How the TECEP® Test Description Can Teach You Everything You Need to Prepare for Your Exam


By Elizabeth Gehrig

Many students think that reading a textbook from cover to cover will prepare them to take a TECEP® Exam. On the other hand, sometimes I hear from students that simply just are not sure how to prepare for the test. Wherever you fall on this scale, there is one crucial resource that can help you prepare and pass. And every TECEP® has its own in the form of the test description.

Topics: Study Tips, Credit by Exam

The Complete Guide to Career Networking Online


By DSST Credit by Exam Program

A professional online presence is crucial for future career opportunities, as it can speak volumes to who you are and the value you can bring to a new position. Establishing a professional online persona can lead to exciting opportunities and connections.

Networking may seem intimidating, especially when you’re just starting out down a new career path. The good news is, most people love helping other people. All you have to do is ask. 

Topics: Credit by Exam, Career

7 Secrets to Nailing an Accelerated Nursing Program Interview


Applying to the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program at Thomas Edison State College does not end with clicking the ‘submit’ button on your final application. Hopefully, you submitted a stand out application on paper. If you are invited to meet with the Admissions Committee, now you have to impress the College in person. The committee has already determined your background met the qualifications, but this time, they want to learn what kind of person you are and how it will affect your future as a nurse.

Topics: Majors and Degree Programs, Nursing

21 DO’s and DON’Ts for Students, by Students [SlideShare]

Before you began your college journey, even before you officially made the decision to go back to college, chances are, you consulted your family and friends for advice. Maybe you spoke with your boss or coworkers for guidance. But at the end of the day, it was the advice of those who came before you and accomplished their goals that proved invaluable.

Topics: Motivation

7 Mistakes the Night Before a Big Test You Will Never Make Again


You have studied and reviewed for months now in anticipation of exam day. There are stacks of index cards on your nightstand, notated study guides in your briefcase and over-highlighted textbooks covering your kitchen counter. You are ready, eager and confident, but there is still one more thing left to do - and it may be the most important of all.

Topics: Study Tips, Credit by Exam

Do You Have What It Takes to Pass the NCLEX-RN?


Are you interested in an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, but nervous about taking the NCLEX-RN?

The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is unlike any other test you may have taken. It will determine if you can begin practicing as a registered nurse. Through a series of mostly multiple-choice questions, the NCLEX-RN tests how well you apply the knowledge learned in nursing school to make critical nursing judgments.

Topics: Nursing

Why You Should Ignore These MBA Myths


By Michael Williams, Ph.D.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) still carries a lot of weight and remains in demand today, in both academia and the corporate world. According to the U.S. Department of Education, an MBA degree is now the most popular post-baccalaureate degree in America. More than 450,000 students are estimated to be enrolled in these graduate programs at more than 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the country.

Topics: Business and Management, Majors and Degree Programs

5 Growing Nurse Specialties That Pay $65k or More


By Dr. Filomela Marshall

People are living longer, healthier lives. And that’s good news for nurses.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for nurses will rise faster than almost any other occupation in the next several years. Coupled with an increasing, global demand for healthcare services to provide critical care for an ageing population, the job market is attractive for new nurses, and especially those who want to grow professionally. 

As the healthcare system grows increasingly complex, specialized nurses with advanced nursing degrees are often in much higher demand. These educationally prepared nurses are finding opportunities to boost their careers – and their paychecks.  

Topics: Career, Majors and Degree Programs, Nursing

7 Ways to Earn College Credit for What You Already Know


Remember when you were that fresh-faced teen who just graduated from high school with no experience or understanding of the world? 

Today, things are probably much different for you as an adult. Maybe you run your own business, supervise employees or manage corporate finances. Perhaps you’ve dedicated your career to law enforcement or child care. Maybe you are an accomplished musician or have a background in computer programming.

You have probably learned a lot since your early days, and what you’ve learned might help you earn credit toward a bachelor's degree.

Topics: Transfer Credits, Going Back to College, Earning College Credit

5 Secrets to Overcoming the Fear of Going Back to College

5 Secrets to Overcoming the Fear of Going Back to College

You may have tossed around the idea of going back to school more than once. But every time you think about how your job, family and life in general will drastically change, it seems next to impossible to include college into your future plans. The impact your decision may have on your loved ones may only increase your stress and fear further. Perhaps you wonder if you’ll be able to succeed this time.

Topics: Going Back to College, Motivation