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YOU

deserve an

education.

WE

provide the

opportunity.

National American University


We are in the people

improvement business. We

educate them,

care about them, and

treat them fairly. They gain

career

and

personal skills, learn to

succeed,

and

become

leaders.

~NAU’s Strategic Position


ABOUT NAU

Founded in 1941, National American University is a regionally accredited university with several locations throughout the central United States. NAU is also affiliated with numerous domestic and international institutions. Our staff is devoted to helping you balance your education with your personal and professional commitments. NAU will be with you every step of the way---it’s a key part of our personal relationship with you. From the moment you contact us, you will be personally guided through the enrollment and financing process, and provided with academic advising assistance throughout your college career to ensure a timely graduation. We are here to help you find ways to make life work outside of the classroom so you can focus on your success inside the classroom.

CORE VALUES Since it’s beginnings, National American University has been a leader of higher education, keeping pace with ever-changing advancements of technology while staying committed to its core values:

• Offer high quality instructional programs and services • Provide a caring and supportive learning environment • Offer technical and professional career programs. 2


BUSINESS ACCOUNTING

•Associate of Applied Science •Bachelor of Science •Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting

Career Outlook

Employment is expected to increase 14-20% through the year 2018 Accounting is the cornerstone of any business. NAU’s various accounting degree options give students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed for today’s global business economy.

APPLIED MANAGEMENT

•Associate of Applied Science •Bachelor of Science •Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Management •Master of Management

Career Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow between 7-13% from 2008-2018. This degree is designed for individuals who have acquired occupation-related training at community colleges, technical institutions, or military service schools and prepares graduates for advancement in management areas associated with their specialty fields.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION •Associate of Applied Science •Bachelor of Science •Master of Business •Master of Management

Career Outlook

Job growth in the business field is expected to rise 10-22% between now and 2018. A business administration degree provides the foundation of business knowledge utilized in businesses of various sizes across all industries. Students have the choice to include coursework in emphasis areas for Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Pre-Law, and Tourism and Hospitality.

BUSINESS LOGISTICS • Associate of Applied Science Students will learn how business organizations can achieve competitive advantage by developing and maintaining efficient and effective operations across their buying, shipping, and receiving channels.


HEALTH & BEAUTY MANAGEMENT •Associate of Applied Science

Career Outlook

This is an in-demand career and employment is expected to increase 14-19% between now and 2018. This program prepares licensed cosmetologists who may wish to pursue a management career or to embark as an entrepreneur in the health and beauty sector.

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT •Bachelor of Science •Master of Business Administration or Master of Management with emphasis in Healthcare Administration

Career Outlook

Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16% from 2008 to 2018. The healthcare management program is designed for individuals interested in finding career opportunities in administrative or leadership positions within the diverse healthcare field or within their own area of clinical/professional expertise.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP •Bachelor of Science •Master of Business Administration •Master of Management

Career Outlook

Career outlooks will vary greatly, depending on previous work experience, industry and education. For those who want to upgrade their leadership skills and advance within their organization, this program combines core business knowledge with skills and insight from added coursework in leadership.

SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT • Associate of Applied Science Students will acquire skills in entrepreneurial strategies and planning, feasibility analysis, market analysis, and competitor analysis and will develop a comprehensive business plan for a new business venture.

Career Outlook

Employment of managers is expected to increase 7-13% from 2008-2018.

Programs vary by location and may be offered via a hybrid delivery system – on campus, online, or a combination of both. Ask your admissions advisor for details. • Career Outlook based on information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 edition For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.national.edu/disclosures

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HEALTHCARE Healthcare

HEALTHCARE CODING •Diploma

Career Outlook

Employment of medical coders and health information technicians is expected to increase by 20%, much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. Medical coding professionals are key players in the healthcare workplace, accurately converting disease, injury and procedure descriptions into numeric or alphanumeric codes for reimbursement purposes and planning and research activities.

