How to Prepare for Nursing School: a Tutoring Consult with a Pre-Nursing Student (Episode 58-Navigating Nursing School Podcast)

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Do you ever worry about what it would be like to pass nursing school…only to fail nclex (multiple times!), and lose a job because of it? But If you’re pre-nursing, there are lots of things you can be do to prepare to start strong in nursing school. On this episode, you can listen in to a real Tutoring Consult with one of my pre-nursing VIP Tutoring Members. You’ll hear how we developed a personalized plan of action to help her feel confident and prepared to begin her first nursing semester, and cover things like mastering dosage calculations, the best ways to study, and even how to calm those beginning of school jitters that everyone feels, especially when it’s been a while since you’ve been in school.


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Transcript for Episode 58

Hey there! This is Nurse Nicole, founder of Your Nursing Tutor. And today I’m excited to share with you a recent Tutoring Consult that I did with one of my VIP Tutoring Members, Amy B. 

Amy is a pre-nursing student who joined the VIP Tutoring Membership a few months before starting her core nursing classes because she wanted to be prepared to start strong and prevent any problems from happening. Today, you’ll get to hear how we developed a personalized plan of action that will help her feel confident and prepared as she begins her first nursing semester. We covered things like mastering dosage calculations, the best ways to study, and even how to calm those beginning of school jitters that everyone feels, especially when it’s been a while since you’ve been in school.

If you’d like to learn more about the VIP Tutoring Membership, read the transcript for today’s episode, or access any of the free resources that Amy and I discussed during her Tutoring Consult, you can find those links by going to show notes for today’s episode at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode58

Enjoy being a “fly on the wall” for Amy’s Tutoring Consult, and then I’ll have a few more helpful tidbits to share with you after you’re finished listening. 

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Nicole Whitworth  

Amy, can you hear me? Hi. Very nice to meet you. You too. I just have to say, you’re amazing. Oh, thank you so much. Well, tell me more.

Amy B  

You are. I’ve been actually I started doing working through the dimensional analysis. Yeah. And it’s so awesome. And I like it really, you just make it seem so simple. And I like how in each of the videos, you repeat the same stuff, like what needs to be buddies with what and why and that it’s, the things don’t have to match up until you get to the very end. And so that’s super helpful. So thank you.

Nicole Whitworth  

Well, you are so welcome. Yeah, good. That’s exactly why I do it that way. Is to just i My goal is to get you to a point where you’re so independent doing these that you hear my voice in your head as you set us the problem on your own.

Amy B  

So I do I do.

Nicole Whitworth  

Yeah, but congratulations on actually working the system. Because we, you know, I can I can make all these videos. But if you don’t actually do the practice, then obviously it’s still it’s not magic, right? So you must be doing amazing. So I

Amy B  

am I’m trying I’m kind of getting freaked out because school isn’t officially less than month. And I think it’s more a little more nerve wracking because I’ve had this last year of just kind of having off from school, because I had finished all my prereqs and then I didn’t get accepted until this January. So I had this time, like getting out of the groove of the school things.

Nicole Whitworth  

Oh, gotta get jump back in. Yeah, yeah. Tell me a little bit about the type of program you’re going into.

Amy B  

It’s local to me, it’s at the junior college here. And it’s like, it’s a really good program. They have very, they have an excellent reputation in all the surrounding counties. And it’s

Nicole Whitworth  

awesome. So you’re going to be getting you’re going for your adn. And awesome. Do you have a healthcare background?

Amy B  

I worked as an Oral surgical assistant for 12 years. Okay. I loved like the surgery.

Nicole Whitworth  

Yeah. Did you go into the hospital? Or was it like in the in the dental office?

