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Scholarship Spotlight: Army Nursing Programs

If you have an interest in both nursing and military service, Army nurse scholarship and financial aid opportunities can give you money for college, along with a path toward a fulfilling career.

The Army Nurse Candidate Program provides opportunities for undergrad students pursuing a Bachelor or Nursing from an accredited nursing program. Those accepted typically receive:

  • A $5000 bonus upon beginning the program, as well as a $5000 bonus upon completion and graduation.
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New York Adopts Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

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Free Lecture Series From the Army Education Center

A wonderful free resource from the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center: its monthly public lecture series, Perspectives in Military History. This series of lectures is available for video download and viewing here, and includes topics such as:

  • The CIA: Its Origin, Its Transformation, Its Militarization
  • The Tet Offensive, America, and 1968
  • A Requiem for American Counterinsurgency
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Considering Your Major: Industries that Give Props to Military Experience

If you're a veteran heading back to college, one decision soon to cross your path will be your major. When considering the answer, do take your military experience into account. Many industries value it, and some more than others. So, what are the industries that are likely to smile upon your military experience and training? Here are a few to consider as you look at your future career options:
 

  • Emergency medical services
  • Training industries
  • Engineering (software, industrial)
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Enlisted and Enrolled: Finding Military/College Balance

Considering going back to college while still enlisted? It can be a tricky balance, but that doesn't mean you can't make it work. Consider these tips for balancing military duty with college life:

1. Consider online college.

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Gearing up for Going Back to School: What Vets Should Know

According to recent articles in the New York Times and the Huffington Post, veterans returning home are also returning to college and university in droves. Partly driven by high veteran unemployment rates and partly by education resources available to vets, the high influx in veteran students is a wave that colleges and universities across the country are preparing for. But how can veterans best prepare for college? Consider these tips for veterans gearing up to go back to school:

1. Make sure you get all available credit for your military experience.

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Prior Service? Want to Reenlist? It's easy!

If you've previously served in any branch of the United States military, and have been thinking about reenlisting - you're in luck!

The US Army Reserve is looking for those with prior military experience - and even offering bonuses if you sign up!

Check it out - you're not under any obligation to join: http://army.com/reenlistment-request

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Army Taking Advantage of Cloud Technology for Online Learning

Cloud-based solutions are now helping Army learning institutions provide more flexible, accessible course materials to students on mobile devices and at home.

While much Army information requires stringent cybersecurity, the military is loosening its grip on security around course materials to improve access and hopefully enhance learning. The first school to implement a cloud-based solution, the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has transferred non-sensitive course materials from a .mil domain to a .com cloud-based domain.

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Summer School Helps Army Personnel Stay on Track

Summer is just around the corner, and many college students will take this time to earn college credit through summer courses -- either online college courses or on campus courses. Taking classes over the summer can help Army personnel make up time for credits they had to forego during the academic year, for personal reasons, deployment, training, or other assignments. Even better, using summer school courses to make up credits can help service members stay on track toward earning their college degree.

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Jill Biden Promotes New GI Bill Comparison Tool

Jill Biden has been on the media circuit to promote the new Post 9/11 GI Bill Comparison Tool -- an online service launched in February by the Department of Veteran's Affairs. The Second Lady has given numerous interviews to boast the tool's user-friendly features, which allow service members to estimate tuition and fees, book stipends, and housing allowances for each school that they are interested in applying to.

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