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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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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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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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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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 →

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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 →

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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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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 →

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