This lesson is talking about how to manage your day-to-day
life while in a nursing school.
We will discuss making a plan, learning to say no. We'll
talk sleep and really just how to balance it all.
I'd like to take a few minutes talking to you about a few
things to help make you successful.
So, first of all, get your brain in the game.
You need to ignore that really loud internet voice that
nursing school is the worst and the hardest thing ever, stop
thinking that way.
One of the worse things that you can say to yourself is, I
can't do this.
So, first of all, just explore that feeling a bit at first.
Does it have to do with past experiences?
Does it have to do with difficulty with just being
successful in school?
And if it's been a while that you've been in school,
this could be problematic as well, and concern. I get that.
But, the power of positive thinking is key, and be
So, if you're one that procrastinates, I mean, I admit that
I do as well.
If you struggle with comprehension, look into resources now
that can possibly help you with that.
And understand if this is truly your goal.
You are not alone in being a perfect student.
I know every nursing student thinks they have to get a 4.0
or all As in nursing school, this is simply not true.
And your faculty is there to help guide you and understand
that LPN school
has a lot of adult students that have families and jobs and
other things to deal with.
And it is normal to deal with stress and conflict while
you're in nursing school.
Biggest thing is communication.
Communicate with your faculty and look for resources now to
deal with this.
Now, I don't wanna lie to you.
Nursing school is busy, but the content isn't necessarily
So being busy is way easier to handle than hard.
So why is it so busy?
Well, you've got school class times,
you've got clinical times that's usually anywhere from 8 or
you've got lab time, simulations,
and then you've got assignments for almost every single part
of that clinical, lab or simulation.
And this is all while you're trying to study for big exams.
So that sounds pretty busy, right?
Well, we typically don't give you assignments
that are just, oh, short easy memorization
or open-book or all open note or just very simple
Almost everything we give you at nursing school is assigned
to help you take that material
and then apply it to a patient's condition.
And not only apply it but know what signs and symptoms to
Hey, is this a normal patient condition or is it not?
So some of the lucky ones may catch on to all of this
and be able to apply it fairly quick. Most of us though, not
So spending time in the content takes time, a lot of time.
And I'm only telling you all of these before you start an
so you can make arrangements ahead of time.
This will hopefully help you handle some of the stress level
while you're in the nursing program.