Jacqueline Brown wasn't interested in advancing her education via a traditional campus-based degree program. She had to continue working as a registered nurse while completing her education, so she was drawn to the convenience of The College Network (TCN) and Regis University's online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.... Continue +
Meet Kathy Puma. She felt restricted as an LPN and decided to pursue earning her RN license to open the door to new opportunities within nursing. Kathy chose to work with The College Network due to the flexibility of the program. It provided the convenience of studying from home, allowing her to fit it around her work and family... Continue +
When Brandy first decided go to college, she really didn't know she wanted to be a nurse. She wanted to have children so she was looking for a way to continue her education while working that was convenient. She went to LPN school, and after five years as an LPN and four children later, a friend told her about The... Continue +
It's no secret that Internet connectivity has become a prominent part of our fast-moving world. These days, people use the Internet to work, pay bills, shop, and stay connected to family and friends. And public places all over the world boast free Wi-Fi. In fact, as I type this post, I am sitting at Panera taking advantage of a... 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 +
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 +
A study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports that nurses believe cost, family/children, and lack of time are the three most significant barriers to their pursuit of advanced education. The study is part of the RN Work Project, which is a 10-year research project that began in 2006 and seeks to uncover information... 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 +
Many people I have the pleasure of talking to on a day-to-day basis ask me to help differentiate The College Network from Excelsior College® in obtaining their Associate of Science in Nursing Degree.  For your information, I'd like to go over a brief synopsis of what roles we each have in this process. Excelsior College® is the... Continue +
The competitive process of selecting nurse educators for the NLN Education Summit is now complete. 32 nurse educators will now be a  part of the National  League for Nursing' s Academy of Nursing Education. This class is the largest in the history of the Academy, which was established in 2007. This year marks the first time that... Continue +
Most of my customers, before joining their program of choice, will make sure and research The College Network. I, for one, think that is fantastic, because it shows their passion for completing the right program to suit their needs. But, don't believe everything you see out there. The negative things you have seen across... 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 +
Ian Stewart became a paramedic in 2010. Although he loves his job, a life-changing event has led him to consider a new career. “My wife is pregnant with our second child. I’m a paramedic now, and I like the work. I’m proud of what I do, but it simply doesn’t pay very well. Using my certifications as a springboard to a... Continue +
“To become a registered nurse has always been a desire of mine, but I started a family before completing school. So, after my children were all grown and out of school, I decided it was my turn,” says Emily Burton who is earning her Associate of Science in Nursing Degree and is a customer of The College Network.For Emily, it was... 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 +
"It's the most wonderful time of the year. There'll be parties for hosting, marsh mellows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow." I don't know about you, but for me this song speaks true of how I feel about the holiday season-it really is my most favorite time of year! And, if your life is like mine, the month of December... Continue +
A life changing event is what led Tamara Tuller to enroll in an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program. She was immigrating to Canada with her husband, a Canadian, who owns a fishing resort there. “I wanted my education to be on par with the standards for registered nurses in British Columbia,” Tamara said.Tamara... Continue +
I'm Thankful For...
This Thanksgiving, I have a lot to be thankful for: a loving husband, two great dogs, wonderful parents, good health, a roof over my head, my job, and I could go on and on. I am also thankful for the opportunity to be a part of helping thousands of nurses earn their degree.At The College Network, we make it possible for people... Continue +
Core Values: Service
The last of my look at The College Network Core Values, I'd like to blog on our commitment to service.It is a personal goal of mine to treat others as I'd want to be treated.  At The College Network, we instill that motto into all of our employees.  We are devoted to respecting others, internally and externally, and strive to... Continue +
When I first started at The College Network—I must admit there was a bit of a language barrier.  And, probably not in the way you are thinking; so many of the terms and abbreviations were ones that I had never heard before.  I was able to understand the terminology only after I studied about the online programs offered, and how... Continue +
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