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The Secrets for Getting Through Nursing School
Have you ever tried to run through waist deep water? The harder you try,
the more the water builds up and pushes against you. Nursing school can
feel so difficult at times but below are a list of ways to tackle this giant to
the ground. Not only can you do it, but you can become excel in it with a
few healthy tips featured below.
Manage your stress
Whether it is a nursing administration degree, nursing education degree, or even a normal nursing
degree, it won’t be easy. With the struggles of homework, finances, and time weighing you down, don’t
let your stress add to this already large list of things weighing you down. Laughing and enjoying your
learning can seem small but can bring joy back into the black and white monotony that can overwhelm
you during school. Add color to your life and remember why you are studying. Enjoy the little moments
and don’t ever be afraid to laugh. Life is funny.
Make it personal
Take personal responsibility for the quality of your work. Do your best because your name is associated
with what you are doing. Trying to be proud and take ownership for what you are doing will add much
more enjoyment and satisfaction to what you are doing.
Personal Improvement through failure
It can seem so daunting when you receive negative feedback from an instructor or clinical supervisor.
The feedback might be harsh, but think about the feedback and think about if there is even a single
ounce of truth to what the instructor is saying. Be humble and able to hold up your chin up high after
receiving criticism and use that criticism to make yourself better than you were before.
The extra mile
Schooling seems like the only thing that we want the least amount for
our buck. Take advantage of your recourses and go the extra mile. Not
only will all the extra studying pay off for your success in nursing school
but it will help you be an exceptional nurse and consequently, you will
be able to help so many people because of your hard work that you put in.
Focus on the people
Nursing students who remember the people are more successful and are able to give better service to
his or her patients. Nurses who focus on the people also bring a certain sense of well-being to the
patient and can even bring this same feeling to the family as well. Simple things such as learning the
patients name can go a long way.
Ask those before you
You aren’t the only person who has ever jumped through the hoops of being a nursing student. Others
before you have gone the way and they know more about your experience than anyone else. Asking
those who are seniors in you program can give you great insight. You don’t need to learn from your own
mistakes when you can learn from others. Take advantage of their experience and use it to your
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