While concerns are waning for many about pursuing an online degree, there are some people who still wonder if earning a degree online is equivalent to pursuing a degree the traditional way. The great news is that when online programs meet certain criteria, employers and recruiters view these degrees as equal to traditional... Continue +
The College Network (TCN) has partnered with State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College to bring customers a variety of new educational opportunities. SUNY Empire State College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers TCN customers the ability to complete several... Continue +
I have seen quite a few postings on Facebook lately about what people are thankful for at this time of year. Personally, I think it's a great practice to develop. So many times we don't think about being grateful for the little things we have in our life. It is so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hectic schedules that we... 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 +
Many people I have the pleasure of talking to on a day-to-day basis ask me to help differentiate The College Network from Excelsior College® in obtaining their Associate of Science in Nursing Degree.  For your information, I'd like to go over a brief synopsis of what roles we each have in this process. Excelsior College® is the... Continue +
The competitive process of selecting nurse educators for the NLN Education Summit is now complete. 32 nurse educators will now be a  part of the National  League for Nursing' s Academy of Nursing Education. This class is the largest in the history of the Academy, which was established in 2007. This year marks the first time that... 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 +
Did You Know?
Our partner universities nursing degree programs are accredited. When you enroll in an online nursing degree program, with help from The College Network, you will earn a fully accredited degree from one of the respected universities we work with. Every nursing degree is either NLNAC or CCNE accredited. There is never a waiting... Continue +
The College Network would like to extend a special Thank You to all nurses in honor of National Nurses Week! We know how hard you work every day of the year to help other people in need, and your acts of kindness and compassion are truly selfless. At The College Network, we take pride in helping people work towards their... Continue +
Mario Kart - Part II
In my last blog post, I discussed the flexibility of our distance nursing programs where different kinds of people and learners are able to complete their degrees using the example of the Mario Kart video game series.  I'd like to continue using Mario Kart as a reference point to show how things you have already done, things... Continue +
You may have heard about the nursing student education dilemma that's currently happening in the U.S. There are more student's applying to nursing programs at brick and mortar schools than these institutions can accommodate. As a result, many of the students are getting turned away. Did you know that with The College... Continue +
If you're thinking about earning an online nursing degree, you may have heard about The College Network, but maybe you aren't exactly sure who we are and maybe you aren't exactly certain how our programs work? Well, let's start from the beginning. We are very seasoned in our industry as we have been around for nearly... Continue +
The Men of Nursing
While it is a fact that the nursing field is dominated by women, there are many great male nurses as well.  The Delaware Chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing(AAMN) has set out to lessen the gender gap between men and women in the nursing field with their "20x20: Choose Nursing" campaign. The goal of the campaign... 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 +
Lloyd Snider is a single dad of two sons, a caretaker for his elderly father and a full time paramedic. For Lloyd, his 23 years of service as a paramedic, working 24 hour shifts at a time and lifting lots of heavy loads, has taken a toll on his body. “I am nearing the end of my [paramedic] career. Health care is a logical choice... Continue +
Nursing FAQs
As a Program Advisor at The College Network, answering questions about all of our programs is basically what I do all day long.  I want to take this time to cover a couple of the frequently asked questions about our top online nursing programs.Do you need my transcripts before enrolling?No.  We actually will pull those for you... Continue +
Growing Your Career as Nurse
 I recently read an article out of the Midwest Region magazine "ADVANCE for Nurses" about the quickly changing role of a nurse.  The article, "The Present and Future Heart" focuses on the constantly evolving technology used in Cardiology.While digesting the information, I was very excited to hear about what's in store for the... 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 +
Quality patient care. Nursing excellence. Innovative professional nursing practice. Magnet Status-is this something your hospital is trying to achieve? Magnet Status is one of the highest recognitions of nursing excellence a hospital can be awarded. This program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC),... 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 +
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