OKNurse2be's Nursing Blog

By OKNurse2be

Joined Feb 9, '09. Posts: 168 (34% Liked) Likes: 198

The following are articles I have written and shared with the nursing community. If you enjoy an article please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

My Semester in Review

I started out this semester with a lot of confidence. After all, I was pretty much a straight A student up until now. I had heard how nursing school is totally different from other classes but I don't think that really sunk in until I started. The first exam really rocked my confidence. I had seen those kind of questions before, but they had not really "mattered" until the grade mattered. Lab was also a brand new experience for me. I had to get over the feeling of "It's only a dummy" and see... Read More →

Nursing School Orientation!

Let's face it; orientation makes nursing school just seem more "real" but it's also very daunting, and a lot of information to sift through. My orientation was not as bad as I had thought it was going to be, but I did sit with the thoughts of "what the heck have I gotten myself into" among other thoughts. I got a good impression of my instructors and they all seemed to have a passion for nursing and for teaching. Looking back at what I learned at orientation, there are some very important... Read More →

Pre-Nursing School Jitters

Orientation is in 17 days. August 10th I get to meet all my fellow nursing school classmates and the instructors. I have waited for this so long. I have spent over a year doing all the pre-requisite classes and testing. I have waited what seems like a lifetime already just to get that all-important letter telling me that "Yes, you are accepted." I am not a very patient person. If it were up to me, I would have everything yesterday. I am so excited about nursing school that I just want to... Read More →

Why I want to become a nurse

My choice to become a nurse is really multifaceted. There is no single reason that stands out, but it's a combination of wanting to help people, a deep admiration for nurses that I know, and the knowledge that the pay scale is better than what we have coming in now. Have you ever been in a situation where you have witnessed a medical type of crisis? I have, and to not know what to do was paralyzing in a way. I was cashiering at a grocery store and the lady I was checking out, who also was... Read More →

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