Advice to New Nursing Students

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    Have you ever fallen in love? If it was anything like when I started to feel something for my husband, you were nervous as all hell.

    I wanted everything to go right. And, any misstep or problem was a catastrophe.

    If he didn't return a call quick enough, I thought "maybe he doesn't really like me" or "maybe there is someone else he'd rather be with".

    Nursing school and a career in nursing are like falling in love.

    The moment that you become secure enough in yourself and your relationship with it...
    that's when you can relax and that's when you can feel the love. In this moment, you become confident that you are meaningful and belong exactly where you are.

    That's when you realize that you made the right choice. You were meant to be together.

    That's when you start doing things right. That's when you become a good nursing student. That's what will help you be a good nurse.

    So, don't let bumps in the road, mistakes, bad clinical days or poor test grades shake the love and dedication that is deep in your heart.

    Best of luck to you all.
    Last edit by Joe V on Aug 31, '12 : Reason: spacing

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  2. 18 Comments...

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    Woooooowwwwww!!!! LOVE IT!
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    I definitely needed to read something like this today! Nursing school is SO new that I'm getting overwhelmed and thinking ahead too much!
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    I just started nursing school and im still nervous but excited at the same time. :
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    That is a great way to look at it
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    Thank you.
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    Thank you... that is a very good way to think of it.
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    Them crazy nursing students from N.C....all weird and stuff! Haha
    It's true, the people that find nursing to be like their "new love" are going to really enjoy their new career.
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    Those are great words! Thank you. I just started nursing school. And have to remember to just put one foot in front of the other
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    thank you! I am 2 weeks in and scared already! but happy scared! thank you, this is what i needed to read today!

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