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Make a Difference with a Career in Nursing—A Fast-Growing Profession

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Did you know that the nursing profession is growing at a rate much faster than average, according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics? Argosy University can prepare you for a career in nursing—and smart students know that this competitive profession is seeking nurses with not just an associate’s degree—a bachelor’s degree means advanced opportunities in the field.

So what can you do with a degree in nursing? Our population is aging, and medical advances as well as new technology requires training and knowledge. Argosy University’s RN to BSN degree completion program helps current nurses to gain the skills needed to move into higher level positions.

Our programs train nurses for work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare, and nursing homes. Our graduates are committed to making a difference through compassionate, educated, experienced care in all types of nursing jobs.

Because many nurses begin their careers with an associate’s degree, the program at Argosy University attracts experienced nurses ready to advance— nearly 62% of students are over the age of 40. The program may be taken part time and is offered in a blended online/in-school format.

The National Academy of Medicine has recommended the nursing profession increase the percentage of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020. Be a part of the growth by earning your Bachelor’s degree from Argosy University. Contact us today and get started!

This program is offered at the following Argosy University campuses: Northern Virginia, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Hawaii, and Twin Cities.

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For Therapist and Argosy Alum Andrea Markum, Loss Inspired a New Life and Career

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When Andrea Markum’s father passed away in 2012, she had no way of knowing how her life—and her career—were about to change.

During her father’s final days, Markum met a hospice counselor who helped him, and the family, face the inevitable.

“While the counselor couldn’t change the outcome, he could—and did—change the process for all of us, especially for my father,” recalls Markum. “He created a space that made it possible for my father forgive and make peace, talk about his life and his feelings in ways he never had before, and accept what was to come. He was incredibly compassionate and helpful in supporting our family through a painful time of transition and loss.”

That experience inspired Markum to reevaluate her life and her career. After ten years in healthcare operations management, she took a leave of absence to catch her breath and assess her priorities.

“I realized that I no longer wanted corporate profitability to be the measure of my success,” Markum remembers. “Coming in under budget was no longer enough. It was time to start focusing on people instead of numbers. I wanted to do work that felt meaningful and significant. One of my favorite parts of previous jobs had been coaching and supporting employees to grow and become their best, so I began exploring what it would take to do that professionally.”

Markum, who lives in Atlanta, already held a B.A. in Business Administration from Saint Paul’s College and an M.A. in Health Service Administration from Strayer University. Once she made the commitment to return to college to pursue her master’s degree in counseling, she researched her options and chose Argosy University.

“Argosy was a perfect fit for me,” says Markum. “It had been a while since I attended college, so the fact there were so many other adult learners on campus was appealing. I didn’t want to feel like the ‘old person’ in the room. The combination of day, evening, and online classes was also very helpful. The flexibility of scheduling made it easy for me to get the classes I needed and to keep moving forward.”

Markum earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, Atlanta in August of 2015. In addition to her work as a therapist at Wellspring Counseling Center in Roswell, Georgia, Markum is operations manager of Thr3e Generations Anger Management & Life Skills Center, which she co-founded with her son, Charles. She is also director of operations of Monumental Men, Inc., an organization committed to helping men develop healthy coping mechanisms and communicate more effectively.

Twice a month, Markum co-hosts a radio talk show on WAEC-860AM in Atlanta. The show, Sex Ed 102, features frank, open conversation about love, sex and relationships. Earlier this year, Markum was also featured on an episode of Little Women: Atlanta, the popular Lifetime television reality show.

“When the producers contacted us, I was initially a bit hesitant,” Markum says. “One of the women on the show was experiencing relationship struggles, and they reached out to find her some help in dealing with anger management issues. I said yes because I believed I could help her. Doing therapy with lights, cameras and a production crew watching was definitely different, but I actually enjoyed it because I was able to connect in a way that was valuable to her.”

Back when her focus was on improving her employer’s bottom line, Markum never imagined her career could encompass such a variety of creative opportunities. She says her process of reinvention over the past five years has equipped her to be more empathetic and compassionate as a therapist.

“I know from experience that life isn’t always easy and that change can be challenging,” says Markum. “But I’m also able to encourage my clients to take risks and invest in themselves because I know it’s possible—and I know it’s worth whatever effort it requires.”

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Earn Your Degree in a Culturally Diverse & Growing City at Argosy University, Atlanta

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Argosy University, Atlanta is located within a vibrant city that’s an eclectic mix of tree-lined neighborhoods and high-rise condos and skyscrapers. Students come to the school to study subjects ranging from Business Administration to Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Information Technology, Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Management, Public Health, and Criminal Justice. The school offers doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees. Many programs have flexible learning formats that allow students to fit an education into their busy work and life schedules.

Once admitted to the university, students have access to the school’s library, which provides resources to support campus programs while encouraging life-long learning. The library maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, reference materials, dissertations, and theses—reference materials that assist students at all levels of their education to grow academically and professionally. The library is also accessible online.

The instructors in Atlanta are professionals in their field and encourage students to achieve their school and career goals. Phyllis Verdell, who in 2015 earned a Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning from Argosy University, Atlanta says that the “faculty and staff were very helpful and flexible with the working students' schedules. They were very supportive in the classroom and outside of the classroom. I was so blessed to have been in a school where the professors understand the demands on students who have a full-time job and a full-time life outside of college,” she said.

Atlanta is a prominent business center with major employers including The Coca-Cola Company, CNN-Time Warner, Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, AT&T, and Georgia Pacific. The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce states that 25 companies in the Fortune 500 are based within the city. With such a large variety of potential careers in Atlanta, students may take advantage of internship opportunities with these companies to build experience in their field of study.

The largest city in Georgia, Atlanta is the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and welcomed people from across the world in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Atlanta is known for its park-like environment, leading to its nickname of the “city in a forest.”

Living in Atlanta has its perks: Sports fans can follow Atlanta teams including the Braves, Hawks, and Falcons. And cultural outings include visits to the Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Alliance Theatre. The city’s High Museum of Art is one of the most visited museums in the world according to The Art Newspaper. And Atlanta is fast becoming known for its eclectic restaurant scene.

Going to college in Atlanta can be a valuable and rewarding experience. So take a look at all of the degrees that Argosy University, Atlanta has to offer. Then click through on the links to learn more about the programs and how they can help you to achieve your educational and career goals. If you’d like to talk to an admissions representative, call (855) 435-5334 or visit our admissions webpage. You can also stop by the school. Our address is 980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100 in Atlanta.

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