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5 Tips to Survive Nursing School

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5 Tips to Survive Nursing School

Nursing school is an exciting and challenging time that will build the foundation for your career as a nurse. Whether you just got accepted (congratulations!) or are in your first or final year, the following tips will ensure your success and survival through nursing school.

Ask questions

Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for help. Asking questions is the best way to learn and avoid making a mistake. Keep in mind that if you are confused by something in class, it is likely that other students are also confused. Don’t let yourself be too intimidated to ask.

Learn how to study

There is no one right way to study, but when you are reviewing material, you want to make sure you are comprehending and not just memorizing. By studying to comprehend you will develop those critical thinking skills necessary to ace your exams and practice nursing in real life. Study groups are also essential. Join a group that challenges you to be better.

Take breaks

As essential as studying and comprehending your course material is while in nursing school, so is taking breaks. Taking a break from studying and prioritizing time for things you enjoy can make you more productive in the long run. If you feel like you need a break, take one!

Make connections

It’s important to develop relationships with your fellow peers during nursing school. You are all in it together and no one else can relate to you in quite the same way. Whether it’s to help you study or be your support system, the connections you make in school can help you get through the long days of nursing school.

Take advantage of clinical experience

Clinicals are the best way to put everything you’ve learned in the classroom into practice. It is the hands-on experience you need to excel in your future nursing career. Not only will you develop basic nursing skills like monitoring vital signs and administering medication, but it’s another way to develop those necessary critical thinking skills.

Lastly, be sure to enjoy your time during nursing school. These tips will help you make the most out of your nursing school experience so that it is as positive and rewarding as possible. If you are interested in a nursing career at BRG after graduation call or text a recruiter today at (985) 606-9061 for current nursing opportunities.