One Proud Father!
Recently, my oldest daughter graduated with her BSN RN. I couldn't have been more proud as I saw her step up to the dean to collect her diploma! Five days after passing her NCLEX exam, she was offered a position on the post surgical floor of one of the finest hospitals in Phoenix, Banner Hospital. She couldn't be happier.... Continue +
If you've considered furthering your nursing education through the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), you've likely wondered about the potential benefits of holding a BSN. While there are many routes that lead to a solid nursing education, the most direct and beneficial route involves becoming a... 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 +
As an LPN, you don't have to choose between your career and furthering your education. We make it possible to work and earn your degree at the same time. You can begin today and move at your own pace, setting your study schedule around the things that are important to you. You may have even encountered the long waiting lists... 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 +
If you are an LPN/LVN, you’ve probably considered going back to school to earn your degree and RN license. With the demand for qualified RNs on the rise, it’s a great time to start working toward a higher nursing credential. Earning your associate’s degree in nursing isn’t the only way to get your RN license—in fact, there are... Continue +
If you are a nurse, you most likely have heard of the call by The Institute of Medicine that by the year 2020, 80% of nurses hold Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.  It is a call to action for the nursing industry to respond to the changing needs of the healthcare system. Hospitals have also started requiring... Continue +
When listening to the radio, the song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepson comes on the radio several times during the day--there is no escaping it on the station I listen to.  And afterwards I find that I can't get it out of my head.  Plus there are so many parodies on YouTube and other channels.  It has become part of our... Continue +
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) that is. Do you have a nursing degree-perhaps an associates degree, but aren't really sure what your next move should be? If you're like many other nurses you probably love what you do, right? So, how can you stay in the nursing field, but also make a career change? It's simple, earn your... Continue +
 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) reports that there was a 3.9% increase in enrollment for BS in Nursing programs this year. Since the year 2000, there has been an annual rise in nursing school enrollment. from 2009 to 2010, there was a 5.7% increase! “With the Institute of Medicine and other leading... Continue +
There is an extremely high projected nursing need to account for the baby boom generation's aging and the healthcare system's expansion, and young people are increasingly stepping up to fill the gap. According to a study mentioned in an article on, the number of RNs aged 23-26 was at 165,000 in 2009, as compared to... Continue +
The United States is moving towards making it mandatory for all RNs to possess BSNs in the near future. “Research shows that there are better patient outcomes when patients are cared for by nurses with a BSN.” Pamela Brown, RN, PhD, president, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, in Quincy, Ill. The wish for Magnet status on part... Continue +
Ironman Bachelors Degree
Many of you have heard of the Ironman competition.  It consists of a 3 part test of endurance, competition, and will power.  The 3 legs of the Ironman competition, consisting of a swim, bike ride, and marathon made me think of how the LPN/Paramedic to BS in Nursing through The College Network and Indiana State University is its... Continue +
Preemptive Strike!
 Working in Appointment Coordinating for The College Network, I witness firsthand the full spectrum of nurses' attitudes regarding continuing education online.  Everything from flat-out disinterest, to casual interest, to curiosity, to excitement, and unfortunately even desperation.  One end of the spectrum reflects people who... Continue +
In a recent article published in the Middletown Journal it was announced that Miami University which is one of Ohio's top nursing programs is ending its two year nursing degree programs to concentrate on four year and bachelor's degree completion programs.  This is big news considering the fact that Miami University reportedly... Continue +
New LPN/LVN to BS in Nursing ONLINELPNs/LVNs and RNs earn Your BS in Nursing Online!  NLN-accredited/Top Ranked Indiana State University offers the nation's ONLY Online LPN to BSN, LVN to BSN or RN to BSN. Get started now with no waiting list.  Enjoy locally precepted clinicals with NO clinical testing. Earn your degree in half... Continue +
Attention Pennsylvania Nurses. Did you see the editorial in the Harrisburg Sunday Patriot News last Sunday? A local college president laments the decline of traditional college education and suggests that colleges will need to change their methods quickly or risk losing students. He suggests that the traditional method... Continue +
There are so many choices for nurses to consider in continuing their education. Should you go back to a traditional college and re-work your life to fit the college for the foreseeable future? Or should you take charge of your education by making your education fit your life for the next couple of years? How can you possibly... Continue +
$18,720.  That's a strange way of starting a sentence; isn't it?  What does $18,720 have to do with anything?  It could be the price of a new car.  Down payment on a new home.  That deluxe home theater system with 60" LCD TV you've been dreaming of.  What could that mean? $18,720 is the first year increase in your salary if you... Continue +
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