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Category: Nursing School

Michelle

What You Should Do If You Hate Nursing School

Second-guessing why you’re in nursing school? Would you even say that you hate it? If so, check out the following steps to deal with nursing school and rediscover why you wanted to be a nurse in the first place! Identify why you hate nursing school First, identify the exact cause of your unhappiness. Are you […]

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Chris

New Nursing Grad Job Hunting Tips

Many of you NCLEX-RN peeps are also looking for new grad job hunting tips. So I thought I’d oblige and give you some of the tips I’ve used or I’ve seen used that work. And, since the torture of nursing school is over, let’s talk about the myriad of possibilities awaiting you. Job hunting can […]

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Chris

Study Habits for Passing the NCLEX-RN

Look at you, you overachiever you! You’re not even done with nursing school and you’re building study habits for passing the NCLEX-RN. Let me begin by by saying you’re way further ahead than many of your classmates. Preparing for and passing the NCLEX-RN is more about developing a foundation to draw upon than it is cramming […]

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Stephanie

Do Nursing School Grades Matter?

I’m sure there are many people seeing this question and they will firmly tell you that the grades you get in nursing school don’t matter. I beg to differ. Do nursing school grades matter? Of course they do! But, they aren’t going to matter the same way to each person. How your nursing school grades matter […]

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Crystal

How To Succeed as a Nurse

I’ll never forget my very first clinical day as a student nurse. I went home and cried. I was pretty sure I didn’t have what it takes to be a nurse and had made a terrible mistake by going to nursing school. Fortunately, I can look back on that day and laugh. I’m happy to […]

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Michelle

Is an Online Nursing Program Right for Me?

There are many training options to choose from to become a nurse: RN versus LPN, associate versus bachelor’s degree programs, and in-person versus online programs. There are many options to consider when planning your education and choosing a nursing school. The school’s success rate in preparing nurses to pass the NCLEX-RN exam is a very important […]

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Michelle

How to Make the Most of Nursing Clinical Rotations

Be Prepared for Clinical Rotations It is important to make a good first impression during clinical rotations. Be sure that you know where you have to be. I always suggest taking a trial run and getting familiar with either the public transportation route and schedule or the driving route and parking options. You want arrive […]

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Michelle

First Nursing Job: It’s Normal to be Nervous

Whenever you start a new job, there is a learning curve. This is especially true for your first nursing job! It is going to take you time to learn your new role and responsibilities. Take a minute to breathe and remember that you are not alone and this is normal. Those anxious feelings of butterflies […]

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Michelle

Working While in Nursing School? Things to Consider

There is no simple answer to this question, nor is the answer the same for each student. When considering whether working while in nursing school is right for you there are numerous factors which you need to consider. Be aware that you may need to reconsider your decision at different times throughout your training. Financial […]

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Stephanie

5 Steps to Dealing with Setbacks in Nursing School

It doesn’t matter how conscientious you are, eventually you will deal with a setback in nursing school.  Maybe you will get a bad test grade, fail a class, miss a deadline, or make a mistake. The type of setback doesn’t matter quite as much as you think it does.  What really matters is how you […]

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