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Each blog, written by our subject matter experts, will explore topics ranging from healthcare news, academics, student life, nursing, career skills and much more.

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).

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. 

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