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 +
Apple's trademarked phrase "There's an app for that" has become more and more true over the years. It seems we can find an app for almost anything these days. And this is certainly true when it comes to healthcare apps. In a previous post, I mentioned how smartphones and tablets are changing the healthcare landscape. This is... Continue +
When it comes time to study, you probably have a go-to spot where you set up shop and get down to business. You may have selected your study spot for practical reasons: it has a power outlet and Internet access. Perhaps you chose your study spot because it is quiet and has plenty of natural light. When you determine where... Continue +
An Open Door
An open door presents opportunity without barriers. An open door is an invitation to keep moving. There’s no turning of the door knob or any other effort required other than just walking over the threshold. However, sometimes walking through an open door isn’t so simple or effortless. Sometimes what lies just over the... 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 +
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 +
Anne knew she needed to find a program that wouldn't interfere with her busy work schedule when she decided to earn her MSN. So when she learned about The College Network®, she was intrigued by the flexibility of the self-paced program offered in partnership with Regis University. However, having never completed a... Continue +
Karen Titherington is a busy certified wound care nurse without a lot of time to spare. When it came time to earn her Master of Science in Nursing, Karen was looking for a program that would fit her schedule and her needs. Her research brought her to The College Network and its partnership with Regis University. “It... Continue +
Jacqueline Brown wasn't interested in advancing her education via a traditional campus-based degree program. She had to continue working as a registered nurse while completing her education, so she was drawn to the convenience of The College Network (TCN) and Regis University's online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.... Continue +
It’s always a pleasure when another success story makes its way across my desk because sharing it can serve as a source of inspiration to others in their programs. It's also great a reminder of how quickly positive results can be achieved when studies are made a priority. Nurse Krystal’s story is not uncommon to that of many of... Continue +
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 +
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 +
When we talk to customers who are making amazing progress in their online nursing programs, we like to spotlight their successes and share their time lines to demonstrate what can be accomplished through hard work and dedication. Nurse Kim signed up with The College Network in October of 2012 and below is a list of the distance... 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 +
As our Academic Advisors begin a new year of supporting the adult online learner, we thought it would be helpful to being a discussion of some of the Frequently Asked Questions of Academic Support, as well as provide a few links to additional information that you may find useful. To schedule an exam for your online degree... 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 +
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 +
Since 1990, Gallup has been conducting an annual survey that asks Americans to rate the honesty and ethical standards of several professions. For the 12th straight year, nurses have taken the top spot. In Gallup's 2013 survey, 82 percent of those polled ranked the trustworthiness of nurses as high or very high, placing nurses 12... 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 +
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