In today’s Tutoring Consult, you’ll learn how to overcome extreme test anxiety BEFORE it becomes a barrier to your nursing school success, the importance of busting through your math avoidance to master Dosage Calculations, and how to prevent that depressing cycle of studying harder and harder and harder…even though it never makes a difference. And it’s all in the context of a real life nursing student, so you can learn from her experiences!
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Transcript for Episode 73
Today I’m sharing a Tutoring Consult with one of my VIP Tutoring Members, Cassie.
Cassie failed her Pharmacology class by a single dosage calculation, and has to wait an entire year to retake as a result. But she’s not despairing…instead, she’s using this time to prepare herself to start off even stronger and more confidently next time!
During Cassie’s tutoring consult, you’ll hear us discuss how to handle extreme Test Anxiety, the pros and cons to learning the different Dosage Calculations methods, and how to prevent that feeling that you need to be constantly studying harder and harder in order to find nursing school success.
As usual, today’s episode is brought to you by my VIP Tutoring Membership, which is an affordable way to get tutoring, mentorship, and the help you need to effectively navigate your nursing journey. I can guide you through any point of your nursing journey, from pre-nursing, to current student, to passing NCLEX, or even getting through your first 1-2 years as a new nurse, all without getting eaten.. We are proud to include members from all ages and all walks of life…many are adult learners in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s or even 60’s, and others are straight out of high school. Some of previous healthcare experience, others have none. Some students are working towards their LPN, others are pursuing RN. One thing that every member has in common, though, is that you are fully committed to becoming a nurse, and doing it while surrounded by a positive and encouraging community, and committed to learning an effective and efficient way of studying that helps you fit nursing school into your everyday life.
Enjoy today’s episode!
Hey there, Cassie, how are you? Good. How are you? Let me find you. Oh, here. There we go. Awesome. Hi. Hi. I’m so glad to get to see your face. Thank you. Yes. So let’s see, I was just looking at your notes. So you’re getting ready to repeat your first year of nursing school, you said because you had some pretty bad test anxiety and some negative thoughts going on. And that you also think you said that you think he needs some help with study methods? And it’s been a while since you’ve been in school? So yeah. Okay. Okay. So first of all, I think he came to the right place, I worked with a lot of students who have been a lot who’ve been out of school for a while, and, and it is a big transition like men getting Yeah, so I learned I had to repeat back in October. So kind of just, I was waiting to see if they had any seats available for this semester. Unfortunately, they didn’t, but I am guaranteed August. So I’ve kind of just been hanging out studying what I can study. I’ve been working a lot right now to try and build up some money for school. So I really haven’t gotten past the second chapter. And it’s mainly pharmacology, because that’s like a lot that I need to study, and memorize and things like that. So that’s kind of the only one that I’m worried about. The one that made me repeat was drug calculations. I missed one question on the exam. But it was at that same time, I it finally clicked for me, and I understood everything. So I was frustrated. I was like, really, really upset, because it finally clicked. And then, you know, it was just this what I like overthought the whole question, and that’s what got me. So I’ve been trying to study and stuff. I did buy an iPad to take notes that way, and I feel like it’s helping much better than taking regular notes for me, because I’ve never had to take notes. I’ve always been like in high school, I was like, didn’t ever have to study. Okay, I struggled a lot in college. Okay, can I say I do? Would you consider yourself an auditory learner? Um, no, I’m a visual and hands on learner, I actually just got a job at our local hospital as a patient care technician. So I’m really hoping that’s gonna help with the hands on portion. And I learned actually more during our clinicals than I did. Yeah, so I’m looking at the PowerPoints. And we had it was we had to sit on a computer for like, three hours, it was like a online virtual thing. And I don’t learn that way. Like, she was just reading off the PowerPoints, like, I’m making my notes like nice and fun, and I do you know, graphics. So I’m a visual learner. So I like flowcharts, and things like that. So it’s like fun and visual. And one of my anatomy classes, I had a teacher, that was awesome. And he did all these diagrams, and I learned so much that way. And that’s where I really figured out like, one of my study methods was good, good. Um, so I’m not an auditory learner at all. So you can sit there and talk about it, but I’m gonna learn best by doing the research myself. And looking at things. Perfect. Okay, perfect. So one of the things I hear you saying that works for you for your learning style is something that I call active learning strategies. So have you heard of the difference between like passive learning and active learning before? Um, no, but I can get the gist of it. Yeah, right. Yeah. So a lot of the things that we do in nursing school and a lot of things you’ve probably been, like, trained to do, even before nursing school, because it’s just kind of the typical way that American students are taught to learn, put in quotes is like reading the textbook, listening