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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 post on the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) FlexPath program is sponsored by and crafted with Capella University; however, all opinions are my own. At the beginning of last year Capella University launched a new learning format for their RN-to-BSN program they describe as self-paced called FlexPath. Being a self-starter that style of […]
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 […]
Last month, my nurse practitioner sister in-law went on a medical mission to Ethiopia with her husband. She had an unbelievable time! I have been asked about medical missions before so I thought I would do an interview with the founders of the organization and my sister in-law. This post is my interview with the […]
Please note that this post is sponsored by Capella University. All opinions are my own. Please check out this video about my 2016 partnerships and why I’ve decided to work with these amazing organizations. When I graduated from nursing school I was given a packet of information about the various professional nursing organizations. I was […]
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 […]
I was watching TV the other day and saw this commercial for an online college I had never heard of out of the north east. It was for some sort of business or finance graduate degree, but what they offered was an interesting concept. Basically, you take exams (or competencies) and if you pass […]
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 […]
Thank you kindly, Kati, for inviting me to guest post on your wonderful and informative site that helps nurses be the best they can be. I’m honored. I’m Nurse Beth, and I blog at nursecode.com. I’ve enjoyed many nursing roles, one of them being a Nurse Manager, which provided me with lots of interviewing and hiring experience. My passion is […]
One of my former coworkers is now in CRNA school! CRNA school is no joke, you guys. It’s tough to get in, it literally takes over your life, and is incredibly stressful. I’ve had a few people ask me about CNRA school and I thought who better to discuss it than someone going through school […]
I would like you guys to meet Courtney, a nurse that started a website (http://fromnewtoicu.com) to help anyone interested in becoming a nurse! You can check out her About Me page here: http://fromnewtoicu.com/heritage The main purpose of her website is to make finding nursing school information as easy as possible. This makes it faster for both high school […]