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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.

6 Goal-Setting Mistakes

on Wednesday, 20 December 2017. Posted in Nursing

8 Ideas to Stay Focused During the Holidays

Is the stress of the holiday season leaving you a little distracted? In the last few weeks of the year, it may seem like there’s a lot more to do and less time to do it. Shopping, getting ready to travel, preparing for guests—it’s truly the time of the year when I don’t just hope for a 25th hour of the day, I hope for a 26th, 27th and 28th!

6 Goal-Setting Mistakes

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

These 6 Goal-Setting Mistakes Make Nursing School Harder

One of the greatest parts of my job as an academic advisor is helping nursing students reach their goals. In my experience, the busy adult learners I work with often have fantastic goals in mind, but sometimes common mistakes can throw the most well-intentioned students off their path.

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. 

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.

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