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How to Prepare for Next Semester's Pharmacology Class

How to Prepare for Next Semester's Pharmacology Class

by TonyPharmD - You’ve heard pharmacology is a tough class and maybe even know someone who had to repeat it. What isn’t common knowledge is what you can do about preparing for... Read More →

Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell

Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell

by CheesePotato - Warning: The following post is rife with brutal honesty and frustration. Read at your own risk. Memorandum from the desk of Your Friendly Neighborhood... Read More →

Last comment by Humanfirst
The Dreaded Group Project - How to Succeed?

The Dreaded Group Project - How to Succeed?

by traumaRUs - ...so first day of class, you are looking thru the syllabus at the assignments and see way down the line is the "deadline for the group assignment." What??!!! You... Read More →

Tips for Studying Abroad

Tips for Studying Abroad

by aoguagha - Many students try to circumvent the high costs of post secondary education in the United States by studying at overseas institutions. Meanwhile, others pursue... Read More →

Is It Possible To Work During Nursing School?

Is It Possible To Work During Nursing School?

by TheCommuter - Students commonly ask variations of the following questions: "Is it possible to work while enrolled in the nursing program at my school full-time?" "Should I work... Read More →

Last comment by BookishBelle
Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (Part II)

Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (Part II)

by cjcsoon2bnp - Students can be both a blessing and a curse for any clinical instructor (CI). We relish the days when we see the light blub turn on when a student connects the... Read More →

Last comment by Nurse Beth
I Graduated Nursing School, Now What?

I Graduated Nursing School, Now What?

by mnurse2016 - I remember the first day that I started nursing school. I had butterflies in my stomach and so much excitement I could have burst at the seams right there in... Read More →

Last comment by Pkham
Why Pursue Nursing As A Career

Why Pursue Nursing As A Career

by Grachi - Nursing is a noble and altruistic profession, concerned primarily with the aiding of others who cannot fend for themselves. In unpredictable economic times,... Read More →

Last comment by Sadiem
Choosing the Right Nursing School

Choosing the Right Nursing School

by Kate_Peds - "Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to the nursing program at _________!" It's the sentence that every prospective nursing... Read More →

Last comment by Amentothat
NTI - Capella FlexPath

NTI - Capella FlexPath

by allnurses - Capella University is a fully accredited university that offers RN to BSN and RN to MSN completion programs. Could furthering your education expand your career... Read More →

Love Nursing?  Or ????

Love Nursing? Or ????

by stefy01 - I just want to share my journey on how l got into nursing school and where I am now as a student. Something happened in June 2009, I had only one year left of... Read More →

Last comment by MMRRN1997
Nursing: What Did I Get Myself Into?!

Nursing: What Did I Get Myself Into?!

by mar9 - I’ve always been envious of the people who knew they were meant to be nurses right out of the womb. Like they were born screaming, "ADPIEEEEE!!" I wish I could... Read More →

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How to Nab those Nursing Scholarships $$

How to Nab those Nursing Scholarships $$

by achurley - Over the last two academic years, I have been a recipient of over $8660 in scholarships for nursing school, plus another $500 while I was completing my... Read More →

Last comment by teal1230
Nursing Mnemonics - Cranial Nerves

Nursing Mnemonics - Cranial Nerves

by empowern- - Cranial Nerves Tips & Tricks “A trap door is not going to open up and swallow you if you fail this test, Caroline!” That was what I told myself when I finally... Read More →

I really want to pursue nursing but I have so many doubts...

I really want to pursue nursing but I have so many doubts...

by NoSoyEnfAhora - So I'm a junior in high school, and it's my dream to become a nurse. I want to pursue this career because I love helping people, I love seeing smiles on people's... Read More →

Last comment by Barmherzigkeit
Students, it’s not all about you!

Students, it’s not all about you!

by BslateRN - I just graduated, so obviously I’m not in a position to give advice. But this is my biggest takeaway from nursing school, so I think it’s important for incoming... Read More →

Last comment by Alexander the Great
How to survive in nursing school if you do not like lecture

How to survive in nursing school if you do not like lecture

by SaltySarcasticSally - I spent years in grade school trying to figure out why I could never comprehend new material during class like other students could. I would take notes in every way... Read More →

Last comment by Beaue
10 Things You Should Know About the First Semester of Nursing School

10 Things You Should Know About the First Semester of Nursing School

by LoriBSN2b - Family Understands; Not! 1) Even if your family says they understand, they really don't. You may as well tell them, and your friends too, that you are being... Read More →

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