Distance Learning Systems™ Partners with Medical Staffing Network to Upgrade Nursing Credentials

Distance Learning Systems™ and Medical Staffing Network partner to provide an affordable and accelerated pathway to an RN (Registered Nurse) license for qualifying medical professionals.
Greenwood, IN, May 21, 2019 – Distance Learning Systems™ (www.dlsii.com) announced today that Medical Staffing Network (www.msnhealth.com), part of the Cross Country Staffing (www.crosscountrystaffing.com) family, has partnered with Distance Learning Systems™ to join its network of corporate partners and regionally accredited universities.

This partnership provides a flexible and affordable online alternative for Medical Staffing Network’s nurses who are interested in upgrading their current LPN/LVN licensure to RN. Distance Learning Systems’™ unique online platform includes accelerated courses that save students both time and money. This partnership provides a means by which any Medical Staffing Network LPN/LVN aspiring to attain RN status may do so simply by completing online college level-courses through Distance Learning Systems™ and clinical validation.

Medical Staffing Network has reviewed and approved the nursing program offered by Distance Learning Systems™ as the most direct and seamless bridge to RN licensure available in this space. Cross Country Staffing plans to provide financial support to its nursing staff in support of this endeavor.

“We believe today’s college student deserves a more affordable, accelerated option for degree completion, one that allows adult students to maintain current lifestyles, and that’s what Distance Learning Systems™ provides,” said Dave Christy, President of Distance Learning Systems™. “Our partnership with Medical Staffing Network addresses the academic needs of the nation’s premier staffing company.”

Distance Learning Systems™ offers a high-quality, low-cost path for those interested in earning over 50 regionally accredited degrees, including nursing. Classes may be completed 100% live online and in traditional classrooms in select locations. This is truly a hybrid program for students who cannot attend class on campus but expect the same level of support available in a traditional campus-based program. Distance Learning Systems™ courses are recognized by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®). To date, Distance Learning Systems™ has saved students over $200,000,000.00 in tuition and fees.

By making this commitment to its nurses, Medical Staffing Network is taking a huge step forward in continuing to deliver high-quality, flexible staffing solutions to the healthcare organizations it serves.

“This is a true partnership between Distance Learning Systems™ and Medical Staffing Network that will bring a higher level of skill set to the bedside, which will result in better outcomes,” said Cross Country Staffing Chief Clinical Officer Hank Drummond, PhD, MDiv, BA, RN.

About Medical Staffing Network
Medical Staffing Network, a member of the Cross Country Staffing family, is a trusted national provider of healthcare staffing and workforce solutions that balance quality patient care with cost savings. Medical Staffing Network has the flexible per diem and local contract opportunities clinicians want, and the pay and benefits they deserve. To learn more, visit msnhealth.com.

About Distance Learning Systems™
Based on its 97% National Pass Rate, Distance Learning Systems™, headquartered in Greenwood, Indiana, is believed by many to offer the nation’s most effective online learning platform. Distance Learning Systems™ (DLSII™), currently serves over 10,000 clients nationwide with customizable, structured, instructor – led online classes. Students will rapidly complete multiple college level courses recognized by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®). An additional 2,000 additional U.S. institutions of higher learning also recognize and accept ACE CREDIT®. Note: The decision to accept specific credit recommendations is at the sole discretion of each college or university; for more information visit: www.dlsii.com or call toll free 1-888-955-3276.

Distance Learning Systems Expands Online Learning Program with New Brandman University Partnership

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Distance Learning Systems and Brandman University join forces to offer an affordable and flexible learning format for students to earn an accredited degree online.
Distance Learning Systems has partnered with Brandman University to provide an online learning program enhancing and supporting educational goals. The Brandman Premier Partnership gives Distance Learning Systems’ students increased flexibility and affordability in their continued education.

“Education is vital for success in today’s employment market,” said Dave Christy, President of Distance Learning System. “Our partnership with Brandman allows our students the opportunity to earn college credits in an accelerated, cost-effective environment while staying current with industry demands within their field of study.”

As a Premier Partner, Distance Learning Systems has access to exclusive scholarships that can be applied to multiple pathways including many of its over 80 degree, certification, credential and professional development programs. Brandman also offers custom solutions for staff and provides student-centered services to support them through graduation.

Brandman programs are available at more than 25 campuses throughout California and Washington and online, and through Brandman MyPath, our self-paced online competency-based education modality.

