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.

You Earned your Associate Degree in Nursing, Now What?

on Thursday, 27 July 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

You Earned your Associate Degree in Nursing, Now What?

So, you’ve just finished your associate degree in nursing (ADN). Congratulations! Completing a degree in nursing is no small feat. But what comes next? Having an ADN will allow you to start a career in nursing, but there are opportunities to continue your education and grow your career as well. Here’s what you can expect, from getting your RN license, to starting your first job, to earning additional degrees, as you take the next step in as a professional nurse.

Re-centering Your Practice Around Being Present

on Wednesday, 12 July 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Re-centering Your Practice Around Being Present

As the healthcare professionals who spend the most time at the bedside with patients, nurses must be present and engaged to be successful caregivers. The best nurses are engaged during their conversations, act with genuine care and concern, and make each patient experience feel personal. But it is not easy to be present every minute of the day, with every patient, all the time. Use the following four tips to help re-center your interactions to be present with your patients.

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.

10 Historical Medical Practices You Won't Believe Existed

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

10 Historical Medical Practices You Won't Believe Existed

Modern medicine and medical practices have come a long way since the earliest days of treatments and patient care. Many remedies thought to solve health concerns were harmful and often deadly. Fortunately, medicine has evolved into a practice largely based on science and safety. Here are 10 medical practices any healthcare professional will find hard to believe existed.

What Healthcare Career is Right for You?

on Thursday, 22 June 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights

What Healthcare Career is Right for You? Answers for the "People Person."

You're motivated to help others. Your top strengths include great communication skills, a positive attitude and strong attention to detail. In short, you're a "people person". If all of that is true for you, using your interpersonal talents in a healthcare career could be a great fit. But, what healthcare career is best for you? Finding out takes knowing your options – lucky for you there are many to consider!

7 Things for Nurses to Do on Their Day Off

on Monday, 12 June 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

7 Things for Nurses to Do on Their Day Off

It’s your day off! Now, what to do? Your shift schedule might give you days off that are different from your family and friends, and you might as well find the positives to the non-traditional hours of a nurse. Making sure you take advantage of your day(s) off can help you feel refreshed and energized once returning to work. Want to go on an adventure? Or simply relax and recover while still feeling productive? Here are seven things to do on your upcoming day off.

How to Manage the Transition to Nurse Manager

on Wednesday, 07 June 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

How to Manage the Transition to Nurse Manager

Whether you're visualizing long-term career advancement or your first day is around the corner, you may be wondering how to manage new responsibilities as a nurse manager. Transitioning from any position to a different role requires patience and optimism; no one is perfect in a new environment right away. Here are some tips on where to begin and how to navigate the promotion to nurse manager.

Five Roles Nurse Managers Play at Work

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Five Roles Nurse Managers Play at Work

Nurse managers wear many hats on the job. This position oversees the operations of a nursing unit in a clinic or hospital and must fill a variety of needs to meet both nursing care and organizational goals. The overarching mission of a nurse manager is to provide exceptional patient care while aligning their unit's goals with the hospital or clinic’s goals. But just how do they do that?

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