Making dosage calculations a breeze

Posted on March 20, 2014 by in Education Stories, Students

Sometimes, dosage calculations are what people are afraid of the most, even more so than regular nursing exams! In some schools, you can’t continue your nursing program if you don’t get 100% on your dosage calculation exams. That really puts … Read the rest

Find a nurse mentor

Posted on March 18, 2014 by in Education Stories, Nurse Stories, Students

No one knows what it is like to be a nurse except a fellow nurse.  No one knows the pressures, the highs, and the lows that can sometimes be part of the profession.

As a nursing school student, you would … Read the rest

How to survive clinicals

Posted on March 13, 2014 by in Education Stories, Nurse Stories, Students

What to expect 

Clinicals usually take place at a hospital in your area. You’ll usually be with a group of other nursing students.

Once you arrive, you will have a meet-up, then each student will be assigned to shadow a … Read the rest

Prepare for nursing school

Posted on March 12, 2014 by in Education Stories, Nurse Stories, Students

Nursing school is tough! Being fully prepared can make the world of difference.

Books:

Opinions range from reading many nursing books to reading nothing but fun books while you can.

I recommend you get a daily devotional book and start … Read the rest

Walk with me – So close, and yet so far

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in Education Stories

MN_shoes

Editor’s Note: Today’s story continues with the tenth installment with one Mighty Nurse as we walk with her through her nursing adventure. The entire series can be found here, Walk with me.

Last exam of nursing school completed.

Checked that … Read the rest

Walk with me – A step closer

Posted on May 14, 2013 by in Education Stories

MN_shoes

Editor’s Note: Today’s story continues with the ninth installment with one Mighty Nurse as we walk with her through her nursing adventure. New stories in this series will be published on the second Tuesday of every month. The entire series Read the rest

BSN vs. ADN

Posted on April 10, 2013 by in Education Stories

In nursing school, I received my BSN.

As someone who already attended a four year institution, it only took me two years to complete the degree.

However, if you don’t already have a four year degree, you might opt for … Read the rest

Walk with me – The slippery end

Posted on April 9, 2013 by in Education Stories

MN_shoes

I guess at the 14 week mark we should be sliding down the slippery slope to the finish line.

But why does it feel like somebody left the parking brake on?

We still have exams every Monday in the Pathophysiology … Read the rest

Ready, set, test!

Posted on April 2, 2013 by in Education Stories

I have taken all sorts of nursing tests, from State Board exams to HESI’s.

I still cringe every time I type the word HESI…..

When I was first approached with the opportunity to a take a free, yes free CNA … Read the rest

Please accept me

Posted on March 26, 2013 by in Education Stories

I thought I would never get into Nursing school.

Everyone told me it would take years, I got average grades, and I only applied to four schools!

I got in because I did what my dad told me “Apply to … Read the rest