About Distance Learning Systems
Distance Learning Systems, headquartered in Greenwood, Indiana, is believed by many to offer the nation’s most effective online learning platform where students maintain a 97% national average pass rate. Distance Learning Systems (DLSII), currently serves over 10,000 students nationwide with customizable, structured, instructor – led online classes. Students will rapidly complete multiple college level courses recognized by Brandman University. Additionally, 2,000 U.S. institutions of higher learning also recognize and accept ACE course credits. Note: The decision to accept specific credit recommendations is at the sole discretion of each college or university; however specific credit transfers between DLSII and Brandman University have been established. For more information visit: www.dlsii.com or call toll free 1-888-955-3276.

About Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). It offers academic programs available at more than 25 campuses throughout California and Washington and online, and through Brandman MyPath, our self-paced competency-based education modality. Not all programs are available at all locations. Program availability is subject to change. To learn more, visit www.brandman.edu.

Distance Learning Systems Bolsters College Partnership Program by Adding Indiana Wesleyan University

Distance Learning Systems and Indiana Wesleyan University partner to provide aspiring nurses with a flexible and affordable option to obtaining a Bachelor of Science In Nursing.

December 12, 2018

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– Distance Learning Systems (www.dlsii.com) announced today that Indiana Wesleyan University (www.indwes.edu) has partnered with Distance Learning Systems and joined its network of regionally accredited institutions.

This partnership provides a flexible and affordable online alternative for students interested in earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. The program provides a unique online platform provided by Distance Learning Systems that includes accelerated courses that save students both time and money. This partnership provides a means by which any RN aspiring to earn a BSN degree may do so simply by completing online college level-courses through Distance Learning Systems and apply those credits toward their BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Indiana Wesleyan University has evaluated and approved 15 DLSI courses (a total of 41 credits) as eligible for transfer into the RN to BSN program offered by Indiana Wesleyan University.

“We believe today’s college student deserves a more affordable, accelerated option for degree completion, and that’s what Distance Learning System provides,” said Dave Christy, President of Distance Learning Systems. “Our partnership with this regionally accredited university makes available exciting degree benefiting the student population we serve.”

Distance Learning Systems offers a high-quality, low-cost path for RNs to earn their BSN degree. Courses are completed 100% online with all the benefits of a traditional classroom and the convenience of a flexible self-paced program. This is truly a hybrid program for students who cannot attend class on campus, but require the same level of support available in a traditional campus based program. The DLSI program provides college-level courses that allow individuals to earn transferrable college credits through competency-based learning. Each college-level course is instructor-led, live or recorded, and requires taking only 1 class per week.

Distance Learning System courses are recognized by ACE, The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service. Distance Learning Systems is accredited by ASIC and maintains a long standing A+ BBB rating, and has saved students over $200,000,000.00 in tuition and fees. Their program boats a 97% national average pass rate.

About Distance Learning Systems
Based on its 97% National Pass Rate, Distance Learning Systems, headquartered in Greenwood, Indiana, is believed by many to offer the nation’s most effective online learning platform. Distance Learning Systems (DLSII), currently serves over 10,000 clients nationwide with customizable, structured, instructor – led online classes. Students will rapidly complete multiple college level courses recognized by Indiana Wesleyan University. 2,000 additional U.S. institutions of higher learning also recognize and accept ACE course credits. NOTE: The decision to accept specific credit recommendations is at the sole discretion of each college or university; however specific credit transfers between DLSII and Indiana Wesleyan University have been established. For more information visit: www.dlsii.com or call toll free 1-888-955-3276.

About Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church that is committed to global liberal arts and professional education. The university system includes IWU—Marion, where about 3,000 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the main campus in Marion, Ind.; IWU—National and Global, which includes more than 10,000 adult learners throughout the world who study online or at 15 education centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio; and Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, which offers a practical and student-centered approach for busy, working ministers. IWU’s DeVoe School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Educational Leadership, the School of Service and Leadership, and the Division of Liberal Arts are all housed within the National and Global campus. More information is available at www.indwes.edu.

Habits for Your Tutorial Online

0362ed6You might be in a hunt for an online tutor, but you may also be apprehensive about it because you might not have the time to do so. Tutoring online is one option for you to excel in your chosen course. Not only is it convenient but it is also accessible, provided there is a strong internet connection around.

A few tips will guide you for your tutoring online. These tips though are just some of the things you need to maximize on for your time online. Not all students can adapt fast to online tutoring, but if you can follow these simple steps then you might enjoy doing online tutoring on a daily basis.

First, you log on to the internet five minutes before your tutorial. Just to get the hang of it. Don’t stress yourself when you’re doing online tutorial. If you do, you will lose focus somewhere during the session. Stay on course. Don’t try to get introduced another activity while you’re in the middle of your tutorial. Don’t make the mistake of doing two to three things all at the same time. You will have haphazard work if you do.

