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.

7 Things for Nurses to Do on Their Day Off

on Monday, 12 June 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

7 Things for Nurses to Do on Their Day Off

It’s your day off! Now, what to do? Your shift schedule might give you days off that are different from your family and friends, and you might as well find the positives to the non-traditional hours of a nurse. Making sure you take advantage of your day(s) off can help you feel refreshed and energized once returning to work. Want to go on an adventure? Or simply relax and recover while still feeling productive? Here are seven things to do on your upcoming day off.

How to Manage the Transition to Nurse Manager

on Wednesday, 07 June 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

How to Manage the Transition to Nurse Manager

Whether you're visualizing long-term career advancement or your first day is around the corner, you may be wondering how to manage new responsibilities as a nurse manager. Transitioning from any position to a different role requires patience and optimism; no one is perfect in a new environment right away. Here are some tips on where to begin and how to navigate the promotion to nurse manager.

How to Succeed in Your RN to BSN Program

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

Advice from an Advisor: How to Succeed in Your RN to BSN Program

If you're an RN in the field and you’re thinking about going back to school to earn your BSN, you’re not alone. Whether the goal is to remain competitive in the industry, advance from an existing position, or simply to meet the requirements of a current employer, having a bachelor’s degree is becoming the new standard.

Five Roles Nurse Managers Play at Work

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Five Roles Nurse Managers Play at Work

Nurse managers wear many hats on the job. This position oversees the operations of a nursing unit in a clinic or hospital and must fill a variety of needs to meet both nursing care and organizational goals. The overarching mission of a nurse manager is to provide exceptional patient care while aligning their unit's goals with the hospital or clinic’s goals. But just how do they do that?

Ten Jokes All Nurses Will Understand

on Friday, 19 May 2017. Posted in Nursing

Ten Jokes All Nurses Will Understand

Whether on the job or talking about the job, nurses share a special connection with each other. After all, the profession can be exhausting, frustrating, and sometimes, down-right messy. One of the easiest way to survive the roller coaster of emotions you experience during a 10-hour shift is to bond with your coworkers through laughter.

4 Post-Shift Tips from Science for Nurses Looking to De-Stress

on Monday, 15 May 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

4 Post-Shift Tips from Science for Nurses Looking to De-Stress

You know being a nurse goes hand in hand with stress. Like smoke and fire. Or, a hammer and a nail. Your day is often stressful moment after stressful moment – and that can take a toll.

9 Reasons to Thank a Nurse This Week

on Saturday, 06 May 2017. Posted in Nursing

9 Reasons to Thank a Nurse This Week

Happy Nurses Week!

From May 6-12, we officially recognize nurses for all they do for the greater good of others. Nurses go above and beyond every day of their careers, so giving them a “thank you!” is the least we can do. Let’s all recognize a nurse and send a thank you card this week to give them a well-deserved boost! It only takes a minute to download a thank you card and upload it to your favorite social network such as Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ThankaNurse.

How to Become a Nurse Manager – and How an RN-BSN Gets You There

on Thursday, 23 March 2017. Posted in Nursing

How to Become a Nurse Manager – and How an RN-BSN Gets You There

You love nursing, but sometimes you find yourself looking for new day-to-day responsibilities. Perhaps you’re hoping to help others in a new way or are curious about earning potential in a management role. Becoming a nurse manager may be a great fit for you, as the role builds on your existing nursing expertise while offering new daily and career opportunities.

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