My name is Melissa Gardiner, and I work in the Marketing Department at The College Network. I am thrilled to be a part of helping people reach their education dreams!  I know the value of education, but I also understand the importance of finding a good balance between every day life and trying to earn your degree.  I look... Continue +
As we approach the holiday season many people will reflect on the joy they have in their life: a loving family, a roof over their head, great career, food on the table and so on. Unfortunately, this time of year is also a very sad time for many people. While some are indulging and enjoying life, many others are struggling and... Continue +
Although the unemployment rate increased slightly in October-going from 7.8% to 7.9%-the United States still added 171,000 new jobs. Amongst the top industries contributing to these new jobs was health care with 31,000 new positions added. If you are unemployed or just looking for a more stable career, health care is... Continue +
Are you Busy?
As a new mom to a four month old baby boy, I have learned a lot about adapting to life with children. There is no longer such a thing as a set schedule in our house. We basically do everything on the baby's schedule-which all parents know, and pretty much changes on a daily basis.  I, like many of you, still have to work full... Continue +
Are we linked?
Are we connected on LinkedIn yet? With over 175 million members, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional networking site on the Internet. If you are a professional and you haven't signed up (it's free) for a LinkedIn profile yet, you should. LinkedIn is a great way to connect with colleagues, potential employers and... Continue +
If you're thinking of going back to school to earn an advanced degree, you are probably weighing the costs as part of your decision process. In addition to the expensive tuition fees associated with many universities, are also a lot of miscellaneous fees that people often forget to factor in their budget. The good news is, with... Continue +
Thursday June 14, the American Nurse's Association (ANA) hosted the 2012 Healthy Nurse Conference in Washington, DC. The theme of this year's one day event was "Nurses as Models of Wellness in Action." The purpose of the event was to strengthen nurses' knowledge of healthy lifestyles so they may be inspired to integrate... Continue +
The College Network would like to extend a special congratulations to the recent nursing graduates from Regis University! 120 online students recently graduated from Regis's Loretto Heights School of Nursing with either a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Out of the 120 graduates, 60 percent of... 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 +
Many of you have probably heard the term "accredited." We use it a lot when we talk about accredited nursing programs, but many people may not truly understand the value behind that word: accredited. When I hear the word "accredited", the first thing that comes to mind is excellence. When I was in college, it was... Continue +
Did You Know?
Our partner universities nursing degree programs are accredited. When you enroll in an online nursing degree program, with help from The College Network, you will earn a fully accredited degree from one of the respected universities we work with. Every nursing degree is either NLNAC or CCNE accredited. There is never a waiting... Continue +
The College Network would like to extend a special Thank You to all nurses in honor of National Nurses Week! We know how hard you work every day of the year to help other people in need, and your acts of kindness and compassion are truly selfless. At The College Network, we take pride in helping people work towards their... 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've enrolled in one of The College Network's distance nursing programs, and you're already to get started. Before you jump into your program, take some time to reflect on why are are doing this and what you hope to accomplish by doing so. Setting goals is a great way to keep your focus in mind. When you are thinking about... 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 +
April has quickly approached us and probably has many of us thinking about planting our spring flowers, mowing our lawns and breaking out our grills.  It's also a great time to think about ourselves and make sure our health is in check. April 7 is World Health Day and reminds us just how important it is to take care of ourselves... Continue +
You may have heard about the nursing student education dilemma that's currently happening in the U.S. There are more student's applying to nursing programs at brick and mortar schools than these institutions can accommodate. As a result, many of the students are getting turned away. Did you know that with The College... Continue +
If you're thinking about earning an online nursing degree, you may have heard about The College Network, but maybe you aren't exactly sure who we are and maybe you aren't exactly certain how our programs work? Well, let's start from the beginning. We are very seasoned in our industry as we have been around for nearly... Continue +
Are you currently enrolled in one of The College Network's distance nursing programs? If so you may be looking for ways to save a buck to help off set the cost of education. Here are some simple tips to help you cut costs and earn a little extra money to put towards your education. Brown bag your lunch and eat your breakfast... Continue +
March 19 is Certified Nurses Day and The College Network would like to send a special Thank You to all you certified nurses out there! Certified Nurses Day started as an initiative to honor nurses who hold national board certification in their specialty making them committed to bettering patient outcomes. Nurses who hold... Continue +
If you're enrolled in one of The College Network's distance nursing programs, that means you are probably used to being around all sorts of prescription medication on a regular basis from your previous or current healthcare work experience. Healthcare facilities have the capability to safely get rid of unused prescription... Continue +
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