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A major concern regarding the NCLEX exam is how many times the test can be taken. While the ultimate goal is to avoid having...

ARE Project Planning & Design: Design Alternatives

Analyzing and evaluating design alternatives is an important part of the architect's role in a building project. This topic i...

Initial Struggles as a New Nurse and How to Overcome Them

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NCLEX Tips To Boost Exam Performance

After graduating from nursing school, you are officially one step closer to becoming a registered nurse! This is an exciting...

US NCLEX Application Process & Exam Requirements for Foreign-Educated Nurses

Are you a nurse who was educated outside of the US but would like to work in the US as a registered nurse? Great! Nursing is...

These Tips Will Help You Pass the NCLEX (Even If It's Last-Minute)

As you get down to the wire, you may be feeling as if there is not enough time to complete all of the remaining tasks on your...

Best Study Strategies for the NCLEX-RN

Studying for the NCLEX is all about strategy and figuring out which ways you can absorb knowledge the most effectively. While...

Things to Know Before Taking the NCLEX

The NCLEX in and of itself is a complex examination that consists of several moving parts. Aside from the array of topics it...

Learn All About Construction Support Services

An often overlooked or misunderstood aspect of an architect's work is to provide construction support services for a client....

My NCLEX Exam Day Experience

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Self-Care: The New Nurse's Guide to Taking Care of Your Body

Nurses are caregivers. We are great at taking care of other people's bodies! We do a terrific job of promoting health...as lo...

What You Didn't Know About Spatial and Functional Relationships

An essential task of the architect is to create functional, logical, and compelling spaces based on the particular programmat...

Self-Care: The New Nurse's Guide to Taking Care of Your Mind

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Delivering Value: What Does It Really Mean?

As project managers, we are often told that we must deliver value on a project. In a controlled environment, value is easily...

The Secret of Self-Care and the NCLEX

Taking care of your body is just as, if not more important than studying for the NCLEX itself. While this may just sound like...

What are the Basics of Fire Suppression Systems?

IntroductionFire suppression systems are important components of building design, and it is critical that architects understa...

3 Ultimate Tips for Tackling NCLEX Style Questions

It's the question that everyone wants to know the answer to: "How do I go about correctly answering NCLEX questions?" Of cour...

It's Not Just Scrum: Important Agile Methodologies to Know for the PMP

For those who may be new to the wide world of agile, the terms "agile" and "Scrum" may be used interchangeably. This is a ver...

What are the Basics of Plumbing Systems?

Candidates studying for the ARE® exam are required to have a basic knowledge of plumbing systems in building design. Specific...

I'm a Business Analyst - Should I Consider Getting the PMP Certification?

Business analysts (BAs) and project managers (PMs) are often seen as partners in crime. While their roles are distinctly uniq...

Project Planning and Design: Acoustics

The blog covers: 1. What Are Acoustics? 2. Acoustic...

5 Ways to Increase Your Chance for Success on the NCLEX Exam

The day of your boards will be here before you know it, and you may be wondering how you can optimize your chances of receivi...

So, You've Failed Your First Attempt at the PMP-What Now?

If you are reading this article, chances are that you have failed your first attempt at the Project Management Professional (...

8 Things You Need to Do During Your Last Semester of Nursing School

The last semester of your nursing program is a busy and exciting time! You've already made it through at least 3 semesters of...

What Are the Main Contracts Used in Project Management?

In this blog, 1. The Importance of Contracts in Architecture 2. Why Were AIA Contracts Develope...

Done with the NCLEX, but Never Done Learning!

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Why Culture Makes All the Difference in Project Success

Organizational culture is a chief aspect of running a business, and it has become a hot topic of conversation over the last f...

General Information About NCLEX That Will Prepare You for Success

Before you can find success on the NCLEX exam, you must first gather and comprehend the essential information that comprises...

Considerations in Site Selection and Planning for Sustainable Design

1. The Importance of Planning from the Start In planning for the construction of a building with sustainable design...

Simplify Your NCLEX Studying

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Breaking Down the Six Types of PMP Exam Questions

In order to pass the PMP exam, you will need to be able to correctly interpret and answer a variety of exam question types. T...

Bridging from LPN to RN: How to Approach the NCLEX Differences

The traditional route to becoming a Registered Nurse is through an Associate's or Bachelor's degree nursing program that allo...

Understanding the Phases of the Design Process

The blog covers: 1. What Is the Key to Success in Design? 2. Successful Des...

The Importance of Finding a Nurse Mentor for Newly Graduate Nurses:

If you are finishing your nursing program, you are entering a very exciting time in your life with several monumental events...

I Didn't Pass, Should I Retake the NCLEX?

If you get your NCLEX results and it says you didn't pass, you may feel defeated and want to give up. That's completely norma...

People, Process, and Business: Why the Linear Approach to Project Management is Outdated

For many years, project managers approached the project management lifecycle the same way we would climb a staircase: one ste...

8 Tips to Keep Calm and Pass the ARE

The foundation for success on the ARE 5.0 has a lot to do with research, strategy, planning, and work. Take a look at my "Top...

How to Become NCLEX Ready with Only One Month to Go

Time is drawing near, and you have finally hit the one-month mark in your countdown to your NCLEX! While this is an exciting...

3 Important things to build innovation into your Project Team

I am sure you are familiar with the idea that innovation is a company's key to success. Innovation and creative thinking allo...

Encountered Struggles: The First Year as a Registered Nurse

There will inevitably be a large learning curve during the very first year of practicing as a registered nurse. Up until this...

Frequently Asked Questions About NCLEX Prep

Do you have questions about how to navigate your NCLEX preparation? If so, you're not alone! At this point in time, you have...

