Being an adult learner is hard—there is no way around that. Have a full time job? Check. Have a family? Check. When you make the decision to go back to school as an adult, you have a lot more commitments to juggle than if you were heading to college right out of high school. Obtaining your degree will ultimately mean that... Continue +
Are you an LPN/LVN or RN who has thought about earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree? If you are then you're in very good company. Did you know that 43% percent of new registered nurses hold a BSN? That's not all. Many registered nurses are are going back to school to continue their education to earn a BSN.... Continue +
A recent article featured in American Nurse Today outlined the findings of The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis at the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S.. Department of Health and Human Services, that examined the nursing workforce and current trends in supply and education. The... Continue +
Did you know that according to the National League of Nursing, over 51% of qualified applicants are turned away from associate nursing programs each year? Are you one of those license practical nurses who wants to take the next step to earning your RN-Associate of Science in Nursing?  It's as easy as making a call to The College... Continue +
As a customer of The College Network®, you might be aware of the referral program. But you might not realize the value it can have in your education.  By referring your friends or coworkers to The College Network, you inspire them to change their life by continuing their education. Advanced education is the gateway to career... Continue +
Earning your online degree isn't easy. It requires planning, dedication, and motivation. It can be difficult at times because you may feel that you don't have the support of your family, friends, or peers. But did you know that at The College Network® (TCN), you can create your own study community while you also help to support... Continue +
In a recent blog, we highlighted the changing healthcare landscape and the call from the Institute of Medicine for 80% of nurses to hold at least a  bachelor's degree by the year 2020. As well, there is a push for nurses everywhere to go back to school with more and more hospitals reaching to achieve Magnet status which requires... Continue +
Most of us have considered going back to school at one point or another. I want go back to school to get my master's degree. I, like you, research programs to see what will work best for my lifestyle. I will need to continue to work my full time job and run my household, while I obtain my degree. The reasons that we decide to go... 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 +
As you work through your online degree program, do you share your success with friends and colleagues?  Do you announce on your Facebook or Twitter account that you have passed an exam?  If you do, you probably have people who congratulate you on your success and ask you about your degree program.  Since you are inspiring others... 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 +
Let’s face it—most of us have been out of school quite a long time. The prospect of returning to school can be exciting, and a bit scary. Especially if the last time you were in school you sat behind a desk and are now looking at your computer, wondering how it’s all going to work.  Well, don’t worry.  We’re here to help calm... Continue +
Have you thought about continuing your professional education? Employers today highly value those employees that take initiative to further their knowledge in their field and keep current with new standards and practices.  The College Network® offers professional certificates from Purdue University, Boston University and... Continue +
New Year--New Degree!
Another year is drawing to a close.  It's usually the time when we look back at what we have accomplished while we also look forward to our hopes and dreams for the year ahead. If you're at all like me, you wish you would have accomplished a few more goals that you had on your list this time last year. It's hard... Continue +
We are officially in the holiday season. It's a time that most of us look forward to seeing our family and friends, while enjoying the feeling of contentment we get from being around those we love. But it can also be really stressful. We try to manage our work, our shopping, our studying, our volunteering, our... Continue +
Did you know that you can earn an associate degree in fire science through The College Network and Lake Superior State University?  You might be also be surprised to learn that  you can earn your bachelor's degree in fire science as well.     If you are starting out in your career, obtaining your associate degree can help... Continue +
I have seen quite a few postings on Facebook lately about what people are thankful for at this time of year. Personally, I think it's a great practice to develop. So many times we don't think about being grateful for the little things we have in our life. It is so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hectic schedules that we... Continue +
As I watched coverage of the horrible storm that hit the East coast --I was thankful that my friends and family were safe and sound.  When a disaster of this proportion hits our country, we see the best in people.  Neighbors helping those without electricity, and sharing food and shelter as well. It reminds us that we are one... Continue +
There are quite a lot of customers at The College Network who have taken advantage of the EARN program. But, there are also quite a few that haven't yet. And, if you don't know about it--let me tell you the ways that it can help you with your degree program. The EARN program helps customers create their own study communities by... Continue +
When people sign up for online degree programs, they most often site the flexibility of an online education as to why they decided to go this particular path. When you're working and raising your family, finding time to drive to campus at a set time, is hard to do. It's definitely easier to open your laptop and study when... Continue +
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