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Nursing School Life

Nursing School Life

Dive into topics surrounding nursing school, study tips and more.

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Study Tips

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The Hardest Class in Nursing School

There’s no denying the fact that nursing school is hard, but prospective students tend to wonder: what exactly makes it so hard? There are a number of things at play that make nursing school an incredibly challenging endeavor.

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Life in Nursing School

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Dating a Nursing Student: Relationships in Nursing School

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.

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Why Can’t I Concentrate? How to Focus on Studying

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.

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A Guide to SOAPIE Charting [+ Examples]

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.

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Nursing School Survival Guide

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FAQs

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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