Nursing School Life
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Life in Nursing School
Is nursing school hard? That’s the big question everyone asks when looking into becoming a nurse.
What does nursing school have in common with a brand new relationship? Well, they both tend to storm your calendar, creep their way into every conversation, and are hard to appreciate from outside. On the other hand, (good) romance doesn’t usually tax your empathy or keep you on your feet for shifts of up to 10 hours.
Nurses are routinely listed as one of the United States’ “most trusted professions” because of the tenderness and care that we routinely show our patients. Yet, many of us are decidedly less gentle when dealing with our colleagues: nursing is also recognized as one of the most unwelcoming professions for recent graduates.
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There’s no denying the fact that we live in a world filled with distractions. In a given day, we may take in more information than our ancestors faced in their entire lives. Both a blessing and a curse, the ability to learn about anything is at our fingertips, yet the modern world is overflowing with constant distractions.
One of the most important aspects of working as a nurse is documentation. New nurses are often surprised by the amount of time that they spend behind a computer throughout their workday, charting and writing important nursing notes. Although your charted assessments will likely be documented using a charting program such as EPIC, Cerner, Allscripts, or MEDITECH, you will frequently run into situations when you need to type out a nursing note. Having a template for these notes can make it much easier to relay all of the important information to clearly communicate what’s happening in a given situation.
Nursing School Survival Guide
Let Nurse Liz guide you through the hardships and pitfalls of nursing school.
Daunting and intense clinicals are unfortunate, but they are also a side of nursing school that can teach you the most because they provide exposure to the uglier sides of the profession, such as abusive patients or workplace bullying.
Clinicals in nursing school are not just a unique experience: they are also among the most highly-anticipated and nerve-racking ones. When you think of “nursing students,” you probably picture them on a hospital floor rather than a classroom.
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It seems that all over the internet, and especially on social media, you see a lot of nursing students talking about how nursing school is hard and how overwhelmed they are. But: Everyone’s definition of hard is different. And with the right resources, it can be done!
Nursing school is a full-time commitment. To go through nursing school with confidence, preparation and organization is key. Nurse Liz leads you through all the tricky parts of nursing school in her Nursing School Survival Guide: What to expect, how to prepare, and how to deal with the pitfalls.
The most effective way to study for your nursing exams is to combine different learning modalities:
First, deep-dive into the topics with video lessons hosted by competent educators. Next, apply what you’ve learned in practical situations by answering clinical case questions in the Qbank.
Lastly, make sure you retain information long-term by regularly reviewing your knowledge with Spaced-Repetition quizzes.
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