News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its picks for Virginia’s best online colleges and universities in 2017. Of the 18 four-year schools that made the list, George Mason University, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Hampton University took the top five spots. Of the 16 two-year colleges that also made the list, Tidewater Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Northern Virginia Community College and Piedmont Virginia Community College were top schools. “There are more opportunities than ever for students to earn a certificate or degree from an accredited school by going online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These Virginia colleges and universities distinguished themselves by offering an quality, accredited education in an online format that allows students with busy schedules or geographical limitations to earn a degree on their own schedule.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Virginia” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional metrics including financial aid availability, the number of student services, academic counseling student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Virginia’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Bluefield College Eastern Mennonite University George Mason University Hampton University James Madison University Jefferson College of Health Sciences Liberty University Longwood University Lynchburg College Marymount University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Regent University Shenandoah University University of Virginia-Main Campus Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia University of Lynchburg Virginia’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Central Virginia Community College John Tyler Community College Lord Fairfax Community College Mountain Empire Community College New River Community College Northern Virginia Community College Patrick Henry Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College Rappahannock Community College Reynolds Community College Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Thomas Nelson Community College Tidewater Community College Virginia Western Community College Wytheville Community College About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its list of Virginia’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the four-year schools that were analyzed, 40 made the list, with University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University and Hampton University ranked as the top five. Of the 23 two-year schools that were also included, Tidewater Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Danville Community College and Central Virginia Community College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “Virginia’s unemployment rate recently reached its lowest point since before the Great Recession, which is great news for career-minded students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer the educational experience and resources that leave their students career-ready.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes employment and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, opportunities for financial aid and such additional statistics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include: Averett University Bluefield College Bridgewater College Christopher Newport University College of William and Mary Eastern Mennonite University Emory & Henry College Ferrum College George Mason University Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University Hollins University James Madison University Jefferson College of Health Sciences Liberty University Longwood University Lynchburg College Mary Baldwin College Marymount University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Radford University Randolph College Randolph-Macon College Regent University Roanoke College Shenandoah University Southern Virginia University Sweet Briar College The University of Virginia's College at Wise University of Mary Washington University of Richmond University of Virginia-Main Campus Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Military Institute Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia State University Virginia Union University Virginia Wesleyan College Washington and Lee University Best Two-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include: Blue Ridge Community College Central Virginia Community College Dabney S Lancaster Community College Danville Community College Eastern Shore Community College Germanna Community College John Tyler Community College Lord Fairfax Community College Mountain Empire Community College New River Community College Northern Virginia Community College Patrick Henry Community College Paul D Camp Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College Rappahannock Community College Reynolds Community College Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Thomas Nelson Community College Tidewater Community College Virginia Highlands Community College Virginia Western Community College Wytheville Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | April 24, 2017
With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Daria U. Amato, RN, CNE, MSN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Daria is a Registered Nurse with 40 years of experience in her field and extensive expertise in all facets of nursing. Daria is currently serving as Nurse Educator and Administrator at Northern Virginia Community College in Springfield, Virginia. Daria acquired her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1976 from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. An advocate for continuing education, she received her Master of Science Degree in Nursing in 1990 from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is also a Certified Nurse Educator, and maintains professional memberships with the National League for Nursing, the National Association of Catholic Nurses, and the American Nurses Association. Daria is an inductee of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, founder of a nursing school in Ghana, and the recipient of an Open Congregation Award on United Nations Day for her service to providing education in a remote, underprivileged area. She attributes her success to the impact of her life experiences, helping her to see other options in nursing she may have not explored. When she is not working, Daria enjoys traveling, skiing, and walking. Learn more about Daria here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4134924/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.
News Article | May 1, 2017
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Robert D. Hawkins, RN, BSN, PHN, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Robert D. Hawkins is a Registered Nurse with 17 years of experience in his field and an extensive expertise in all facets in nursing, especially medical/surgical nursing, mental health, correctional health, and public health. Robert is currently serving patients for the County of Ventura in California. Robert’s career in nursing began in 1999, when he graduated with his Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Northern Virginia Community College. An advocate for continuing education, he went on to gain his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2003 from the University of Phoenix. Furthermore, Robert is a certified Public Health Nurse. Throughout his career, Robert has gained a wealth of experience in many areas of nursing. He keeps up to date with the latest advances and developments in his field by maintaining a professional membership with the American Nurses Association. He feels that his mother is his biggest influence, being a public health nurse and graduating from Bellevue School of Nursing in the 1940’s. Robert says that his success has come because of his passion for being a positive influence and adapting to his community, and when he is not working, he enjoys scuba diving and watching football. Learn more about Robert D. Hawkins here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135809/info/ and be sure to read his upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.