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Best Advice for a Nursing Student?

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by sjackovich8 sjackovich8 (New) New

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What is the best advice you would give to a nursing student who is in their first year of the program?

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Invest in caffeine pills.

Learn to function on lack of sleep :)

keys of life.

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emtb2rn has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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Read the stickies at the top of this forum. Seriously, they'll answer every question you have.

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Leave for class early, you never know what the traffic will be like. Read your books, go to class, take good notes, practice NCLEX questions on the topics you cover in class. Take care of yourself - sleep, eat, exercise. Try to find a good study group (one that actually studies). Be prepared, get everything you need ready the night before clinical so you can just get up and go...other than that, read some of the other threads on this topic, there's a lot of good advice on here :)

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Invest in saunders comprehensive review.

That is all

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Relax, i know what your thinking. The anxiety is creeping in. The anticipation. Are you in a 4 yr program? If so, listen carefully. The 1st 2 years is a bunch of lemon pudding. In one ear, and out the other. It's stuff that won't be of any real use. It's basically a waste of time. Last 2 years, this is when the fun begins. 1st semester will involve you learning basic CNA skills. Wiping bottoms. Yes, the smell will be hard to take at first. But you will get used to it. Think of it as a perfume. 2nd 3rd and 4th semester will involve, wiping a lot more bottoms, but this time, it will be with heavier and sicker patients. You'll give meds here and there, but you'll go back to wiping more butt, yes, that glorious brown prize. In the end, your favorite color, will likely be brown.

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