to lecture, watching videos, watching screens. And so all of that is very passive learning. And there’s a lot of research that shows that you really usually only retain about five to 20% of stuff, you learn that way. And it sounds like you’ve kind of like because you’re a visual learner and a tactile learner. You’ve kind of learned partway through trial and trial and error that you really need to kind of dig into it and make diagrams and figure it out for yourself and get it to click for you. Which is good, because that puts you ahead of the curve right there now, because you know, you’re like you already bought into the idea that that’s what you got to do. And so when you study using those more active learning strategies, you tend to remember more like 70 to 90% of what you study. So right there, you’re gonna be saving yourself a lot of time. You know, just with your studying because of the way that you felt you study. Now, sometimes it can feel like you don’t cover as much material when you study that way. But the truth is, is that you just need to focus in on studying the right kind of material. And if you’re doing that, then you don’t have to study everything. To be honest with you. That’s what I teach my students, you need to focus in on, you need to learn how to, like mean, this is like an annoying saying, but you have to learn how to identify the most important information. The problem is that most school that you may have experienced this, you get told, Cassie, you have to study the most important information, but you’re like a brand new nursing students. And so to me, everything’s important. So I look at everything, and I have a hard time narrowing down like what exactly do I need to know? Because I think everything’s important. So I’m like, Okay, right. So that’s one of the things that I can help you learn to study in a way that kind of zeroes in automatically on the most important information. Let’s see some taking some, some notes too. So don’t forget. Okay. So okay, so let’s circle back to that, because I also want to talk to you about the test anxiety, because that sounded like that was a pretty big thing for you. Is that something that you feel like is still one of your current struggles? Or? I’m right before I had, they let me know, I had to repeat. I, I have anxiety and depression naturally. And it gets heightened during that testing, because, and it’s not so much like, I think it’s the setting I figured out because when I’m at home, because I took I took a class to right before nursing school with anatomy and physiology. And I took that at home. And I was fine. I think it’s more the setting. So I still feel like it’s part of that, but I am going to look into resources to help, like our Disability Resource Center to help with that, and maybe quieter setting without movement without you know, the pressure of it. Yeah, okay, good. That will help. And then part of it is me, and not having, you know, fill your thoughts in, but I am in therapy and working on that as well. Awesome. Okay, good. Yeah, that’s definitely important. Because I, I’ll show you I have a technique that I teach nursing students to use that will help with kind of your run of the mill test anxiety, which I mean, even the run of the mill test anxiety, it can get pretty severe. Right. So let’s see. So let’s so I’ll show you, that’s part of the stuff I’ll show you today, as we develop a plan for you. Let’s see. And then also, we Yeah, but it’s good that. Yeah, you know, obviously keep working with your therapist, and following that treatment plan. And I would definitely recommend following up and seeing if you can get any learning accommodations or testing, testing and accommodations. Related to that, I can help with that. So in conjunction with that, I have a rubber band technique that I teach. That is actually so before I became a nurse, I thought I was going to be a clinical psychologist. So I was in graduate school for clinical psychology when I met my husband, and my he was military. So my life changed course when we got married, and I quit my master’s, but still use what I learned in graduate school. And and so if you’re seeing a therapist, you might be familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy. And so I developed exactly what my therapist is, like, this is gonna benefit you the most Yes, yes, it benefits almost everybody. And so the technique I developed is based off of those same principles. So it will probably fit really nicely with what you’re already doing in therapy, too. It shouldn’t conflict at all for sure. So, basically, it’s a little journaling technique that helps you identify some of the negative thoughts that you’re having surrounding nursing school and helps you dig in deep to get to some of those root thoughts. Because we have these surface thoughts that a lot of times we just think them and don’t even realize them but they have power over us and you therapists might have explained to you already about how we’ll have an emotion and then we act based on the emotion and we feel like the emotion came first, but it didn’t. It’s a thought came First, and if we can identify that thought, then we can evaluate it. And then we can decide is that is that that’s like our operating system of our brain computer. And if we can evaluate is that thought true or false. And usually it’s false. Or it could at least be reframed in a healthier way. So like a lot of times, just to give you a quick example, you know, I work with nursing students, and they will say, Well, I was talking to a student just last week, who was in a different situation than you, but she was, like, pretty bad grades. So far, she found me late in the semester. And she didn’t have much, many tests left to turn things around. And she’s she said, if I don’t