When it comes time to study, you probably have a go-to spot where you set up shop and get down to business. You may have selected your study spot for practical reasons: it has a power outlet and Internet access. Perhaps you chose your study spot because it is quiet and has plenty of natural light. When you determine where... Continue +
I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who said they loved to study for exams. However, without study sessions, passing an exam is nearly impossible. If you’ve come to terms with the necessity of building study time into your schedule, here are five tips to help you make sure you stay on track and get the most out of your studies.... Continue +
With spring upon us and summer following soon after, my thoughts are on schedules. My husband always groans as the calendar pages turn to summer months because he knows that the pristine white squares representing the days from June through August will soon be filled with a mass of names, places, and times. I, on the other hand,... Continue +
You’ve graduated from nursing school and now you are ready to hit the ground running in your new career. Congrats! It is a great time to be a nurse. Despite ongoing changes in the job market, over 32,000 new health care jobs were created in the month of February. So, what supplies do you use during a day on the job? The items... Continue +
Where is education headed in the next five years? From Education News, "A new report from the State Education Technology Directors Association is calling on schools to make plans to transition from traditional textbooks to digital texts in the next five years." It's hard to imagine, especially for those of us who grew up... Continue +
I would like to share the following list by Eric Bloom, President and Founder of Manager Mechanics, of his top 10 reasons to become a PMP. If you are on the fence about obtaining Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, read Eric's list and reconsider the opportunity that PMP certification affords. The College... Continue +
New Report Outlines the Online Student With nearly 3 million adults in the U.S. enrolled in fully online degree programs, eLearning researchers are gaining greater access to valuable insights on this growing demographic of students. A recent study from Inside Higher ED has revealed more about who these students are and what... Continue +
The New York Times revealed in a recent article the increasing number of hospitals requiring nurses with associate degrees to earn a bachelor's degree/RN. "The need [for nurses] is so great that nurses without bachelor's degrees are still in demand. But experts say that may change in years to come, particularly at hospitals, the... 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 +
Did you know that as an adult learner, the way you learn is completely different from how it was when you were younger?  If you are like me, you never thought about it before--but it makes sense. When you are in grade school, you are led by the adults around you, will most likely accept information without questioning it and are... Continue +
I hesitate to bring this subject up--but we're all thinking about it.  It's time for our New Year's resolutions.  I know, groan, groan, groan.  But, it really does give us a great opportunity to take a hard look at our lives and see what is working for us and what isn't.  You can think of it as cleaning house, starting with a... Continue +
New reports are now becoming available that are validating what many of us have been seeing firsthand and have long believed: online learning is rapidly becoming more accepted and , in some cases, the preferred way to learn. The non-profit group Project Tomorrow has just released new figures from its 2011 report that show online... Continue +
Floating on the Path to RN
Amanda began The College Network's online paramedic to RN program a little over a year ago. She lives in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Amanda is a busy mother with one child and works full time. During her studies she also became engaged and is planning on relocating to Wisconsin. One of the amazing attributes of using... Continue +
Recently I had the privilege of meeting with Kristin in a large city in Louisiana. Kristin began the LPN to RN online program with The College Network right out of LPN school not too long ago. She would like to be a nurse practitioner one day, and becoming an RN is simply a stepping-stone for her in that direction. Many of... Continue +
It’s a commonly accepted fact that any structure is only as strong as its foundation. The same is true when it comes to building a knowledge base. Whether you’re setting out to master specific course content to get your Associates Degree in Nursing, earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, or complete a PMP Preparation Course, you... Continue +
Studying for exams and reading through the material can seem like an overwhelming task. And it can be a little frustrating when you find yourself stuck. We here at The College Network believe you can overcome the obstacles that get in your way, so we want to share these study tips to help you do just that.“Don’t try to boil... Continue +
When it comes to higher education, there is no shortage of options when it comes to what path you can take.  From traditional brick and mortar universities to independent distance education, you can make your learning experience what you want it to be.Know Where You Want to GoBefore embarking on your journey, be sure you know... Continue +
Individuals seeking to earn a Bachelor of Science of Nursing from a university have several options. The student must first be assured that the college is regionally accredited. Secondly, the student must decide whether to complete their studies online or at a university. Studying online offers flexibility for individuals... Continue +
 One of the many programs we help people with is the LPN to RN program through Excelsior College. What I like about is it's "a degree by examination". What this means is for each course required by Excelsior's nursing school, they have one examination for it. This means in passing one Excelsior examination, the student receives... Continue +
An Associates Degree in nursing online has helped professionals already working as nurses continue their education without having to give up their jobs. The additional skills and knowledge earned from such a degree program will help them get better salaries and improve their job prospects.Students who study in Accredited BSN... Continue +
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