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.

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.

Becoming a Nurse: A Combination of Fate and Hard Work

on Thursday, 28 January 2016. Posted in Stories

Becoming a Nurse: A Combination of Fate and Hard Work

For the first four months of her life, Dr. Amanda Walker lived in a hospital. Born premature with major heart and intestinal defects, she was under constant care and supervision for those 16 weeks. Over the next few years, she would undergo several life-saving procedures. At the age of five, she had her final open heart surgery.

Ashworth College Announces New RN to BSN Online Degree Program

on Tuesday, 26 January 2016. Posted in News

Get Ready for Our New Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Ashworth College (www.ashworthcollege.edu), a leading online university based in Norcross, Georgia, is now accepting applications for its new bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program for registered nurses. Ashworth's RN to BSN program prepares students to become leaders in a complex healthcare system providing high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care. Building upon the registered nursing skill set, the program integrates professional development, critical thinking, quality improvement, safety and various soft skills to foster professional practice.

Helpful Hints for Balancing Work, School and Family

on Monday, 25 January 2016. Posted in Nursing

Helpful Hints for Balancing Work, School and Family

When you decide to go to nursing school with a family, you’re taking the whole family back to school! Add a job into the mix, and it can seem like a recipe for disaster. But nursing school isn’t for the faint of heart, so chances are you’re up for the challenge! Follow these tips to help reduce some of the stress of going back to school…with a job…and a family. Good luck!

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