Your biggest struggle in Nursing School is:
The Good News
You are not afraid to work hard and chase after your goals…you simply need a well-defined plan for how to achieve them. Once you have that clear, understandable study plan, you will be able to successfully tackle the seemingly unrealistic expectations of nursing school. When that happens, everything will suddenly fall into place and you’ll find yourself feeling confident and calm again.
The Bad News
Overwhelm is the result of having many important things to study and do, but not knowing which should be done next. This easily leads to procrastination, and before you know it you’re stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of cramming, getting too little sleep, and generally feeling like you never have enough time. Unfortunately, this comes across as “lazy” to professors…which is definitely not the impression you intended to give.
What You've Tried
You absolutely dread that little eye roll your professor makes before giving you a seemingly condescending answer whenever you ask for help. So instead, you obsessively watch YouTube videos, listen to podcasts, compulsively buy NCLEX books, and collect ALL the study guides and cheat sheets you can find…always hoping that you will find something that will finally make nursing school easier.
The Truth Is...
You don’t need a lot of study resources to reduce your overwhelm…in fact, you probably need fewer! All you really need are your current textbooks, and a clear plan for studying, like the Silver Bullet Study System, that cuts through the overwhelm so that you can easily master the most important nursing information.
But before I share more, let me tell you who I am, because...
…these days you can get nursing school study advice from just about anyone with an internet connection and a YouTube account. Just because somebody is an expert nurse, though, doesn’t make them an expert educator.
I’ve been successfully educating nursing students for over 12 years, and I specialize in helping nursing students who work hard, spend (too much) time studying…and still can’t figure out why nursing school hasn’t “clicked” yet.
I have a BSN and an MA in Clinical Psychology…and I use both to help you get through nursing school confidently and calmly. Because there’s no point becoming a nurse if you’re already burnt out from nursing school, right?
So how do I get rid of my Overwhelm?
Don’t worry, you won’t have to find time to “study more”.
In fact, using the 4-steps of the Silver Bullet Study System will help you study less in the long-run because you won’t waste time wondering what to study next…and procrastinating as a result.
Here’s a quick overview of the 4 Steps:
- Foundational 15: Spend 15 minutes reviewing the foundational knowledge you need to understand before studying your current topic (hint: this info usually comes from your pre-req classes).
- The Humpty Dumpty Factor: Identify what’s “broken” in the disease process, using a single sentence.
- Predicting Symptoms: Based on what you learned in steps 1 & 2, act like a fortune teller and practice predicting which symptoms are most likely to show up on the exam…before looking in your textbook
- Identifying Interventions: This is where you finally get into specific nursing and medical care, so start by predicting the nursing care that you’re already familiar with, then look for the rest in your textbook.
Studying this way will allow you to cover all of the most important information in your textbook, without having to read every single word, without cramming, and without losing sleep.
And when you follow these 4 simple steps on repeat for every nursing topic, you not only eliminate your overwhelm, but you also automatically train yourself to think like a nurse because you start noticing the repeating patterns of information that you need to know for nursing school.
To Fix Overwhelm, I Recommend...
- Watch the Silver Bullet Study System (Module 3) and download the easy-to-follow study outline so that you never again feel overwhelmed when you sit down to study…you will always know exactly what to do next. (Then move on to Module 4 when you’re ready to use it for Psych/OB/Peds)
- Review the Time Management in Nursing School mini-course, so that you can use your time efficiently by focusing on your highest priorities during nursing school.
- Participate in the VIP Facebook group: Feel supported, get connected with a group of nursing students who know exactly what you’re going through, and feel that you are not alone in this.
Right now, you may be wondering, “Can I see an example of the Silver Bullet Study System in action?” OR “How do I know exactly what to review during the Foundational 15?” OR “How do I use this study system for Psych/OB/Peds?”
That’s why I created the VIP Tutoring Membership…to provide Live Tutoring Support, a community of encouraging nursing students, and a virtual library of online resources to make nursing school easier.
When you join, you get immediate access to all the resources I recommend to fix your Overwhelm, PLUS the opportunity to attend Live Tutoring Sessions, receive help and mentorship, AND connect with other motivated nursing students in our private Facebook group. It’s like having a private tutor “on-call” to answer all your nursing school questions, while simultaneously being encouraged by a crowd of your biggest cheerleaders.
The fastest way to learn is by doing...
…and you’ve already shown that you’re not afraid to do new things! So if you’re ready to take the next step towards becoming an even more amazing, soon-to-be-nurse, then click here to learn more about Your Nursing Tutor VIP Membership.