Olivet Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts university located in the village of Bourbonnais, Illinois, United States. Named for Olivet, Illinois, ONU was originally established as a grammar school in east-central Illinois in 1907. It is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene and is the annual site of the Church's "Regional Celebrate Life" youth gathering for the Central USA Region. It is one of the largest members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Wikipedia.
News Article | November 19, 2016
Leading higher education information and resource site AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its list of the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Degrees & Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. Using a variety of cost and educational outcome data to compare accredited programs side by side, the list rates the University of Saint Mary, University of Wyoming, The Sage Colleges, University of Indianapolis and Samford University as the top-scoring schools for accelerated nursing students. "As the demand for qualified nurses grows, more colleges are implementing fast-track education options for nursing students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "These programs are rigorous, but the schools on our list stand out for providing the best quality education and support to help students comprehend quickly and ultimately start their careers in nursing sooner.” AffordableCollegesOnline.org required schools to meet several basic requirements to be considered for the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Degrees & Programs list. Each college must be accredited by the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and be a public or private not-for-profit institution to be included. They must also offer students job placement and academic counseling services to qualify. Individual school scores are then determined by weighing a variety of qualitative and quantitative data points, such as nursing certification pass rates, tuition costs and more. The Top 50 list of schools, as well as specific details on data and methodology used to determine ranking and scoring can be found at the link below: An alphabetical list of schools on the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Programs list for 2016-2017: Adelphi University Albany State University Ball State University Barry University Baylor University Clemson University Creighton University DeSales University Drexel University Duquesne University East Carolina University Georgia Southwestern State University Indiana Wesleyan University Jacksonville University Lewis University Loyola University Chicago Lynchburg College New Mexico State University - Main Campus New York University Northern Arizona University Ohio University - Main Campus Olivet Nazarene University Quinnipiac University Robert Morris University Rutgers University - Newark Saint Xavier University Samford University Seton Hall University Shenandoah University Simmons College Southern Nazarene University Texas Christian University The College of Saint Scholastica The Sage Colleges University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Arizona University of Delaware University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Indianapolis University of Memphis University of Miami University of North Florida University of Northern Colorado University of Saint Joseph University of Saint Mary University of Wyoming Utica College Valparaiso University West Virginia University Wilkes University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | February 25, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges and universities with online programs in the state of Illinois. Of the four-year schools that were ranked, 35 made the list with Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Loyola University Chicago, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and DePaul University positioned as the top five. Illinois’ top 19 two-year schools were also included on the list, with Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Kaskaskia College, Harper College and Waubonsee Community College coming in as the top five. “As online programs become more readily available at Illinois schools, the options for students who want to earn a degree on their own schedule become more difficult to choose from,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list have proven themselves to be the most high-quality options for an online education in Illinois.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, Illinois colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each college is also scored based on more than a dozen unique data points that include graduation rates, total online program offerings and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Illinois for 2017 include the following: Aurora University Benedictine University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Judson University Lewis University Lincoln Christian University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Moody Bible Institute National Louis University North Park University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Quincy University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Illinois’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Frontier Community College Harper College Illinois Central College John A. Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kaskaskia College Lincoln Trail College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Olney Central College Richland Community College Shawnee Community College Southeastern Illinois College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee 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 | December 1, 2016
Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its ranking of the Best Online Registered Nursing (RN) Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. Analyzing more than a dozen unique data points on colleges and universities who offer online RN programs, the site honored 65 schools for providing the best overall value and quality for students. East Carolina University, Allen College, Seton Hall University, University of Alabama in Huntsville and West Virginia University were among the highest scoring four-year schools, while New Mexico Junior College, Amarillo College, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Hopkinsville Community College and Kansas City Kansas Community College were among the highest scoring two-year schools. "There is a growing demand for health care workers, and quality registered nursing programs are growing more and more competitive,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Our list of schools gives registered nursing students a better idea of which programs offer the best combination of cost, quality curriculum and online learning flexibility.” AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to meet several minimum requirements to be eligible for placement on their rankings. