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.

Getting Guidance: Three Ways Your Advisor Can Help You Succeed

on Friday, 26 February 2016. Posted in Nursing

Getting Guidance: Three Ways Your Advisor Can Help You Succeed

In life, everyone needs a little guidance. From family members and close friends, to Yelp! reviews and Netflix movie ratings, it’s comforting – and often necessary – to get insight from others when making decisions and dealing with problems. That’s exactly what advisors do for our nursing students.

How One Nurse Found Her Calling

on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted in Stories

How One Nurse Found Her Calling

Imagine you're a working professional who decides to go back to school to earn your master’s degree. Now imagine you’re pregnant. Cynthia Payne experienced this. Twice.

Five Strategies for Making Nursing School Possible

on Thursday, 18 February 2016. Posted in Nursing

Five Strategies for Making Nursing School Possible

As a nurse, you’re kind of already a superhero when it comes to balancing responsibilities. From working long shifts, to taking care of your family and finding time to spend with friends, you’ve learned the art of time management. But is it possible to add school into the mix and maintain this balance? Believe it or not, earning your BSN doesn’t have to get in the way of the rest of your life.

A Lifelong Journey in Nursing

on Monday, 15 February 2016. Posted in Stories

A Lifelong Journey in Nursing

Joyce Johnston sees her career in nursing as a journey, where every experience has helped her learn, build skills and open up new possibilities. It all started during her junior year of high school. Despite being only a teenager, she applied for and landed a job as a nursing assistant.

Five Jobs That Require a BSN

on Thursday, 11 February 2016. Posted in Nursing

Five Jobs That Require a BSN

Growth is one of the most important elements to sustaining a happy and fulfilling work life. Your career path is bound to take some unexpected turns as your values and interests change and evolve over time. If you’ve decided that you’d like to explore new possibilities for your job, you might consider earning a bachelor’s of nursing degree.

Finding Community Among Nurses

on Monday, 08 February 2016. Posted in Stories

Finding Community Among Nurses

Sandra Kleiman attended her first day of nursing school when she was only five years old–sort of. As a curious kindergartner, each day on her way from school to her grandmother's house, she passed the local college. One day, she decided to visit the nursing school, and they welcomed her in with open arms. She spent the rest of the school year visiting the nursing students, who lovingly referred to her as their "mascot," attended the graduation ceremony at the end of the year, and even received a nurse's lamp–a standard gift for nursing school graduates that pays homage to Florence Nightingale.

Three Ways You Can Pay for Your RN to BSN Degree

on Friday, 05 February 2016. Posted in Nursing

Three Ways You Can Pay for Your RN to BSN Degree

If you’re considering going back to school to earn your RN to BSN degree, it’s likely that one of the biggest concerns you have is figuring out a way to pay the cost of tuition. You’re not alone. Most students face a similar challenge. The good news is that there are a number of options you can explore to make going back to school possible.

Three Ways Ashworth Makes It Possible for You to Earn Your BSN

on Monday, 01 February 2016. Posted in Nursing

Three Ways Ashworth Makes It Possible for You to Earn Your BSN

Nurses are some of the busiest professionals, driven by compassion and the desire to care for others. As an RN already in the field, the idea of going back to school when you’re preoccupied with work and personal responsibilities may sound difficult, but earning your bachelor’s of nursing can open up a world of possibilities for your future. And with the right program, getting your degree is easier than you think.

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