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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.

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.

Madison Student Earns BSN after a Decade in Nursing

on Friday, 11 August 2017. Posted in Nursing, Stories

It’s Never Too Late: Madison Student Earns BSN after a Decade in Nursing

Jim Massey has worked in the healthcare industry for nearly 24 years. He worked as a medical assistant and a surgical technician before earning his associate degree and becoming a registered nurse (RN), a role he’s embraced for the past decade.

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.

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

Scholarship Helps Madison Student Continue a Lifetime of Care

on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. Posted in Nursing, Stories

Scholarship Helps Madison Student Continue a Lifetime of Care

Towards the end of a recent shift, Elizabeth Corley received the kind of news nurses don’t usually expect to hear on the job.

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.

Bernard Royal

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Nursing, Stories

How One RN to BSN Student is Boosting His Career, Step by Step

Bernard Royal has always taken his education step by step. After moving from Savannah, Georgia to Brooklyn, New York, he still needed to finish his high school diploma. Switching school systems meant that he’d have to retake several courses. Instead, he opted to enroll in James Madison High School’s online program.

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.

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