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.

Tips for Making a Good First Impression at Your New Healthcare Job

on Thursday, 28 April 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Tips for Making a Good First Impression at Your New Healthcare Job

Anyone in the healthcare industry will tell you that it takes more than just knowledge and hard work to do well in your career. Interpersonal skills play a key role in how you are received by your superiors, your peers, and patients. That’s why it’s important to make a strong first impression when starting a new job. Here are four tips to get off on the right foot.

Four Life Lessons from Fictional Nurses

on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Posted in Nursing

Four Life Lessons from Fictional Nurses

Movies and television shows get a lot of things wrong when it comes to portraying healthcare professions, especially nursing. While Hollywood tends to play up certain elements of patient care and diminishes (or fabricates) others for the sake of drama, there are a few life and career lessons we can learn from these portrayals of nursing. Here are four bits of wisdom for nurses, based on some of our favorite fictional characters.

Five Life Hacks Every Nurse Should Know

on Tuesday, 12 April 2016. Posted in Nursing

Five Life Hacks Every Nurse Should Know

On your best day as a nurse, life is hectic; on your worst day, surviving it feels practically impossible. In an occupation where efficiency is key, any way that you can (responsibly) save time or effort is priceless. Here are five life hacks to make your job a little bit easier.

Five Education Programs to Help You Get a Job in Healthcare

on Thursday, 07 April 2016. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights

Five Education Programs to Help You Get a Job in Healthcare

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics. This growth will result in 2.3 million new jobs, more than any other group of occupations. Many factors contribute to this growth, including the aging Baby Boomer population and the increase in individuals with access to health insurance through the Affordable Healthcare Act. Basically, it’s not a bad time to be working in healthcare.

10 Inspirational Quotes for Nurses

on Monday, 28 March 2016. Posted in Nursing

10 Inspirational Quotes for Nurses

Nursing is a tough profession — from dealing with doctors and caring for patients, to working crazy shifts and being on your feet the whole time, your long list of responsibilities could leave even the most chipper person feeling a little deflated at the end of the day. But being a nurse can also be very rewarding. These 10 inspiring quotes show just how impactful a caring nurse can be, and can serve as little bits of motivation when you’re having an off day.

Five Icons Who Prove It’s Not Too Late to Achieve Your Career Goals

on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Posted in Academic Advice

Five Icons Who Prove It’s Not Too Late to Achieve Your Career Goals

No one enjoys failure. When you experience a setback in life or in your career, it’s hard not to feel discouraged or to lose motivation. But for many successful people, failure has played a major role in their eventual rise to the top. Here are five famous icons who prove that it’s never too late to achieve your goals.

Real Talk - Advice from Nurses in the Field

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Posted in Nursing

Real Talk - Advice from Nurses in the Field

Having a mentor is important. Plato had Socrates; Daniel (the karate kid) had Mr. Miyagi; We all have Oprah. When you're looking for advice in life and in your career, sometimes you need guidance from someone who knows exactly what you're going through because they have been in your shoes.

These Five Tips Will Change the Way You Study for School

on Monday, 14 March 2016. Posted in Academic Advice

These Five Tips Will Change the Way You Study for School

Going back to school while working full-time means that study sessions are a precious thing. Your time is limited, and you need to get things done. One of the best ways to maximize your time dedicated to coursework is to have a distraction-free space. Here are five tips for creating the perfect study area to keep you productive.

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