I recently came across the following excerpt from a commencement speech given by Steve Jobs to graduates in 2005. As I reflected on the message, I realized that the central idea is just as important for people who are currently in the workforce as it is for those just entering the workforce, so I share it with you here:  …I'm... Continue +
If you are working as an LPN or RN and/or are a customer of The College Network (TCN) working toward an advanced nursing degree, chances are you could use a little extra motivation or inspiration every now and then. In fact, no matter what career path we've chosen, we all find ourselves in a slump from time to time. For those of... Continue +
Are you an LPN/LVN or RN who has thought about earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree? If you are then you're in very good company. Did you know that 43% percent of new registered nurses hold a BSN? That's not all. Many registered nurses are are going back to school to continue their education to earn a BSN.... Continue +
Do you have an interest in the law but are not sure what degree would be the right fit for you to pursue? A degree in Criminal Justice can open up many career pathways, and you can earn an Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement through The College Network and it's partner in education, SUNY... Continue +
One of the newest programs offered through The College Network and SUNY Empire State College partnership is a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. In a previous blog, New Degree Programs in Professional Studies Available!, I discussed the potential fields where social workers may be employed such as hospitals, schools, or police... Continue +
Are you feeling burnt out on bedside nursing care? You're not alone! And lucky for you, there are a number of nursing careers that go beyond the bedside. One such career is that of nurse writer. Your knowledge and experience as a bedside nurse can help you succeed as a nurse writer. But what exactly does a nurse writer do?... Continue +
An Open Door
An open door presents opportunity without barriers. An open door is an invitation to keep moving. There’s no turning of the door knob or any other effort required other than just walking over the threshold. However, sometimes walking through an open door isn’t so simple or effortless. Sometimes what lies just over the... Continue +
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”  ~Maya Angelou Adversity comes in many forms and typically when we least expect it. I am a planner. I try to iron out the... Continue +
Reading all the books in the world sometimes can’t fully prepare you for some experiences in life. People who read parenting books before the birth of their first child will probably still say they weren’t fully prepared for all the experiences they would have as parents. People who read guidebooks about some of the... Continue +
Not everyone who works in the health care field is a nurse. There are plenty of options for people who are looking for non-nursing careers in this field. One option is to become a health care administrator.  Health care administrators manage facilities and have the opportunity to set the future course for the health care system.... Continue +
Kathy Sweat knew for a long time that she wanted to combine her love of education and her love of nursing. That's why she chose to earn her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) through The College Network (TCN) and Regis University's online MSN program. Through this program, Kathy was able to pursue an education track... Continue +
You are unique—your interests and passions are not exactly the same as the next person. Your career path probably isn’t the same as the next person either. So why pursue an ordinary degree just like the next person? It’s time to jump out of a one-size-fits-all educational approach into a tailored-just-for-you-and-your-career... 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 +
Do you take chances?
"Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing." Denis Waitley Do you have an educational goal that remains unfulfilled? Do you want do advance in your career but are not sure how to do it? Wednesday April 23rd is National Take a Chance Day, so make it... Continue +
The College Network’s recent partnership with SUNY Empire State College brings a diversity of programs that allows us to help more people achieve their educational goals than ever before. Given the fact that a college degree is quickly becoming the standard credential required for most professional employment, the timing... Continue +
Over the past few years, there's been much talk about a push for nurses to be educated at the bachelor's-degree level. However, at The College Network (TCN), we recognize that earning a bachelor's degree is not the right path for everyone. That's why we offer courses that can help you become a registered nurse (RN) through the... Continue +
I recently went on vacation where spotty Internet and no cell service meant that I could truly escape the demands of every day and relax a little. My days were spent doing whatever I wanted to do, which, at some points, was absolutely nothing. The closer the end of the vacation came, however, the more I began to think about the... Continue +
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 +
Do you ever feel like you are in a career rut? I think many people would admit to feeling stuck or unsatisfied with their jobs from time to time. If you are a nurse, you can take several steps to improve your career. Recently, Scrubs Magazine published an article describing several actions that can help nurses add to their... Continue +
As the season changes and we put a winter for the record books behind us, are you thinking of doing some spring cleaning? Perhaps the aspect of your life most in need of spring cleaning is not your house, but your career. Is it time to be out with an old career, in with a new one? If you’ve been considering a career in the... Continue +
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