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY •Associate of Applied Science

Career Outlook

Employment of health information technicians is expected to increase by 20 %, much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. Health information professionals provide reliable and valid information that drives healthcare. This program provides a solid foundation in analytical, technical, and management skills associated with health information. NAU is currently pursuing program accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) to allow graduates of the HIT program to be eligible to take the certification examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT •Associate of Applied Science

Career Outlook

Employment is expected to increase by 11% between 2008 and 2018. This program is designed to prepare you for entry-level administrative positions in a variety of healthcare settings.


MEDICAL ASSISTING •Associate of Applied Science

Career Outlook

Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 34% from 2008 to 2018. Program curriculum includes courses in administrative, clinical and laboratory skills to prepare graduates with the entry-level competencies required of medical assistants.

MEDICAL STAFF SERVICES MANAGEMENT •Associate of Applied Science

Career Outlook

The demand for medical credentialing specialists will be higher than the average growth rate from 2006-2016. Graduates of this program are qualified to become an integral part of the health care administration team responsible for managing credentialing activities and peer review in hospitals and other credentialing organizations.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN •Associate of Applied Science

Career Outlook

Employment is expected to increase by 25% from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties required to assist pharmacists in providing medication and healthcare products to patients.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE •Diploma •Associate of Applied Science

Career Outlook

Employment of massage therapists is expected to increase by 19% from 2008 to 2018. This program combines science and the art of therapeutic touch to offer a unique curriculum which utilizes a combination of lecture and “hands-on” lab sessions to provide a solid knowledge base in massage techniques.

Programs vary by location and may be offered via a hybrid delivery system – on campus, online, or a combination of both. Ask your admissions advisor for details. • Career Outlook based on information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 edition For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.national.edu/disclosures

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IT

APPLIED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY •Associate of Applied Science •Bachelor of Science

Career Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow faster than average, with projected growth of 20% between 2008-2018. This program is designed for those who have previous coursework, training, or certification in information technology, giving students the opportunity to leverage prior expertise and accelerate graduation time.

COMPUTER SECURITY • Associate of Applied Science

Career Outlook Overall employment of computer network, systems, and database administrators is projected to increase by 30% from 2008 to 2018. This program will familiarize students with techniques related to information security basics, network, operating system and software security, and methods for penetration testing.

COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALIST • Diploma

Career Outlook

Employment of computer support specialists is expected to increase by 14% from 2008 to 2018. Armed with a solid core of information technology skills, students are prepared to enter the workforce as computer support specialists providing technical support, assistance, and advice to individuals and organizations that depend on information technology.

Programs vary by location and may be offered via a hybrid delivery system – on campus, online, or a combination of both. Ask your admissions advisor for details. • Career Outlook based on information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 edition For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.national.edu/disclosures


ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SUPPORT SPECIALIST • Associate of Applied Science

Career Outlook

Employment of computer support specialists is expected to increase by 14% from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. This program is designed to prepare computer support specialists to work in the healthcare industry. The major core classes provide students with the skills necessary to provide technical support for the implementation and maintenance of electronic health records.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY •Associate of Applied Science •Bachelor of Science

Career Outlook

Employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow 17% over the 2008-18 decade, which is faster than the average for all occupations. This degree program prepares graduates for high-tech positions. In addition to information technology coursework, students also receive a solid foundation of general business classes. At the bachelor’s degree level, students can choose emphasis areas in computer security and forensics, internet systems development, management information systems, network administration or network management.

MCITP NETWORK MANAGEMENT • Diploma

Career Outlook

Overall employment of computer network, systems, and database administrators is projected to increase by 30% from 2008 to 2018. This program provides students with an in-depth knowledge of network design and operation. The focus on Microsoft networking helps prepare students to take the Microsoft MCITP Enterprise Administrator exams.

NETWORK AND SERVER ADMINISTRATOR • Diploma

Career Outlook

Employment of computer systems analysts and database administrators is expected to grow by 20-30% from 2008 to 2018. Graduates of this program have the necessary skills to manage and provide technical support for a computer network. The focus on Microsoft and Cisco networking helps prepare students to take the Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator exams and Cisco CCNA certifications. 8


LEGAL STUDIES Attending classes at NAU

is a family event.

