Madison School of Healthcare Blog

Each blog, written by our subject matter experts, will explore topics ranging from healthcare news, academics, student life, nursing, career skills and much more.

Which Degree is Right for You: BSN or Bachelor of Healthcare Management?

on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. Posted in Nursing

Which Degree is Right for You: BSN or Bachelor of Healthcare Management?

If clinical nursing has lost its luster, you may find it hard to get enthused about going back to college to earn your BSN – but what other choice do you have, right? It’s true a BSN opens the door to advanced practice, but spending the time and money on another nursing degree can feel like a waste of effort if you find the idea of a desk job more appealing at this stage of your career. Do you really need to get a BSN in order to advance up the administrative ladder?

How to Make Your Online RN-BSN Program the Best It Can Be

on Wednesday, 05 September 2018. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

How to Make Your Online RN-BSN Program the Best It Can Be

You might already be convinced the time is right to pursue your BSN. You’re probably aware of the push for “BSN in 10,” and maybe you’ve already read about three reasons to get your BSN today (and three more reasons to do it!). But making the decision to advance your education is only one part of the equation. You also want to wring every ounce of enjoyment out of the experience. To make the most of your educational pursuits, you should adopt these four strategies.

Top Healthcare Management Jobs that Only Require a Bachelor’s Degree

on Thursday, 30 August 2018. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Top Healthcare Management Jobs that Only Require a Bachelor’s Degree

Many people think the most lucrative jobs in healthcare require an advanced degree or a health-related degree, like physician or nurse. So it might surprise you to learn a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management may be all you need to land a job that pays six figures or more. Even better, you can work in the field to gain valuable experience while you complete your degree online – at your own pace.

A Mother-Daughter Success Story

on Tuesday, 21 August 2018. Posted in Nursing, Stories

A Mother-Daughter Success Story

After May Macdowall experienced the quality and flexiblity of the Madison School of Healthcare online BSN completion program, she sang its praises to anyone who would listen. And one of those who heard her the loudest was her daughter, Maeghan. At 19, Maeghan was determined to attend college but wasn’t having a lot of success with the local institution. So she joined her mother at Ashworth College, and now the duo attend classes together – yet separately – in different online programs.

Q&A with Lora Epperly: Why CCR Partnered with Madison School of Healthcare

on Wednesday, 15 August 2018. Posted in Nursing

Q&A with Lora Epperly: Why CCR Partnered with Madison School of Healthcare

When Commonwealth Care of Roanoke (CCR) began to see patient acuity levels rising in its post-acute and skilled nursing centers, the company knew it needed more baccalaureate-prepared nurses to meet the challenge. The nursing shortage made it difficult to recruit these professionals, however, especially in some of the rural areas CCR serves.

Madison School of Healthcare at Ashworth College News Hero

on Monday, 13 August 2018. Posted in News, Nursing

Scholarships Awarded to RN-BSN Student Joshua Patterson-Pope

Madison School of Healthcare at Ashworth College congratulates RN-BSN student Joshua Patterson-Pope, recipient of two scholarships from the school’s partner healthcare system Palmetto Health. Patterson-Pope received the High-Potential Employee Scholarship from the Palmetto Health Richland Board and an additional award from the Palmetto Health Richland Auxiliary.

4 Steps to Earning the Maximum Salary as an RN or BSN

on Tuesday, 07 August 2018. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

4 Steps to Earning the Maximum Salary as an RN or BSN

You may have heard that BSN nurses earn more than their ADN or diploma counterparts. And salary surveys say that’s true. But your degree isn’t the only factor that influences how much money you earn as an RN. Where you practice, how much experience you have, and even where you live all have an affect on your potential earning power.

RN to BSN Completion Program – Today’s the Day

on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Posted in Nursing

RN to BSN Completion Program – Today’s the Day

Take your nursing career to the next level by starting an online RN to BSN completion program today. This degree will never be more affordable, and you might be surprised at how hassle-free our program really is. While other online nursing schools require you to adhere to a strict academic calendar, our program lets you start whenever you want, study at your own pace, and even take tests when it suits you! Why wait? Go forward in your nursing career by earning your BSN degree now.

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