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

Passion for People Drives Madison School of Healthcare RN-BSN Student

on Friday, 17 November 2017. Posted in Nursing, Stories

Passion for People Drives Madison School of Healthcare RN-BSN Student

Passion for people. It's a trait that is central to being a nurse. For Madison School of Healthcare RN-BSN student May MacDowall, it is the exact thing that drove her to join the healthcare field in the first place. "I have a passion for people, and I enjoy science. So, it was a perfect mix," explained May. 

Nursing and Healthcare Career Advancement: Employer Q&A Video Series Episode 2

on Thursday, 02 November 2017. Posted in Nursing

Nursing and Healthcare Career Advancement: Employer Q&A Video Series Episode 2

For nurses, career stability and acceleration increasingly depend on earning a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Plus, according to a report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, RNs with bachelor's degrees make more money on average than RNs with associate degrees. These trends are encouraging many nurses to enroll in RN-BSN programs. That's why in the latest episode of the Employer Q&A video series we're focusing on nursing careers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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