Amy B  

Yeah, it was in our office. And we did have some cases that we’d go over to the hospital. But yeah, it was

Nicole Whitworth  

mostly in the office. Yeah. Mostly in the office. Yeah. Yeah. When I when I

Amy B  

were asleep, and you know, we were all that just so

Nicole Whitworth  

nice. Yeah. When I first graduated from nursing school, I worked in an operating and pediatric operating room. And so we had a dental room. And so I work with a lot of the dentists who came. Yeah. There was one dentist who always brought his own assistants. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So. Okay, and so I hear you feel a little bit nervous. But it sounds like you’ve already taken some great steps with getting, getting confident with those tabulations and sounds like you’re feeling pretty good with that. That is definitely one of the top three things I always recommend for students who are getting ready to start their nursing classes. So because usually, I will tell you, yeah, it was it since I know you had to you had to postpone this meeting and because of your orientation. And so I was a little nervous because I’m like, Oh, if she starting I thought you were starting in January. So I was like she’s starting in January. I hope that she’ll have enough time to work on that because that’s almost always something I find so glad to hear that you took to work on that yourself.

Amy B  

Yeah, I’ve been doing a little bit every day and actually, my one of my instructors had has just opened up our online canvas area. Okay. A couple of old tests, practice tests with the answer key. So I worked through both of those. And the first one, I got everything right. And the second one, I only had trouble. There’s one problem that I’m like, you’re still stuck on. I’m stuck on it. And at first, I just thought, Okay, you need a break, just walk away from it for a little bit. And, and I still am like, there’s something okay. Looking with that problem. So okay, um, do you

Nicole Whitworth  

do you know how to get help? In the VIP tutoring membership when you get problems like that?

Amy B  

Um, like in Facebook? Like, yes,

Nicole Whitworth  

yeah, yeah. Okay. So yeah, there’s two ways you can either come to a live tutoring session, okay, we can do it then. But I will say for math problems, sometimes it’s easier for to post it in the VIP group. So the best way to, like, get the best help, because you don’t just want the answer, obviously, right? And I’m not just going to give you the answer. So you know, of course, post the problem. But then also, let me know where you’re getting stuck at, okay. Because if you’re getting stuck at, you’re not sure how to pull out the first three pieces of information, that’s going to be one thing that I can help you with. But if it’s you, you’ve done that you’re setting it up, but you’re not sure what buddies to plug in. That’s another thing. Sometimes people posts that, you know, they’re just not getting the same, the right answer, and they can’t figure out why. And then they, they say, you know, you can take a picture of what you can set up, okay, post it with the question. And sometimes, like I said, it wouldn’t sometimes when people do that I go, Oh, it’s easy. It’s just because you accidentally missed the decimal place when you just having that second set of eyes. And so that’s, that’s a different problem. Because obviously, that’s just a silly mistake. Everybody makes silly mistakes, that doesn’t say anything about your confidence and being able to do this, which calculations. So, so yeah, that’s, that’s a great thing to do. To post that, and then, so you can I, you can do that for the problem that you’re having trouble with? And often I will tell you this. Since this is probably a question that your instructor wrote. My most common response when students do you get stuck on problems after learning my method is, this is a badly written question. But yeah, and so and so you can usually like the more experience you get practicing them, you can solve even the the weirdly worded ones. But also, it helps to know that when it comes to your standardized tests, those that’s not gonna be a problem. Right. But of course, you do have because on your standardized, like, do you have to take se or ATI for your program? Do you know? Yeah, we

Amy B  

had to take the well, I don’t really know what the HESI is, but we did take we’ve recently teas.

