Are you a registered nurse (RN) considering educational advancement? If you have completed a nursing diploma program or an associate's degree program in nursing, you may be considering the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). But how do you decide which advanced degree is for... Continue +
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 +
Have you been thinking about going back to school, but are worried about fitting your studies into your schedule with a full-time job and other responsibilities? If a class schedule just won't fit in with your work schedule, earning a certificate or degree online could be the answer. A recent article on Yahoo’s Education... Continue +
  "If you stand still and settle for the status quo, that's exactly what you will have." - Hazel Johnson-Brown The final nurse in our series of "5 Influential Nurses Who Changed the Face of Healthcare" is Hazel Johnson-Brown, who was the first African American Chief of the Army Nursing Corps and the first African American female... Continue +
May is upon us, which—here in the great city of Indianapolis, where The College Network is headquartered—means it's time for the 500 Festival! The 500 Festival is a month-long celebration that culminates with the Indy 500 auto race. One of the most popular festival events is the Mini-Marathon, which is the largest half marathon... Continue +
For us who nurse, our nursing is a thing which, unless we are making progress every year, every month, every week, take my word for it, we are going back. ~ Florence Nightingale Well known as the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale advocated for continued advances in healthcare and nursing throughout her life. And... 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 +
  “Students and employers are increasingly finding value in the way subjects can be mastered in a digital environment." U.S. News has long provided data and a ranking to determine which schools have the best bachelor’s and master’s degree programs available.  They are now expanding this list to include online programs.  They do... Continue +
Most of us have considered going back to school at one point or another. I want go back to school to get my master's degree. I, like you, research programs to see what will work best for my lifestyle. I will need to continue to work my full time job and run my household, while I obtain my degree. The reasons that we decide to go... 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 +
New Year--New Degree!
Another year is drawing to a close.  It's usually the time when we look back at what we have accomplished while we also look forward to our hopes and dreams for the year ahead. If you're at all like me, you wish you would have accomplished a few more goals that you had on your list this time last year. It's hard... 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 +
The College Network is pleased to announce its alliance with the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) — a non-profit nursing organization formed in 1971, which represents 150,000 nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the United States, Eastern Caribbean and Africa with 83 chapters in 34 states. The formation of... Continue +
Did you know that male nurses make up a significant number of those working in the nursing field?  Currently around 6% of the nursing population are men. With the growing healthcare field, it also makes sense that this number should increase as well. The American Assembly for Men in Nursing has launched a recruitment initiative... 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 +
Jacob Madonia was already near obtaining a Master's Degree in Exercise Science and held a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the time he discovered he had cancer. He was also a star athlete in track and field. His difficult experience was turned into an inspirational, career-path changing time as he observed the nurses who cared... 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 +
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 +
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 +
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