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 +
The beginning of a long road trip is always exciting: the car is all packed and nothing but open highway stands between you and adventure. Somewhere along the way, however, the enthusiasm that started the trip can begin to wane. “Are we there yet?” isn’t just a question posed by children! The road seems to stretch on... Continue +
I was never a procrastinator until I was in my early twenties. Up to that point, I had been one to jump out of bed as soon as the alarm went off and finish every project well ahead of a deadline. But around my twentieth year, something changed: I caught procrastination fever from a roommate, and I suddenly found myself putting... Continue +
If you want to be successful as you work through your program with help from The College Network, give these six tips a try! Start off on the right foot. If you want to be successful, you have to start strong. Use your first few days in the program to check out the lay of the land in the Resource Center. Orient yourself with the... Continue +
pro·duc·tiv·i·ty (pr d k-t v-t, pr d k-) n. 1. The quality of being productive. "Productivity" is one of those words that gets used in almost every field that requires work (and isn’t that all fields?); people think about it, track it, criticize it, and seek it every single day, but how many people really know how to... Continue +
Metacognition. Just the word sounds complicated and involved. However, metacognition is not all that difficult—in fact, thinking about the way you think is something you probably do without even realizing it. More than likely, you give thought to the way you want to organize your thoughts and approach to a new project at... Continue +
If you're thinking about pursuing an online nursing degree, there are many steps you can take to journey toward success. An article recently published on nursetogether.com offers some helpful advice for surviving nursing school. Here are four tips to help you succeed in your pursuit of online education: Stay organized. Use a... Continue +
Since spring is the season of renewal and rejuvenation, it's the perfect time to start thinking about fresh starts in your life. Are you considering heading back to school as an adult learner? Are you perhaps intimidated by the number of years that have passed since you were last a student? The College Network (TCN) wants to... Continue +
Starting an online program can be daunting. Where to begin? You may be like me and find little things to “help” you prepare to embark on a major task. I find myself reorganizing my desk, moving pens and pencils and notebooks from one side of the desk to the other—after all, how could I even begin such a major undertaking with my... Continue +
Reading for Success
You’ve taken the leap and decided to go for your degree, and now it’s time to get started! You’re ready to begin your first comprehensive learning module, but are you prepared to learn? Reading the material presented in the modules is your best path to success on the final exam, but do you take the steps necessary to actually... Continue +
As a lead advisor for the Academic Support department with The College Network, I speak with many customers each day regarding all aspects of the online programs that we offer. One reason why I have chosen to stay with The College Network for the last three years is because our company strives to do whatever we can for each of... Continue +
There are three main types of learning styles: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Since every person learns differently, it is important for you to understand which style or combination of styles works best for you so that you can be successful in the learning process. Auditory Learners learn best by listening. These learners... Continue +
Our goal at The College Network is to enhance the customer experience. We have a great product, and we want to ensure that our customers are aware of all the resources available to them. For example, during the past year we have worked to build our Center for Learning Empowerment located in the online Resource Center.... Continue +
When I first started at The College Network—I must admit there was a bit of a language barrier.  And, probably not in the way you are thinking; so many of the terms and abbreviations were ones that I had never heard before.  I was able to understand the terminology only after I studied about the online programs offered, and how... Continue +
Why Does it Work?
Understanding how The College Network works isn't quite as significant as understanding why The College Network works. Why does it work you ask? Because it functions like no other educational institution. At The College Network, our Comprehensive Learning Modules are a customer's professor, text book, and classroom all wrapped... Continue +
Always Improving
"Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change." The value of change cannot be overstated; as people age, they change - sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Making good changes is integral to improving oneself - not just for the benefit of the individual but society as a whole.  Since I've been with... Continue +
The Product Development department is one of the many important divisions at The College Network, but it also has a reputation for being one of the more mysterious areas of TCN. Much of what takes place in the department varies daily. From editing marketing material to acquiring subject matter experts to creating content for the... Continue +
If the idea of online education frightens you, you're not alone. For many people, the concept of earning a degree, completely online without ever reporting to a classroom, is hard to wrap their mind around. I completely understand which is why I am going to help you overcome any fears of signing up for distance nursing programs... Continue +
Sit back, take a deep breath and reflect for a moment. Where do you want to be one year from today? In five years? How about ten years?Now that you have become an RN, think about enhancing your career by earning your Master of Science in Nursing. Nurses who attain their master's degree typically make a long-term salary ranging... Continue +
The Center for Learning Empowerment (CLE) has gone live in The College Network's Resource Center!!! The completion of this site has been a personal and professional goal for quite some time and now it's come to fruition. If you're a customer of The College Network you owe it to yourself to log in to the Resource Center and see... Continue +
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