For many adult learners, reentering the academic world can be a bit intimidating. There have been quite a few changes to education over the last ten years, including the continued growth of distance learning. Edudemic recently published an infographic pinpointing some of the most important skills and attributes today’s... Continue +
Working adults today are busier than ever. With responsibilities at work, home, and in their communities, many adults find it challenging to advance their education and their career through a traditional educational approach. If you're a busy working adult looking to earn your degree or certificate and move ahead on your career... 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 +
  Have you been thinking about furthering your education? If so, is it for personal reasons, or does your desired position require you to have a bachelor’s degree?  I am here to tell you that whatever your motivation might be, I am certain that the experience may have opened your eyes to a broader range of career possibilities... Continue +
June is “Rebuild Your Life Month”! What better time than now to start making some positive changes that could impact your life and your career for the better? According to an article by Dr. Elizabeth Scott, there are a few quick and easy steps you can take to reassess your life and plan for positive change. First, think about... 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 +
  How will you impact the future of nursing?   We hope you've enjoyed our tribute to influential nurses throughout history in honor of Nurses' Week 2013. These extraordinary women accomplished great things to change the face of healthcare as we know it today. How will you make an impact on the future of nursing?   One of the... 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 +
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 +
The Apple takeover isn’t limited to your office, your pocket and your living room -- according to a recent study from the Archives of Internal Medicine, Apple's latest gadget is facilitating change in the healthcare industry as well. Findings from the study show that iPads can actually help doctors do their work more... Continue +
                                     There are people just like you who have some of the same questions about The College Network®.  We thought we would give you the top five questions to help you learn more about us. 1.  Is The College Network a school?  No, we are not a school.  We are an eLearning company that has... Continue +
Let's talk about the number 6. It's my lucky number. But it's also much more than that. Here are some very interesting facts about the number 6. Did you know? 6 is the smallest perfect number. 6 is the atomic number of carbon. The cells of a beehive honeycomb are 6-sided.  There are 6 strings on a standard guitar.  LeBron James... 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 +
Did you know that as an adult learner, the way you learn is completely different from how it was when you were younger?  If you are like me, you never thought about it before--but it makes sense. When you are in grade school, you are led by the adults around you, will most likely accept information without questioning it and are... Continue +
“I have always wanted to be an RN,” says Alecia Howard, who is a customer of The College Network and working toward her Associate of Science in Nursing degree program. For Alecia, earning an advanced degree means increasing her knowledge base as well as her earning potential, but her biggest inspiration is her family.“I needed... Continue +
Wanted: New RNs
During my usual morning routine while reading the news online, I came across this article that made me stop.  Titled, "10 Hot Careers for 2012 - And Beyond," it takes a look at fields that are in need of more qualified employees.  Not surprisingly, #2 on the list is healthcare professionals.  Take a look at this link.  As you... Continue +
Setting the Bar
As many of you already know, a new year is a time for new promises. Each year, many people (myself included) set goals or resolutions for themselves which can oftentimes be very unrealistic."In 2012 I vow to lose 3000 lbs""In 2012 I vow to win the lottery""In 2012 I vow to stop watching Jersey Shore"These goals oftentimes lead... Continue +
The United States is moving towards making it mandatory for all RNs to possess BSNs in the near future. “Research shows that there are better patient outcomes when patients are cared for by nurses with a BSN.” Pamela Brown, RN, PhD, president, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, in Quincy, Ill. The wish for Magnet status on part... Continue +
This past week, I learned that a little bit of courage can go a long way. I taught a swim lesson for a seven-year-old girl who has some physical disabilities that have affected her self confidence, leading her to fear new and challenging things. When we first got in the water several weeks ago, we stayed in the shallow... Continue +
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