Are you a registered nurse (RN) considering educational advancement? If you have completed a nursing diploma program or an associate's degree program in nursing, you may be considering the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). But how do you decide which advanced degree is for... Continue +
As a woman who is currently in her third trimester of pregnancy, I feel a special connection to the work performed by certified nurse-midwives (CNMs). The University of Cincinnati recently published an infographic that details the role of a certified nurse-midwife. If you're looking for a new nursing career path, consider... Continue +
A recent article on the Yahoo Education site highlights a new trend in education—more and more prime-age workers are turning to associate’s degrees instead of bachelor’s degrees. Could an associate's degree be the answer for you? According to a recent report by the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, 5.6 to 10.4... Continue +
I have been fortunate enough to meet thousands of nurses across Michigan over the years. All of whom are motivated and driven to care for those in need. These nurses are truly special and vital to making the world a better place. They want the best care for their patients. There have been many theories over the years as to how... Continue +
One Proud Father!
Recently, my oldest daughter graduated with her BSN RN. I couldn't have been more proud as I saw her step up to the dean to collect her diploma! Five days after passing her NCLEX exam, she was offered a position on the post surgical floor of one of the finest hospitals in Phoenix, Banner Hospital. She couldn't be happier.... Continue +
If you've considered furthering your nursing education through the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), you've likely wondered about the potential benefits of holding a BSN. While there are many routes that lead to a solid nursing education, the most direct and beneficial route involves becoming a... Continue +
As an LPN, you don't have to choose between your career and furthering your education. We make it possible to work and earn your degree at the same time. You can begin today and move at your own pace, setting your study schedule around the things that are important to you. You may have even encountered the long waiting lists... Continue +
Since the 2011 release of The Future of Nursing report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), healthcare researchers have continued to justify the push for more baccalaureate-level registered nurses. One of the most powerful testaments to the power of baccalaureate education lies in the fact that facilities with more BSN-RNs... Continue +
I am really thrilled to see that Indiana State University's (one of the best schools in the Mid-West according to the U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review) online LVN to BS in Nursing program is now recognized in the state of Texas. This completely distance-based program allows an LVN to work full time and... Continue +
The College Network has exciting news for Texas LVNs! We are now making it possible to complete an LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program entirely through distance learning. This program, available through Indiana State University, will enable you to sit for your NCLEX-RN exam in Texas. As you know, registered nurses... Continue +
When listening to the radio, the song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepson comes on the radio several times during the day--there is no escaping it on the station I listen to.  And afterwards I find that I can't get it out of my head.  Plus there are so many parodies on YouTube and other channels.  It has become part of our... Continue +
If you’ve been thinking about going back to school to earn your Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, now’s the time to do it. The demand for nurses is at an all-time high, with the American College of Medical Quality predicting a national shortage of 300,000 to 1 million nurses by the year 2020. The increase in demand is... Continue +
Many of you have probably heard the term "accredited." We use it a lot when we talk about accredited nursing programs, but many people may not truly understand the value behind that word: accredited. When I hear the word "accredited", the first thing that comes to mind is excellence. When I was in college, it was... Continue +
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) that is. Do you have a nursing degree-perhaps an associates degree, but aren't really sure what your next move should be? If you're like many other nurses you probably love what you do, right? So, how can you stay in the nursing field, but also make a career change? It's simple, earn your... Continue +
BS in Nursing
A recent article from U.S. News University Directory reports that more nursing students are choosing to earn bachelor's degrees instead of associate's degrees. The article goes on to state a couple of important facts: "According to a press release, enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased by... Continue +
There is an extremely high projected nursing need to account for the baby boom generation's aging and the healthcare system's expansion, and young people are increasingly stepping up to fill the gap. According to a study mentioned in an article on LATimes.com, the number of RNs aged 23-26 was at 165,000 in 2009, as compared to... Continue +
Nebraska has been short on nurses for decades, but that situation is being exacerbated by the state's aging population and thus its increasing need for nurses. Furthermore, qualified applicants are being turned away from local nursing programs due to a lack of nurse educators. 73 out of 93 Nebraska counties have fewer... Continue +
Nursing is a growing industry—that is well documented.  But did you know that the demand for nurses with their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree is also growing? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) published report, The Future of Nursing in October 2010 outlined that objectives set forth in the 2010 Affordable Care Act will... Continue +
In a recent article published in the Middletown Journal it was announced that Miami University which is one of Ohio's top nursing programs is ending its two year nursing degree programs to concentrate on four year and bachelor's degree completion programs.  This is big news considering the fact that Miami University reportedly... Continue +
Me, Myself, and Irene
It's hurricane season, and recently Hurricane Irene struck the U.S. eastern seaboard.  Like many of you reading this, you were either directly effected, or had family within its path.  I personally had family in coastal South Carolina, coastal Maryland, and New York City, and they all were affected in some way by Irene.I just... Continue +
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