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.

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.

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.

Infographic: Pathways for Accelerating Your Healthcare Career

on Thursday, 26 January 2017. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights

Infographic: Pathways for Accelerating Your Healthcare Career

Earning a professional certification can allow you to jump straight into a healthcare career, but you don’t have to stop there. If you want to accelerate your career, continuing your education while you work can help you reach your goals faster. Check out our infographic to see how you can combine certifications and degrees to build a pathway to success in healthcare.

3 Reasons to Pursue a Healthcare Career

on Saturday, 10 December 2016. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights

3 Reasons to Pursue a Healthcare Career

It's a great time to start a healthcare career. From medical office assistants and medical transcriptionists, to nurses and healthcare management professionals, the need for smart, trained individuals to join this rewarding field is on the rise. If you're considering enrolling in a healthcare degree program, here are three reasons why you should take the leap.

Video: Here's What You Should Know if You Want to Start a Healthcare Career

on Saturday, 10 December 2016. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights

Video: Here's What You Should Know if You Want to Start a Healthcare Career

Making the decision to go back to school can be a daunting one, especially when you have a job, family and other responsibilities to handle. But many people can, and do, enroll in online degree programs to achieve their goal of starting a healthcare career. Recent graduates from Madison School of Healthcare shared their advice for future students.

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