pass this semester, I’ll die. And I’m like, let’s stop right there. Are you literally going to die? If you don’t, this semester? And of course, she’s no, she was just being dramatic. And and yeah, you know, and I said, Okay, I said, So Where’s that coming from? Like, what are you? What are you thinking? It’s like, but you have these root thoughts that at her root thoughts were like, well, if I don’t pass on failure, if I’m a failure, you know, my family is going to be disappointed in me. When I’ve wasted all this money. I see you nodding like yeah, those are all exactly like down to the, to what I talked about with my therapist, and the same thing, she said back perfect. And so I’ve been really working on those thoughts, too. But I know that they’re gonna come back, come on, they do a constant battle, constant battle, which is why we have to be prepared with the weapons to combat them, which is going to be, you know, after we identify the ones that you’re prone to thinking, where you’re gonna come up with some, like, I call them we’re not Pollyanna. So we’re not just like, oh, it’s, everything’s gonna be fine. And nursing school is not going to be hard this time. Like, why like, you’re not going to believe that because, you know, nursing school is challenging. But what you can say is, you know, yeah, nursing school is probably going to be challenging this time around again, but this time, I’m more prepared. I know what to expect. I have tutoring support, I have therapist getting accommodations, I have the tools I need to do better this time. And even if it doesn’t work out, I’ll just find more tools. Yeah, so and you see, like, when you when you notice what you’re saying, and you replace it with this, I call it the positive but realistic thought, which is usually more nuanced. Then it immediately like, brings your finger level down a little bit, right? And then I say where rubber bands. Because when you notice you’re having those negative thoughts, snap the rubber bands, and it gives you a little bit of negative reinforcement there that like Okay, let’s stop that. Stop that thought and, and then replace it. And so and I’m going to here, I’m going to share my screen with you real quick. Have you had a chance to login to the VIP membership materials yet? Yeah, I logged in yesterday, but I didn’t get a minute to look it over yet. Okay, that’s perfect. I just wanted to see if you were familiar with what it looked like, or had been able there. Yeah, there were a couple of things that I wanted to look at. Sure. Yeah. So what I’m gonna recommend for you is, let’s say you didn’t really do either one. Actually, since you’ve already done nursing school once, are you you’re going to be starting pharmacology in the fall. So yeah, so we had nursing fundamentals, pharmacology and drug calculations and cool. Okay. And on a scale of one to 10. How confident do you feel like if I gave you a dosage calculations exam right now, how confident are you that you could get 100 on it? I can do all the way up until IV drip rate? Because I haven’t I didn’t learn that yet. Got it. Okay, so I’m leaving, I would probably be you know, get a C because I haven’t, you know, actively studied since October, because I’ve been focused on pharmacology working. And then as I’m realizing it, time is ticking down. And I really need to sit down and starting to review everything. Yeah, yeah, no, that’s awesome. And you’ve got plenty of time right now. So you’re in really good shape and timeline wise, I think, to really get prepared for the fall. So so let’s go for you. Let’s go into the current nursing student pathway. And this is what I would recommend. Start here for you, I think, with the contract test anxiety. And this will walk you through in more detail that technique that I just kind of summarized for you and it’ll walk you through the exercises, it’ll take you about an hour to do. So not not too bad. And then do this first because you can be, you know, obviously, as you know, from therapy, it’s the type of thing that just kind of, you know, gets more effective over time. I do want to say that this only applies to written ones, because when I had my skills lab, and we had our blood pressure test, I base that No, I was not nervous. I wasn’t worried. And I think it was because I was tactile, and I felt confident that and it just gets kind of goes. So when, when you’re doing the journaling exercise for this. Just be be thinking about that, too, as you’re trying to identify your negative thoughts, because most likely, there’s a root thought there that is causing that to be the case. You know what I mean? So, so try to, you know, be thinking about that, as you’re doing the journaling exercise and see if anything pops up that might be causing, causing you to, to feel more nervous doing the written stuff versus the the skill stuff. Okay. So that’s the first thing. Now, the second thing, even before I would worry about, like drugs and stuff in pharmacology, let’s get you feeling completely confident with coping with dosage calculations. Okay. Because honestly, with the timeframe that you have, we can have you feeling confident with all dosage calculations in about a month. And, and then, like, just feel just like stop and think about it. How would it feel to just have that off your shoulders? Yeah, I’d be doing like algebra. That’d be I can do algebra now. Like, like, everything. So I want to be able to do that with drug calculations to exactly yeah, I always say so algebra is a good example. I always say it’s like riding a bike. Like, once you learn how to ride a bike, you can be off a bike for 20 years. And if somebody hands you a bike, you can still get on it and pedal down the street. Right. And so that’s, that’s what the skill level we want to get you to for dosage calculations, so