Are you a registered nurse (RN) considering educational advancement? If you have completed a nursing diploma program or an associate's degree program in nursing, you may be considering the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). But how do you decide which advanced degree is for... Continue +
If you are looking to advance your career, you may already be aware of the skills needed to get you to the next level. You may already possess those skills and be ready to go after your dream job, but you may be like millions of Americans and realize there might be a gap in your skills. Perhaps you’ve found a job opening that... Continue +
By now, you may have noticed that I write a lot of topics about National such and such day or week. Well, this blog isn’t any different. Did you know that the 2nd week in October (October 6-12) is Fire Prevention Week? This year’s message from the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) is “Prevent Kitchen Fires”.... Continue +
As we all make the progression from summer to fall we think about football, pumpkins, colder weather and of course, Back To School. We see our youth start another year of school where they make new friends, grow into the unique person that they are and of course, learn new things every day. What many of us don't open our... Continue +
It's no secret that Internet connectivity has become a prominent part of our fast-moving world. These days, people use the Internet to work, pay bills, shop, and stay connected to family and friends. And public places all over the world boast free Wi-Fi. In fact, as I type this post, I am sitting at Panera taking advantage of a... Continue +
September is National Self Improvement Month. I know I have a list as long as my arm with things that I could improve upon. In fact, I could use a year simply dedicated to self improvement, not just one month! Many people look at educational goals as a way to improve themselves. The College Network offers several ways to help... Continue +
I have been fortunate enough to meet thousands of nurses across Michigan over the years. All of whom are motivated and driven to care for those in need. These nurses are truly special and vital to making the world a better place. They want the best care for their patients. There have been many theories over the years as to how... Continue +
The thought of going back to school as an adult can be a daunting idea. Just considering all that goes into completing an education can be enough for some people to shrug their shoulders and give up. They imagine barriers in their minds that are insurmountable and feel defeated before they even begin. Don’t let those... Continue +
Are you looking for a nursing career that goes beyond routine bedside care? Along with the careers of NASCAR nurse, flight nurse, and forensic nurse, a career as a travel nurse offers a number of unique opportunities. Travel nursing is an exciting and adventurous career that involves traveling the nation and working... Continue +
Tracy Larrabee is a professor of computer engineering at UC Santa Cruz. In her opinion, online education is the way of the future.  “My students want the flexibility and the modes of learning afforded by online education.” She feels that working toward a degree online did not suddenly become an option for today’s students; this... Continue +
  Have you been thinking about furthering your education? If so, is it for personal reasons, or does your desired position require you to have a bachelor’s degree?  I am here to tell you that whatever your motivation might be, I am certain that the experience may have opened your eyes to a broader range of career possibilities... Continue +
The College Network partners with Regis University to offer an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program that can help you become a leader in the nursing industry. In fact, the program focuses on leadership in healthcare systems. Become an MSN-prepared nurse, and you'll be qualified for a number of leadership positions,... Continue +
“If you want to succeed, you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” – John D. Rockefeller John D. Rockefeller certainly knew something about success—he was the founder of an oil company that dominated and revolutionized the industry and he became a very wealthy and influential... Continue +
If you are researching and considering online education, you have likely come across several myths about distance learning. Don't let those myths hold you back. I'm here to bust them wide open! Myth #1: Online learning outcomes aren't as positive as the outcomes of face-to-face instruction. A recent post on The College... Continue +
As an LPN, you don't have to choose between your career and furthering your education. We make it possible to work and earn your degree at the same time. You can begin today and move at your own pace, setting your study schedule around the things that are important to you. You may have even encountered the long waiting lists... Continue +
Spring officially arrived on March 20, ushering in what some may say is truly the most wonderful time of the year. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season a distant memory, it's time for the scrape and scrub of the spring cleaning season! If you're anything like me, you love the sweet satisfaction that comes... Continue +
  At The College Network, we are often asked one fundamental question: “If The College Network isn’t a university, how can the program help me earn my degree?”   The answer is really quite simple. The College Network’s online programs are designed to help you earn college credits that can be applied toward a degree from one of... Continue +
In a recent blog, we highlighted the changing healthcare landscape and the call from the Institute of Medicine for 80% of nurses to hold at least a  bachelor's degree by the year 2020. As well, there is a push for nurses everywhere to go back to school with more and more hospitals reaching to achieve Magnet status which requires... Continue +
Since the 2011 release of The Future of Nursing report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), healthcare researchers have continued to justify the push for more baccalaureate-level registered nurses. One of the most powerful testaments to the power of baccalaureate education lies in the fact that facilities with more BSN-RNs... Continue +
  “Students and employers are increasingly finding value in the way subjects can be mastered in a digital environment." U.S. News has long provided data and a ranking to determine which schools have the best bachelor’s and master’s degree programs available.  They are now expanding this list to include online programs.  They do... Continue +
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