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions and must offer in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools or below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school. More details on data and methodology used to rank each online criminal justice program and a complete list of schools and scores is available at: Two-year schools with the Best Online Registered Nurse Programs for 2016-2017: Amarillo College Ashland Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Columbus State Community College Community College of Philadelphia Henderson Community College Hopkinsville Community College Jefferson Community and Technical College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Minnesota West Community and Technical College New Mexico Junior College San Antonio College Somerset Community College Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College West Kentucky Community and Technical College Four-year schools with the Best Online Registered Nurse Programs for 2016-2017: Allen College Aurora University Ball State University Barry University Clayton State University Columbus State University Concordia University - Wisconsin Drexel University East Carolina University East Tennessee State University Fitchburg State University Gannon University Gardner-Webb University Georgia College and State University Graceland University - Lamoni Indiana State University La Salle University Loyola University Chicago Minot State University Missouri State University-Springfield New Mexico State University - Main Campus North Carolina Central University Northern Arizona University Olivet Nazarene University Sacred Heart University Seton Hall University South Dakota State University The College of Saint Scholastica University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Arkansas University of Central Florida University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Colorado, Colorado Springs University of Delaware University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Boston University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Memphis University of North Alabama University of North Dakota University of North Florida University of Northern Colorado University of Southern Indiana University of the Incarnate Word University of Toledo Villanova University Wayland Baptist University West Virginia University Western Kentucky University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | December 13, 2016
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Priority Health, one of Michigan’s largest health plans, announced today that James D. Forshee, M.D. has been named the new senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. Forshee will oversee medical policy and programming, as well as clinical strategies for the organization. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Forshee,” said Joan Budden, president and chief executive officer of Priority Health. “He is a respected and revered industry veteran, who brings over 25 years of health care experience—both as a physician and executive. He will play a pivotal role in executing our long-term growth strategy and implement innovative tactics to improve patient care.” For the past 11 years, Forshee served as the vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for Molina Healthcare of Michigan. Forshee provided clinical leadership for all medical policies, clinical strategies, and medical management health care initiatives including pharmacy, quality improvement and key support for provider networks partnerships. Prior to this, he held executive level positions with United Healthcare, SelectCare, Centene, and Blue Care Network of Michigan. He recently in 2016 was also awarded the Ellis J. Bonner Outstanding Achievement Award by the Michigan Association of Health Plans for his exemplary service, leadership and contributions to the managed care industry and community. Forshee is a member of the State of Michigan Drug Utilization Review, American College of Physician Executives, American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society and American Academy of Family Physicians. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital in family practice and is board certified in Family Medicine. Forshee also earned a master’s of business administration degree from the University of Michigan, Physician Assistant degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, and his bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University. Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of the people it serves. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance. Priority Health is one of only four health plan nationwide offering wellness programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The State of Michigan named the Priority Health HMO the benchmark plan for all individual and group HMO plans to model. Priority Health offers a broad portfolio of health benefit options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Its network of health care providers features 95 percent of practicing physicians available in Michigan and more than 900,000 health care providers nationwide.
News Article | October 26, 2016
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Linda M. Anders, RN, MSN, MBA, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders In Healthcare. Linda M. Anders is a Clinical Nurse Educator working for UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine in Muscatine, Iowa. With over six years of experience in nursing, she continues to provide patient care as a bedside ICU nurse in addition to her role in nursing education. Linda is licensed in both Illinois and Iowa and currently practices in both states. Linda M. Anders gained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in January 2010 from the Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Five years later, Linda gained her Master of Science degree in Nursing and her Master in Business Administration degree, from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, Linda is certified as a Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Life Support instructor. Linda has maintained a professional membership with the American Heart Association and the Illinois Nurses Association along with the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders, and attributes her success to setting clearly defined goals for herself and always striving to achieve excellence, keeping the profession of nursing in the forefront of her mind. She has had strong mentors along the way that have shown her how to be a professional female nurse while never losing sight of being caring, compassionate, and providing holistic care. When she is not working, Linda likes reading, gardening, making a positive impact in the community, being creative and working out. Learn more Linda M. Anders here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4133424/info/ and read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders In Healthcare.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able, Inc. (KANE -- http://www.kaneisable.com) has named Mark Johnson Senior Vice President of Transportation and Solutions. His responsibilities include Transportation, Pricing, Engineering, and Continuous Improvement. Johnson will have a dual and matrixed reporting relationship to KANE CEO, Mike Gardner and Senior Vice President of Operations, John Hurst. Johnson is a 30+ year veteran of the supply chain industry, with a strong background in accelerating transformational growth at global Fortune 100 companies. His experience includes operations, solutions design, continuous improvement, business formation and start-up, strategic business development and planning, product development, business process improvement, and change management at such companies as Deutsche Post DHL, Intermarine, International SOS, and Velocity. “Mark is an innovator and a problem-solver with a strong track record of driving operational excellence,” says KANE’s Gardner. “He’ll play a key role in KANE’s efforts to provide the best customer service in the logistics industry.” Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Association for Training & Development. Johnson will be based in Scranton, PA. About Kane Is Able Kane Is Able is a third-party logistics provider that helps manufacturers and their retail partners efficiently and effectively distribute goods throughout the United States. KANE’s value-added solutions include retail-consolidation, dedicated/shared distribution, packaging, fulfillment, and transportation-management. For more information, visit KANE at http://www.kaneisable.com.