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RN vs. BSN: How to Make the Right Decision for Your Nursing Career

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 9/8/16 10:30 AM

Two Kinds of Settlers 

Imagine two settlers in the early American West. One settler decides that he’ll be satisfied with a simple life at the foothills of a mountain. The second settler chooses to venture onward up the mountain. He wants a grander view of the plains below, and he has the stamina to get there.

Now scratch the settler thing. Settler Number 1 is like a nurse with an ADN (Associate’s Degree in Nursing) and Settler Number 2 is like a nurse with a BSN (Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing).

Neither path is inherently superior; it just depends on what you want with regards to your career.

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Topics: Nursing

Why You Should Consider Nursing School in Wisconsin

Posted by Ryan Roberts on 5/26/16 10:30 AM

Are you interested in the field of health care? Are you also interested in helping people? If the answer to both these questions is an emphatic “yes,” then pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing might be the right course of action for you.

Consider the following research regarding opportunities and benefits of participating in a nursing program, along with why there is a significant need in Wisconsin for registered nurses.

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Topics: Nursing

Silver Lake College Admitting Students into Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Posted by Ryan Roberts on 2/18/16 10:00 AM

The Wisconsin Board of Nursing voted unanimously on Jan. 14, 2016, to approve authorization for Silver Lake College to begin admitting students to its new four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

The state-of-the-art program, which will begin in fall of 2016, will help address the rapidly increasing need for nurses as growing numbers of people requiring health care (including older nurses) reach retirement age.

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Topics: Nursing

Nurse in Training: One Student's Journey to Nursing School

Posted by Benjamin Wideman on 4/25/15 3:01 PM

Silver Lake College freshman Shamir Jackson isn’t the first in her family to attend college.

However, she is determined to be the first to graduate with a four-year degree.

The 19-year-old nursing major from Milwaukee is a recipient of a number of grants, including a $2,900 Wisconsin Tuition Grant and a $1,000 Wisconsin Talent Grant.

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Topics: Nursing

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Silver Lake Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 


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