Healthcare Insights

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

Infographic: 3 Bona Fide Benefits of Earning a BSN

on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Infographic: 3 Bona Fide Benefits of Earning a BSN

As a nurse you, want the best for your career and for your patients. Enrolling in a BSN online program accomplishes both! As more employers seek to hire nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing, earning one can keep you from being left behind. Still not convinced? Check out these three benefits of earning a BSN.

9 Rewarding Nursing Jobs Beyond Floor Nurse

on Wednesday, 14 February 2018. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

9 Rewarding Nursing Jobs Beyond Floor Nurse

You love your job. You love your co-workers. You love your patients (except that one who always rings the call button right after you leave…). But sometimes you wonder what else is out there. Good news! You have options. We’ve compiled a list of nursing jobs that go beyond floor nurse. Before you rush in, make sure you meet the education requirements. Many of these jobs require a bachelor’s of nursing. So, if you only have your associate degree or nurse diploma you may want to think about an RN to BSN program. (If you need to work while you’re in school, an online program is a great option.)

Top 10 Podcasts That’ll Make RN to BSN Online Students Smarter

on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Top 10 Podcasts That’ll Make RN to BSN Online Students Smarter

In the last ten years podcasts have blown up. That’s great news for nursing students. Podcasts make it easier to stay on top of trends, get free advice, and learn new techniques that can advance your career. The portability of podcasts makes them the perfect way to punch up your commute, wind down at home at the end of the day, or even listen and learn while you grocery shop or work out. So if you’re an online RN to BSN program student looking to double down on your education or a working professional looking for a simple way to get ahead, here are 10 podcasts that—once you subscribe—will surely make you smarter.

What

on Thursday, 25 January 2018. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

What "BSN in 10" Means for RN to BSN Program Students

Did you hear? New York passed a law recently that will require nurses to earn their bachelor’s of nursing (BSN) within 10 years of getting their nursing license. The law is known as “BSN in 10,” and it’s important news for anyone thinking about starting an RN to BSN online program.

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.

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. 

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