"Nursing encompasses an art, a humanistic orientation, a feeling for the value of the individual, and an intuitive sense of ethics, and of the appropriateness of action." ~ Myrtle "Kitch" Aydelotte, RN, PhD The American Nurses Association (ANA) has deemed 2015 the "Year of Ethics" for nurses across the nation. Coming on the... 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 +
Calling all nurses! Have you participated in our ANCC Educational Needs Assessment survey yet? Your feedback is critical in helping us design continuing nursing education (CNE) courses to meet your needs and the needs of others in the nursing community in the future. Please take a few minutes today and answer 8 quick questions... Continue +
Several months ago, I wrote a post about The College Network's continuing nursing education (CNE) courses. You might recall that The College Network (TCN) offers nurses the chance to earn 2.5 contact hours when they complete each of the following ANCC-accredited CNE courses: Ethics in Nursing Medication Safety Patient Rights I'm... Continue +
In honor of National Nurses Week (celebrated every year from May 6 through May 12), I'd like to highlight some of the top reasons why The College Network (TCN) is dedicated to helping nurses continually improve their healthcare knowledge and gain advanced credentials throughout their careers. At TCN, we understand and appreciate... Continue +
"Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future." ~ Brian Tracy It is no secret that the healthcare industry is growing at a rapid rate. In order to keep up,... Continue +
Many states require nurses to obtain continuing education contact hours to help meet their licensure requirements.  A nurse might also decide to earn CNE contact hours because they are interested in keeping their skills up-to-date to provide better patient care.  Regardless of why you make the decision to pursue more education;... Continue +
Americans have ranked nursing as the number one most honest and ethical profession on the Gallup annual poll once again, out of twenty one possible professions to choose. This has happened every year since the inclusion of nursing in the poll in 1999, with the exception of 2001, when firefighters were selected. Nurses... Continue +
Letters of recommendation are a crucial part of the job search process. A recent article from nurse.com shared some useful insights from Nursing Managers and educators on what they seek when reading letters of recommendation for for new graduates looking to begin RN careers, as well as insights on professional and... Continue +
For those of you who are established in your career, the idea of continuing your education can be something that you might not see the importance of pursuing. You have experience and years on the job.  But, did you know that 31 states require registered nurses to obtain continuing education in order to keep their license... Continue +
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has released a series of guidelines instructing nurses in proper use of social media. The NCSBN initially released a paper on the topic, which can be viewed on their website. There are now accompanying materials available free of charge, including a video and a pamphlet.  ... Continue +
If you've never heard of the Gallup Poll, here's a brief run down of what it is. The Gallup organization regularly conducts public opinion polls in over 140 countries worldwide. These polls are known to be reliable and objective measurements of the public's viewpoint of political, social and economical issues that are currently... Continue +
The roads may be different but the answer is always the same, you all wanted to become nurses to help people and provide quality healthcare.  The College Network has always understood that and that's why we exist. The road to becoming a nurse is a road not easily traveled, and continuing your education while maintaining a job... Continue +
THE COLLEGE NETWORK IS NOW OFFERING ANCC ACCREDITED CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION The College Network has officially begun offering three continuing education courses for nurses that provide valuable contact hours upon successful completion.Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug 31, 2011 – The College Network is accredited by the American... Continue +
The College Network is now an approved ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) provider!  If you aren't familiar with CNE, they are courses designed to offer contact hours for nurses. CNE is required in 33 states for LPNs and RNs to maintain their license. In order to be a CNE provider, you... 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 +
Did you know that by the year 2020, there will be an estimated shortage of 800,000 RNs?  With the world population living longer and needing more care, the healthcare field is one of the best places to get a job, and will likely stay that way for many years to come. With over 100,000 vacant positions and an ever-growing need for... Continue +
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