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.

For this Healthcare Graduate, ‘Learning is a Constant Experience’

on Friday, 16 September 2016. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights, Stories

For this Healthcare Graduate, ‘Learning is a Constant Experience’

Kathleen Gallimore was working as a housekeeper when she decided that she needed a change, she wanted something that could lead to a long-term career where she could continue to grow. One thing stood in her way — she didn’t have her high school diploma. So, as her first step to forging a new path, she enrolled online in James Madison High School.

Four Healthcare Trends Affecting Nursing Professionals

on Thursday, 08 September 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Four Healthcare Trends Affecting Nursing Professionals

Registered nurses are the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.8 million RN jobs in 2014. It’s no wonder that nurses are so often referred to as the “beating heart” of healthcare. As the industry goes through some rapid changes, it’s important that nurses are able to adjust and adapt to meet the needs of the patients they serve.

Want a Healthcare Career? Take Some Advice from These Grads

on Thursday, 01 September 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Want a Healthcare Career? Take Some Advice from These Grads

If you are thinking about enrolling in an online healthcare degree program, you might have a few questions, from “how will I balance school with work and my personal life?” to “how can I set myself up for success?”

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Your Nursing Career

on Thursday, 18 August 2016. Posted in Nursing

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Your Nursing Career

Even the most successful nurses can fall into a rut sometimes. Having a career and juggling other responsibilities means having a set routine and a list of boxes to check each day. In the midst of this ongoing cycle, you may find yourself feeling stuck. As you assess your career and try to figure out what’s next, it’s helpful to ask yourself the following questions.

Five Things Male Nurses Want You to Know

on Tuesday, 02 August 2016. Posted in Nursing

Five Things Male Nurses Want You to Know

When a patient goes to the doctor or hospital they often expect to encounter a female nurse, and are surprised when a male nurse walks in to begin discussing their medical history. This makes some sense—women make up 91 percent of all U.S. nurses, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Men in Nursing Occupations. But what about that other 9 percent?

Four Reasons Why You Should Have a Mentor

on Wednesday, 20 July 2016. Posted in Nursing

Four Reasons Why You Should Have a Mentor

No matter who you ask, seasoned nurses will tell you that they didn’t get to where they are now on their own. In a career that focuses all of your energy on caring for others, it’s important to have a support system. A part of this support system is a professional mentor — someone who’s been in your shoes, knows what is expected of you, and can help you move forward in your career.

How Top Nurses Communicate Effectively

on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted in Nursing

How Top Nurses Communicate Effectively

When listing all of the skills and traits that make up a good nurse, the ability to communicate well is sometimes overlooked. Of course, like many other occupations that involve working closely with people, it makes sense that this “soft skill” would matter. But when it comes to working in healthcare, good communication has the power to substantially affect patient outcomes. This is true not only for communication between nurses and physicians, but also with patients.

Employer Q&A: How to Get a Job as a Pharmacy Technician

on Tuesday, 05 July 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Employer Q&A: How to Get a Job as a Pharmacy Technician

Janet Jones first stepped foot behind the pharmacy counter as a junior in college, over 12 years ago. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she became certified as a pharmacy technician, and worked for a year before enrolling in pharmacy school.

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