Meet Dr. Jessica Nelson
Dr. Nelson assumed the role of Chairperson of Baccalaureate Nursing Completion at Indiana State University (ISU) in August 2013 after serving as a Program Director in ISU's Department of Advanced Nursing Practice. We recently sat down to talk with her about the LPN to BS in Nursing program. In our discussion, she talked about... Continue +
Tracy Larrabee is a professor of computer engineering at UC Santa Cruz. In her opinion, online education is the way of the future.  “My students want the flexibility and the modes of learning afforded by online education.” She feels that working toward a degree online did not suddenly become an option for today’s students; this... 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 +
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 +
Mario Kart - Part II
In my last blog post, I discussed the flexibility of our distance nursing programs where different kinds of people and learners are able to complete their degrees using the example of the Mario Kart video game series.  I'd like to continue using Mario Kart as a reference point to show how things you have already done, things... 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 +
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 +
The Art of Nursing
"Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had... Continue +
I was in seventh grade when I knew I was going into the Medical field. When I volunteered at a Nursing Home, a few of the "older people," told me , "You will make a very good nurse someday." As I studied physiology and became intrigued by the human body and disease process, I was determined to meet the goal of nursing. I also... Continue +
"I came, I saw, I conquered" are the words that Jim from Kyle, Texas uttered to me last Monday after I helped him begin working on his LVN to RN program. These words were uttered by Julius Caesar in 47 BC.  Jim's motive for earning his RN were out of the ordinary.  Jim wants to create a legacy for himself, and give back to the... Continue +
If I can do it, so can you!
I have recently started working on Anatomy and Physiology through The College Network's Comprehensive Learning Modules. I have to say that I am off to a fantastic start. I have completed five chapters in four days. After years of seeing countless people using The College Network's materials, taking one final exam AND PASSING, I ... Continue +
Excelsior College is in full force in the state of Florida. Wow, Governor Charlie Christ recently signed HB 1337 into law. This law makes it possible for LPN's AND PARAMEDICS (incuding Naval Corpsmen and Army Medics) to enroll and recieve an Associate Degree in Nursing from Excelsior College.This is a drastic change to the "old"... Continue +
The nation's ONLY online LPN/LVN-to-BSN program allows you to earn your bachelor of nursing degree in half the time and at half the cost of traditional distance nursing programs with NO WAITING LIST. Indiana State University's School of Nursing is NLNAC accredited with local clinicals and NO clinical testing.  Nurses can... Continue +
Nurses lead such busy lives that the idea of going back to a classroom to earn a degree can be an overwhelming idea.  That is why so many nurses today are choosing the flexible format offered at THE COLLEGE NETWORK.Prerequisite and general education courses can be done at your own place and at your own pace.  No waiting for a... Continue +
Seven years ago, I started working as a program advisor for The College Network, an organization that helps working adults earn college degrees.Since the majority of my time is spent with health care clients, I am constantly talking to nurses and administrators about the challenges they have with continuing their... Continue +
Mobile computing and advancements in technology are continuing to bridge the gap between educational needs and practical solutions.  Technology has integrated itself into our everyday lives in so many areas, so it's no surprise that technology and education are such a natural fit.The College Network Online Resource Center... Continue +
Looking for inexpensive nursing degrees? We work with established, good nursing schools, where students can do nursing prerequisites online. Our distance learning programs offer our unique LVN to BSN, with all of your studies online. We offer 3 bachelor of nursing programs for online degree programs from leading universities.... Continue +
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