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Nursing Education Opportunities
The future of nursing education is as dynamic as the field itself. There will always be campus-based programs to support and educate our registered nurses (RNs). However, online education has become an increasingly popular option for RNs looking to advance in the profession.
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Mashell Carmack Homeland Security Graduate
Mashell Rena Carmack is a recent graduate from EKU Online’s homeland security bachelor’s degree program. Mashell is a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) information coordinator for The Miami County Emergency Management Agency in Ohio. She recently shared her thoughts about her EKU Online experience.
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Cindy Hayden Occupational Therapy
A long-time EKU instructor, Cindy Hayden serves as a cheerleader and mentor for her students throughout their educational experience. Hayden goes above and beyond to ensure her online students have just as much opportunity to interact and build a relationship with her as their on-campus counterparts. Hayden strives to make her personal experiences and extensive knowledge available for the betterment of her students. Her attention and dedication to helping students...
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Brandon Campbell MPA
Brandon Campbell is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University’s master of public administration program. He works as a budget manager for Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. He recently shared his thoughts about his EKU Online experience.
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social work older adults
Living past 75-years-old is what is known as being in the biological elite due to living past the current average life expectancy. As you may expect, 100-year-olds do suffer from illness and functional limitations greater than younger cohorts of older adults (Youdin, 2014). However, when a 100-year-old has a high degree of acceptance of the life-stage changes, they can have a healthier adjustment in health and functioning, which can increase...
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anti-abortion laws corrections
We are now in danger of repeating these mistakes with new anti-abortion laws that come with harsh penalties attached to their violation. While existing laws already allow for the prosecution of medical providers that violate abortion restrictions, their enforcement has been extremely rare. Many of the new laws include stronger language about charging medical providers who perform an abortion with felonies that could be penalized by 1-15 years in prison,...
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bourbon bee spirits hospitality tourism
Beverage alcohol has been central to human culture and economy for thousands of years. Archeological evidence of stills dates back to the fourth century BCE in Mesopotamia.  Brewing emerged in Babylonia, in the Fertile Crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, about the same time. Brewing and distillation were ways of preserving excess grain, turning it into currency and/or barter. Not incidentally, people liked the mellowing effects drinking alcohol produced.
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emergency medical care ems challenges
Modern EMS grew into what it is today in the early 1970s with a focus on cardiac and traumatic injuries. The first paramedics in America were trained to be physician extenders for heart attacks and other medical emergencies. Consequently, the area of resuscitation is something that is considered the bread and butter of EMTs and paramedics.
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