Nursing School Life


The typical American student is NOT prepared for nursing school, and your nursing professor may not have the resources to help. Here's what you can do to succeed no matter WHAT type of professor you have.

You’ve Been Set-up to Fail in Nursing School…

As a nursing student, you’ve been set up for failure in nursing school. You’ve been trained to expect, desire, and downright need somebody to teach you the facts, the”what’s”, and the “how-to’s” of being a nurse. It’s not fair, really. Just consider this non-nursing article about the two different types of schooling by Seth Godin. He’s …

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Concept Maps for Nursing Students: It’s How to Think Like a Nurse!

Do you think Concept Maps for nursing students are pointless? That’s what I believed way back when I was in nursing school! My first exposure to concept maps, also known as mind maps, was in my Fundamentals textbook…and I was less than impressed. Back then, I though concept mapping was just a clunky way to take …

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I THOUGHT I was doing everything right...but then I failed my first fundamentals of nursing quiz. Here's what I did to prepare for nursing school so that it NEVER happened again! nursing student study tips, and encouragement for nursing students.

I Failed My First Fundamentals Quiz…Even Though I THOUGHT I Was Prepared

I was a fresh faced, nursing student, starting my very first “official” nursing class. I already had my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, so I felt comfortable and confident academically. I might have been nervous about clinicals, but I had nothing to worry about in the classroom. Or so I thought. Then I was faced …

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How to Know if You Have a Test Anxiety Problem

Just a reminder…this article is for informational and educational purposes only. If it brings up any health concerns, please seek appropriate treatment! How to Know if You Have a Test Anxiety Problem There’s nothing worse than studying hard, knowing the material…then getting exam questions wrong because of your horrible test anxiety. But why does that happen? …

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Find out which 3 easy-to-find, inexpensive essential oils are backed by research to help nursing students study more effectively, lower test anxiety, and improve sleep.

3 Essential Oils for Nursing Students (these should be required supplies!)

Essential Oils are all the rage these days, and for good reason! Many have a long history of traditional use for improving stress, anxiety, depression, sleep, and memory. Plus, they smell good! Sounds almost too good to be true. But more and more research studies are coming out to support their effectiveness for treating specific …

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How to Calculate the Final Exam Grade You Need to Pass Your Class

Are you at the end of your semester, stressing about how to calculate your final grade? Wondering what percentage you need to achieve on your Final Exam in order to pass? Are you confused about how to calculate your grade, especially because your nursing school has changed the traditional grading scale to make it even …

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