The College Network’s recent partnership with SUNY Empire State College brings a diversity of programs that allows us to help more people achieve their educational goals than ever before. Given the fact that a college degree is quickly becoming the standard credential required for most professional employment, the timing... Continue +
Monday, April 7th is World Health Day. The first World Health Day was in 1950 and is held on April 7th every year to honor the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO has worked to help rid the world of health issues such as smallpox and to put into action public health strategies. WHO now has 193 countries... Continue +
One thing I often hear from the nurses we speak with is that they fear they're too old to go back to school. Too old to do a program online. Too old to stay in the workforce. As cliché as it sounds, you're only as old as you feel. I read a great article published on AARP's website last fall that reminds employers and workers... 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 +
Be the Boss
October 16th is national Boss's Day. Unfortunately for some, not everyone has a fantastic boss like I do. My boss is always willing to listen, help, and mentor me. So with today being Boss's Day, I am more than happy to celebrate and acknowledge mine. If you are unfortunate enough to work for a less-than-stellar boss, now is... 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 +
Did you know that August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day? Being thrifty is important for many aspects of life, not just shopping for clothes. And being thrifty does not mean that you are cheap – it means you’re smart! Being thrifty can be an important aspect toward achieving success – because something is expensive, does... Continue +
  May 15th is Police Officer's Memorial Day (part of National Police Week). Due to the high demand in nursing, many of TCN's efforts are focused on helping nurses achieve the next step in their education.  But we can offer so much more!  TCN has a wide spectrum of continuing education programs, including the Public Safety... Continue +
  If you’ve been researching online education at all, you've probably discovered a wide range of positive and negative opinions about getting a degree online. Many of the negative aspects of online education that you’ll find discussed on the average website may warrant a little more investigation as some of them are simply myths... Continue +
There are many steps people go through when preparing for an interview. While it is important to look up company information and prepare questions to ask the employer it is also important to know the types of questions that could be asked during an interview. There are many questions employers can ask throughout the interview;... Continue +
Would you like to help individuals achieve advanced education? This is your opportunity to help nurses achieve the increased professional recognition and financial rewards that come with earning 2 and 4 year degrees. Helping people earn their college degree is a rewarding and fulfilling experience! We currently have career... Continue +
Many states require nurses to obtain continuing education contact hours to help meet their licensure requirements.  A nurse might also decide to earn CNE contact hours because they are interested in keeping their skills up-to-date to provide better patient care.  Regardless of why you make the decision to pursue more education;... Continue +
As a nurse preceptor, you serve an integral role in educating the next generation of nurses. If you’re a preceptor, keeping up with nursing best practices by attending events and participating in continued education courses is essential. If you are a nurse preceptor and would like to earn continuing education contact hours, the... Continue +
Are you Busy?
As a new mom to a four month old baby boy, I have learned a lot about adapting to life with children. There is no longer such a thing as a set schedule in our house. We basically do everything on the baby's schedule-which all parents know, and pretty much changes on a daily basis.  I, like many of you, still have to work full... Continue +
If you're thinking of going back to school to earn an advanced degree, you are probably weighing the costs as part of your decision process. In addition to the expensive tuition fees associated with many universities, are also a lot of miscellaneous fees that people often forget to factor in their budget. The good news is, with... Continue +
In today’s economic conditions, there are very few career paths that guarantee job stability. But, according to a 2012 report from Newsweek’s The Daily Beast, nursing graduates have the best chance of being hired upon graduation. Nursing ranked as the #1 most useful major on the website’s recent list of the “13 Most... Continue +
Trish Trangenstein   So far, I have posted about Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Researcher and Nurse Anesthetist on The College Network Nursing Blog. Today, I  am excited to share another fantastic nursing career: Nursing Informatics. This area of nursing is absolutely crucial to the developing healthcare field, and provides yet... Continue +
Medication errors in hospitals are the cause of 7,000 deaths annually, according to the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative. For nurses caring for patients requiring multiple IV lines, things can get jumbled and confusing, which increases the possibility of error. Terri Barton-Salinas, a California RN with more... 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 +
In this sluggish economy many people are looking for ways to be more competitive in today's job market. This is often easier said than done but in a new study released recently, we find that many people are finding an advantage with certificate programs. According to an article found on, "Post-secondary certificates... Continue +
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