I recently came across the following excerpt from a commencement speech given by Steve Jobs to graduates in 2005. As I reflected on the message, I realized that the central idea is just as important for people who are currently in the workforce as it is for those just entering the workforce, so I share it with you here:  …I'm... Continue +
When it comes time to study, you probably have a go-to spot where you set up shop and get down to business. You may have selected your study spot for practical reasons: it has a power outlet and Internet access. Perhaps you chose your study spot because it is quiet and has plenty of natural light. When you determine where... Continue +
An Open Door
An open door presents opportunity without barriers. An open door is an invitation to keep moving. There’s no turning of the door knob or any other effort required other than just walking over the threshold. However, sometimes walking through an open door isn’t so simple or effortless. Sometimes what lies just over the... Continue +
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”  ~Maya Angelou Adversity comes in many forms and typically when we least expect it. I am a planner. I try to iron out the... Continue +
I happened upon Nurse Stephanie's exam success when she was kind enough to offer words of encouragement and support to other customers of The College Network® via our Facebook© page. In addition to passing 9 exams in a 6-month span, Nurse Stephanie also recently completed and passed the CPNE® on her first attempt. Nurse... Continue +
The College Network strives to help working adults reach their goals by providing them with the tools and connections they need to be successful as they pursue a certificate or degree. While we are not a school, we work with some of the best institutions of higher learning in the United States, including Boston University,... Continue +
Reading all the books in the world sometimes can’t fully prepare you for some experiences in life. People who read parenting books before the birth of their first child will probably still say they weren’t fully prepared for all the experiences they would have as parents. People who read guidebooks about some of the... Continue +
The beginning of a long road trip is always exciting: the car is all packed and nothing but open highway stands between you and adventure. Somewhere along the way, however, the enthusiasm that started the trip can begin to wane. “Are we there yet?” isn’t just a question posed by children! The road seems to stretch on... Continue +
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 +
You are unique—your interests and passions are not exactly the same as the next person. Your career path probably isn’t the same as the next person either. So why pursue an ordinary degree just like the next person? It’s time to jump out of a one-size-fits-all educational approach into a tailored-just-for-you-and-your-career... Continue +
It’s always a pleasure when another success story makes its way across my desk because sharing it can serve as a source of inspiration to others in their programs. It's also great a reminder of how quickly positive results can be achieved when studies are made a priority. Nurse Krystal’s story is not uncommon to that of many of... Continue +
Do you take chances?
"Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing." Denis Waitley Do you have an educational goal that remains unfulfilled? Do you want do advance in your career but are not sure how to do it? Wednesday April 23rd is National Take a Chance Day, so make it... Continue +
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 +
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