Welcome to Your Nursing Tutor!
I’m Nicole…nice to meet you!
I’ve been married to my husband, Daniel, for 14 years, and we have 5 kids (so far…). They range in age from 9 years down to 9 months, and we’re crazy enough to homeschool them. Believe it or not, it’s (mostly) fun!
How Your Nursing Tutor Came About
In 2007 I became one of those crazy people who enroll in an Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program. In fact, I was also hired by my school as a nursing tutor…the only one available.
Needless to say, I worked with a lot of students, and quickly noticed that they all experienced similar frustrations and challenges. Namely:
- How do I know what’s most important to study?
- What should I focus on in the textbook?
- How do I learn to think like a nurse?
- WHAT WILL BE ON THE TEST?!?!
Encouragement is a BIG part of tutoring. And I was sooo thankful that I could fall back on my previously earned MA in Clinical Psychology to help me deal with the fear and anxiety I saw in my tutoring students!
To top it off, my personal experience in nursing school was shaping up much differently: I found myself becoming more and more confident in my nursing knowledge as school progressed. How could I help my students feel the same way?
I tried an experiment: teaching my tutoring students how I studied. And it seemed to help them.
Eventually I graduated (woo-hoo!!), but nobody was available to continue tutoring at my alma mater. For years, I received calls from nursing students desperate for help…but as a new RN working in a Pediatric Operating Room, and later as a Pediatric Phone Triage Nurse, I didn’t have very much “free” time!
In 2010, less than a year after our first child was born, it finally occurred to me that I could use technology to help more nursing students! Yay for the internet!
And Your Nursing Tutor was born!
Since then, I have worked to help nursing students by providing both free and low-cost resources to support their journey through nursing school. In 2011, I created an online course called The PASS Program that has helped many nursing students learn the best ways study in nursing school.