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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Every nursing student has heard of using MONA to remember heart attack treatments, but did you know that the recommendations have changed dramatically over the past few years? Find out how to apply current MONA interventions on NCLEX questions!

(Updated!) Remembering MONA for Heart Attack

(Just a reminder…the articles on www.YourNursingTutor.com are for informational and educational purposes only. If you have any health concerns, please seek appropriate treatment!) UPDATE: I originally published this article to respond to the following student question: I’ve always remembered the treatments for Heart Attack as the mnemonic MONA. But I heard that the American Heart …

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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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Math is a major part of nursing entrance exams like HESI A2 and TEAs. If you struggle with math, learn some suggestions for how to overcome your math anxiety.

Don’t Let Math Stand in Your Way of Becoming a Nurse

(This is a guest post from Wyzant.com, a reputable website for connecting students with tutors, both in-person AND on line. When I’m not available to offer tutoring, this is the website where I refer nursing students!) “I’m just not a math person.” “I’ve never been good at math.” “I. Hate. Math.” Sound familiar? You’re not …

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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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Easy way to remember blood flow through the heart, and how that applies to the causes of right-sided heart failure.

Easily Remember the Most Common Cause of Right-Sided Heart Failure (UPDATED)

Easy Way to Remember the Most Common Cause of Right-Sided Heart Failure If you hang around Your Nursing Tutor for longer than 30-seconds, then you usually discover that I think Anatomy & Physiology is the key to being successful in nursing school.  Understanding and remembering the most common cause of right-sided heart failure is a …

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Isotonic Solution: A Clear Explanation for Nursing Students (UPDATED)

Isotonic solution is probably the most commonly used IV fluid that you will see during nursing school. But why is it so useful? What’s the difference between different types of isotonic fluids? And when would you use them? Here’s a clear explanation for HOW and WHY isotonic IV solutions work so that you can be confident in …

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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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Automatic Final Grade Calculator: Discover What you Need on your Final Exam

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we get to the end of the semester and we’re stressing out. If you’re asking yourself “What do I need on the final?”, then let me help you out! This Automatic Final Grade Calculator will show you the entire range of possible grades you can get in your class depending …

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