Staying Positive in Nursing School

September 7, 2015

Hey friends,

As we all know nursing school is challenging and there will be times when you feel like quitting. You may not always get the grade you want on an exam after studying for hours or maybe you even have to be held back a year. Whatever the reasons are for getting you down, I want you to remember to stay positive. Be proud of where you are and for actually pursuing a dream. Take time to recognize the gifts you have! Find delight in knowing that you will be able to take of others. Being a nurse is not about the grades you get. It is about following that echo of a voice that told you to become a nurse. 

Ways you can do this is by taking nursing school one day as a time. Focus on what you need to accomplish for that day and nothing else. Create and complete a reasonable checklist. You can not expect yourself to read five chapters of a nursing textbook in day, so space it out. Use your time effectively.

Also let go of all and every expectation now. Do not concern yourself with what others are doing as well. Worry about yourself and solely passing the class. 

Finally, make sure you take some time during the week to do something you love. Lately my friends and I have enjoyed taking the kayak out for an hour and two. Being on the water brings a certain peace with it that truly allows us to refresh for nursing school. I am also looking into one of those therapeutic coloring books. They keep coming across my social media and looks like it would be something nice to have.

Remind yourself of the end goal and remember that everything will be worth it. I wish you all the best.

P.S. I am thinking about sending some readers a little encouragement note in the mail. Let me know if this is something you might be interested in. 


  1. Take one step at a time....... I need to remind myself that all the time. I expect myself to know everything right now and I get frustrated when I get something wrong but I just need to realize that I'm LEARNING.

  2. Your blog was a breath of fresh air to me! I'm a 3rd semester nursing student, who works amidst going to school. I keep reminding myself of the end goal, when it becomes overwhelming (or when my computer refuses to work and I have assignments due - this morning's dilemma).

    Thank you!


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