Interviewing for a Nursing Position: What to expect and how to Prepare

When you’re interviewing for a nursing position, you’ll most likely be asked about your skills and experience, your training, and your interests. This will differ depending on the situation, whether it is your first job after becoming licensed as a Registered Nurse or a career ladder opportunity that builds on your experience and advanced education as a Registered Nurse. With either situation it is important for interviewees to put their best foot forward and outline their qualifications in as much detail as possible. Below you will find some of the most pertinent preparation tips for Registered Nurses, whether they are seasoned nurses or just starting out in their career.

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Looking at Today’s Young Accounting Professionals

Amanda BeitelFor students graduating with an accounting degree, and looking forward to fall recruiting, September becomes the perfect time to begin meeting with recruiters from accounting firms for  launching a career in accounting.  A career in accounting can be challenging and rewarding, which allows many in the field to achieve a comfortable work-life balance, while still achieving their professional goals.

One such young professional working in the accounting profession, Amanda Beitel, 29, was recently highlighted by the Statesman Journal in its on-going “Today’s Young Professional” series. After completing much of her undergraduate coursework in accounting through the online degree program at Linfield Adult Degree Program, Ms. Beitel continued her studies to obtain a graduate degree and her CPA.

Ms. Beitel now enjoys working as an accounting manager for Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency. Her duties include, but are not limited to, managing the accounting and procurement functions for the department, as well as supervising internal control reviews and cash management. In addition to her work for the state, she has a small tax and accounting practice where she assists individuals and small to medium-sized businesses.

Many accounting students are eager to start their accounting careers. To help juniors, seniors, and post baccalaureate accounting students get started, OSCPA (Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants) is hosting a free Career Showcase on September 28, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Students will have an opportunity to meet recruiters from public accounting, government, and other industries to start networking for potential internships and employment. For more information, please contact Kris McDowell at, or 503-597-5477; 1-800-255-1470 ext. 13.

For more information on online accounting degrees and how you can get started contact the Linfield Adult Degree Program today and we can help you start toward a career in the field of accounting.

Linfield Named One of Nation’s Top 200 Schools by Forbes

In a recent release by Forbes, Linfield College was named one of the nation’s “Top Colleges.” With a small student-to-faculty ratio, 12:1, Linfield College is able to combine a caring, dedicated atmosphere with quality teaching for high student satisfaction.

In addition to focused classroom attention, whether on campus or online with Linfield’s Adult Degree Program, this small Oregon college is one of the country’s top producers of Fulbright scholars. Linfield College is also one of only 16 schools in the nation to be associated with the prestigious Kemper Scholarship Program. With such academic success, it should be no surprise that Linfield’s graduates have a high four-year graduation rate, enjoy success after graduation, and have a smaller debt load.

Linfield, which attracts students from 29 states and 24 countries, is well known for its outstanding liberal arts and sciences curriculum, as well as its professional programs. In addition to receiving the recognition by Forbes, Linfield College has been named one of the top five liberal arts schools in Oregon and Washington by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

Linfield College offers 47 majors and enrolls more than 2,600 students through three programs: a residential liberal arts and sciences program on the McMinnville campus, nursing and health science programs in Portland, and the Adult Degree Program, which supports students at eight Oregon sites and serves a virtual learning community of adult students plugged in around the globe. Linfield College, which was established in 1858, helped pioneer higher education in the Pacific Northwest.

To learn more about Linfield College, and our Adult Degree Program, where you can start working toward your online degree today, contact us to request information.