Do you take chances?
"Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing." Denis Waitley Do you have an educational goal that remains unfulfilled? Do you want do advance in your career but are not sure how to do it? Wednesday April 23rd is National Take a Chance Day, so make it... Continue +
Did you know that according to the National League of Nursing, over 51% of qualified applicants are turned away from associate nursing programs each year? Are you one of those license practical nurses who wants to take the next step to earning your RN-Associate of Science in Nursing?  It's as easy as making a call to The College... Continue +
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 +
Academic Support is frequently called upon to explain customers' course analyses results and the course analysis process in general. Therefore, we thought it would be beneficial to our entire customer base to share some insights and place some context around the process. Step 1  Once your records have been made available... Continue +
U.S. News & World Report released its 100 Best Jobs of 2014 rankings on February 19, and two nursing positions—nurse practitioner and registered nurse—landed near the top of the list. Nurse practitioners are in the fourth spot, while registered nurses are standing tall at number six. Additionally, among the high percentage of... 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 +
Laura did her research. She looked at a lot of different programs and options before she decided which educational path was best for her. In the end, she choose to go with The College Network and Regis University's RN to MSN bridge program. "it gave me the flexibility that I really didn't have with any the other programs that I... Continue +
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States unemployment rate has been declining steadily over the past few years (from 9.1 percent in January 2011 to 6.6 percent in January 2014). Still, there are currently more than 10 million Americans without a job. Scrubs magazine recently published an article detailing... Continue +
One thing I often hear from the nurses we speak with is that they fear they're too old to go back to school. Too old to do a program online. Too old to stay in the workforce. As cliché as it sounds, you're only as old as you feel. I read a great article published on AARP's website last fall that reminds employers and workers... Continue +
As our Academic Advisors begin a new year of supporting the adult online learner, we thought it would be helpful to being a discussion of some of the Frequently Asked Questions of Academic Support, as well as provide a few links to additional information that you may find useful. To schedule an exam for your online degree... Continue +
Nurses, have you thought about your New Year's resolutions for 2014? If you're struggling to come up with the perfect resolution, we have you covered. At The College Network, we want to help you be the best nurse you can be. Thus, we've compiled a list of resolutions that can help you step up your nursing game in the areas of... 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 +
"What's a Christmas tree without tinsel and pretty silver and gold decorations? Can't really call it a Christmas tree, now can you? And think of all the fun and joy that would be lost on Christmas morning if all the young folks didn't get to see that sparkling, happy tree." ~ Sam the Snowman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The... Continue +
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 +
Today we are in the midst of National Distance Learning Week, which is celebrated this year from November 11 to 15. National Distance Learning Week is sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association and aims to bring awareness to the progress being made in the distance learning arena. As stated on the National... Continue +
As the calendar year draws to a close, it's important for those of us in the eLearning industry, as well as those interested in earning certificates and degrees online, to evaluate the state of online education. Online learning has come a long way in recent years, and there's no question that it has caught the attention... Continue +
In my last blog post, Positive Thinking: Don't Over Do It, I discuss the importance of making attainable, realistic goals for yourself. Setting goals can help you keep track of what you want to accomplish. Today I want to discuss the step you need to take just after you successfully meet your goal that may be just as important:... Continue +
In my last two blog posts, I’ve discussed the benefits positive thinking can bring in your every day life. However, there is an important disclaimer. There can be some disadvantages to positive thinking too. People can become overly optimistic, a condition called optimism bias. They believe that they are immune to bad times or... Continue +
As a customer of The College Network®, you might be aware of the referral program. But you might not realize the value it can have in your education.  By referring your friends or coworkers to The College Network, you inspire them to change their life by continuing their education. Advanced education is the gateway to career... Continue +
Positive Thinking: Road to a Healthier Lifestyle In my last blog, I wrote about the practice of using positive self-talk to boost your self confidence and motivate you to accomplish your goals. I now want to continue the discussion on positive thinking and how it can actually start to have an impact on your overall... Continue +
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