Nursing School Life


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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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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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 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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