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 +
Are you feeling burnt out on bedside nursing care? You're not alone! And lucky for you, there are a number of nursing careers that go beyond the bedside. One such career is that of nurse writer. Your knowledge and experience as a bedside nurse can help you succeed as a nurse writer. But what exactly does a nurse writer do?... Continue +
As the season changes and we put a winter for the record books behind us, are you thinking of doing some spring cleaning? Perhaps the aspect of your life most in need of spring cleaning is not your house, but your career. Is it time to be out with an old career, in with a new one? If you’ve been considering a career in the... 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 +
As a woman who is currently in her third trimester of pregnancy, I feel a special connection to the work performed by certified nurse-midwives (CNMs). The University of Cincinnati recently published an infographic that details the role of a certified nurse-midwife. If you're looking for a new nursing career path, consider... 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 +
Look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s SuperWriter, here to save the day… and your writing skills! This week, in an effort to make learning about essay writing a little more fun, The College Network unveiled a new layer to the English Composition 01 module. The SuperWriter! Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Guides are designed to... Continue +
The Institute of Medicine's influential report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health is turning three! Developed by the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing and published in early 2011, the report serves as a roadmap for the field of nursing. According to the... 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 +
Today we are in the midst of National Distance Learning Week, which is celebrated this year from November 11 to 15. National Distance Learning Week is sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association and aims to bring awareness to the progress being made in the distance learning arena. As stated on the National... 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 +
National Techies Day
October 3rd is National Techies Day! It presents the opportunity to celebrate our family, friends, and coworkers that help us fix all of the computer problems that we inevitably experience and cannot solve on our own. At The College Network, we are focused on helping adults find educational solutions that work with their... Continue +
I have been fortunate enough to meet thousands of nurses across Michigan over the years. All of whom are motivated and driven to care for those in need. These nurses are truly special and vital to making the world a better place. They want the best care for their patients. There have been many theories over the years as to how... Continue +
The thought of going back to school as an adult can be a daunting idea. Just considering all that goes into completing an education can be enough for some people to shrug their shoulders and give up. They imagine barriers in their minds that are insurmountable and feel defeated before they even begin. Don’t let those... Continue +
The fifth and final installment of my five-part blog series on unique nursing careers is about the career of a fitness nurse. Just as the careers highlighted in the first four posts of this blog series (i.e., NASCAR nurse, flight nurse, forensic nurse, and travel nurse), a career as a fitness nurse offers opportunities... 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 +
It’s rough out there! While many people continue to struggle to find work after the recession, those who have jobs are not feeling very good about them. Recent reports by The Conference Board and Gallup reveal that most Americans dislike their jobs or are disengaged from the day-to-day work of their career. According to The... Continue +
The third nursing career I will highlight as part of my "Unique Nursing Careers" blog series is that of a forensic nurse. (Note: You can read the first two posts in the series by visiting my Nurturing Your Nursing Career blog page.) If the growing popularity of network television shows like "CSI," "Law & Order: SVU," and "Bones"... Continue +
"Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true."  – Ralph Waldo Emerson When you were younger, what life did you dream for yourself? Did you dream of becoming a famous basketball player or an astronaut? Maybe a movie star or a superhero? The dreams we have for ourselves... Continue +
I recently started a blog series (with this post) that showcases some unique careers in the nursing field. The second unique nursing career I'd like to highlight is that of a flight nurse. Flight nurses work aboard airplanes or helicopters as part of aeromedical teams that rescue critically injured patients from... Continue +
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