Feel like you’re alone going back to school as a nontraditional student? A recent article on the web site SheKnows.com reveals that adult learners may not be as alone as they sometimes feel.    That’s the percentage of college students that are categorized as “nontraditional,” according to The Wall Street Journal. While the... Continue +
We all search for things that help make us successful at work, school, and life in general. It's especially true for those who are pursuing an education in the midst of working full time and managing family life because there is no time to waste. One way to achieve success is to work smarter, not harder. But, what does... Continue +
When we talk to customers who are making amazing progress in their online nursing programs, we like to spotlight their successes and share their time lines to demonstrate what can be accomplished through hard work and dedication. Nurse Kim signed up with The College Network in October of 2012 and below is a list of the distance... Continue +
It's still early, but the year 2014 has already been a big success for The College Network's Chief Information Officer Ryan Sallee and his entire Information Technology (IT)  team. Sallee and The College Network (TCN) were recently honored with a CIO Impact Award, an annual honor given to CIOs nationwide for outstanding... Continue +
Are you ready to pass the NCLEX-RN in 2014? You're almost there! In four previous posts, I have provided tips for mastering prioritization questions, medication questions, teaching questions, and nutrition questions. The final type of NCLEX question that I will help you master is the diagnosis question. Diagnosis questions come... Continue +
The Benefits of a Mentor
Everywhere you look, you can find tips on how to be successful. They can point you in many directions for achieving whatever goal it is that you want in life: successful career, finding your perfect match, how to raise a brilliant child, you get the idea. One of the easiest ways to succeed in whatever goal you seek is to use... Continue +
If you've been following this blog series over the past several weeks, you are well on your way to mastering NCLEX-RN prioritization questions, medication questions, and teaching questions. In this post, I am presenting tips for approaching the nutrition questions you will encounter on the exam. Nutritional knowledge is an... Continue +
Look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s SuperWriter, here to save the day… and your writing skills! This week, in an effort to make learning about essay writing a little more fun, The College Network unveiled a new layer to the English Composition 01 module. The SuperWriter! Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Guides are designed to... Continue +
Over the past few weeks, I have been presenting tips for tackling various types of NCLEX questions. So far, I've covered prioritization questions and medication questions. In this post, I will provide information on how you can master teaching questions.  The NCLEX-RN includes two types of teaching questions, and both are fairly... Continue +
The College Network (TCN) is dedicated to helping you become the best nurse you can be. On top of several online nursing degrees, TCN offers a comprehensive exam preparation package—Rx for NCLEX Success—that can help you pass the NCLEX-RN and become a registered nurse. Additionally, in a five-part blog series, I am offering tips... Continue +
I was reviewing the progress today of one of our LPN to BSN customers. It reminded me of some traits that can help an independent learner to be successful in a distance education degree program. In just over a year, this particular customer has passed 5 exams. Now she didn't pass them all on the first attempt. In fact, she... Continue +
Are you ready to pass the NCLEX-RN and become a licensed registered nurse? We want to help you by offering tips on how to master various types of NCLEX questions. As I mentioned in a previous post, the major question types on the NCLEX-RN include prioritization questions, medication questions, teaching questions, nutrition... Continue +
The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your career and educational goals. If your goal is to start working as a licensed registered nurse (RN) this year, you'll need to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing... Continue +
Henry Ford did not create his first motorcar overnight. He worked tirelessly and encountered many roadblocks to success. Even his good friend Thomas Edison began to doubt the possibility of success and offered Ford a job to redirect his energy. The first model car Ford created only went forward and did not reverse—and Ford was... Continue +
2013 has officially come to a close. And now everyone is preparing for the first big celebration of 2014. That's right, January 3rd is National Fruitcake Toss Day. The first fruitcake toss day was in 1995 in Manitou Springs, Colorado where contestants took turns heaving a two-pound fruitcake as far as they could. Distances... 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 +
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 +
DREAM Big!
On any given day, my Facebook newsfeed is just a flood of social commentary, baby photos, and comments/complaints about sports teams, the weather, etc. I rarely log out without feeling like I’ve just wasted a portion of my day. However, once in a great while I feel like I’ve seen something on Facebook that is valuable... 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 +
Become a Better Leader
Not all of us are in a leadership or management position, but many of us do hope to get there one day. You may have an idea of what type of manager you wish to become, but have trouble connecting your hopes and ideas with your actions. Here is a list of 10 common mistakes that leaders and managers make and how to avoid them:... Continue +
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