My wife, daughter and I are each

pursuing our degrees. I am working on an

IT degree

so I can start my own website service, my wife is studying to be a

paralegal,

and my daughter is just getting started. – Michael B., Kansas City, MO


CRIMINAL JUSTICE

•Associate of Applied Science •Bachelor of Science •Master of Management with emphasis in Criminal Justice Management

Career Outlook

Careers in the law enforcement field are expected to grow 9-19% between now and 2018. Employment of police and detectives is expected to grow 10%, while employment of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is projected to grow about 19%. The various degree levels offered for Criminal Justice provide the skills and knowledge for those wanting to work in the law enforcement arena from entry-level to managerial positions.

PARALEGAL STUDIES •Associate of Applied Science •Bachelor of Science

Career Outlook

Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 28% between 2008 and 2018. Graduates of this program are skilled and knowledgeable in legal procedures, research, and writing and are qualified to assist attorneys in various work settings such as corporate legal departments, banks, and law firms.

Programs vary by location and may be offered via a hybrid delivery system – on campus, online, or a combination of both. Ask your admissions advisor for details. • Career Outlook based on information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 edition For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.national.edu/disclosures

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NURSING Nursing was my calling, so after 20 years in advertising,

I decided to pursue it.

NAU was the right fit for me, a non-traditional student going back to college mid-life. The teacher-to-student ratio was a big plus. I liked the

personal touch and that everyone knew me by name. - Laurie A., Kansas City, KS


NURSING •Associate of Science in Nursing •Bachelor of Science in Nursing •Online RN to BSN •Master of Science in Nursing with emphasis in nursing education

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 581,500 new RN positions will be created through 2018, which would increase the size of the RN workforce by 22%.

ASN

This degree will provide students the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate practice theories and concepts from nursing, sciences and humanities when providing comprehensive nursing care in a variety of settings. The program will provide competent graduates prepared to take the NCLEX®-RN exam.

Generic BSN

Our Generic BSN program is a full-time, four-year commitment, beginning with a nursing foundational core of general education courses. Upon completion of the foundational core, students then apply to the clinical core program for completion of the nursing courses. Admission to the nursing foundational core does not guarantee enrollment in the nursing clinical core. Admission to the nursing clinical core is selective and highly competitive.

Online RN to BSN

The Online RN to BSN program builds on the student’s past education and experience. It is designed especially for working RN’s who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Since a flexible schedule is the key, classes can be taken exclusively online or, if a student lives in the proximity of a campus, there is the additional option of taking some of the required general education courses in a traditional classroom setting.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online program with emphasis in Nursing Education has been developed to prepare future nurse educators for leadership in the field. The program prepares nurse educators to teach undergraduate students in schools of nursing, assume leadership roles in staff development, and participate in innovative programs in health education within a global environment.

Programs vary by location and may be offered via a hybrid delivery system – on campus, online, or a combination of both. Ask your admissions advisor for details. • Career Outlook based on information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 edition For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.national.edu/disclosures

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QUALITY Your education is an investment

of time and money so we want to be sure you’re getting the best education. We do this by providing quality services designed specifically for adult leaners. We also provide experienced faculty offering real-world knowledge in the classroom.


ACADEMIC SERVICES

Student tutoring, the Strategies for Success class, academic success appraisals, and online library resources are just some of the extra services we provide to our students.

EXPERIENCED FACULTY

We prepare you for work right out of college by employing highly qualified instructors who have academic credentials and offer real-world experience.

CAREER SERVICES

NAU provides a career management class that guides students in preparing a resume and portfolio, job search and interview techniques, and networking strategies. Plus, our staff assists students in finding employment opportunities.

ACCREDITED

NAU has achieved the gold standard in higher education accreditation with regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association - www.ncahlc.org. In addition, several of NAU’s programs are separately accredited or approved by national educational and profes-

sional associations. For complete details, visit our website www.national.edu.

