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 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 +
Academic Support is frequently called upon to explain customers' course analyses results and the course analysis process in general. Therefore, we thought it would be beneficial to our entire customer base to share some insights and place some context around the process. Step 1  Once your records have been made available... Continue +
Did you know that according to the National League of Nursing, over 51% of qualified applicants are turned away from associate nursing programs each year? Are you one of those license practical nurses who wants to take the next step to earning your RN-Associate of Science in Nursing?  It's as easy as making a call to The College... Continue +
Being aware of some of the basic functionality of The College Network's Resource Center may save you some time and a call to Academic Support (not that we mind!). Below are some helpful tips for accessing your course materials. Inactivity Timer Your Resource Center account will go into an idle state after a period of... Continue +
Meet Kathy Puma. She felt restricted as an LPN and decided to pursue earning her RN license to open the door to new opportunities within nursing. Kathy chose to work with The College Network due to the flexibility of the program. It provided the convenience of studying from home, allowing her to fit it around her work and family... Continue +
I was reviewing the progress today of one of our LPN to BSN customers. It reminded me of some traits that can help an independent learner to be successful in a distance education degree program. In just over a year, this particular customer has passed 5 exams. Now she didn't pass them all on the first attempt. In fact, she... 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 +
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind how stressful the holidays can be. Between cooking, decorating, and shopping for the perfect gift for loved ones, who can find time for much anything else? But when you are trying to pursue your degree program, you have to try and see when you can squeeze your studies in your tight... Continue +
I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who said they loved to study for exams. However, without study sessions, passing an exam is nearly impossible. If you’ve come to terms with the necessity of building study time into your schedule, here are five tips to help you make sure you stay on track and get the most out of your studies.... Continue +
Throughout my early educational experiences, I often boasted about my ability to pass a test without studying. I felt confident that I could just remember the information the teacher shared and relay that information on tests. I didn’t always get an “A” on my tests (especially not on those pesky math quizzes), but I rarely had... Continue +
Are you new to online education and wondering how to succeed in this unfamiliar arena? One of the easiest avenues to success involves preparing yourself with the necessary school supplies. Although you will not physically attend classes, there are several supplies that will aid in your studies. The top six school supplies for... Continue +
There’s a lot of talk about learning styles on the web—in fact, I wrote a blog entry about one of the common learning styles a couple months ago. But why does knowing your learning style really matter? Today, I’ll highlight a few reasons why you should care about your learning style. First, a little more about learning styles.... Continue +
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Sometimes the hardest part of starting a new project is not knowing where to begin. Going back to school is no different. In the past, I have blogged about researching online degrees and what is involved within an online course.  When people start researching their options and come across The College Network, they may not know... Continue +
Weddings and cookouts and vacations, oh my! With a summer schedule chock-full of activities, finding time to study can be a challenge. With The College Network, you get self-paced education and training that accommodates even the busiest times in your life. If you want to continue advancing your education while still enjoying... Continue +
Tracy Larrabee is a professor of computer engineering at UC Santa Cruz. In her opinion, online education is the way of the future.  “My students want the flexibility and the modes of learning afforded by online education.” She feels that working toward a degree online did not suddenly become an option for today’s students; this... Continue +
Earning your online degree isn't easy. It requires planning, dedication, and motivation. It can be difficult at times because you may feel that you don't have the support of your family, friends, or peers. But did you know that at The College Network® (TCN), you can create your own study community while you also help to support... Continue +
With spring upon us and summer following soon after, my thoughts are on schedules. My husband always groans as the calendar pages turn to summer months because he knows that the pristine white squares representing the days from June through August will soon be filled with a mass of names, places, and times. I, on the other hand,... Continue +
Since the 2011 release of The Future of Nursing report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), healthcare researchers have continued to justify the push for more baccalaureate-level registered nurses. One of the most powerful testaments to the power of baccalaureate education lies in the fact that facilities with more BSN-RNs... Continue +
Let’s face it—most of us have been out of school quite a long time. The prospect of returning to school can be exciting, and a bit scary. Especially if the last time you were in school you sat behind a desk and are now looking at your computer, wondering how it’s all going to work.  Well, don’t worry.  We’re here to help calm... Continue +
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