When Are You Eligible for the ARE 5.0?

Before you start trying to schedule your first ARE 5.0 division exam, you first need to understand the three key components o...

How to Study for the NCLEX Before Exam Day

The day before your NCLEX will likely bring about feelings of both enthusiasm and hints of anxiety. The moment you have worke...

How to Study for Your NCLEX: Your Ultimate Guide

Preparing for your NCLEX can feel quite intimidating when you first set out to begin your review. Learning the appropriate wa...

How to Conduct Effective Lessons Learned on Your Project

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The Truth about Cardiac EKGs on the NCLEX

If you experience a shiver down your spine when you hear the term "EKG", also known as an electrocardiogram, you are in good...

Why I Went into the Field of Nursing and My Journey Thus Far

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Top 10 Tips for Passing the ARE 5.0

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What Educators Need to Know Now About Next Generation NCLEX

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The NCLEX-RN: 10 Strategies to Pass It the First Time

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How to Create a Study Plan for the PMP Exam

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Are You Preparing for the Latest Version of the NCLEX-RN Exam

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How I Passed the NCLEX With the Minimum Number of Questions

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What to Study for the Practice Management Exam

So, you have decided to take the Practice Management exam of the ARE 5.0. Whether this is the first ARE you're taking, or if...

7 Essential NCLEX Study Tips

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7 NCLEX Exam Day Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making in Nursing School

Whether you realize it or not, the study habits you create and practice in nursing school will carry over into your NCLEX pre...

Setting Up for Success: 7 Tips for Initiating a Project

In an ideal world, project managers participate in their projects as soon as sponsors approve a project. From the infant stag...

How to Study for the NCLEX in 4 Weeks

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How to Get Accommodations for the NCLEX-RN Exam

Have you been receiving testing accommodations during your nursing program? Many college students receive testing accommodati...

6 Ways to Study Construction Details for ARE 5.0

Construction details are the most daunting component of the ARE. Construction Details are often considered to be best learned...

12 of the Best NCLEX Tips to Get Prepared for the Exam

Preparation is key when it comes to overcoming the NCLEX. There is unfortunately no way to avoid studying, so instead of tryi...

How to Approach NCLEX Priority Questions

One of the most dreaded question formats for nursing students and NCLEX test-takers is PRIORITIZATION. Maybe just reading tha...

4 Things to Remember While Taking PMP Training

In order to be eligible to take the PMP, you are required to complete 35 contract hours of Project Management Education (unle...

Tackling NCLEX Test Day

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Why I Started Studying for the NCLEX 6 Months in Advance

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Project Scope Management

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The Week Before the NCLEX

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Maternity Practice Questions to Skyrocket Your Learning

Are you preparing for the NCLEX exam and looking for some help with the topic of maternity? You will likely need to answer at...

PROJECT SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT

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NCLEX Prep Time Management Methods You Need to Know

Time management and studying for your NCLEX go hand in hand-you really cannot have one without the other. In order to put you...

Everything You Need to Know for Fluid and Electrolyte Questions on the NCLEX!

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PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT: PART 2

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How to Tackle Test Anxiety on the NCLEX

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How to Pass NCLEX Exam - 6 Study Tips and Strategy

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Top 6 Basic Quality Concepts you should know for the PMP

Quality is an important concept in project management and permeates all phases of the project life cycle. Quality should be i...

PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT: PART 1

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Seven Reasons Why Students Fail the NCLEX

Chances are you have heard the phrase "don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." Just as the saying...

Techniques for Navigating Scope Creep on a Project

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How to Pass the NCLEX the First Time

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Getting Back into Nursing - Do You Need to Retake the NCLEX-RN Exam?

So, you have decided to get back into nursing. That is fantastic! We need more intelligent and experienced nurses in the work...

25 Formulas You Need to Know to Pass the PMP Exam

While the PMP Exam is an applied knowledge exam - meaning that you will be expected to think critically about solutions to pr...

13 Test Tips from PMP Pros: What You Need for Successful Studying

Studying for the PMP can be a daunting task to undertake. However, effective test taking skills will significantly reduce the...

Three Ways to Stay Sharp for the NCLEX

Despite learning all about the importance of taking care of our bodies in nursing school, it can still be challenging to appl...

Tips for Answering NCLEX Style Questions

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Changes to the PMP Exam Effective for 2022

The new PMP exam was released in January of 2021. The latest changes reflect the same type of exam which will be administered...

Top 10 Tips to Pass the NCLEX

You graduated nursing school and find yourself jumping for joy looking back on all that you have accomplished. The feeling sl...

FIRST PROJECT MANAGEMENT STEPS TO START YOUR PMP CAREER

Congratulations, you passed the exam! After so much studying, it should be easy to apply all the concepts you learned, right?...

Coaching in the Moment

Great managers are constantly looking for new and creative ways to coach, counsel and motivate their teams. Today, most manag...

What is the NCLEX-RN Exam?

Whether you're just starting the process of selecting a nursing program or preparing to graduate from your nursing program, y...

How to Bounce Back After a Failed ARE 5.0 Exam

Everyone wants to be one of those ARE unicorns that somehow manage to pass all six exams on the first try, but the odds of ge...

The Key to ARE 5.0 Test Order

When you're starting to plan your overall testing strategy for the ARE 5.0, schedule is the most important component. But how...

Eight Ways Remote Workers Have Changed the Project Management Landscape

Remote workers have brought major changes to the field of project management. In this article, I will review some of those ma...

How Becoming a PMP Can Improve One's Career

Obtaining project management knowledge that you can readily apply to your current projects to make them more efficient seems...

Making Sense of the Six ARE 5.0 Divisions

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