Feel like you’re alone going back to school as a nontraditional student? A recent article on the web site SheKnows.com reveals that adult learners may not be as alone as they sometimes feel.    That’s the percentage of college students that are categorized as “nontraditional,” according to The Wall Street Journal. While 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 +
We all search for things that help make us successful at work, school, and life in general. It's especially true for those who are pursuing an education in the midst of working full time and managing family life because there is no time to waste. One way to achieve success is to work smarter, not harder. But, what does... Continue +
U.S. News & World Report released its 100 Best Jobs of 2014 rankings on February 19, and two nursing positions—nurse practitioner and registered nurse—landed near the top of the list. Nurse practitioners are in the fourth spot, while registered nurses are standing tall at number six. Additionally, among the high percentage of... Continue +
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States unemployment rate has been declining steadily over the past few years (from 9.1 percent in January 2011 to 6.6 percent in January 2014). Still, there are currently more than 10 million Americans without a job. Scrubs magazine recently published an article detailing... Continue +
What do you do when the path to your dreams dead-ends? Do you allow yourself to fall into a kind of holding pattern, or do you look for detours and avenues around those dead-ends to achieve the goals you set for yourself? In the summer of 2012, track and field star Lolo Jones was set to make a comeback in the Olympics after... Continue +
Henry Ford did not create his first motorcar overnight. He worked tirelessly and encountered many roadblocks to success. Even his good friend Thomas Edison began to doubt the possibility of success and offered Ford a job to redirect his energy. The first model car Ford created only went forward and did not reverse—and Ford was... Continue +
Nurses, have you thought about your New Year's resolutions for 2014? If you're struggling to come up with the perfect resolution, we have you covered. At The College Network, we want to help you be the best nurse you can be. Thus, we've compiled a list of resolutions that can help you step up your nursing game in the areas of... Continue +
This time of year, as visions of sugarplums dance through our heads and Christmas cookies and candy canes fill our bellies, it's easy to let our health go by the wayside. However, as a nurse who continually instructs patients on proper health care, you have a responsibility to maintain your own health throughout the... Continue +
When Brandy first decided go to college, she really didn't know she wanted to be a nurse. She wanted to have children so she was looking for a way to continue her education while working that was convenient. She went to LPN school, and after five years as an LPN and four children later, a friend told her about The... Continue +
A recent article on the Yahoo Education site highlights a new trend in education—more and more prime-age workers are turning to associate’s degrees instead of bachelor’s degrees. Could an associate's degree be the answer for you? According to a recent report by the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, 5.6 to 10.4... Continue +
Become a Better Leader
Not all of us are in a leadership or management position, but many of us do hope to get there one day. You may have an idea of what type of manager you wish to become, but have trouble connecting your hopes and ideas with your actions. Here is a list of 10 common mistakes that leaders and managers make and how to avoid them:... Continue +
Make a Difference
October 26th is National Make a Difference Day. At The College Network, we hope to make a difference in your life by helping you advance your career through education. Why not use your aspiration as inspiration to make a difference today? We would all like to make a difference, right? Well here are some tips on how to... Continue +
Business analysts are crucial to the success of an organization as they help identify and further develop the business process and strategy of a company. The impact of their work is wide-reaching and often at the center of organizational movement. Business analysts help companies introduce and execute new processes,... Continue +
Be the Boss
October 16th is national Boss's Day. Unfortunately for some, not everyone has a fantastic boss like I do. My boss is always willing to listen, help, and mentor me. So with today being Boss's Day, I am more than happy to celebrate and acknowledge mine. If you are unfortunate enough to work for a less-than-stellar boss, now is... Continue +
If you are looking to advance your career, you may already be aware of the skills needed to get you to the next level. You may already possess those skills and be ready to go after your dream job, but you may be like millions of Americans and realize there might be a gap in your skills. Perhaps you’ve found a job opening that... Continue +
It's no secret that Internet connectivity has become a prominent part of our fast-moving world. These days, people use the Internet to work, pay bills, shop, and stay connected to family and friends. And public places all over the world boast free Wi-Fi. In fact, as I type this post, I am sitting at Panera taking advantage of a... Continue +
Have you been thinking about going back to school, but are worried about fitting your studies into your schedule with a full-time job and other responsibilities? If a class schedule just won't fit in with your work schedule, earning a certificate or degree online could be the answer. A recent article on Yahoo’s Education... Continue +
From the process, to the courses, the experts, and academic support, this week we’ve highlighted the ways The College Network is different… but how can earning your degree with help from The College Network make you different? Higher lifetime earnings — According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, those with a bachelor’s degree... Continue +
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