RECOGNIZED

NAU was selected as a military friendly school by G.I. Jobs, a monthly magazine that assists veterans in seeking civilian employment and education. G.I. Jobs annually selects the top 15% of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. More than 7,000 schools were considered for this list. Schools who meet qualifying criteria in the categories of financial benefits, flexibility, support, degrees offered, and accreditation are chosen for this prestigious list.

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CONVENIENCE Life is busy. We understand.

We keep the process of getting your degree as simple as possible by offering a variety of classes online and/or on-campus and transferring previously earned credits when possible.

DEGREE COMPLETION OPTIONS

We offer personalized transcript evaluations to determine if your prior coursework and specialized training could turn into college credit, saving you time and money. Plus, with year-round classes and multiple start dates, you can progress more quickly through your degree program.

INVERTED CURRICULUM

This unique format lets you get started in your major right away. No waiting the typical two years to get immersed into your core courses.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING

Our students have busy lives with jobs and families so we offer classes at various times and on-campus or online.

CAREER LADDERING

Several of our degree programs can be linked together so the progression from one degree to the next is seamless. For example, Healthcare Coding diploma credits transfer into the Health Information Technology associate degree program, which then can transfer into the Heathcare Management bachelor’s degree program. Students could then continue on to our Master of Business Administration or Master of Management with an emphasis in Heathcare Administration.


AFFORDABILITY “Education is an investment in your future.

Unlike most of what we purchase, education doesn’t depreciate over time and no one can ever take it away from you.”

~ Molly S. - Rapid City campus Financial Services Representative

FINANCIAL AID

Your personal financial services advisor will help you find a financial plan that works

for you. NAU provides financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, work study, and low-interest loans through federal, state, and local sources. Financial aid, military assistance, VA benefits and company tuition assistance are all options to consider

and are available to those who qualify.

MILITARY SUPPORT

NAU appreciates the dedication and support of the US Armed Services members and offers a discounted tuition rate for anyone who carries an unexpired US Uniformed

Services ID card.

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ONLINE LEARNING

NAU understands that today’s adult learners need options for completing their education. This is why we provide a hybrid learning system that allows students to take classes on campus, online, or a combination of both. Online courses have become more popular over the last few years because of the convenience of taking classes around life’s priorities. Over half of our students take online courses, whether they are enrolled at our Online campus or at one of our on-ground campuses. NAU’s online courses give students the opportunity to experience an enhanced learning environment, which transcends the traditional limitations of time and location. Students have access to “learning on demand” literally 24 hours a day from anywhere that has access to the internet, locally, regionally, or globally. In selected classes, students are also able to access live lectures over the internet using an advanced, real-time learning system. Online students can expect to receive the same high-quality educational experience students have come to expect from NAU. As with traditional on-campus courses, instructors are experienced professionals with both appropriate academic credentials and real life experience. In addition, students have access to outstanding technical and student services support. The combination of cutting edge technology and solid online instruction gives students the opportunity to achieve more in their academic program and career.


LOCATIONS Pending final approvals

Updated 8/2011

CAMPUS LOCATIONS COLORADO

KANSAS

MINNESOTA

MISSOURI

Centennial Colorado Springs

Overland Park

Bloomington

Independence

Wichita

Brooklyn Center

Lee’s Summit

Colorado Springs South

Wichita West

Burnsville

Weldon Spring

Minnetonka

Zona Rosa

Denver

Roseville

NEBRASKA

Bellevue

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque

OKLAHOMA Tulsa

ONLINE

Distance Learning

Rio Rancho

OREGON Tigard

SOUTH DAKOTA

TEXAS

Ellsworth AFB

Allen Service Center

Online (Distance Learning)

Austin

Rapid City

Lewisville

Sioux Falls Watertown

Mesquite Richardson South Austin

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NAU DEGREE PROGRAMS Diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s & Master’s

Accounting Business Criminal Justice Health Care Information Technology Nursing Legal Studies Master of Business Administration Master of Management Master of Science in Nursing

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National American University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.national.edu/disclosures.

North Central Association www.ncahlc.org

Programs may vary by location and/or state.

August 2011


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