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 +
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 +
May is upon us, which—here in the great city of Indianapolis, where The College Network is headquartered—means it's time for the 500 Festival! The 500 Festival is a month-long celebration that culminates with the Indy 500 auto race. One of the most popular festival events is the Mini-Marathon, which is the largest half marathon... 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 +
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 +
My Name is Maykel Verdecia Alonso. I studied registered nursing in Cuba for 5 years (from 1996 to 2001). Before taking the national state licensing exam, I legally migrated to the United States as a refugee. The reason why I did not take the national licensing exam in Cuba was because I was afraid that I was not going to be able... Continue +
Growing up I remember hearing the stories of my grandmother and her nursing career. She graduated from nursing school in 1940 and spent time as a Navy nurse. I started nursing school back in 1996 but at that point, I still did not know that it was supposed to be my career. I went through so many life changes in a short time... Continue +
Phone a Friend
Working for The College Network's Training Department is definitely never boring!  I go home at the end of each day with my head spinning from the vast that I've handled throughout the day.  With so many partner schools, online training programs and educational opportunities, it never ceases to amaze me how many different topics... Continue +
There was an article this morning on msnbc.com that talks about how a report done by the Institute of Medicine discusses how nurses should "take on a larger and more independent role in providing health care in America, something many doctors have repeatedly opposed, citing potential safety concerns. It calls for states and the... Continue +
Easy and Fast
We are into another Training Week and another group of new trainees for The College Network Program Advisor ranks.  This is another great group of people with boundless energy and excitement.  They are motivated and drinking up all the information we have to give them.  They are learning about online education, in general, and... Continue +
Livin' Online
In these days of everything "e" (e-mail, e-commerce, e-learning, "e-tc"), it is interesting to find how many new program advisors come to our family at The College Network and have not heard all the benefits of online education.  We start their education in "training week" with a solid foundation in "all things "e"".  We then... Continue +
It's Friday!  Our training class has been with us for an entire week now.  We have one more day of initial product knowledge training and then they will begin the next phase of their training:  OTJ (on the job).A review of the week and what information had already been gained was the first order of the day.  Our intrepid crew of... Continue +
We are already at Wednesday of Training Week!  It is amazing how fast the week flies.  We spent the morning talking about all things "e-related".  The College Network has a host electronic programs and Internet and computer-based resources to be used by either our Program Advisors (PA) or customers.  We spent a lot of... Continue +
On Tuesday of Training Week we discussed three main topics: Forms, the LVN to BSN Program through Indiana State University and one of our accelerated RN to BSN programs.  Each topic brought great insight to our trainees on the ways they can help our customers achieve their goals.Forms, or Paperwork 101 as I like to refer to it,... Continue +
An occupational health nurse is employed by a corporation or the government to oversee the health and safety of employees. This nurse will provide pre-employment medical exams and drug screenings, assess and treat employees who get sick or are injured at work, and provide counseling and support. After your accelerated nursing... Continue +
If you have been working as an LVN for a while, you may have decided that earning your RN would be a good idea for your career path. Licensed RNs are in high demand at medical facilities across the country.The College Network will work with you to find the program that best meets your needs. Its advisors will discuss your career... Continue +
Nursing is considered one of the most rewarding and challenging careers in society today. Nurses are in a high demand due to an increasing population and advancements in medical techniques. Registered nursing careers are no longer considered unimportant in the role of patients' recoveries and nurses are rewarded with... Continue +
 The College Network partners with Indiana State University to offer an LVN to BSN program that can be completed through distance learning. Through self-paced education and training, nurses can avoid long waiting lists and earn a degree from a good nursing school to advance their nursing career.   Contact me, Dave Mueller, at... Continue +
A person who enters the field of nursing is usually someone who likes working with people.  If you find that you have exceptional skills communicating with people during your accelerated nursing courses, you might consider the specialty of mental health nursing.  A person diagnosed with a mental illness needs a smart, caring... Continue +
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