that you feel so confident with dosage calculations, but it’s not even a thought. Like I say, when you see dosage calculations on your tests this fall, instead of that being the thing that pushes you over the edge to fail you. That’s going to be the thing that you’re like, Ah, sweet, free points. I can use that. Right, right. So that’s so this is the second thing I would recommend you do. And so this here, I think it’s like an hour to an hour and a half long. We see. But it’s it basically it goes through everything. It also touches on math anxiety, again, because anxiety, I excel at math, so I wasn’t worried about just calculations, it went back to overthinking. And the negative thoughts that missed that one question. Yeah. And so I think so that the two things that I do for you in the in the way that I teach, does it and let me ask you how, what method do you use to do the dosage calculations and stuff? I do use formula? Do you use ratio in proportion? Or do you use dimensional analysis? The formula formula, like formulas, yeah. Okay. So here’s the problem with formula. And I talked about this in the training too, is formula can be really good at the beginning for like some of those more straightforward problems, like tablets, and milliliters and stuff like that. But once you start getting into the IV calculations, the formula method gets a lot more challenging, especially when it comes to multi step problems, like when you have to start doing conversions when you have to do weight based calculations. And so formula method can be a lot less helpful. And it can actually start to be a little more like harmful to you, because you kind of feel like you’re left without a strategy when you get those those types of calculations. So that, so what I usually recommend, what I recommended over the years is that you learn how to do dimensional analysis. And so that’s the way I teach what I teach in a very structured step by step way. I put this little asterik is that in there? Yes. Yeah, it teaches exactly how to do it. And, and, you know, I lay it out and then go through an example. And then I even and it even goes through how you should practice. So there’s like, I teach you the method. And then I lay out the whole practice plan. And that’s what you should follow. I think for like the next. There’s, for the next 30 days. I think you should follow the practice plan and since you’re working, it doesn’t have to take a lot of time. So you know, you take like, set aside two hours to do the training. Okay, and Then, like as soon as you can, and then from there on just set, give yourself like, maybe 20 to 30 minutes a day to do a practice one or two practice questions, okay. And you just do that five to seven days a week, for a month. And following like, I have more instructions on how to do it in the training, but that’s kind of the basics. Yeah, of how the time it will take you. And if you do that, then that helps you, like, avoid the procrastination, which often happens when you’re busy, and you’re don’t like doing dosage calculations anyway. Right? And it and it just forces you to like pre decide, this is the plan, this is what I’m going to do. And the process of doing that over time, is gonna get you there a lot faster than you think it is. And then when you start this fall, you know, and even if I’m wrong, and maybe it takes you two months, you got time when you do it this way. Right. So, but you should be feeling a lot more confident, you know, fairly quickly doing it that way. What was the other thing I was going to say with that? Oh, the other the caveat to this is, if you’re like, after you have learned this method, if you still feel like no, I still really like formula method for certain problems. That’s okay, too. Okay, like, you can still use formula method for the problems that you like to use formula method on if you want to, okay, the method I teach will work for literally any dosage calculations problem that you could be given. That’s why I like to teach it this way. Because it cuts down on your decisions as a student, right? You get a dosage calculation problem, you follow these steps. But if you but some people, like you know, there, I also always say, trust your brain, do what makes sense to your brain. So if you find, like, oh, for tablets, it really makes sense for me to do the formula, thank you doing the formula, that’s okay. But then when you get to those more complicated problems, or the formula is not working for you, you can be like, well, now I have the dimensional analysis to use. And that’s fine, because you have the tools you need. That’s really the goal here is to equip you with the tools and the skills that you need to, to really feel like I’m getting free points on dosage calculations from now on. Yeah, so. So those are the first two things and like, honestly, that’s like, that’s enough to get started with, right. So. So that’s what I would recommend for you, given your timeline. And then once, like, in 30 days, you know, once you’ve, you feel like you’ve gotten a good track with that, then you should come to one of the live tutoring sessions and check in with me and tell me how it’s going or post in the forum. And I’ll show you real quick, like, where everything is and what to do with things. And we can talk about, like what your next step should be. Because I’ll tell you, well, I’ll give you I’ll tell you what the next next steps would be, I just don’t want you to feel overwhelmed, but because you can’t do everything at once. But your next steps after you have a strategy for dealing with those negative thoughts related to your test anxiety, after you’re feeling confident with dosage calculations, and you’ve got a good practice plan under your belt, then, then we’re going to move you on to learning how to