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.

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.

Nurse Manager Jobs Beyond the Hospital

on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Nurse Manager Jobs Beyond the Hospital

There is a growing demand for nurse managers, and that expected rise in employment is happening in more settings than hospitals. Employers in a variety of environments are looking for qualified nurse leaders. Have you considered a non-hospital position?

Build a Nurse Shift Stress Survival Kit

on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

How to Manage Nursing Shift Stress

You get to work, review the orders you need to handle and doctor’s notes from the previous shift. You start to make your rounds when you hear the beep of a patient’s infusion pump signaling you need to hang a new bag of saline. You change course, replace the bag then get back to your rounds where you determine one of your patients is ready to go home. So you head back to the station and start to fill out discharge papers, then there’s that beeping again. Another change of a saline bag and you’re off to remove the catheter from the patient down the hall. That’s just the first hour of your shift, on a calm day.

5 Questions to Prepare for During a Nurse Manager Interview

on Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

5 Questions to Prepare for During a Nurse Manager Interview

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, nurse managers are increasingly in demand, with employment of health services managers projected to grow 17 percent by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ambitious nurses wanting to grow with the industry, expand their current role, and who are interested in management, strategy and implementation are encouraged to interview for a nurse manager position. For some, however, interviewing for a new role or promotion can be intimidating. But preparing responses for a few questions that may be asked can go a long way in setting you up for success. We’ve laid out ways to prepare for the interview and five questions every nurse should be ready to answer.

Nursing and Healthcare Career Advancement

on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Nursing and Healthcare Career Advancement: Employer Q&A Video Series

When thinking about career advancement, the question isn't "why?" but "how?" The Madison School of Healthcare has you covered in our new Employer Q&A video series, which offers expert nursing and healthcare career advancement insights. No matter where you stand in your career, we have expert recommendations to help you take things to the next level.

Three Reasons to Get Your BSN Today

on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Three Reasons to Get Your BSN Today

If you're an RN with an associate degree, it's likely you've read an article or two about why you should earn your BSN. Okay, it’s probably more like too many articles to count, on top of recommendations from your employer, mentor, friends and maybe even a nosey stranger. RNs understand why a BSN is important, but deciding when it’s the right time to go back to school is another decision in its own right.

Which Healthcare Careers are in Highest Demand?

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Which Healthcare Careers are in Highest Demand?

Healthcare is a hot industry for job growth right now. In fact, the number of healthcare jobs is expected to grow faster than any other industry between 2014 and 2024. As baby boomers age, and members of Generation X have children, the need for healthcare professionals will continue to rise. Here are four careers that are in high demand right now.

Four Reasons Nurse Managers are in High Demand

on Tuesday, 08 August 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Four Reasons Nurse Managers are in High Demand

As the healthcare industry continues to witness growth requiring greater numbers of qualified medical professionals and leaders, there has never been a better time to become a nurse manager. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national employment of medical and health services managers is projected to increase by 22 percent through 2020. To get ready for those opportunities, many experienced floor nurses are taking steps now, such as completing an RN-BSN program and talking with their employer about other requirements. But, what is the story behind the numbers? There are four reasons nurse managers are in high demand today, and it all starts with a growing patient population.

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