About me:My name is Kevin Burton and I was born in Louisville, KY and lived all of my childhood in Southern Indiana across the river from Louisville.  After my stint at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, I've lived back at home in New Albany, Indiana, in Broomfield, Colorado for a short time, and now here in Indianapolis.A... Continue +
"We Care" is an initiative at The College Network to ensure all of our students and customers are provided with the best service possible during their path to success.  For myself, and other Program Advisors, we generally are the first to speak with potential students enrolling into our certificate or degree programs. As Program... 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 +
I came across this article on yahoo recently that outlined the most popular online degree programs: Click here: Popular Online Degrees Much to my surprise, there were several degree options that we at The College Network can help you obtain.  We offer online Nursing Independent Study programs, that can help Paramedics... Continue +
Payment Options
I have lots of customers that ask me how to best pay for online, self-paced education and training programs offered through The College Network.  I have great news for you all - we offer guaranteed, no-interest and interest financing plans to help you effectively budget the investment of your program over a period of time!  So,... Continue +
Technology is a wonderful thing, and at The College Network we now have advanced our capabilities to further enhance your experience to enroll.  When you speak with one of our advisors over the phone (like myself), you can enroll in real time with the advisor helping you along the way. Secure and legal online documents... Continue +
PMP Resources
The College Network is proud to offer a PMP training program that will help you earn your certificate and properly prepare you for the certification exam itself.  The program comes from Boston University Corporate Education Center (BUCEC), and you can start at any time! The courses are completely online and self-paced. You have... Continue +
Most of my customers, before joining their program of choice, will make sure and research The College Network. I, for one, think that is fantastic, because it shows their passion for completing the right program to suit their needs. But, don't believe everything you see out there. The negative things you have seen across... 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 +
Mario Kart - Part I
It's not every day when you can relate one of your favorite childhood (who am I kidding - current) games to furthering your education, but today I'd like to use the series of Mario Kart games to show you that completing your education is as easy as navigating a track named Rainbow Road. At The College Network, our goal is... Continue +
Spring Into Action
The weather is starting to get warmer, and trees and flowers are starting to bloom.  The winter season has come to an end, and spring time is here for 2012.  When spring is in the air, I think of March Madness, Spring Break, rain, and flowers blooming.  What comes to your mind when you hear "Spring?" Something else I think of is... Continue +
First Hand Experience
Much to my dismay, I've had to make a couple trips to the hospital the past couple weeks.  Two of my grandparents had surgery and stayed in the hospital for about a week each.  Upon my visit, I paid particular attention to the nursing staff members since I speak with so many day-in and day-out. What I learned from my hospital... Continue +
Great Expectations
Rise and shine.  It's time to wake up.   What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?  Some people believe what you do and what happens when you first wake up will determine how your whole day will go.  I tend to agree with that and believe that by managing expectations and expecting the best to happen, you can change... Continue +
Transcripts
Enrolling customers in online degree programs from top universities has never been easier.  A lot of folks I work with always wonder what we can do with any previous college credit they have, and if we need their transcripts to enroll them in the program. The good news is at The College Network we will pull your... Continue +
The Power of Social Media
I subscribe to the old saying - "knowledge is power."  Today, with information readily available with the Internet, I'd like to take a look at the role of social media for The College Network.If you look at the roles of Facebook and Twitter in the world today, you'll see a free flow of information by individuals and... Continue +
Hold My Hand
Lots of customers are wary and apprehensive that once they start working toward their degree program with The College Network, Program Advisors like myself and all of us in general will not be there for them throughout the process of earning their degree.  I'm here to tell you that if you want and/or need us to hold your hand... Continue +
Wanted: New RNs
During my usual morning routine while reading the news online, I came across this article that made me stop.  Titled, "10 Hot Careers for 2012 - And Beyond," it takes a look at fields that are in need of more qualified employees.  Not surprisingly, #2 on the list is healthcare professionals.  Take a look at this link.  As you... Continue +
At The College Network, we pride ourselves on offering the finest self-paced education and training possible.  Here is a quick look at the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program available through Purdue University.  Enjoy!Do I have to list this as an online program on my resume?On your resume, you would list this program as the... Continue +
It's All About Benjamin
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Benjamin FranklinThese days, most people are very picky about where they spend their money.  With the economy the way it is at the moment, any purchase or investment you make will be well thought out.  If for you too, it is all about the Benjamin's (as in Franklin's,... Continue +
Season of Sickness
Here in the U.S. we are fully into winter now - the season of sickness.  After waking up ill this morning, I thought of how much care individuals actually get when they attend a medical facility.  Nurses are the lifeblood of the medical profession, and we at The College Network offer online self-paced education and training to... Continue +
Back on Track in 2012
Ah, the New Year is such a refreshing time to "start over" and refocus on those things that you need to accomplish.  For myself, I have been lacking in communicating with folks who follow The College Network via our blog, Facebook, and on Twitter.  With the New Year in full swing, I am making a new-found effort to make sure I... Continue +
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