Karen Titherington is a busy certified wound care nurse without a lot of time to spare. When it came time to earn her Master of Science in Nursing, Karen was looking for a program that would fit her schedule and her needs. Her research brought her to The College Network and its partnership with Regis University. “It... 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 +
  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 +
Did you read today’s article in the Times-Herald on the increasing nursing shortage in the state of Georgia? In this article, Dr. Grams, the Dean of the University of West Georgia, is predicting that there will be a shortage of nurses in Georgia that equals 20 percent by 2015, and that number could be as high as 260,000... 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 +
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 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 +
The other day during a meeting with some of my coworkers, I heard a wonderful quote that I wanted to share with all of you."Education is not the easiest thing you will ever do, but it can be the most rewarding."- Dawn S.Wow.What an appropriate quote to describe The College Network. Whether you are working on your... Continue +
Best of Both Worlds
A BIG GULP, candy bar, snack potato chips and some lottery tickets.  What does this sound like to you?  They are things you get at a convenience store.  From national chains to the local "Mom and Pop" quick stop, they're everywhere.  We pay a higher price for things in these stores because of one major factor.  No; not because... Continue +
Labor Day
Are you looking forward to the Labor Day holiday?  I know I am.  I will spend the day visiting family and lounging by a pool.  Not a bad way to enjoy a day off from work, i.e. labor.Labor Day is an American holiday that first started in 1882 by the Central Labor Union of New York.  It became a federal holiday in 1894, when it... Continue +
Sit back, take a deep breath and reflect for a moment. Where do you want to be one year from today? In five years? How about ten years?Now that you have become an RN, think about enhancing your career by earning your Master of Science in Nursing. Nurses who attain their master's degree typically make a long-term salary ranging... Continue +
“I love doing nice things for people and making people feel good ,” Dana Long said of her decision to become a nurse. She’s been a nurse for eight years and loves every day.Dana earned her associate degree in nursing with the help of The College Network before returning to earn her MS in Nursing degree. “I wanted a better life... Continue +
Everywhere I turn in the past couple weeks are stories about the crushing cost of college education and this week it was announced that total student debt has eclipsed total credit card debt with the number surpassing $880 billion dollars! And the number is growing by $2,800 per second. Is the daunting cost of nurse education... Continue +
Norma is an cheerful lady full of enthusiasm and passion for teaching nursing. A few years ago, Norma invited her local College Network Program Advisor to speak to her LVN graduates at her school in her rural community of Fresno, California about Indiana State University's online LPN to BSN program. While listening to... Continue +
Statistics show that when the economy takes a turn for the worst, interest in graduate school increases.  According to an article in the Chicago Sun-Times, "Graduate schools locally and nationally are posting record numbers of applicants and enrollments."Good news - with The College Network, you don't have to put your life on... Continue +
Beyond the Numbers
Business intelligence is, by its very nature, dynamic; ever changing; and fast paced. A hybrid between teaching and forensics - my job provides the truth in a world of chaos and urgency. The data drives falsehood and lies from business decisions and provides the team the guidance needed to accomplish purpose.  Business... Continue +
Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in March of this year there have already been several changes that have taken place. Last week I talked about changes that went into effect on September 23. Here is the list of changes that had already been made since the law was passed. January 1, 2010: Providing Small Business Health... Continue +
Shawn Camp knows a thing or two about becoming certified in his field. He already has his Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and his Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certificates. “I have a bachelor’s in computer information,” Shawn said. “I wanted to earn my Certificate in Project Management because that certification... Continue +
After you have successfully completed the courses needed to become an LPN or LVN, you may want to look into an RN nursing degree. The benefit to pursuing and completing an RN program is that you will have the ability to pursue additional courses that can earn you a BS or master of science (MS) degree as well as a higher salary. ... Continue +
Whether a nurse holds an LPN, RN or BSN, advancement is possible in the nursing field. In today's tough economy, many people are losing their jobs. One field has weathered the economic storm and continues to thrive: the nursing field. Hospitals, convalescent homes, doctors' offices and home health agencies continue to need and... Continue +
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