As a woman who is currently in her third trimester of pregnancy, I feel a special connection to the work performed by certified nurse-midwives (CNMs). The University of Cincinnati recently published an infographic that details the role of a certified nurse-midwife. If you're looking for a new nursing career path, consider... Continue +
Are you ready to pass the NCLEX-RN in 2014? You're almost there! In four previous posts, I have provided tips for mastering prioritization questions, medication questions, teaching questions, and nutrition questions. The final type of NCLEX question that I will help you master is the diagnosis question. Diagnosis questions come... Continue +
If you've been following this blog series over the past several weeks, you are well on your way to mastering NCLEX-RN prioritization questions, medication questions, and teaching questions. In this post, I am presenting tips for approaching the nutrition questions you will encounter on the exam. Nutritional knowledge is an... Continue +
Over the past few weeks, I have been presenting tips for tackling various types of NCLEX questions. So far, I've covered prioritization questions and medication questions. In this post, I will provide information on how you can master teaching questions.  The NCLEX-RN includes two types of teaching questions, and both are fairly... Continue +
The College Network (TCN) is dedicated to helping you become the best nurse you can be. On top of several online nursing degrees, TCN offers a comprehensive exam preparation package—Rx for NCLEX Success—that can help you pass the NCLEX-RN and become a registered nurse. Additionally, in a five-part blog series, I am offering tips... Continue +
Are you ready to pass the NCLEX-RN and become a licensed registered nurse? We want to help you by offering tips on how to master various types of NCLEX questions. As I mentioned in a previous post, the major question types on the NCLEX-RN include prioritization questions, medication questions, teaching questions, nutrition... Continue +
The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your career and educational goals. If your goal is to start working as a licensed registered nurse (RN) this year, you'll need to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing... Continue +
While the field of nursing is full of rewarding specialties, there is perhaps no greater reward than caring for our nation's heroes as a Veterans Affairs (VA) nurse. According to a recent article in the American Nurses Association's The American Nurse, "Caring for those who have given so much of themselves in service to our... Continue +
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 +
Now that you've put in the long hours and completed your nursing degree, it's time for the final step: passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). And while that may seem like an overwhelming leap, there are many resources available to help you succeed. Scrubs magazine published an... Continue +
Happy New Year!!! Hopefully you had a great 2012 but I want to help you have an even better 2013 by fulfilling one of your biggest resolutions. Every single year people make a ton of different resolutions: This is the year I finally lose that extra 10 pounds This is the year I finally stop smoking This is the year I... Continue +
It's been a hard road, but you are finally ready to take the NCLEX-RN exam.  It's your last step before earning your RN license.  Does the exam strike fear in your heart?  Make your palms get sweaty?  It doesn't have to.  The College Network offers support that will help you be as prepared as possible for the exam.   The RX for... Continue +
Are you nearing the end of your nursing degree program? If so, you've probably began thinking about taking the NCLEX-RN exam. This is the exam that is required by all nursing school graduates in order to earn your license and practice as an RN. Because of the importance of passing this exam to your future in nursing, it is... Continue +
Do you know someone who seems to pass every test they take with flying colors and with seemingly minimal studying? You, on the other hand, study the material over and over and over again and never seem to do quite as well on your tests. Are you studying the wrong information? Do you just not get it? Maybe you weren't cut out for... Continue +
So you want to become a registered nurse. But how do you do it? It seems like it might be an impossible goal. You work, take care of your family--when are you going to find time to go to school?  Here are 10 easy ways you can become an RN with help from The College Network. Call the The College Network to learn more about online... Continue +
Where We End Up
I had a recent discussion with a friend of mine who I swam with in college. During his undergraduate program, he was an exemplary Biology major who devoted all of his time before and after practice to studying. His goal was to do well enough to get accepted to a local Dentistry doctoral program. Despite good grades and... 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 +
“Now that I’ve been a paramedic for three years, I want to continue to advance my knowledge and abilities to continue providing an even higher level of patient care. In addition, as a paramedic, I’ve reached the top skill level as a pre-hospital provider. Getting a degree in nursing opens up a whole new world of possibilities... Continue +
Monday of Product Knowledge Training Week is here.  We are always excited about a class of newbies and today was no exception.  We have four new Program Advisors, interested and eager.  It is a fun day and one the Training Department looks forward to.Rob Eyler, our SVP of National Sales lead off the morning with a rousing... Continue +
If you are looking to upgrade your nursing skills or your resume, The College Network partners prestigious universities such as Bellevue University, Regis University, and Cornell University to offer online nursing school programs.In partnership with Bellevue University, the College Network offers a Bachelor of Science in... Continue +
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