Ask a group of people how they define personal success and you’ll probably get a different answer from each person. While there may be some similarities among responses, it seems that most people in the world have some unique variation on the definition for personal success. What goes into the definition of success is the topic... 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 +
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 +
I am really thrilled to see that Indiana State University's (one of the best schools in the Mid-West according to the U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review) online LVN to BS in Nursing program is now recognized in the state of Texas. This completely distance-based program allows an LVN to work full time and... Continue +
The College Network has exciting news for Texas LVNs! We are now making it possible to complete an LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program entirely through distance learning. This program, available through Indiana State University, will enable you to sit for your NCLEX-RN exam in Texas. As you know, registered nurses... Continue +
If you’ve been thinking about going back to school to earn your Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, now’s the time to do it. The demand for nurses is at an all-time high, with the American College of Medical Quality predicting a national shortage of 300,000 to 1 million nurses by the year 2020. The increase in demand is... Continue +
After working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for a long time, Elizabeth Hill decided to begin working towards her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Indiana State University with help from The College Network™. “I thought it would be a great way to earn my BSN that would be a lot more convenient as a working, divorced... Continue +
Nursing is a growing industry—that is well documented.  But did you know that the demand for nurses with their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree is also growing? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) published report, The Future of Nursing in October 2010 outlined that objectives set forth in the 2010 Affordable Care Act will... 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 +
My Name is Maykel Verdecia Alonso. I studied registered nursing in Cuba for 5 years (from 1996 to 2001). Before taking the national state licensing exam, I legally migrated to the United States as a refugee. The reason why I did not take the national licensing exam in Cuba was because I was afraid that I was not going to be able... Continue +
I decided to become a nurse to help others. I love being a nurse. I care about other people. I feel a great satisfaction when I have the privilege to care for others, advise, & teach people. I'm a caring, empathetic nurse, who understands & listens to patients. I love my job. I would not trade it for all the money in the world!... Continue +
After I became pregnant at age 17, I knew I had to find something to help support my family. I fell in love with nursing. I feel that it is a calling from God for me to be in this profession. I love serving, helping, and caring for people. My future goals are to finish RN school and then go ahead and do my BSN.Name:... Continue +
I had already had some past medical experience, but I lost my mother unexpectedly. She had just retired a few months before, and her sudden death really hit me hard. It dawned on me that my three teenagers would be done with high school soon and without my mother to be with once they were out of the house and onto college,... Continue +
I decided to become a nurse when I was in high school, so I enrolled in the ROP program.I became a CNA and began working at Doctor's Hospital in Santa Ana, California. It was there that I experienced the joy of having a part in the patients' road to health.I was even allowed to assist in a code blue situation; in which case the... 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 +
$18,720
$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 +
Norma is an cheerful lady full of enthusiasm and passion for teaching nursing. A few years ago, Norma invited her local College Network Program Advisor to speak to her LVN graduates at her school in her rural community of Fresno, California about Indiana State University's online LPN to BSN program. While listening to... Continue +
LVN Jobs in South Texas
The Rio Grande Valley is a group of towns on and near the south Texas border. It has been a great area for nurses to find work. The job opportunities have been generous to both RNs and LVNs over the past years.However, in recent months, the main conversation among LVNs has been about job security. Nurses have seen a... Continue +
I am currently working on a project at The College Network which emphasizes our commitment to our customers' success. We offer an a plethora of courses for adults looking to continue their education.Whether you are looking to earn a better salary by upgrading your EMT to RN (with the Online Paramedic to RN Program), RN to MSN,... Continue +
It is becoming more and more important to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN. According to Yahoo! Education, a BSN degree is considered the 5th most valuable degree based on its potential for job security. If you're an LPN, LVN, or Associate prepared RN who has ever thought about going back to school, now is the time. The... Continue +
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