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National American University
16 January, 2015

Great news! NAU has revised the Research Paper Scholarship with a new process and more money available for students!

2014-15 NAU Research Paper Scholarship: Criteria & Process

The revised Research Paper Scholarship process and criteria open the scholarship to a broader group of students with higher possible awards (from $500-2,000 each). Undergraduate papers...

Tabatha Murphy
13 January, 2015

There’s something truly exciting about a new year. Maybe it’s the romantic idea that life gives you a fresh start with the new calendar or maybe it’s finally saying goodbye to the troubles of last year. Either way you look at it, now is a great time to start your new beginning. Here are some incredible reasons why.

1.   A new year means new beginnings...

National American University
6 November, 2014

Earning your degree takes hard work and commitment and having support along the journey can make a huge  imp...

National American University
28 August, 2014

National American University is excited to announce the addition of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the Austin, TX campus. Continuing to provide quality programs that meet the needs of today’s workforce, the BSN program is a four-year, pre-licensure program that prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the field of nursing—a field that is projected to grow by 26% in...

National American University
27 August, 2014


Rapid City, SD–August 27, 2014 – Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, “Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence,” to Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City on Thursday, October 9, 2014.  Sponsored locally by National American University and the Rapid City Area Chamber of...

National American University
22 July, 2014

National American University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit September 22-24, 2014, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. National American University has been accredited by the Commission since 1985. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.


Tabatha Murphy
22 July, 2014

“I have a great sense of fulfillment concerning this accomplishment.”  

Meet NAU graduate, J. Scott Baird. Before Scott decided to pursue his degree, he had numerous responsibilities at home, work and in the community. He had a desire to earn a degree for some time, but could never seem to find the time to actively pursue a degree until he explored his options at NAU.  But Scott found just the fact...

National American University
18 July, 2014

“The fundamentals I'm acquiring through my collegiate experience has catapulted my knowledge and understanding of communication, organizational dynamics, management, and leadership fundamentals essential to perform my job…”

NAU has helped me obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Management.  Currently, NAU is mentoring me while I'm obtaining an MBA with emphasis in Human Resources.  The fundamentals I'm...

Tabatha Murphy
26 June, 2014

There is no denying that employers are constantly seeking out individuals with the skills and capabilities to be a leader. At NAU, we believe Mavericks like you havethe skills to be a true leader— but sometimes simply saying you have leadership skills on your resume isn’t enough. Here are five ways to demonstrate your leadership qualities at school or at work with a little help from some of the greats.

1. Be passionate about what you do...

National American University
13 June, 2014

Keith Graham
NAU Adjunct Faculty in Business-Accounting

Keith Graham has been a faculty member with NAU since 2002. Keith currently works in the accounting field and enjoys teaching this subject and seeing students learn the theories he uses as application in his everyday work. He always encourages students to keep their focus on the big picture using their resources...

Tabatha Murphy
11 June, 2014

This is the second post in a three-part blog series. We’ll take a look at choosing your major by examining how a degree fits into your future goals.

You may have narrowed your decision to a particular program, but now you are asking: Will it help me in the future? Great question! And this is one that all students should answer before choosing a major. It’s not enough to be interested in a...

Tabatha Murphy
6 June, 2014

For centuries education has been a privilege with numerous benefits for those who are able to obtain it. The ability to finance your education and manage your time to attend a university or college were compared for years with the numerous benefits to earning your degree. As technology brought new ways to attend school and the ability to finance your education drastically changed in recent decades, the benefits of an education still made a case for themselves. However, recent economic challenges and changes in the...