Like most nursing students, there came a point in my education where I literally slammed my textbook shut late one evening and yelled, “Why is nursing school so hard!?!”. The more people I talked to about my nursing school headaches, the more I find that so many people struggled during their nursing school years! I couldn’t help but wonder just exactly why nursing school is so hard to muddle through. As I chat with colleagues or with students who are going through the nursing programs now, … [Read more...] about Why is Nursing School So Hard?
Every nursing student has come to this point of their senior semester where they begin to think beyond the cap and gown of graduation to sitting for their NCLEX. Finding out how to pass the NCLEX is a huge priority. Considering the NCLEX is such a daunting test and requires a lot of preparation, I can imagine what many people’s next reasonable question would be: Which is the best NCLEX review to help me pass my boards? Is NRSNG Academy the Best NCLEX Review? There seems to be an endless amount … [Read more...] about Is NRSNG Academy the Best NCLEX Review?
When it comes to NCLEX, some things need to be memorized. And the laboratory values for nurses are certainly among them. Dreading memorizing lab values? Maybe you’re wondering why you should bother learning them in the first place. Either way, you’re not alone. Stop stressing over how to pass the NCLEX, and let's look at this piece by piece. Given NCLEX’s objective to test one’s analysis/application skill, it might be hard to figure out why the exam comprises of simple knowledge questions on … [Read more...] about Must Know Laboratory Values for Nurses
Gearing up for the NCLEX(R) exam can be frustrating at times, but our list of resources for practice NCLEX questions and study aids may make it easier. There’s no doubt about it- the NCLEX is a pivotal exam. With a lot riding on your result- admittance, potential job opportunities, etc. – you’ll want to make sure you are preparing for the NCLEX so you are ready when exam day comes. And, you have to have special test prep to ensure yourself the best chance at passing the exam. Use this … [Read more...] about 60+ Resources for NCLEX Questions, Prep, and Review Practice
One nurse blogger who I am honored to know is Katie Kleber from FreshRN. If the name sounds familiar, she is the author of the book Becoming Nursey, that takes new nurses from school to bedside with practical advice and some humor. Now Katie is back with her second book, Admit One. Admit One: What You Must Know When Going to the Hospital I recently had a chance to talk to Katie about her newest book Admit One and what it takes to become a nurse author. What is Admit One all … [Read more...] about Kati Kleber Shares Insight on Becoming a Nurse Author and Admit One
One of the most difficult courses in nursing school is Pharmacology. There are hundreds of medications that must be learned, along with their indications, contraindications, side effects, dosing, and much more. Learning all the medications you need to know to pass the NCLEX is difficult. While I would never call learning pharmacology in nursing school easy, there are definitely ways to make it easier. 3 NCLEX Pharmacology Tips When considering the tips and strategies needed to learn … [Read more...] about 3 Pharmacology Tips to Help You Pass the NCLEX