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Dear Nursing Student,

Dear Nursing Student,

by dogmombyday - I have the somewhat unique position of being in the no-man's land between nursing school and real world nursing: I have a whopping 3 months of nursing experience... Read More →

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Nursing School Survey for Students

Nursing School Survey for Students

by tnbutterfly - Are you a high school student who has decided to pursue a nursing career or someone who is thinking about changing career paths and looking at nursing as a new... Read More →

Making My Way to Nursing School.

Making My Way to Nursing School.

by futureRNDANI - So at 29 I'm finally doing it. I'm finally starting pre-nursing courses in Jan 2018. I've done so much research and found the process to be a bit complicated, but... Read More →

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Memorizing Pharmacology Video 2 of 7

Memorizing Pharmacology Video 2 of 7

by TonyPharmD - We gradually increase the difficulty by moving from 13 gastrointestinal to 25 musculoskeletal medicines. To handle this many, we’ll divide the drugs into various... Read More →

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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 →

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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 →

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 →

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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 →

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How Not to Study

How Not to Study

by ZenRN181 - I have always done well in school but good grades have not come easy, they require me to study for hours, make countless flashcards, attend lectures and read the... Read More →

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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 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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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