Nicole Whitworth  

Yeah. Okay. So, so ATI does the T’s and the teasers. He, you know, the admissions session, or admissions test within a lot of not always, but a lot of times programs that use an admissions test will also use that for, you know, exams as you’re going through the program, sometimes as an exit exam. Okay, so ATI is one of the really common ones. And, and so their questions are typically going to be a better quality than just the questions that your instructor might write, just because NCLEX questions are really hard to write. To do that, well. And ATI has a lot more resources, and they can test it a lot better. So because you can write a question as an instructor and think that it is a good question. But you know, and then have three fourths of your class, get it wrong, and you’re like, oh, maybe this question was worded in a way that it meant something different than I intended. So ATI can pick up on this a lot easier, because they have, you know, nursing students around the world taking those tests, so they have more data. But that being said, like for dosage calculations, it’s always going to be they’re always going to be very clear about what you’re supposed to be solving for. What Okay, they’re gonna tell you what, it’s going to be obvious what you need to round to. Yeah. And so, you know, they might have extra information, like there’s other ways that they can make them a little tricky, but it’s going to be clear what you’re solving for. Where I find that sometimes with the nursing instructors, they try to make them hard by adding a lot of extra info and then just sort of like making you guess a little bit where you’re supposed to be solving for Yeah, there at that. So but but yeah, post the question you’re having trouble with, it’ll be okay to take a look at it and help you get get out of whatever your so yeah, I’ll do that. I’ll

Amy B  

do Excellent,

Nicole Whitworth  

but it sounds like you’re doing great. And so I guess the you may have already heard that a lot of programs do have like a required dosage calculations exam. Yes. Their school do that. Okay. Yeah, I

Amy B  

think it’s, um, you have to pass with the 95%.

Nicole Whitworth  

Okay. Okay. And do you know how many questions you get on the test? I don’t

Amy B  

think. Okay, so far both of these practice tests that I’ve taken have been like, one was 14 questions. One, I think was 11.

Nicole Whitworth  

Okay. Okay. So see how they see how they do that? Because if there’s only 11 questions, if you get one wrong, that you’re gonna be, I think that’s under 95. So that’s effectively how you would have to get 100% on Yeah. But they usually give you at least like one or two extra chances is that, you know, the policy I

Amy B  

know, it didn’t say in the information just said that. I know a lot of the students have been

Nicole Whitworth  

running out guy.

Amy B  

Chat with all the nursing students in heat. A lot of people are freaking out about that. So it’s unclear. Feel like we’re getting different places have different like the handbook has information that’s a little different than what the teachers posted on canvas. It’s

Nicole Whitworth  

kind of right. Yeah. Like, there’s

Amy B  

things we won’t know until like we get in the classroom and

Nicole Whitworth  

right, which is all for the teacher. Exactly, exactly. And so there’s like that stress that comes here. I’m gonna let me see if we’re, where is it? I’m going to give you a link because I have a freebie for dosage calculations. It’s like only, like, it doesn’t have all the practice questions, but it just like teaches my method and a quick way. Awesome. If you want to share that with your classmates. Oh, great. That. Yeah, let me see. We we just you probably, hopefully, you saw we just updated our our website. Members. Yeah. So I don’t remember all the links anymore. They’re just slightly different. Okay, it’s not there. But I have There we go. Okay. I was gonna say, No, I have a spreadsheet with everything. So here it is. Okay, so they just have to put in their email address to get it. But it’s cool. Okay. But, you know, because it creates an account for them and everything. Yeah. Okay, let me I’m going to open up the chat. I’m just going to text it to or send it to you in the chat. Right. Yeah. And so you can go out or whatever, and share that. So, yeah. Yeah. And hopefully that’ll help them feel more confident too. Sorry, if you can hear that we have. We’re installing a new storm door. I don’t know if you can hear the drill. Okay, good. Okay, so it sounds like you’re in really good shape with dosage calculation. Yes. Which is a lot of stress off your plate.

Amy B  

Yeah, I’ve been going back through all my anatomy and physiology notes and like, Yeah, have you systems?

