SOURCE: The College Network

The College Network

March 10, 2010 09:00 ET

The College Network Partners With American Nurses Association to Support Online Nursing Education

Strategic Partnership With Nation's Largest Organization of Registered Nurses Advances The College Network's Leadership in Providing Nursing Degree Programs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  The College Network™, one of the nation's leading eLearning companies, today announced a partnership with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses. Members of the American Nurses Association can now receive a discount on The College Network portion of any degree program offered through its network of partner universities.

"ANA is committed to offering our members the educational and career resources they will need to advance their careers," said ANA Chief Executive Officer Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN. "ANA is pleased to partner with The College Network, one of the nation's foremost providers of online education, to provide a valuable new resource that will help nurses become the healthcare leaders of tomorrow."

The College Network supports the ANA's stated goal of ensuring the availability of highly skilled and well educated nurses across the country. Since its founding in 1992, The College Network has assisted more than 150,000 nurses to earn a degree. The College Network's unique approach gives working nurses and nursing students the flexibility to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) while maintaining their current job and family commitments.

"The ANA is at the forefront of nursing education, research and policy initiatives," said Gary Eyler, Chairman and CEO of The College Network. "This partnership will help not only to enrich the online learning environment provided by The College Network, but also to expand our offering of high-quality and affordable education for nurses. Together, the ANA and The College Network can prepare the next generation of nursing leaders to meet the growing challenge of our nation's healthcare system."

About The College Network, Inc.
Since 1992, The College Network, Inc. has provided educational solutions that allow corporations to help employees advance their education and training with college degrees and professional certificates from highly acclaimed universities. As one of the nation's leading eLearning companies and a partner with some of the nation's foremost institutions of higher learning, The College Network has allowed hundreds of thousands of adults to continue their education without interruption to their professional lives. Visit or call 1-800-39-LEARN (395-3276) for more information.

About the American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations, its organizational affiliates, and its workforce advocacy affiliate, the Center for American Nurses. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on healthcare issues affecting nurses and the public.

Contact Information

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    Tel: 800-395-3276