Articles: General Student Discussions

Articles: General Student Discussions

Discuss ideas and best practices relating to your nursing education, clinicals, and classroom experiences. For school specific discussions, visit Nursing Schools / Colleges.

Pettiness Abounds in Nursing School

Pettiness Abounds in Nursing School

by jsfarri - I don't warm up to people easily. My plan for nursing school was to do my own thing and get through it myself. However, I became somewhat of a leader among my... Read More →

Last comment by SHGR
Head to Toe Assessment

Head to Toe Assessment

by traumaRUs - The head-to-toe assessment is one of the basic skills all nurses need to develop. No matter what specialty you go into, assessment is one of the first objectives... Read More →

Last comment by smartassmommy
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 - 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 deployed for 2-4 years,... Read More →

Last comment by 37changes
The Case Against Med-Surg!

The Case Against Med-Surg!

by jb2u - "I believe that everyone should spend their first year in Med-Surg." These are the words as spoken by the Director of my nursing school. As one that has always... Read More →

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Nurturing Confidence In Nursing Students

Nurturing Confidence In Nursing Students

by AOx1 - As I work on my latest research, one common theme is evident in nursing students. Many lack confidence. Among several areas of research interest, I am most... Read More →

Last comment by Eat_Pray_Love
Wisdom, Solicitude, and the Phantom of Fear

Wisdom, Solicitude, and the Phantom of Fear

by TuesdaysChild - Bear with me. This is not a spiritual lesson, but that is the station from which my own train of thought started that ultimately brought me to the destination I’m... Read More →

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Dealing with the Disappointment - Not passing NCLEX the first time

Dealing with the Disappointment - Not passing NCLEX the first time

by Hopeful4it - I wasn't the highest achiever in nursing school. I went in to it with straight A's, but I'm a mother of 3 and couldn't stand the thought of not devoting at least... Read More →

Last comment by susummers1
Why I Chose Nursing

Why I Chose Nursing

by nyugirlx19 - I am sure every nurse and nursing student can assume the question I am about to answer. “Why nursing?” is a question we get asked quite often, and for a while, it... Read More →

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What I wish my nursing students knew...

What I wish my nursing students knew...

by jifferte - Last night, my first class of nursing students graduated. It was a momentous and beautiful moment that really got me pondering the challenges and triumphs of being... Read More →

Last comment by didi768
Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (CI) - Part I

Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (CI) - Part I

by cjcsoon2bnp - Let’s face it, no one ever made millions off of being a nursing clinical instructor (CI) or entered nursing academia for the glitz or glamor. Most people become a... Read More →

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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 HouTx
YOUR Guide to Rocking Nursing School Clinical Rotations!

YOUR Guide to Rocking Nursing School Clinical Rotations!

by MurseJJ - You've made it! You passed all of your prerequisite courses, started nursing school, and you're about to begin your very first clinical rotation. What should you... Read More →

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Do not be discouraged if you don't pass your HESI exit exam on your first try!!

Do not be discouraged if you don't pass your HESI exit exam on your first try!!

by erint330 - This may seem long, but I wanted to share with my fellow nursing students the way I prepared for the HESI exit exam and how I passed with a score of 907 on my... Read More →

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My Unique Pharm Study Method

My Unique Pharm Study Method

by NeoNatMom - Hello Everyone, This was intially written to someone who reached out to me via PM on how to develop an effective way to learn pharmacology. I have a study... Read More →

Last comment by chacha82
The Wicked Politics of Clinical Practicum in Nursing School

The Wicked Politics of Clinical Practicum in Nursing School

by TheCommuter - Nursing school is not always fair. And, in my honest opinion, the most unfair aspect of the nursing school experience is the clinical practicum portion, also known... Read More →

Last comment by AofSB
Things you need to know about nursing school

Things you need to know about nursing school

by biobots - When I first started nursing school, people in my class were very resourceful. We looked up a lot of the information that was thrown at us. When I say "look up," I... Read More →

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If I can do it, you can do it too!

If I can do it, you can do it too!

by milliem - Hello, I just wanted to contribute to this website because for the last couple of years, it has been a lifesaving resource to me and I always told myself that... Read More →

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Life, Death, and the Nurse In Between

Life, Death, and the Nurse In Between

by MaggieMae412 - He was an elderly patient, unresponsive and on comfort measures only, when I met him at 8:00am that morning. The staff had guessed based on his current state that... Read More →

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