How do I become a nurse? Do you want to become a nurse? This is everything you need to know about school and the job – from an experienced nurse who’s been there.
Nursing School and NCLEX®
Passing nursing school and the NCLEX is the first step in your nursing career. No one said the nursing school was going to be easy, but we’ve got you covered with tips and resources to improve your experience as a student nurse and pass the NCLEX with flying colors.
Read and laugh along with me – a nurse – as I share the very real story of my first bed change. We’ve all been there, it’s so relatable!
Are trying to decide whether to go to nursing school? If you’ve ever wondered “why become a nurse” then read on – I share my entire story!
Worried about the math classes in nursing school? I’ve got the best and most effective math exam tips for you. Read them, learn them, use them. They will help you out! Math Exam Tips for Nursing School I hated nursing school math exams. I’m not the best at math, at all. I’ve never taken a […]
You’re finishing nursing school and gearing up to take the your NCLEX to become a registered nurse. You’re scared to fail and just want to do whatever you need to do. You’ve heard of some NCLEX reviews, with varying success, and don’t have a ton of money to spend to try them all. Every year there seems to be another option and it’s quite confusing. So, what are the best NCLEX reviews for 2018?
When to take the NCLEX after graduation Alright, so you’ve graduated nursing school and are trying to figure out when to take the NCLEX after graduation. Unfortunately, there isn’t an answer to this question that is right for everyone. However, there are certain things to consider as you make this important decision for yourself. You don’t […]
So, you’re getting ready to graduate nursing school and are looking around for some free and paid NCLEX® questionnaires. Let’s be real, everyone would like to try to get as many practice test questions as possible, which typically consists of checking out not one, but multiple free and paid NCLEX® question banks to maximize your dollar […]
So you’re a nurse or in nursing school, and you think you want to work in the operating room… or endoscopy… or the postanesthesia care unit… or interventional radiology. But, what are the important things to know before getting into this specialized field within nursing? What do perioperative nurses do, exactly?
Pharmacology is challenging in nursing school, but it doesn’t have to destroy your life, soul, and all that you hold dear. If you take a few steps in organizing yourself before you tackle this class, it will make it easier to learn and recall later down the line. Pharmacology tips – just for nursing students […]
Preparing for the NCLEX is a daunting task. I took the NCLEX back in 2010 and passed in 75 questions in 1 hr and 20 minutes. I’m not a great test-taker and wasn’t a 4.0 student. I did, however, do what I outline in this post. I wanted to share my thoughts with you in […]
This is a guest post. All opinions in this post are that of the guest author and not those of his employer. One of the first questions I get asked by people who find out I changed careers to become a nurse is, “What did you do before?” When I tell them I was a […]
How to stay ahead in nursing school I’m a planner… an organizer… a person who sets her clothes out and packs lunch the night before a shift. I have my favorite lunch box, lunch containers and reusable ziplock bags. via GIPHY Yea guys, I’m that person. But, there is no shame to my organization […]
I recently started a hashtag on Twitter asking experienced nurses for their input on clinical tips for nursing students. I thought the response was incredibly helpful and valuable and I wanted to to share these clinical tips with you! Experienced nurses – What other tips for nursing students just starting clinicals do you have? Current […]
Starting nursing school can be pretty intimidating. You don’t know your classmates or their experiences. You just assume everyone else knows more than you and they all know exactly what they’re doing. Well, I’ve got a secret for you. Lean in a little closer because I need to whisper this – a lot of people […]
This week I am featuring an interview with my sister in-law, Elizabeth Fields. She recently went to Bora, Ethiopia with the medical mission group Health Gives Hope. Last week, I interviewed their founders, one of whom is actually a Nurse Practitioner! Click here to check out the previous post. To give you a little background about […]
Today we have a guest blog post from Nick Angelis, CRNA MSN, about a topic that is near and dear to my heart – financial planning. I know it’s a weird thing to be passionate about, but I believe any and everyone should be able to get a higher education without going into financial ruin […]
Hands down, the hardest class in nursing school for me was pharmacology. I’m bad at straight forward memorization, especially when it’s medications I’ve never actually used or seen in real life. Naturally, I squeaked by with a B in Pharmacology. I scoured the internet for various resources, but didn’t find much. Luckily there are pharmacology for nurses resources that can help!
Thank you to the UWorld team for partnering with me on this review post. All opinions are my own and below is my honest experience with the program. Enjoy! With the 2015 nursing seniors graduating and getting ready to take their boards, I thought it’d be beneficial to review an online NCLEX resource called UWorld! […]
One of the major things you learn in nursing school is how to give medications. I’d like to explain some nursing basic things because when I was in school, no one told me this stuff.. it was just assumed we knew all of this. So here are some basic, yet essential, things to know about […]
There are a lot of classes you have to take before you take your nursing courses. Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology are some of the tougher ones. Honestly, I don’t remember much of micro but anatomy is something that was super helpful during nursing school. Studying for these classes is no easy task. There is […]