Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means mouthwatering feasts of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, bread, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are just days away. As you prepare to indulge in all the deliciousness, take a few minutes to consider what other areas of your life might benefit from a... Continue +
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 +
Chaos Never Dies
November 9th is Chaos Never Dies Day. If you have read my blog before then you've probably read about some silly and bizarre national days of celebration, and now you can add chaos to that list. I have to admit that I had never heard of this one before I researched which national days were being celebrated in November. However,... 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 +
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 +
For many adult learners, reentering the academic world can be a bit intimidating. There have been quite a few changes to education over the last ten years, including the continued growth of distance learning. Edudemic recently published an infographic pinpointing some of the most important skills and attributes today’s... Continue +
In today’s digitized world, people are moving further away from some of the traditional educational practices in favor of more technology-driven approaches to learning. If you are a customer of The College Network, you’re one of those who have taken this new approach on the path to an education. As you complete your... 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 +
The College Network® recognizes the importance of online learning in the world of higher education and strives to deliver quality programs for working adults. Higher Education and Online Learning at a Glance Online learning has made a major impact on the world of education. Studies show that online learning is an effective and... 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 +
Nurses, Demand Respect!
"Respect is love in plain clothes." ~ Frankie Byrne The article "Don't Call Me Just a Nurse"—published on The Huffington Post's Healthy Living web site—has been circulating online and gaining popularity for nearly a year now. The article laments the fact that nurses are often treated as less competent than doctors, and it left... Continue +
Whether you have children in school or are a student yourself, August means that back to school time is here once again!   For distance learners or people thinking about attending an online program, there are several challenges that can slow a person down or prevent them from achieving academic success. About.com recently asked... 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 +
I happened upon Nurse Stephanie's exam success when she was kind enough to offer words of encouragement and support to other customers of The College Network® via our Facebook© page. In addition to passing 9 exams in a 6-month span, Nurse Stephanie also recently completed and passed the CPNE® on her first attempt. Nurse... Continue +
The College Network strives to help working adults reach their goals by providing them with the tools and connections they need to be successful as they pursue a certificate or degree. While we are not a school, we work with some of the best institutions of higher learning in the United States, including Boston University,... Continue +
A recent article featured in American Nurse Today outlined the findings of The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis at the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S.. Department of Health and Human Services, that examined the nursing workforce and current trends in supply and education. The... Continue +
“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”  –Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Last spring, I wrote a post about my experience getting back on a bicycle after going years without riding. It was more challenging than I anticipated because I completely believed the old saying about never forgetting how to ride a bike. I... Continue +
While concerns are waning for many about pursuing an online degree, there are some people who still wonder if earning a degree online is equivalent to pursuing a degree the traditional way. The great news is that when online programs meet certain criteria, employers and recruiters view these degrees as equal to traditional... Continue +
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