think about the nursing content. Because I say, I’m sure you’re a hard worker, like you’re in nursing school. How much you study is not the problem. It’s, it’s like you said, it’s knowing how to identify what’s most important. You have to have some guidelines for teaching you for like training you and guiding you through identifying the most important information. I say it’s like when you go bowling with kids, and they have those like bumper guards that they put up. So you can just like lob the bowling ball down and it can bounce back and forth and hit the gutters, but it doesn’t go in because it’s got the guardrails, and it will go down and hit the pins, right. So with the silver bullet study system, that’s the way I teach students to study because that’s like those guardrails on the bowling alley. So as a student, as you’re learning to bolt to study, you know, and to identify the most important information, you can like be bumping back and forth, right, but but as long as you’re sticking to the silver bullet study system guidelines, then you’re going to stay out of the gutter. And that means that you’re going to make it down and hit the pins, okay? And and then the more you practice studying using this system, the better you’re gonna get at throwing the ball straight, so that eventually you don’t even need those guardrails anymore and you can still get a strike. Okay? And so that’s what we will work on. That’s what we would work on next. And if you if you wanted to get a head start, the only thing I would recommend during this first month would be if you’re available to attend the live tutoring sessions, then come I’m just hanging out. I love people to come even when you don’t have specific questions, because you just get to hear the discussions and you get to hear me guide other students to learn to think like a nurse. And that’s really, really valuable. And it’s probably not something you’re getting in your classes, because a lot of instructors focus on reading the PowerPoint slides and like repeating the stuff that’s in the textbook, but they’re not actually testing you on the stuff that’s in the textbook. They’re testing you on how to think about the stuff that’s in the textbook. That’s really what I focus on with every student that I work with. So do you have any questions about the plan that I’m recommending, or you know, how’s it feel to you? Perfect, like, it’s just giving me guidance on what to do. And that’s how I work essentially, like, perfect. So what you need to do, just start it as it is. So let me tell you, too, about how how to get help, like, so I showed you the materials that are available, you know, anytime that you can go through those trainings, like if you have questions like if you get to a stuck point, or you’re just not sure, then I’m going to warn you, I’m going to show this to you now. But we are literally getting ready to rearrange things to try to make it more like easier to find things. Because we’re always taking feedback. But right now, it’s if you just go to here in the note and that current student pathway that I showed you how to how to get help. And so there’s a few ways that you can go to get your questions answered. So one is the the community forum. And I’ll show you how to access that from the library. But that’s basically it’s a members only forum where you can post your questions for me anytime. So you just go in, type it in, hit submit, and then you know, I’ll post an answer later on. The other thing is our live tutoring group, or it’s live group tutoring sessions. Here’s the link. You can always go here, but we always send out an email reminder, the day of two. And that’s zoom, you know, it’s an a group setting. And, you know, everybody can get a chance to ask me their questions, we talk through the issues, we talk about it. And it can be anything, it doesn’t have to be content, it can be like mentorship questions about nursing school, like how do you handle certain situations with your instructor, it can be like, you know, I have other students that are preparing to, you know, go back into nursing school after having failed for one reason or other. So it’s a pretty wide group of people, and most of them are adult learners who have been out of school a while and coming back. So it’s a good, it’s a good mix of people. We it’s not on here yet, but we are just getting ready to launch something else that we’re calling our virtual study halls. Right now, they’re going to be mostly on Wednesday nights. And that’s going to be an opportunity for any students, any members who want to, to come and my husband is going to like post that in the Zoom Room and just let you guys come and be a support to each other, you can use it for accountability, like if you just want to come and say, Okay, I’m gonna work on dosage calculations for an hour, make sure I do it, you know, and just like have that focus and then mute, and do it. And then at the end, you can report back, or if you just want to connect with some other students or in your situation, because some people don’t have that support, you know, with your classmates, or like you’re at school right now. So I don’t know how much contact you have with other nursing students. So you can use it as like a support group, or you guys can work together. Like if you happen to have other people who are working on the same topics you are, then you guys can study together, we can do breakout rooms, you know, to split people up. So basically, whatever, whoever shows up whatever you need, you know, we can facilitate that. So and then we do have a free Facebook group on Facebook that you can join if you have any classmates that are interested but not ready to join the VIP journey membership and they can jump to and that’s just more of a I mean, I do I answer some questions