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NUR-SING: How One ADHD Person Got Through Nursing School (Successfully)


When I decided to become a nurse, I didn't know what I was getting myself into.

I found out quickly that nursing school is tough, and there is so much that has to be crammed into the brain. Studying for hours on end, having over a hundred pages of typed notes to know before unit tests... and I already had issues with focus and memorizing with my ADHD. Rapidly, I realized I would have to get creative if I wanted to be a nurse. Throughout nursing school, I taught imaginary students, drew silly pictures and I made up many, many songs to memorize assessments, drugs, side effects, etc.

Now I'm a licensed BSN, RN and I find that I still use these silly songs I made way back in nursing school on an almost daily basis to remember things.

What creative things did you do to get through nursing school or to remember?

Edited by Esme12
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