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 +
Academic Support is frequently called upon to explain customers' course analyses results and the course analysis process in general. Therefore, we thought it would be beneficial to our entire customer base to share some insights and place some context around the process. Step 1  Once your records have been made available... 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 +
Being aware of some of the basic functionality of The College Network's Resource Center may save you some time and a call to Academic Support (not that we mind!). Below are some helpful tips for accessing your course materials. Inactivity Timer Your Resource Center account will go into an idle state after a period of... Continue +
As our Academic Advisors begin a new year of supporting the adult online learner, we thought it would be helpful to being a discussion of some of the Frequently Asked Questions of Academic Support, as well as provide a few links to additional information that you may find useful. To schedule an exam for your online degree... 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 +
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 +
Since 1990, Gallup has been conducting an annual survey that asks Americans to rate the honesty and ethical standards of several professions. For the 12th straight year, nurses have taken the top spot. In Gallup's 2013 survey, 82 percent of those polled ranked the trustworthiness of nurses as high or very high, placing nurses 12... Continue +
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind how stressful the holidays can be. Between cooking, decorating, and shopping for the perfect gift for loved ones, who can find time for much anything else? But when you are trying to pursue your degree program, you have to try and see when you can squeeze your studies in your tight... Continue +
While the field of nursing is full of rewarding specialties, there is perhaps no greater reward than caring for our nation's heroes as a Veterans Affairs (VA) nurse. According to a recent article in the American Nurses Association's The American Nurse, "Caring for those who have given so much of themselves in service to our... Continue +
Just getting started with The College Network? Just getting back started with The College Network? Or maybe just needing some guidance? Check out our new "orientation-type" course to help guide you through the benefits and resources available to you as a customer of The College Network. It is called All About Achievement:... Continue +
Throughout my early educational experiences, I often boasted about my ability to pass a test without studying. I felt confident that I could just remember the information the teacher shared and relay that information on tests. I didn’t always get an “A” on my tests (especially not on those pesky math quizzes), but I rarely had... Continue +
In my last two blog posts, I’ve discussed the benefits positive thinking can bring in your every day life. However, there is an important disclaimer. There can be some disadvantages to positive thinking too. People can become overly optimistic, a condition called optimism bias. They believe that they are immune to bad times or... Continue +
For over twenty years companies have been celebrating National Customer Service Week. It was in 1992 when the President and the U.S. Congress proclaimed the first full week of October shall be observed as National Customer Service Week. We here at The College Network participate in this annual celebration by recognizing... Continue +
Positive Thinking: Road to a Healthier Lifestyle In my last blog, I wrote about the practice of using positive self-talk to boost your self confidence and motivate you to accomplish your goals. I now want to continue the discussion on positive thinking and how it can actually start to have an impact on your overall... 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 +
A couple weeks ago, we spent some time introducing you to what The College Network has to offer, from the barriers we help you overcome to the goals we help you reach. Each day, we posed a different question and asked you to connect with us through Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a $50 gift card. At the end of each day,... Continue +
"The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore." –Dale Carnegie Success rarely comes easily. How many times have you heard a success story that did not involve trials, hardship, and/or a little risk? There are not too many folks out there who... Continue +
From the process, to the courses, the experts, and academic support, this week we’ve highlighted the ways The College Network is different… but how can earning your degree with help from The College Network make you different? Higher lifetime earnings — According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, those with a bachelor’s degree... Continue +
How can Academic Support motivate you to be successful in your program? Read our Q&A with Kim Kruithoff, Academic Support Supervisor for The College Network, to find out! Kim has been with TCN over 7 years and has helped scores of customers get started in their studies. Read below to see how she can help you, too. Do you have a... Continue +
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