Nicole Whitworth  

Perfect. Have you been able to review the silver bullet study system stuff or at all yet have

Amy B  

Yes. And I haven’t actually started doing that with this with the system’s yet but

Nicole Whitworth  

but you know what, the fact that you’re going back and reviewing the anatomy and physiology. So this is one of the places one of the situations where I actually do recommend you spend more than 15 minutes on that foundational information. This is why it’s good to be an active member so that I can like give you some mentorship on this and help you know when to deviate from the standard plan. So because you are not in your classes yet, so you don’t have the added pressure of like I need to cover this much material for the next exam. So you are in a great position where you can be you know, giving yourself an extra time to build up that firmer foundation so that you will save yourself some work later on. When it comes to a&p, can you tell me a little bit about how you’re, how you’re studying it? Like what do you do when you study for me that

Amy B  

I have been? Actually I’ve had a lot of notes that I had made when I was in classes for me. It’s really helpful when I use very colorful markers. Okay, so I had a lot I have a lot of notes that I’ve made. And I’ve been going back to those and just kind of like simplifying things, because I had a lot of stuff that I had just written like, word for word for word, PowerPoint. So I’ve been going back through and trying to make it like as basic for my brain as possible.

Nicole Whitworth  

So are you when you say that do you mean are you putting it in your own words? Are you just kind of cutting some okay,

Amy B  

yes, my own words in a way like I’ll try to like say it out loud. I’m doing a lot of talking to my dogs about all this perfect yeah allowed in a way that I would understand it or in a way that I would normally say it instead of, you know,

Nicole Whitworth  

perfect. That’s probably nicely now. That’s something you did naturally. Or did you read that? Did you hear that in my, my materials?

Amy B  

I heard from you. Yeah. Awesome. I’ve been very much live. I even wrote it on the little board. Do I need to know the detail to be a safe, effective beginning nurse? So yes. Good. I feel like just going through all your resources and listening to I’ve gone back and listened to some of the tutoring sessions and some podcasts and stuff. And I feel like it’s just you make it so that I feel that just as a normal human that has a life that I can do this, it doesn’t have to take over my entire life. And I keep it. I keep trying to remind myself going to school at my age, you know, in my mid 40s is a privilege. It’s no one’s trying to torture me. No one’s life hard. I’m choosing to do this. So I feel like you just make it feel like real life that a normal, you don’t have to be a genius to do it. And a normal person can do it. Absolutely. Yeah, my favor because before I started with your resources, I was getting to the point where I was like, What am I doing? How am I going to do this? I don’t think I’m smart enough to do this. Like it’s too much. But I’ve turned that around.

Nicole Whitworth  

So good. I’m so glad. Yeah. Because yeah, I I see a lot of like the Facebook groups, especially for nursing students. It’s it they make it sound very scary. Yeah. And I’m like, don’t be so flippant. This is people’s lives. Yes, yes. So good. Okay, so yeah, the the reason it sounds like you were doing all the right things, you’re using active learning strategies, talking to your dog. When rewording things, in your own words, that’s going to be so helpful later on to when you are in a clinical, you know, in clinicals, and your to do patient teaching. Because if they don’t know the medical terminology, so you’ll be able to break it down to them and words that they understand too. So that is wonderful, wonderful. And, if you like root words are another good thing. You may have heard me talk about this. You Yeah, I don’t know. If you did you get? Did you ever have to take a medical terminology class for prereqs? Not everybody does. But like I? Did you get root words and like your anatomy and physiology class? Nope. No. Okay. So if you want, I have a list of root words. Oh, okay. I will tell you, this list of rewards is intimidating. Okay. It’s, it’s, this is why I haven’t posted it. Like for everybody, I just handed out on an as needed basis, because I don’t want people to like get scared until I can get a chance to put it in the more or less intimidating format. But right. This is the actual list that I got from when I took anatomy and physiology before nursing school. Okay, and so, and it helped me to no end in nursing school want to continue to help nursing students today. So I will I will send that to you. And this is how I recommend doing it because root words are something that are fine for flashcards, okay. Because the rule for flashcards is always has to be a one to one correspondence. If it’s one fact, one thing you’re trying to associate with that fact. Right. Okay, so. So obviously, root words fit that bill, the root word definition. Yeah, I wouldn’t sit down and make I mean, it’s, I should count how many there’s like it’s a lot. But I wouldn’t make all of them at once. I would probably do one page at a time. And you could even go to if you already know them because they just you know, you’re because you’re an adult around and you’re native English speaker it sounds like so, some of them you might already know, don’t bother making flashcards, trust your brain. Okay? Just focus on the ones that you don’t know, and you won’t even what I need to do is I need to go through and be like which ones are the most important for nursing school, but you won’t go wrong with memorizing any of them really. Right. Right? And it can really help you. When you especially in your first semester as you’re still getting accustomed to the language of nursing and the culture of nursing and Like I still remember a test question. I got my very first semester that a lot of my classmates got wrong. And were arguing with the teacher about but the only reason I got it right was not because I had studied that topic. I knew it was because I knew my root words. And it was high. Yeah. And it was it was about, you know, the patient has urinated this many milliliters, and it was a very small amount. Like, what would you call that? Basically, and the answers were, you know, poly urea, anurea. Or I see, I can’t even remember our top of my head. Oh, oliguria oliguria. And so I was like, because of this root word list. Urea is urine. Poly is many worse, that’s when you wouldn’t need to make a flashcard for probably right. Because poly, you know, polygamous, like, there’s like, yeah, of course, that’s probably not the best word to remember. But you always try. You try new things to things that you already know. Right? So poly means many. “Oli-” meant some. And then the root word a or an means like, none. Right. Okay. So by looking at those, it was like such a small amount. I was like, That’s practically none. And that’s the answer choice I chose. And it was right.

