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 +
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 +
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 +
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 +
Keeping in mind the fast pace of today’s world, working professionals are finding it difficult to balance their work requirements, their professional aspirations and their personal lives. Options are desperately being explored, which would provide opportunities for educational and career enhancement, at the same time taking into... Continue +
We are already at Wednesday of Training Week!  It is amazing how fast the week flies.  We spent the morning talking about all things "e-related".  The College Network has a host electronic programs and Internet and computer-based resources to be used by either our Program Advisors (PA) or customers.  We spent a lot of... Continue +
Increase your pay, secure your position, and earn more respect by getting your advanced nursing degree with no campus attendance. The College Network has developed a revolutionary new program that allows you to earn your degree at half the cost and in half the time of traditional schools without interrupting your home or work... Continue +
Are you an LPN with a strong desire to gain the education you need in order to assume the responsibilities of an RN? Or, perhaps you're an RN who would really love to pursue your MS in Nursing Education or Nursing Management. You know you have the critical thinking skills and compassion you need, in order to keep on surpassing... Continue +
As the duties of nurses at all levels become more complex and specialized, the need for skilled nurse educators continues to grow. If you’re an RN (with or without a BSN) or an experienced teacher with an interest in health care, becoming a nurse educator can lead to a challenging and rewarding career.Earning an MS in Nursing... Continue +
The time to earn a nursing degree is now. In spite of job losses, the need for qualified healthcare professionals continues to rise. Sick individuals saturate local hospitals and hospices. Many patients must recover in their homes at the mercy of loving yet unqualified family members. Regardless of the location, well trained... Continue +
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