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Why I Became a Nurse: Second-Degree Students Share Their Stories

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

Between studying for exams and going through skills labs and clinicals, nursing school isn’t for the faint of heart. Throw on top of that an accelerated graduation timeline and you’re in for a demanding road ahead to complete your nursing degree. In the most arduous moments, you may even be asking yourself, “Why do I […]

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Why Going from Bachelors in Biology to BSN Makes Sense

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

It was no surprise to Paige Barnhart that she would go to college to pursue an undergraduate science degree. Ever since she can remember, she says she was determined to go to medical school to become a surgeon. But she caught herself off-guard midway through college when she started to realize that she might want […]

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What You Don’t Know About Nursing Careers Outside the Hospital

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

If you’re an aspiring nursing student, looking for nursing careers outside the hospital, there are a variety of pathways you can take. That’s the beauty of nursing as a career– it prepares you to transition to a mixture of engaging and challenging jobs outside of the hospital setting. And thanks to the booming health care […]

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Online nursing coursework prepares ABSN for clinical work as well at the real world

How Online Nursing Coursework Prepares ABSN Students

Posted on June 7, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

Adjusting your lifestyle to accommodate nursing school can be a real challenge, but with online coursework and a blended curriculum like ours, you can transition smoothly. Our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program offers a bit of flexibility through our online nursing coursework, yet still provides you with the full nursing school experience. […]

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Are Accelerated Nursing Graduates Getting Jobs? Three Graduates Tell Their Stories

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

If you’ve ever wondered how successful accelerated nursing students are after graduating, you’re not alone. Many prospective students at Marian University initially have that concern, but after learning more about our students’ achievements, they realize there are numerous accelerated nursing graduates getting jobs at top health care providers. Every year, our ABSN graduates join thousands […]

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Why a Faith-Based Nursing Program Makes a Difference

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

What do you want most out of a nursing program? If you are looking for a program that provides you the chance to make a difference, a faith-based nursing program may be a great fit for you. Focused on caring for the whole patient – mind, body, and soul – a faith-based education makes sure […]

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4 Tips to Consider Before Relocating to Nashville, Tennessee for Nursing School

Posted on March 7, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

Relocating to Nashville for nursing school is definitely a smart move. It’s a great city with great job opportunities in health care. And, while the cost of moving to a new state can create unwanted stress, we don’t want that to keep you from getting a great Marian University nursing education. If you are thinking […]

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Valuable Clinical Partnership with St. Vincent

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

For Marian University’s online-based Accelerated BSN program in Indianapolis, we offer our nursing students an experience they won’t find anywhere else. Because student success is important to us, we maximize our students’ clinical experiences through our partnership with St. Vincent. Not only do the St. Vincent nurses go out of their way to give our […]

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How to Make the EMT to Nurse Transition

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

Whether it stems from abuse of the 9-1-1 system or lack of administrative support, if you’re an EMT suffering from job burnout, don’t feel bad—you’re not alone. Studies show that, on average, EMTs contemplate an occupational change after eight years on the job. That said, have you ever thought about making the EMT to nurse […]

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Lauren Madden: Not Your Average Nursing Student

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Marian University Nursing

Caring, kind, assertive and intelligent – these are a few of the many attributes that describe recent ABSN graduate, Lauren Madden. From Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader to ER Nurse at Riley Children’s Hospital, many might assume Lauren had it all figured out. But, she’s not your average nursing student. Like most things in this world, landing […]

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