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 +
Have you been thinking about going back to school, but are worried about fitting your studies into your schedule with a full-time job and other responsibilities? If a class schedule just won't fit in with your work schedule, earning a certificate or degree online could be the answer. A recent article on Yahoo’s Education... Continue +
Did you read today’s article in the Times-Herald on the increasing nursing shortage in the state of Georgia? In this article, Dr. Grams, the Dean of the University of West Georgia, is predicting that there will be a shortage of nurses in Georgia that equals 20 percent by 2015, and that number could be as high as 260,000... Continue +
Although the unemployment rate increased slightly in October-going from 7.8% to 7.9%-the United States still added 171,000 new jobs. Amongst the top industries contributing to these new jobs was health care with 31,000 new positions added. If you are unemployed or just looking for a more stable career, health care is... Continue +
Best of Both Worlds
A BIG GULP, candy bar, snack potato chips and some lottery tickets.  What does this sound like to you?  They are things you get at a convenience store.  From national chains to the local "Mom and Pop" quick stop, they're everywhere.  We pay a higher price for things in these stores because of one major factor.  No; not because... Continue +
Regis University’s flexibility to go at your own pace is what made earning an MS in Nursing degree possible for Kathy. “Because I went back to school in my early 50's, I chose to take more time to complete my studies so I could continue to enjoy my life, like time at our cottage in the summer and all the extra... Continue +
Sit back, take a deep breath and reflect for a moment. Where do you want to be one year from today? In five years? How about ten years?Now that you have become an RN, think about enhancing your career by earning your Master of Science in Nursing. Nurses who attain their master's degree typically make a long-term salary ranging... Continue +
“I love doing nice things for people and making people feel good ,” Dana Long said of her decision to become a nurse. She’s been a nurse for eight years and loves every day.Dana earned her associate degree in nursing with the help of The College Network before returning to earn her MS in Nursing degree. “I wanted a better life... Continue +
There are many benefits of becoming an RN. Not only will an RN receive higher financial compensation than an LPN, but the nature of the work can be more interesting. RNs tend to work more closely with the physician than an LPN, so they really get a chance to see the big picture in terms of treatments. There is a high demand for... Continue +
Show Yourself Some Love
Nurses spend their life showing others love and compassion. This Valentine's Day, show yourself some love by earning a degree with The College Network. You'll love learning with flexible programs from leading universities. Here are some of the degree programs available:• LPN/LVN to RN• Paramedic to RN• LPN/LVN to BS in Nursing• ... Continue +
Everywhere I turn in the past couple weeks are stories about the crushing cost of college education and this week it was announced that total student debt has eclipsed total credit card debt with the number surpassing $880 billion dollars! And the number is growing by $2,800 per second. Is the daunting cost of nurse education... Continue +
Statistics show that when the economy takes a turn for the worst, interest in graduate school increases.  According to an article in the Chicago Sun-Times, "Graduate schools locally and nationally are posting record numbers of applicants and enrollments."Good news - with The College Network, you don't have to put your life on... Continue +
Shawn Camp knows a thing or two about becoming certified in his field. He already has his Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and his Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certificates. “I have a bachelor’s in computer information,” Shawn said. “I wanted to earn my Certificate in Project Management because that certification... Continue +
After you have successfully completed the courses needed to become an LPN or LVN, you may want to look into an RN nursing degree. The benefit to pursuing and completing an RN program is that you will have the ability to pursue additional courses that can earn you a BS or master of science (MS) degree as well as a higher salary. ... Continue +
Whether a nurse holds an LPN, RN or BSN, advancement is possible in the nursing field. In today's tough economy, many people are losing their jobs. One field has weathered the economic storm and continues to thrive: the nursing field. Hospitals, convalescent homes, doctors' offices and home health agencies continue to need and... Continue +
We are already at Wednesday of Training Week!  It is amazing how fast the week flies.  We spent the morning talking about all things "e-related".  The College Network has a host electronic programs and Internet and computer-based resources to be used by either our Program Advisors (PA) or customers.  We spent a lot of... Continue +
Increase your pay, secure your position, and earn more respect by getting your advanced nursing degree with no campus attendance. The College Network has developed a revolutionary new program that allows you to earn your degree at half the cost and in half the time of traditional schools without interrupting your home or work... Continue +
Successful graduates of an MSN education program enjoy many benefits in the healthcare industry. A masters degree in nursing education can help graduates understand the many nuances that are involved in the field of healthcare, as well as the broad scope of disciplines that are available to be trained. In addition to the deep... Continue +
Are you an LPN with a strong desire to gain the education you need in order to assume the responsibilities of an RN? Or, perhaps you're an RN who would really love to pursue your MS in Nursing Education or Nursing Management. You know you have the critical thinking skills and compassion you need, in order to keep on surpassing... Continue +
As the duties of nurses at all levels become more complex and specialized, the need for skilled nurse educators continues to grow. If you’re an RN (with or without a BSN) or an experienced teacher with an interest in health care, becoming a nurse educator can lead to a challenging and rewarding career.Earning an MS in Nursing... Continue +
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