Nursing School Life


Embracing Mistakes: A Nursing Tutor’s Guide to Effective Studying in Nursing School

I want you to get things WRONG in Nursing School. But…it’s all about the timing. See, I want you to get things wrong during your study time–so that you can get them RIGHT on your exams, in your clinical rotation, and in your future role as nurse! That being said, it’s super important that you’re …

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Thriving in Nursing School with ADHD: Essential Tips and Strategies

If you’re juggling nursing school with ADHD (or will be soon…), you might often find yourself wondering how to align your unique learning style with the demanding curriculum. In this blog post, I’ll share some tried-and-true strategies to help you balance your goals with your ADHD. ADHD brains are some of the most creative brains …

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Unlocking the Secret to Nursing School Exams: Bloom’s Taxonomy for Nursing Students

Remember when you used to be GLAD to see multiple-choice questions on your exams because you knew those were the easy questions? That was before nursing school. Now that you’re IN nursing school, those multiple choice questions are a whole new level of dread. Only you can’t quite figure out why… Don’t worry–it’s not just …

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6 Things Your Nursing Professor Won’t Tell You: Insights from a Veteran Nurse Educator

If you’ve ever felt like you’re the only sane person in the crazy house of nursing school, or like your nursing instructor is operating under a different set of rules…you’re not alone. I recently interviewed Justine Bailey, RN, a nurse educator and entrepreneur who is just as passionate as I am about improving the way …

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Stop Memorizing Medications for Nursing Pharmacology: The Prototype Method

Welcome to the world of nursing pharmacology! It’s a bit overwhelming, isn’t it? Like, no matter how much time or energy (or money!) you spend making flashcards, study guides or med cards, you’re still struggling. Luckily, there’s a much easier way to study medications for nursing school. The BEST Way to Study Medications: The Prototype …

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5 BEST Anatomy & Physiology Study Tips for Nursing and Pre-Nursing Students

Anatomy & Physiology is, without a doubt, the most important pre-requisite class you’ll ever take for Nursing School. Unfortunately, most pre-nursing students never get told that while they’re taking the class…oops. As a result, there’s a lot of current nursing students who don’t remember A&P as well as they wish they did. And a lot …

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Why Your Studying Doesn’t Work: Active vs Passive Learning Strategies in Nursing School

Ever wonder how that one classmate who barely studies still manages to ace their exams? And then when you ask them how they do it, they say things like: And yet…when you try the same study tactics, you’re still struggling to pass. What’s the difference? The Passive Learning Trap Most nursing students rely on Passive …

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Transforming Self-Care into Success: Nursing School Guide

It’s no secret that the nursing profession has wrestled with self-care, and the aftermath of COVID-19 has only made things worse. Many nurses have retired early, citing burnout. Others have chosen to leave the bedside and seek out less traditional nursing roles where they can feel valued. Either way, our current nursing crisis proves the …

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Flashcards vs. Quizlet in Nursing School: Which Should You Use?

Lot so nursing students rely on flashcards as a way to memorize the ludicrous amount of information you’re expected to cover before each exam. And in our modern digital age, you’ve got both paper or digital options…so which is best? (Spoiler…some people are going to get really mad at my answer!) Back when I was …

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