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What to Expect When Taking Nursing Prerequisites Online Through MAP

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Marian University Nursing

Eric Swickard has a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience working for an engineering firm, but always wanted to work in a field that helps people. So last year he decided to change paths to nursing, and enroll in Marian University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program to make it happen. He […]

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How One Mom’s Career Switch to Nursing Started with Our ABSN Program

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Marian University Nursing

If you would have told Ruth Lamb she was going to be a nurse five years ago, she would not have believed you. “There’s probably no way. I was a totally different person then,” she says. The mom of four children ranging from 13 to 22 began her career as a computer programmer in the […]

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How Our Clinical Partnership with Saint Thomas Helps You Succeed

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

No doubt, clinical rotations are an important aspect of your nursing education. They’re where you put into practice what you’re learning online in your didactic courses and in your simulation and skills labs. As such, we strive to maximize our students’ experiential learning opportunities in an actual clinical setting. That’s why we have a clinical […]

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5 Soft Skills Nurses Need and How Our ABSN Program Teaches Them

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Marian University Nursing

Do you have what it takes to be a nurse? If you’ve never worked in a health care setting before you likely lack the vital medical knowledge and practical skills nurses need to perform the critical aspects of the job. But what about the “soft” skills, or the personality traits, that make great nurses? Organization, […]

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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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