Find a quiet place to work and study. Try to concentrate. Because it is easily accessible, you can just log in and log off just about anywhere depending on your mood. Tutoring online is not that easy, especially when you don’t have any focus in you.

After your online sessions, try to reset your brain and body. Try to recharge by doing activities not related to your online study. By doing this, you can remove all the stress and burden that has built up during your sessions. If you can make these simple steps a habit, then you are on your way to a more relaxed online tutoring. You can get to learn more in the process.

Demand for RNs is Still on the Rise

Registered Nurses (RN) are on the rise. While the demand for RNs continues to rise, the number of RNs however, continues to shrink. Thus, it is a near perfect guarantee that RNs will find and keep work.

RNs are needed everywhere. There is even an increase in cross-country enrollment to nursing courses. Many students strive to enroll in other countries to learn more about the nursing course. The reasons for this annual increase is quite stark that other universities tend to limit the flow of aspiring nurses because they cannot physically accommodate everyone that is interested in earning a nursing degree. This is where Distance Learning Systems can help to fill the gap with online classes.

One of the reasons for the increasing demand for RNs is that a significant part of the population are growing old. And the effect of this somehow is the need to produce more nurses. Every year there is an installation of either a foster home or a patient care institution. The construction of these patient care units would lead to the hiring of nurses and medical staff.

Another thing is that the statistical number of sick people are on the rise. Others would even hire the services of one or two nurses, depending on the need of the patient. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act also contributed to the demand of nurses. Because patients now have access to affordable healthcare, more nurses would be employed to give extended help. The idea of going outpatient has been with us for quite a long time. But lately, it has seen its revival since many patients opt for this kind of service compared to a hospital.

This situation is growing in numbers by the day. That’s the reason why there seems to be no end why nursing students are still among the highest when it comes to enrollment. And by the looks of it, it will keep on growing as long as there are patients and patient care centers.

Advantages of Distance Learning

DLS21Distance learning has had its increase every year. Many students are going into it for convenience and attainability. It is so convenient that working students can have their education during breaks, or anything in-between. They don’t have to report to a conventional classroom anymore.

Education has come a long way. No longer is the idea of a classroom the only place to learn everything. In fact, you can have your education without even seeing a classroom in your life. That’s the uniqueness of distance learning.

And there are a lot of advantages to it. Let us take a closer look.

Easy Access
This is the reason why many students are availing of it. It is accessible, easy to handle. Because contemporary life is so busy, and at times you have to do two things at the same time, people are striving for that easy access on things, including of course, education.

No Time Wasted
The concept of working at the same time as studying is unusual, but it saves a lot of time. You feel a sense of accomplishment when doing so many things aside from work concerns. You also have the opportunity to finish a degree while doing your day job.

Smooth Schedule
You can study anywhere you want. As long as you have a good internet connection, then you can study, research and even discuss subjects online without actually being there with your instructor.

At Your Own Pace
Education has never been this easy. Studying at your own rhythm can only bring about a more concentrated education in the process. It is quite pressure-free, and deadlines are almost always non-existent.

Time Away From Academics
You can spend more time doing other things, like nurturing a hobby or time away with your family. Who knows, your family might help you with your assignments.

 

 

 

 

How To Ace CLEP Exams

bubble_testBy taking up CLEP exam or commonly known as College Level Examination Program, there is a chance to earn college units and it can help you save time, money and graduate college fast. This exam is administered by the College Board to help assess the college level knowledge for 36 subject areas. It is conducted at more than 1,700 sites (colleges, universities, and military installations) across the United States.

These tips will help you pass the CLEP exams:

  • Browse the internet then look for the exam outline – CLEP exams permit you to cash in knowledge earned outside the classroom or in high school. As you skim for outline, point out what may be your weaknesses and strengths.
  • Check your school choice – CLEP exam may depend on university or college that you choose, but most CLEP tests gives a passing score of 50, although it has been reported that other educational institutions require a higher score.
  • Make list of key terms in a flash card – Flash card can help you remember terms and definitions. It is fairly effective by its ability to help you store terms in your long term memory and eliminate cramming. Every time you encounter unfamiliar words, write the exact term and its meaning to an index card and go over it a few times.
  • Search for updated reviewers – in this generation, there are many resources that are available. Search for books or other materials in the internet that are still comprehensive and reliable and look for its year of publication.
  • Seek for help – Ask help from your friends and relatives that have already taken the exam. Ask them about the concepts that you don’t understand and take that as an opportunity to gain knowledge.
  • Use practice test – Practice makes perfect. After you study everything, practice test is advisable because it will help you fill in the lapses in your knowledge. It can also help you develop strategies that you can use during the examination day.

