The College Network’s recent partnership with SUNY Empire State College brings a diversity of programs that allows us to help more people achieve their educational goals than ever before. Given the fact that a college degree is quickly becoming the standard credential required for most professional employment, the timing... Continue +
With the holidays just around the corner, it seems like Christmas music is playing everywhere I go. Even the soundtrack of my work day has followed suit as a “Classical Christmas” Pandora station keeps me company most of the day. Since my college days, I’ve discovered that I am less distracted if I play classical music in 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 +
At The College Network, we believe nursing is an important, growing career. We are thankful for nurses and the work they do, and we enjoy helping nurses further their education through completion of online nursing degrees. Whether you are a recent nursing grad or a seasoned nurse, there are many reasons for you to be thankful... Continue +
Meet Dr. Jessica Nelson
Dr. Nelson assumed the role of Chairperson of Baccalaureate Nursing Completion at Indiana State University (ISU) in August 2013 after serving as a Program Director in ISU's Department of Advanced Nursing Practice. We recently sat down to talk with her about the LPN to BS in Nursing program. In our discussion, she talked about... Continue +
Just getting started with The College Network? Just getting back started with The College Network? Or maybe just needing some guidance? Check out our new "orientation-type" course to help guide you through the benefits and resources available to you as a customer of The College Network. It is called All About Achievement:... 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 +
Since spring is the season of renewal and rejuvenation, it's the perfect time to start thinking about fresh starts in your life. Are you considering heading back to school as an adult learner? Are you perhaps intimidated by the number of years that have passed since you were last a student? The College Network (TCN) wants to... Continue +
If you are researching and considering online education, you have likely come across several myths about distance learning. Don't let those myths hold you back. I'm here to bust them wide open! Myth #1: Online learning outcomes aren't as positive as the outcomes of face-to-face instruction. A recent post on The College... Continue +
What do you think of when you hear of career options in the healthcare field? Do you think it only means a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or someone that has a nursing degree? There are actually many diverse career options in the healthcare field. And it's a field that is not only stable but growing according to the... Continue +
 Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. — Albert Einstein As both a learner and an educator, it has oftentimes amazed me how easy it is to fall into lazy habits of thinking. Unfortunately, many students have never been taught what it means to think or process information,... Continue +
Henry Ford was famous for stating about color variety in the cars he was manufacturing, "You can have any color as long as it's black." That was turn of the century 1900, but now in 2012 it's a different story. If you've ever bought a new car, you look for one with the features you want and need. If the dealer doesn't have... Continue +
See Your Future
What if you could travel in time? According to Einstein and his special theory of relativity, it's impossible to travel backwards through time - a conundrum for alternative history lovers but a relief for historians. So if we oblige Einstein and stick to future time travel, would you want to see your future? Everything that... Continue +
There are three main types of learning styles: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Since every person learns differently, it is important for you to understand which style or combination of styles works best for you so that you can be successful in the learning process. Auditory Learners learn best by listening. These learners... Continue +
Mario Kart - Part I
It's not every day when you can relate one of your favorite childhood (who am I kidding - current) games to furthering your education, but today I'd like to use the series of Mario Kart games to show you that completing your education is as easy as navigating a track named Rainbow Road. At The College Network, our goal is... Continue +
I am re-posting an article written by Tera Tuten, which appears on Healthcare Finance News, because I think it is extremely relevant to our readers. Social media advice tailored to nurses is a very different sort of RN training!  Online education certainly takes many forms.Changing jobs as a mid-level nurse: Social media... Continue +
Books that tell you how to bring about change in your life are a dime a dozen these days. But if you’re pursuing that type of information, and you purchase and read several of those books, you will begin to see a pattern emerge. You see, whether you’re trying to lose weight, make more money, or master a new form of... Continue +
Nothing makes students more upset than finding out that the LPN degree they just spent $20,000-$30,000 won't transfer to the college they wish to attend. "Why not?", they ask, "The college told me they were accredited."I'm sure they are accredited, but they didn't tell the student what that accreditation means - and that's where... Continue +
Online LPN to RN nursing programs are a convenient way for the working nurse to advance his or her education. Online nursing school programs enable the student to continue working and fulfill other responsibilities while obtaining an associate's degree in nursing or bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Contrary to popular... Continue +
Now more than ever, it is important for businesses to run as efficiently as they possibly can. Lean Six Sigma is all about making it happen in the workplace. In addition to many other industries, it has proven to be highly effective in a health care environment. Training in Lean Six Sigma will help medical staff, management, and... Continue +
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