November 20th is Universal Children’s Day, which was first celebrated on December 14, 1954. It was developed by the United Nations (UN) to be observed as a day of worldwide fellowship and understanding between children and a day that promotes the ideals and objectives of children’s health and welfare globally. As we celebrate... Continue +
Did you know that November 14th is Operating Room Nurse Day? This day was established to honor nurses who care for patients before, during, and immediately after surgery. It was first celebrated on November 14, 1989 by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.   Perioperative nurses, more commonly referred to as operating room nurses or... Continue +
If you've paid any sort of attention to the news as of late, you've probably heard a thing or two about Ebola. A devastating Ebola outbreak has erupted in West Africa, and the disease has spread to the United States in recent weeks. A handful of healthcare workers, including two nurses, are among those who have been treated for... Continue +
If you’re looking for a way to get an edge in the business job market today, a Lean Six Sigma certificate could be the answer! What is Lean Six Sigma? Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two popular methodologies used in business and industry today: The Lean methodology provides techniques to streamline production and services;... Continue +
Last week (October 5–11) was Emergency Nurses Week, which is celebrated across the nation each year in honor of the dedicated nurses who provide emergency care to patients in need. The theme of this year's celebration was "life saving hands." This reflects the important role emergency nurses play in saving the lives of patients... Continue +
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have seen in one autumnal face. ~ John Donne Here in the northern hemisphere, the fall season was ushered in by the autumnal equinox on September 23. If you're fortunate enough to live in a place where notable natural changes occur with each new season, then pure beauty awaits in... Continue +
When you decide to continue your education as an adult, you become part of a larger community of lifelong learners. More than half of students furthering their education are considered nontraditional, expanding the group of lifelong learners at a faster rate every single year. When it comes to choosing a “club,” the... Continue +
You’ve made the decision to go back to school, and now you’re ready to act on your decision. Before you take the leap, Forbes Magazine suggests you take these six steps to prepare yourself for what’s ahead: Talk to your manager or supervisor. If you are going back to school to advance your career, talk to your manager or... Continue +
Healthcare is the fastest growing career field as a result of an aging population that requires more care. As the demand for nurses and doctors increases, the demand for administrators to manage them increases as well. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the field of healthcare administration will experience 22%... Continue +
Over the past several years, there has been a lot of talk about a nursing shortage. It seems older nurses are reaching retirement age quicker than newer nurses are entering the profession. But is it possible to curb this trend and increase the number of practicing nurses? According to an NBC News article, reducing the... Continue +
The KEY to Success
The key(s) to success is a topic I frequently cover in blog posts. In fact, one of my previous posts outlined 5 essential keys to success. However, perhaps success boils down to just one KEY: Keep Educating Yourself. Every single person must learn in order to accomplish anything—from writing your name to driving a car, you had... Continue +
Working adults today are busier than ever. With responsibilities at work, home, and in their communities, many adults find it challenging to advance their education and their career through a traditional educational approach. If you're a busy working adult looking to earn your degree or certificate and move ahead on your career... Continue +
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. ―W. Clement Stone If you’re ready to move ahead in your education and your career, these four statements should be banished forever from your... Continue +
Believe it or not, back-to-school season is upon us. That means teachers, administrators, students, and school nurses are back at it. If you've never considered using your nursing knowledge and talent at an educational institution, perhaps you should! I've compiled four great reasons why you might want to consider a career as a... Continue +
If you're looking for nursing inspiration beyond the quotes I shared recently, you should explore The American Nurse Project. According to The American Nurse Project web site, the project "aims to elevate the voice of nurses in this country by capturing their personal stories through photography and film." The project started in... Continue +
Homeland Security is a term that many of know, but what does a job in Homeland Security entail and what does it take to work in that field? The Department of Homeland Security protects The United States and its citizens against terrorism. Homeland Security agents have to possess a variety of skills such as being able... Continue +
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 +
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