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 to Know About Being a Travel Nurse and How to Become One

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Nursing

What to Know About Being a Travel Nurse and How to Become One

Adventure. Great pay and benefits. New experiences. Opportunity for professional growth. If these sound like part of your dream career, becoming a travel nurse might be for you. Travel nurses work in different places for a set amount of time. The variety of work can give these nurses opportunities to learn new skills and experience specialties faster than nurses who stay in one place. If you’re feeling stuck in your nurse career or simply thinking about the next step to take, here’s what to know about being a travel nurse and how to become one.

Nurse Manager Resume Cover Letter Tips

on Thursday, 11 January 2018. Posted in Nursing

Nurse Career Resource: Tips for Writing an Amazing Cover Letter and Resume for a Nurse Manager Role

You’ve been working hard in your career. You’ve looked for ways to take on new responsibilities. Maybe you’ve even enrolled in an RN-BSN program. Now you’re ready to go after that promotion as a nurse manager. If it’s been awhile since you last applied for a job, your first step should be dusting off your cover letter and resume.

Easy RN to BSN Online Study Tips That Will Give You NCLEX Déjà Vu

on Wednesday, 03 January 2018. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

Easy RN to BSN Online Study Tips That Will Give You NCLEX Déjà Vu

Remember the NCLEX? That beast of an exam you took right after your nursing program? I remember taking mine, though that was more years ago than I care to admit. I studied and studied and studied for that test because I knew it was so important.

Career Resource: RN vs Nurse Leader vs Nurse Manager

on Friday, 29 December 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Career Resource: RN vs Nurse Leader vs Nurse Manager

When it comes to variety, nursing has it covered. Career opportunities are broad and expansive. According to some reports, there are over 100 nurse specialties! Understanding a few of the basic differences between key nurse positions can help you plan your career. To make it easier, we've broken down the differences between being a registered nurse (RN), nurse leader, and nurse manager below. We hope it's a helpful career resource for nurses like you!

When Career Dreams Change: How One Healthcare Student Found Her Real Passion

on Tuesday, 26 December 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Stories

When Career Dreams Change: How One Healthcare Student Found Her Real Passion

Talking to friends and family members who love their careers can make it seem like finding the ideal field is easy. But, for some people, discovering a dream career takes heading down the wrong path first. That's what happened to Kelly Tharp, who recently earned her healthcare administration degree through Madison School of Healthcare at Ashworth College.

6 Goal-Setting Mistakes

on Wednesday, 20 December 2017. Posted in Nursing

8 Ideas to Stay Focused During the Holidays

Is the stress of the holiday season leaving you a little distracted? In the last few weeks of the year, it may seem like there’s a lot more to do and less time to do it. Shopping, getting ready to travel, preparing for guests—it’s truly the time of the year when I don’t just hope for a 25th hour of the day, I hope for a 26th, 27th and 28th!

6 Goal-Setting Mistakes

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

These 6 Goal-Setting Mistakes Make Nursing School Harder

One of the greatest parts of my job as an academic advisor is helping nursing students reach their goals. In my experience, the busy adult learners I work with often have fantastic goals in mind, but sometimes common mistakes can throw the most well-intentioned students off their path.

Employer Q&A Video Series Episode 3: Nursing and Healthcare Career Advancement

on Thursday, 14 December 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Employer Q&A Video Series Episode 3: Nursing and Healthcare Career Advancement

Nurses continue to be part of the top 10 fastest growing occupations and are expected to be among this group until at least 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. What does that mean for today's nurses? Sustained demand for well-qualified, highly trained professionals. But, that does not mean today's nurses can rest on their laurels (not that any nurse knows the meaning of rest) and simply wait for career advancement to come to them. In our latest episode of Madison School of Healthcare Employer Q&A series, we focus on what employers are looking for in today – and tomorrow's – nurse hires (spoiler alert: it's in large part a bachelor's degree in nursing, so considering an RN-BSN program can be a difference maker).

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