Yeah, so you can use strategies like that. And it can, it can help you out, especially early on in nursing school can give you that little extra boost. So yeah, so I have a note that I will send that to you. Oh, cool. Thank you. Yeah. And let me see what else. So it sounds like you’re on a good start. And if you want to, you can start looking at you know, at some topics and start working through it, it probably is good to spend a little bit of time thinking through the four steps of the silver bullet study system, just because it’s gonna start but again, don’t put a lot of pressure on yourself. Yeah, because you haven’t gotten into the class. If you have your syllabus, you know, you can. And I would say, sorry, this is all with the caveat of wait until after Christmas, okay, because you’ve got a lot going on. I’m talking about between Christmas and your stuff. This is not urgent, it’s not that urgent. But you know, if you if your syllabus is posted in Canvas, then, you know, go ahead and look at what is your reading assignment for the first day? Or, you know, and you can start looking at that, I assume you’re going to be taking like a Fundamentals course. Yes, yeah. So, you know, look at your fundamentals, start looking through the chapter getting familiar with the topics, it’s going to be covering, like one of those topics and think through the silver bullet study system. Now, you don’t necessarily have to sit and write out the full outline. Okay? The outline is just one option. But especially with fundamentals, it’s, it’s very much there’s a lot of normal. So you do end up spending a lot of time in step one, the fundamentals. And in some of the things that we’ll feel like are in step three, and four, during fundamentals, as you master them, it’s going to move and become step one content for later classes. Go that makes sense. Okay, so an example like learning about Foley catheters, okay. So they put the, the tube, your urethra to let the pee out into the bag for Foley catheter. And there’s a lot of things that go with that, you know, sterile technique for inserting it. When why would you use it? What are some possible complications that you would need to be watching out for? Like, but and so the first time you’re learning that about Foley catheter, you can treat Foley catheters, like, you know, that goes in step four, because that’s an intervention for whatever it is that you’re going to be using it for. But, you know, you think of that, it’s like it’s a, it’s a, a module of information, right? Once you have kind of completed that module of information, and in your head, guess what, now it’s standard, it’s a step one thing for you now it’s foundational, it’s just a normal thing you do as a nurse, it’s fully catheter. So later on, he gets mentored or something and you have somebody who is you know, a surgery patient who is going to be having a long surgery, what’s something that you need to do? You know, one of the things you do for the surgery or the beginning of surgery might be insert a Foley catheter, you know, as per your order, right? And that would be something that would make sense and you all you activate all of these, all of this information you know about Foley catheters, and why you would use it and everything like that. And so this is how we start, even right now. You’re you’re starting to make nursing school easier as you progress instead of harder as you progress. It’s challenging. I mean, nobody here is sitting and saying, Hey, nursing school is easy.

