Advice for a new nursing student.

  1. After waiting 2 years, I will finally start nursing school this Spring :hatparty:. I'm excited but nervous at the same time because I have heard how difficult it is.

    I feel I'm prepared but would like advice on what to expect during my clinicals. I finished the Bio pre-reqs 2 yrs ago and although I frequently review my notes, I was wondering if there is anything in particular I should focus on.

    I have taken pharmacology, medical terminology, and am CNA certified.

    I'd appreciate any advice or suggestions!
    Thanks!!!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Yosemite, RN
    Stress management.
  4. by   smile123
    Time management.
  5. by   RNDude
    Quote from Barefoot_inSD
    ...I will finally start nursing school this Spring...I was wondering if there is anything in particular I should focus on...I'd appreciate any advice or suggestions! Thanks!!!
    If you can get an early look at the first semester's syllabus, get your textbook and start reading the pages assigned in the syllabus, you'll be doing yourself a big favor! There is a lot to read, and getting as much of it done as possible before school starts would be a big advantage and stress reliever.

    If the school won't give you a copy of the syllabus, plant yourself in the halls where the nursing program is taught and find a student willing to share a copy of the syllabus from the first semester. It may have changed somewhat from one semester to the next, but in my experience not much.

    Good luck!
  6. by   carol72
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    RNdude is right! Great plan.

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