Over the past few years, there's been much talk about a push for nurses to be educated at the bachelor's-degree level. However, at The College Network (TCN), we recognize that earning a bachelor's degree is not the right path for everyone. That's why we offer courses that can help you become a registered nurse (RN) through the... 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 +
At The College Network, we believe nursing is an important, growing career. We are thankful for nurses and the work they do, and we enjoy helping nurses further their education through completion of online nursing degrees. Whether you are a recent nursing grad or a seasoned nurse, there are many reasons for you to be thankful... Continue +
Most of us have considered going back to school at one point or another. I want go back to school to get my master's degree. I, like you, research programs to see what will work best for my lifestyle. I will need to continue to work my full time job and run my household, while I obtain my degree. The reasons that we decide to go... Continue +
The College Network has exciting news for Texas LVNs! We are now making it possible to complete an LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program entirely through distance learning. This program, available through Indiana State University, will enable you to sit for your NCLEX-RN exam in Texas. As you know, registered nurses... Continue +
Did you know as a Paramedic, you can earn your Associate Degree in Nursing degree in as little as 18 months and continue to work while you do it?     As a paramedic, you are used to working long hours.  Oftentimes, you might be on call for 24 hours straight.  Being an registered nurse will afford you the opportunity to work on a... Continue +
Did you know that moving to a new city can mean a big raise in pay? If you're an LPN/LVN or RN, keep in mind that certain locations offer higher salaries than others. Of course, it's always wise to do your research before a move -- your final pay depends largely on the cost of living in your new city and the type of... Continue +
As we have been mentioning recently on The College Network Blog, nursing is a secure and growing profession that is seeing more men take an interest in a field traditionally dominated by women. I found another article this week that confirms the trend. Something interesting that I learned in this article is that almost half of... Continue +
U.S. News & World Report has issued its picks for the top ten jobs for 2012. Perhaps not surprisingly, Registered Nurse came in at the number one spot! Economist Michael Wolf, quoted in the article, says that in the next decade nursing will grow 26% and add 712,000 positions. What are you waiting for? Take charge of your future... Continue +
According to U.S. News and World Report, "Students graduating with a bachelor's degree in nursing entered the workforce to the tune of nearly $50,000 in 2011—the average starting salary for new grads was $48,100—making it one of the top-paying professions for new graduates outside of engineering and information technology."... 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 +
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) that is. Do you have a nursing degree-perhaps an associates degree, but aren't really sure what your next move should be? If you're like many other nurses you probably love what you do, right? So, how can you stay in the nursing field, but also make a career change? It's simple, earn your... Continue +
By now you have probably heard about the projections for growth in the nursing job market over the next several years. R.N. jobs are expected to grow by 22% by the year 2018 meaning there should be around 582,000 new nursing jobs between now and then. If you are a recent graduate from a nursing program or are preparing to... Continue +
According to an article in the Akron Beacon Journal, Akron General Medical Center has announced that it is cutting 70 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) positions, and filling the spots with Registered Nurses.  All of the jobs that were lost were in inpatient care, which will now be exclusively staffed by RNs. There remain 82 LPNs... Continue +
Even in the midst of economic turmoil, nursing wages and job openings are increasing.  Health care is extremely stable in the job field, according to a press release from RegisteredNurseRn.com that was posted to The Sacramento Bee.  The increase in salary is significant: average hourly wage for registered nurses rose from $30.65... Continue +
It is back to school time and no better time than the present to get in to the swing of things with the rest of the world.  September is back to school for all children, young adults and even the adult learners!  Now with the online options in Nursing you have more flexibility which makes it easier to procrastinate getting... Continue +
Welcome to the Bridge!
Bridge is defined as a connecting, transitional, or intermediate route or phase between two adjacent elements, activities, conditions, or the like.  As an Appointment Coordinator, I have a lot of time to think about bridges and talk about them with people who need them.  The College Network's bridge programs are a lot like... 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 +
It has taken me 20 years to become a Nurse. I finished high school in 1979 and was a CNA when I graduated. My teacher encouraged me to be a nurse due to my good grades/clincial in her class past two years of school.Nursing class was full so I entered the ORT program and graduated. I got married had three children and could not... Continue +
2011 is going to be an awesome year.  I intend to accomplish great things to move the organization and business intelligence forward.  Just thinking about it gets me excited.  But lets be honest, intentions will not yield results.  All the intentions in the world will not get me to my destination.  It takes more than intentions... Continue +
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