But just like any other skill, it should get easier as you go. Right? You’re putting the pieces in place and learning the skills and kind of internalizing on which I have no doubt that you’re going to be doing that, because it sounds like you are you’re really taking ownership of the lessons they teach. And you’re really, you’re, you’re hitting it, so and it sounds like you’re doing the right things. Now, the only we only have a few minutes left. But the other thing I want to hit on is because, you know, hear you sounded, especially when you first started some a little bit anxious. Yes. You know, like, and it’s normal. Okay, one of the first things you will learn in fundamentals is the difference between the different types of stress. And it’s in a continuum, right, all the way from distress, which we are all familiar with, right to, to what they call eustress, which is the good kind of stress, believe it or not, right, it’s less stress, that gets us to actually study for our exams versus being like, hey, whatever, it’ll be fine. Right, right. Yes, yeah. But it’s when the eustress gets to the point where it’s now interfering with our ability to do well, right, we’re not sleeping well. We’re not eating or taking care of ourselves, where our thoughts are so much on the worries about the test, that we can’t focus to learn the information that we need to be learning. Right. So the third thing that I always recommend for pre nursing students is the conquer test anxiety module. that I haven’t done. And I don’t know if you’ve had a chance. Have you had a chance to look at that yet?

Amy B  

I think I started it.

Nicole Whitworth  

Yeah. Okay. So it’s, it takes you it should take probably less than an hour to go through the whole thing. And I know I call it test anxiety, but it’s really for anything, nursing school. Okay, any kind of like normal, anxious feelings that you have in nursing school. And, but it starts with this little journaling exercise that I walk you through. Because one thing I know, so my background, before I became a nurse was I was going to be a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I was in a Ph. D. program, got my master’s, my husband dropped out went a different direction. It’s all good. I love my life choices. But it’s, you know, and it hasn’t gone to waste, because I learned a lot about cognitive behavioral therapy. And so I developed this technique based on some of these cognitive behavioral principles that have a lot of research behind them. So our feelings start with thoughts. Okay. And I will say that with nursing students, the most common fears that people will tell me is they’re afraid of failing. Yeah, straight up. So that’s the surface, though. You dig into it? It’s like, well, what are you really afraid of, and that’s what this journaling exercise helps you get at because I will tell you more often, what you’re really afraid of. That starts to sound almost a little silly and ridiculous. Me speak it out loud. This is the thoughts your brain is telling yourself, you’re afraid that your family is going to hate you that you’re going to waste all this money that you’re actually stupid, and nobody knows. And somehow you got into nursing school by accident, and you’re going to find out soon.

Amy B  

Okay, Those all sound familiar. Yeah.

