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.

What Nurses Learn in an RN to BSN Online Curriculum

on Tuesday, 10 July 2018. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

What Can Nurses Learn From an RN to BSN Online Curriculum That They Don’t Already Know?

Nurses work hard to earn their RN license. And after years of successful practice, they may wonder what a BSN completion program can possibly tell them about how to be a great nurse.

One of These Online Healthcare Programs Will Help You Land Your Dream Career

on Wednesday, 20 June 2018. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights

One of These Online Healthcare Programs Will Help You Land Your Dream Career

Careers in healthcare are excellent options for people passionate about helping others, those wanting to be in a field where job growth is expected, and those who are always willing to learn something new. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of healthcare jobs is expected to increase 18 percent by 2026.

A Timeframe for BSN Completion: How Long Does It Take?

on Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

A Timeframe for BSN Completion: How Long Does It Take?

Imagine this scenario: You feel inspired to go back to school and get your BSN, so you hop on the web to find out when classes start at the local college. Your enthusiasm immediately gets deflated when you discover you missed the application deadline by a week, so you’ll have to wait another six months to apply. Oh, and the dean notes they’re running a waitlist for the program due to a faculty shortage, so they’re advising candidates that not every applicant to the BSN completion program will be accepted. Maybe you’ll get in, maybe you won’t. But it will take half a year for you to find out – and delay your degree completion by at least that length of time.

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.

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