Every New Nursing Student Should Know

August 7, 2015

Hey guys,

You may be following along with my journey, but really I want to be a resource here for you. So if you are a new nursing student, here are some things you should know:

  • It is okay to be scared. Trust me you are not alone. I was terrified my first day.
  • Socialize with your classmates. They are going to be your family for the next 2 or 4 years. 
  • Get used to not knowing something. But learn it the second time.
  • Be confident. And if your not fake it. (at the right times of course)
  • Ask questions. Your learning does not stop when you become a RN.
  • Study! Study! Study!
  • Never pass up a bathroom break. Seriously guys peeing is a rare occasion.
  • Walk the unit your clinical rotation will be on. Open some doors. Know your way around.
  • Be prepared to walk fast!
  • You are going to want to give up... call your mom and cry...then continue on!
  • Be friendly to the CNA. They will help you tremendously! 
  • Practice empathy, not sympathy
  • Never, ever, ever pass up an opportunity to practice a skill (please make sure you have properly learned the skill first or can perform it)
  • Cherish talking with your patients 
  • and of course Have fun!

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