Nicole Whitworth  

Yeah, yeah. And so when we say it out loud, you’re like, well, obviously, right? Like, it’s not true, right? Right. But if we don’t speak it out loud, we’re gonna, our operating system in our brain is going to act like it’s true. And if we don’t pull it, think about it, like a computer virus, right? It’s infecting your brain, and it’s affecting what you do. So what we do is, first we identify them, so that we can address them, right? Once we’ve identified them. Then I walk you through a technique that involves a rubber band around your wrist that you get to snap a little bit. Give yourself just a little bit of pain every time you notice you’re having those thoughts. And then you have to replace it with something that’s realistic and positive. Okay. I like because we’re not Pollyanna here. Okay. It’s not it doesn’t do any good to say, I’m going to pass even though I didn’t study. Right, right. Our brain is too smart to believe that one too. So but it does help to say things like, Well, I didn’t study as well as I could have, because maybe you had a valid reason I was sick this week. You know, my dog tore up my couch and I had to deal with it. You know, But life happened and I didn’t get as much study time as I wanted. But, you know, I’ve been putting in the work since even started before I started nursing classes. I can get through this one, the grades on my other exams will carry me through might not be as good as I want, but it’ll be okay. And then the next test, I’m gonna do better. Yeah, you know? Mm hmm. And then you see how that just kind of like, Oh, yeah. It’s kind of like releases the burden that you’re carrying. Right, right. And then it makes it easier to study and to move forward. And then the last step of that process is something you’re already doing, which is putting things in place that are going to help your overall success for the long term. Because if you’re constantly feeling borderline, if you’re constantly struggling, if you’re constantly feeling like you’re behind, then, like, maybe you actually do have countries that feel that anxious. Right. But if you’re putting the things in place that like, you know, maybe I’m not getting an A plus, but it’s a solid B. Yeah, yeah, you know, I can, I can be okay with that. And you can feel more confident that in the grand scheme, like you have a better perspective over what nursing school is going to be like and what your real goal is, which is to become a nurse. Yeah, not to become a A plus straight a nurse all the time, right? It doesn’t really matter. It doesn’t as long as you’re learning what you need to do. And you’re doing the things that you need to do to learn that content and internalize it and learn to think like a nurse. So if you do that, then you’re going to be good. Awesome. Oh, yeah. So go ahead. And again, you’re in a perfect position, because you can usually see some start, definitely start seeing results with that within even a week or two, you’ll start noticing, and so you got plenty of time to work on that on top. And you already got the dosage calculations already practicing suitable study system. I think you’re in great shape. So good. Excellent. Yeah.

Amy B  

Excellent. Cool, man. I’ll post that problem today in the

Nicole Whitworth  

sounds perfect. Sounds perfect. Yes. Yeah, this is gonna be exciting, and I can’t wait to see how you’re doing. And I will email you that root word. Cool. thing right now, before I forget, so. Okay, do you have any other quick questions before we get off?

Amy B  

I don’t know. I’m just excited that I got to meet you. And thank you so much for all the work you put into this because you’re helping so many people.

Nicole Whitworth  

Yeah, well, that’s why I do this. We’re lucky. Okay, well, it was wonderful to get to talk to you one on one today and and look forward to working with you more in the membership. Awesome. Bye.

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I hope you found it helpful to listen to the pre-nursing Tutoring Consult that Amy and I did! If you’re still pre-nursing, then maybe it will give you some ideas of things you can be working on, or give you a better feel for whether you’d be a good fit for the VIP Tutoring Membership, and how you can prepare yourself to become a better nursing student by joining. 

I also want to update you on that dosage calculation problem Amy was stuck on. She DID post that question in the Members-only forum, and it was exactly as I had suspected…it was a badly written problem! So I was able to interpret it for her so she knew how it was supposed to be written, and also point out the red flags she could watch out for in case her instructor wrote similar badly written problems again in the future. But once she had that information, she had no problem confidently solving it and getting the correct answer. 

If you’d like to continue hearing more tutoring consults with my members, please subscribe to this podcast, AND leave a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts. It’s one small way that you can support the mission of Your Nursing Tutor AND help other nursing students who also need this important information. 

And you can also go to the show notes page at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode58 to get links to everything I mentioned in today’s episode, including the free Dosage Calculations Study Toolkit that I gave to Amy to share with her classmates.

One last reminder that today is a GREAT day to join the VIP Tutoring Membership, because you can get immediate access to our Members-only forum to ask me all your tutoring and mentorship questions, AND take advantage of some major upgrades that we’ve recently made to the membership. We’ll most likely be raising our prices later this semester to reflect the increased value of the membership, but if you join at the current membership price then it will be locked in for you, and will never increase. Just go to www.YOurNursingTutor.com/episode58 to join and get more information about whether you’d be a good fit for our Your Nursing Tutor community.

Until next time, Good luck on your nursing journey!

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