there. But obviously not as much as I do for my VIP members, because you guys are my priority. So so that’s that’s pretty much how you get the questions answered. And then there’s also an event events calendar here. That tells you everything that’s gone on. So it has the the link again to attend the zoom session. There’s a link here. If you want to watch recordings of previous tutoring sessions, then you can go here. And then here’s the Google calendar that shows you when we have everything. And then you can also if you want to if you use Google Calendar, you can even down here on the right if you just click that blue button, then it’ll add all of these events to your Google calendar so that you can you know see them without having to come to the website. And yeah, you see he’s got this done. anyhow, for 6:30pm, Eastern, my timezone Eastern. So and let’s see, the other thing I want to show you is just the where you can find the forum. So you have the community forums right here. And so you just most of the time will probably be using the general questions. So you can just go in here and post, you know, whatever question you have, you can see, you know, people have been asking about stuff and just respond. Sometimes I respond with a video. It just depends on what the question is, my computer’s live in pretty slowly, right now. And then the other foreign will probably use a lot is success stories, hopefully. So anytime you have a success, like we really believe and in celebrating, there is no such thing as a small success. Okay. So if you get to the point where you feel confident with, with IV doesn’t check relations, that’s a success. If you just if you identify a root negative thought that you realize has been triggering a lot of this test anxiety, just identifying it is a success, because now you can deal with it, right? And so I really encourage you to, to post as many success stories as you want will cheer you on, because this is not a community of people who are just going to like be negative all the time. Okay, right, you’re going to be positive and uplifting. And yes, it’s okay to vent, but then we’re going to turn it around and be like, what do we do next? Okay, so, so yeah, so that’s everything. And I think we’ve got a plan for you. Do you have any, any questions before we end to make sure I prepared? A little guidance, so I’m appreciative of that. Okay, awesome. How did you find out about the VIP tutoring membership and your nursing tutor? Um, when I before I started school, I did a bunch of research because I hadn’t been in school. And I was just looking for ways to study for pharmacology, specifically. And then it just brought me to your website. And then there were a couple of podcasts, YouTube videos, and then I figured out you had this whole other thing. And then just recently, I was like, I don’t know, I needed more help. And so I did my research. And I was like, oh, yeah, I forgot about this. And so I saw that you had like, a more in depth, you know, steady monthly thing. And I was like, this is gonna benefit me regardless, I’m just going to do it. So I did it. And I signed up. And I was like, whatever, I just need to do it. And then I signed up for the one on one because I knew that I needed some guidance on where to go and what to do. Yeah, yeah. No, that’s, that’s smart. Because the one on one like, especially for your situation, you have, you know, some more unique factors in your particular situation that I think you’re definitely going to make a lot faster progress, because you signed up for the one on one, we were able to kind of talk about your specific circumstances. So awesome. I liked that it was at a discounted rate, too. So that helped. Right? Yeah, yeah, you got in at a good time too, because we’re about to increase our monthly prices because we’re we’ve been adding so many like the the virtual study hall, we’re at it overall. So I didn’t mention to you where if you’re not able to come to the live tutoring sessions, but you still want to like listen, we’re doing a private podcast feed, where you’re going to be able to like listen to the the live tutoring sessions after words, if like a commuting or walking the dog or anything like that. And, and we’re starting a new grad program to for a good new grad mentorship program for once, once you graduate, you can get some mentorship for the first, you know, one to two years of working your first nursing job. So yeah, we got lots of lots of good stuff coming, but your your monthly membership price will be locked in because I joined before we raised our prices. It is so Okay, well then, if you think of any questions, then make sure to post them in the forum and I’ll be happy to help you out and answer them there. Otherwise, hopefully, I’ll see you around the polite. Thank you. Appreciate it. Oh, pleasure. Bye
I hope you enjoyed that Tutoring Consult with Cassie! Remember, if you’d like to get some mentorship and coaching to help you with test anxiety, dosage calculations, or how to study in nursing school, then I’d love to work with you inside my VIP Tutoring Membership. You chose to go to nursing school because it was your dream…now don’t choose to torture yourself when you could be making nursing school easier, instead.
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Nicole Whitworth is the founder of Your Nursing Tutor. She has a BSN and an MA in Clinical Psychology, and has been a professional nursing tutor for over 12+ years. Nicole specializes in getting nursing students through school confidently and calmly so that everything finally “clicks”. She is also the creator of the Silver Bullet Study System, an easy-to-follow study method that automatically trains your brain to become a nurse at the same time that you study for your normal nursing classes.