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.

What CCNE Accreditation Means for Nursing Students

on Monday, 11 December 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

What CCNE Accreditation Means for Nursing Students

Choosing a school for your RN-BSN program is a big decision. You are likely already researching the experience of instructors in possible programs. You may even be thinking about ways to pay for your RN-BSN program and how to fit school into your current work schedule. But, have you thought about accreditation? Enrolling in a program that is accredited can help you get the right foundation to achieve your educational and career goals. Learning about what accreditation is and why it is important can help you make the most informed decision when choosing to go back to college. 

Ashworth College Introduces Madison School of Healthcare

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in News

Online RN-BSN Program Earns CCNE Accreditation

NORCROSS, Ga. - Madison School of Healthcare at Ashworth College – a leading online college based in Norcross, Georgia – is proud to announce its RN-BSN program has earned accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is recognized as the premier accrediting body for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, and ensures program quality by setting standards for delivery, institutional commitment and resources, quality curriculum, and program effectiveness through assessment and achievement of program outcomes. Accreditation from CCNE supports the continued growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.

Why Healthcare Students Should Never Take Out a Student Loan

on Friday, 01 December 2017. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights

Why Healthcare Students Should Never Take Out a Student Loan

Bills need to be paid. Dinner needs to be made. Your kids need help with their homework. You have a job and other responsibilities, too. Your plate is full.

Passion for People Drives Madison School of Healthcare RN-BSN Student

on Friday, 17 November 2017. Posted in Nursing, Stories

Passion for People Drives Madison School of Healthcare RN-BSN Student

Passion for people. It's a trait that is central to being a nurse. For Madison School of Healthcare RN-BSN student May MacDowall, it is the exact thing that drove her to join the healthcare field in the first place. "I have a passion for people, and I enjoy science. So, it was a perfect mix," explained May. 

Nursing and Healthcare Career Advancement: Employer Q&A Video Series Episode 2

on Thursday, 02 November 2017. Posted in Nursing

Nursing and Healthcare Career Advancement: Employer Q&A Video Series Episode 2

For nurses, career stability and acceleration increasingly depend on earning a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Plus, according to a report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, RNs with bachelor's degrees make more money on average than RNs with associate degrees. These trends are encouraging many nurses to enroll in RN-BSN programs. That's why in the latest episode of the Employer Q&A video series we're focusing on nursing careers.

Nurse Manager Jobs Beyond the Hospital

on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Nurse Manager Jobs Beyond the Hospital

There is a growing demand for nurse managers, and that expected rise in employment is happening in more settings than hospitals. Employers in a variety of environments are looking for qualified nurse leaders. Have you considered a non-hospital position?

Build a Nurse Shift Stress Survival Kit

on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

How to Manage Nursing Shift Stress

You get to work, review the orders you need to handle and doctor’s notes from the previous shift. You start to make your rounds when you hear the beep of a patient’s infusion pump signaling you need to hang a new bag of saline. You change course, replace the bag then get back to your rounds where you determine one of your patients is ready to go home. So you head back to the station and start to fill out discharge papers, then there’s that beeping again. Another change of a saline bag and you’re off to remove the catheter from the patient down the hall. That’s just the first hour of your shift, on a calm day.

5 Questions to Prepare for During a Nurse Manager Interview

on Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

5 Questions to Prepare for During a Nurse Manager Interview

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, nurse managers are increasingly in demand, with employment of health services managers projected to grow 17 percent by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ambitious nurses wanting to grow with the industry, expand their current role, and who are interested in management, strategy and implementation are encouraged to interview for a nurse manager position. For some, however, interviewing for a new role or promotion can be intimidating. But preparing responses for a few questions that may be asked can go a long way in setting you up for success. We’ve laid out ways to prepare for the interview and five questions every nurse should be ready to answer.

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