Did you know that according to the National League of Nursing, over 51% of qualified applicants are turned away from associate nursing programs each year? Are you one of those license practical nurses who wants to take the next step to earning your RN-Associate of Science in Nursing?  It's as easy as making a call to The College... 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 +
I recently went on vacation where spotty Internet and no cell service meant that I could truly escape the demands of every day and relax a little. My days were spent doing whatever I wanted to do, which, at some points, was absolutely nothing. The closer the end of the vacation came, however, the more I began to think about the... 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 +
Do you ever feel like you are in a career rut? I think many people would admit to feeling stuck or unsatisfied with their jobs from time to time. If you are a nurse, you can take several steps to improve your career. Recently, Scrubs Magazine published an article describing several actions that can help nurses add to their... 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 +
As the season changes and we put a winter for the record books behind us, are you thinking of doing some spring cleaning? Perhaps the aspect of your life most in need of spring cleaning is not your house, but your career. Is it time to be out with an old career, in with a new one? If you’ve been considering a career in the... Continue +
U.S. News & World Report released its 100 Best Jobs of 2014 rankings on February 19, and two nursing positions—nurse practitioner and registered nurse—landed near the top of the list. Nurse practitioners are in the fourth spot, while registered nurses are standing tall at number six. Additionally, among the high percentage of... Continue +
As a woman who is currently in her third trimester of pregnancy, I feel a special connection to the work performed by certified nurse-midwives (CNMs). The University of Cincinnati recently published an infographic that details the role of a certified nurse-midwife. If you're looking for a new nursing career path, consider... 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 +
Laura did her research. She looked at a lot of different programs and options before she decided which educational path was best for her. In the end, she choose to go with The College Network and Regis University's RN to MSN bridge program. "it gave me the flexibility that I really didn't have with any the other programs that I... Continue +
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States unemployment rate has been declining steadily over the past few years (from 9.1 percent in January 2011 to 6.6 percent in January 2014). Still, there are currently more than 10 million Americans without a job. Scrubs magazine recently published an article detailing... 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 +
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 +
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 +
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 +
New Year’s resolutions are great. They help us focus on changes we hope to make in ourselves and focus on long term goals we want to achieve.  The problem is, as the new year progresses, we tend to lose motivation and never realize our goals set in January. Goal casualties happen all too often in the current age of... 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 +
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