Academic Advice

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

Online Healthcare Degrees Open Doors to Fascinating Opportunities

on Wednesday, 28 March 2018. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights

Online Healthcare Degrees Open Doors to Fascinating Opportunities

Love the idea of working in the lucrative healthcare industry but don’t want to work with patients? An affordable, accredited online healthcare degree can open the door to non-clinical career opportunities you may never have heard of, like sterile compounding. And the healthcare industry encompasses a broad range of related fields, such as dental, occupational therapy, and even veterinary!

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.

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.

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.

Advice from an Advisor: How to Stay Focused in an RN-BSN Program

on Thursday, 21 September 2017. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

Advice from an Advisor: How to Stay Focused in an RN-BSN Program

You won't find many people who deny that nurses lead hectic, jam-packed lives. You also won't find many (if any) healthcare educators or employers who deny the importance of nurses getting their BSN degree. So how can busy nurses in a RN-BSN program stay on track in pursuit of their academic and career goals? My advice is to remember what your "end goals" are, practice mindfulness and maximize your study schedule hours.

How Nursing Education Has Changed

on Thursday, 07 September 2017. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

How Nursing Education Has Changed

The nursing profession has existed for hundreds of years, so you can imagine just how much it has evolved over time. It wasn't until the late 1800's that Florence Nightingale proposed the idea of organized education for nurses—before that, women took on jobs as caretakers with no formal training at all.

Academic vs. On-the-Job Learning: For Nurses, Both Matter

on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

Academic vs. On-the-Job Learning: For Nurses, Both Matter

If you’re an RN, you know that many nurses are making the decision to return to school to earn their BSN. Whether your goal is to further your career or meet employer demands, the fact is that having a bachelor’s degree is becoming an industry standard for nurses. In fact, the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing report recommends that 80 percent of nurses have a bachelor’s degree by 2020

What Healthcare Degree Should I Get?

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights

Healthcare Career Guidance: What Healthcare Degree Should I Get?

Whether you're looking to start a career in healthcare or returning to school to advance your existing career, there are a variety of paths you can take to reach your goals. Madison School of Healthcare offers flexible and affordable programs that meet you where you are and help accelerate your journey so you can reach your career goals faster on your own terms.

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