Taking examinations that can help you boost your future can be a headache, but you just have to look into your holes and maximize it through knowledge.

The Future for Sociology Majors

Sociology is a study under the social sciences that looks on the behavior, history, growth, structure, and groups that encompass society. It looks at the things that make up and mechanizes the society. It is not to be confused with Psychology as Sociology looks at people as a whole and not as an individual.

Most of the students who took up the course were probably interested or intrigued by what the study offered and thus signed up for it. But after everything, when it is time to choose for a career path, where will these sociology majors go? Will they end up becoming sociologists simply because they took up sociology? Are there other opportunities lying in wait somewhere out there?

SociologyThe answer to these questions actually lies in almost anything. Graduates of sociology majors are equipped with general knowledge as their education focused on studying the world as a whole. Thus, they can actually do anything. However, to specify the point, here are some examples of careers where their acquired skills and abilities can be applied:

As part of a social studies course, Sociology is mainly a people-course. Sociology majors can be invested in community work, wherein they could become employees or members of non-profit or non-government agencies, environmental groups and more. They could also go into the profession of law as attorneys and paralegals. Or they could help share their knowledge by going back to the schools as teachers, administrators and the like. Other career paths for sociology majors include being in businesses as public relations officers and human resource personnel, health care particularly in family planning, rehabilitation counselors, and insurance providers, and of course they are great researchers of many kinds.

This then just goes to show how Sociology offers a mass of opportunities for career and even self-development.

Benefits of Distance Learning Systems

Distance Learning SystemsDistance learning, more commonly known as e-learning, is simply a formal and structured education over the internet. Its biggest selling point is the ability to learn and teach despite time and location, a big difference to classroom instruction. It is also less expensive compared to traditional schooling and the time is flexible. This type of learning system is more beneficial than it sounds.

Cost efficient. Distance learning is widely known for its low cost. It takes out the usual traveling and housing expenses that one usually spends on when going to a traditional school. Miscellaneous fees that traditional schools impose are also taken out.

Broad communication system. Because distance learning takes out the geographical constraints, people who enroll in this learning system are exposed to different cultures and personalities. It also allows interaction with international schools that offer such education online. Although most distance learning systems are done one-on-one, the availability of networking makes up for the absence of classmates.

Quality learning. The experience that distance learning provides is different from traditional schooling. Students are given free reign to do their course works and modules, providing them the ability to review and re-learn topics that they find difficult. This practice leads to student motivation and satisfaction.

Unique experience. Since people differ in learning styles, the use of advanced technology in distance learning is truly helpful. Learning experience is enhanced when education is done in a different number of ways—modules could include a variety of videos, audio, presentations and the like. It not only enhances experience, but interest as well.

Opportunity. There are cases when students cannot apply to traditional schools. Examples of this include people with disability, illnesses or behavior problems. Distance learning systems allows them to continue learning in the comfort of their homes while at the same time, they are being provided with pretty much the same services traditional schools offer.

Effective Strategies For Passing A Credit By Exam Test

Credit By ExamA credit by exam test awards a student transferable college units which are useful in shortening the time consumed in earning a college degree. Many students take credit by exam tests to help them reduce the cost in their college education. However, a student must successfully pass the exam to gain the needed college credits. These type of test are usually difficult to pass. It’s ideal that a student implement strategies to ensure a passing grade in these type of exams.

Here’s a list of effective strategies that a student can adapt to help them prepare for the exam and acquire a passing grade in the test:

Exposure In Subjects, Principles, And Facts
Acquired knowledge in specific subjects that are included in credit by exam tests is not simple. Some of the subjects and lesson included are not tackled in high school classes. However it doesn’t mean a student wont be able to acquire those lesson somewhere else. Students can acquire related knowledge thru their work. Exposure in subjects included in credit by exam tests are often acquired in the work force. Applying as an on the job trainee in a particular industry will grant students advanced knowledge in related subjects. These can be a good preparation for a credit by exam test.

The Power of Review Centers
Enrolling in review classes that aim to prepare students for a credit by exam test is very effective. There are institutions that offer these kinds of review classes for students. Review centers have the right resources that can help students acquire a passing score in the test. Most of the time, review centers have pre-test and review materials that are very useful in preparing the capability of students to pass the credit by test. Review classes are powerful tools that students should take before taking a credit by exam test.