had forgotten that some people have never played sports, especially collegiate sports, so it’s nice to feel like an expert in this field. I’ve also loved being able to help Next Steppers as they prepare for college and decide if they too want to play sports there!
Here at NextStepU I’ve had the chance to meet some great people! The entire office is compiled of “rock solid awesome” individuals who all welcomed me with open arms. I will sincerely miss the little nook of people that I have sat with every Monday and Wednesday. I will most notably miss: Laura’s abbreviations and our college girl chats, teaching Bill how to become a “lax bro”, Ethan’s array of useless knowledge and Lisa’s bright smiling face every day!
I’ve learned so much here at NextStepU — and who knows maybe I’ll be back one day! For now, I am starting my summer en route to the Big Apple! I’ve secured a position for an internship at Maxim Magazine, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t think of myself as the young Carrie Bradshaw!
So here are my last pieces of advice for the Next Steppers: be confident in your skills, work hard in college to be sure you know what you want to do in the future, network with everyone that you meet, complete as many internships as you can, and most of all, have fun!
This is the next step to the best times of your life!
Let’s explore Full Sail University today!
Whether your passion is for art, music, filmmaking, video game creation, creative writing, web and technology, or the business behind the world of entertainment, an educational experience that’s in line with your dream is here at Full Sail University.
Located in Winter Park, Florida, Full Sail University is an educational leader for those who want a future in the entertainment industry. Established in 1979, the school’s on-campus and online programs provide students with an innovative and accelerated style of education geared toward industries such as recording, music, film, show production, video games, design, animation, creative writing, entertainment business, Internet marketing, and sports marketing.
Full Sail graduates have worked on:
• Films like Captain America and Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• Albums by Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Maroon 5
• Games like Red Faction: Armageddon and Madden NFL 11
If this sounds exciting to you, consider pursuing your degree at Full Sail University!
Do you often find yourself asking questions about the people and world around you? Are you a person who likes to help others and find a solution to their problems? Psychologists like to understand and help people of all kinds. They study the way that humans and animals act, feel, think and learn.
According to The College Board, this major often leads to a bachelor’s degree, but to work as a professional in psychology, you’ll most likely need a graduate degree. High school courses in health science, AP Psychology and AP Biology will help make a smooth transition into this major. Typical college courses include: neuroscience, abnormal psychology, social psychology, personality and learning.
What to know before you apply
It’s important to see what kind of balance the psychology department has at the colleges you visit. Do they emphasize one psychology approach over the other, or is there an equal balance between them? Look into the research labs at the college and see what kinds of research professors have done. Also be sure that there are internships that allow you to get your feet wet in specialties like counseling and organizational psychology.
A major in psychology can lead to a career as a clinical or school psychologist, as well as various others. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics clinical psychologists earned an average yearly income of $73,090 in 2011. School psychologists employed by elementary and secondary schools earned an average of $71,510.
For more information about choosing a career, check out NextStepU.com/Careers.