Nicole Whitworth

Nicole is a Professional Nursing Tutor with over 15 years experience, and the founder of Your Nursing Tutor. She has a BSN, and an MA in Clinical Psychology. Nicole specializes in providing easy-to-follow, proven study methods (like the Silver Bullet Study System) that transform frustrated nursing students into calm, confident nurses! When she's not helping students through her Live Tutoring Membership, Nicole loves spending time with her husband, homeschooling their 6 kids, and staring at sunflowers.

What’s the Ideal Age to Start Nursing School? (Debunking the Myth!)

I’m going to tell you a secret…over the years, I’ve had students as young as 23 and as old as 71 ask me the same exact question: “Am I too old to be starting Nursing School? I feel like I’m behind.” I’ve been a professional nursing tutor for over 15 years. So as someone who …

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Conquering Dosage Calculations: A Stress-Free Roadmap for Nursing Students

Struggling with dosage calculations? You’re not alone. It’s a common hurdle in nursing school, and guess what? It’s okay to find it challenging. Many programs throw a dosage calculations exam at you early on, with high passing scores required (up to 100% sometimes!!). And don’t expect your school to actually teach you how to solve …

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Is Critical Thinking Important for Nursing Students?

As nursing (and pre-nursing!) students, you know that studying is about more than memorizing facts now…it’s about understanding what you learn so that you can use those facts to save lives. You’ve probably heard people saying that you need to improve your critical thinking skills to be successful in nursing school (heck, you might have …

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‘Boring’ Fluids & Electrolytes (Part 2): Oncotic Pressure and Hydrostatic Pressure in Nursing School

In Part 1 of this series, I reviewed Osmosis & Diffusion (including examples of how understanding them can improve your exam grades!). In Part 2, I’m reviewing the 2 less common forces at play in Fluids & Electrolytes: Oncotic Pressure and Hydrostatic Pressure. But just because they are “less common”, don’t be fooled…you still need …

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4 “Boring” (But Important!) Secrets of Fluid and Electrolytes (Part 1)

Today, we’re talking about some seemingly boring, “unsexy” topics in nursing school – but they’re foundational if you hope to understand the more difficult topics you’ll need to know later in nursing school! Just like building a house, you HAVE TO build a strong foundation of knowledge related to “normal” concepts so that you can …

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The Secret of Homeostasis: The Key to Every Disease Process in Nursing School

This topic is not just important, but should be considered a foundational principle in nursing school. I’m talking about a “secret” concept that sits at the heart every single disease process you’ll ever study in nursing school. It’s so obvious, that its importance gets overlooked by nursing students and nursing instructors alike. But when you …

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79. ICU Nurse Mentor – Interview with Shakira Thomas

Today I’m excited to welcome Shakira Thomas, a BSN RN and certified critical care registered nurse. If you plan to become a nurse sometime, and have wondered if ICU might be the right specialty for you, or if you’re simply curious to learn more about the nursing role in an ICU setting, then you’ll love …

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78. NCLEX Success after 2 failures – Viridiana’s Story

Viridiana graduated nursing school and expected she would do just fine on her NCLEX…only she didn’t. She failed not once, but twice, and almost gave up on ever becoming a nurse. Luckily, she had a few very supportive people around her who encouraged her to try one more time! That’s when she found the NCLEX …

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77. Her HESI score increased from 774 to 1070 in one week!

Learn how a real nursing student increased her Fundamentals HESI score from 774, a failing score all the way up to a rockstar score of 1070 in a single week! Silviaana has tons of previous healthcare experience, but that experience seemed to be interfering with her ability to correctly answer the exam questions. When we …

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76. Failed NCLEX? Here’s what to do next…

Have you failed NCLEX? Are you afraid of failing NCLEX? Today I’m introducing you to Dr Lakicia Foster, a nursing professor who also specializes in helping students finally pass the NCLEX. Whether you failed NCLEX 10-years ago, or only last month, there ARE things you can do to still become a nurse. No matter what …

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