Career Change Guide: Becoming a Teacher

There is a growing teacher crisis in the United States. The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) estimates there was a shortage of 64,000 teachers in primary and secondary education schools across the country during the 2015-16 school year. By 2020, an estimated 300,000 new teachers will be needed each year. And that demand is expected to… Read more »

Factors That Cause Homelessness

In the United States, a significant number of people are considered homeless. In January 2015, more than half a million people slept outside, in an emergency shelter, or in transitional housing during a single night. In 2014, 7 million people resided in homes with other families, a plight that often precedes homelessness. A variety of… Read more »

Expanding Ministry: How to Develop the Right Missions Mindset

Serving God by serving others is a cornerstone of Christianity and major part of the day-to-day activities of churches and their members. While finding opportunities to make an impact on others certainly is not hard to do, developing the right mindset toward service can be more difficult. You can begin by understanding what it means… Read more »

Sustaining Innovation vs. Disruptive Innovation

“Innovation is widely regarded as the single most important ingredient in today’s economy,” according to entrepreneur Faisal Hoque at Fast Company. Innovation not only impacts global economies and business models, but the quality of life of people. Innovation has changed the way people live, work and do business. Businesses can focus on two types of… Read more »

What Is Geriatric Nursing?

Geriatric nursing refers to the care of elderly patients. In this specialty, healthcare providers focus on issues that affect older individuals, such as Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis. The aging population is a leading reason for why registered nurses have such a strong job outlook. “Demand for healthcare services will increase because of the aging population,… Read more »

Comparing an International Business Degree and a Traditional MBA

In a traditional MBA program, students receive instruction in subjects like finance, economics, accounting, management, human resources, business ethics and organizational theory. The curriculum includes theoretical knowledge in these areas as well as how to apply the content in real-world situations. As a result, the traditional MBA provides a solid foundation for a successful business… Read more »

What Does a Telephone Triage Nurse Do?

In a desire to reduce costs and more easily treat a larger number of patients, healthcare providers are increasingly turning to telehealth as a solution. In 2012, an estimated 227,400 patients sought telehealth services; that number is expected to grow to 1.3 million this year. While part of this dramatic increase is about cost-savings, there… Read more »

10 Employee Engagement Ideas That Work

According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 51 percent of employees are either actively searching for new jobs or keeping an eye on job openings. This likely has something to do with the fact that only a third of American employees are engaged by their work, and only a fifth feel that they’re managed in a… Read more »

Recognizing and Addressing Structural Violence

Because direct, physical violence is easy to see and recognize, it gets significant attention from both law enforcement and the news media. A violent crime, such as an assault or murder, is a discrete event that can be handled in a number of ways. Structural violence, on the other hand, is often invisible and challenging… Read more »

Removing the Blindfold: Ethics in Criminal Justice

Those who work in criminal justice have a difficult job, and that job has become more difficult. A recent Pew Research Center poll found that, while 31 percent of police officers see their primary role as that of a protector, only about 16 percent of the public has that view. At the same time, while… Read more »