Waiting 48 hours for NCLEX results was torturous. Did I pass? What do I do next? The answer, of course, was to find my first nursing position.
Graduating from nursing school is one of my most valued accomplishments, as I’m sure it is for most of us. Four years of blood, sweat and tears finally paid off. As I have heard from new grads, the transition from nursing student to RN is not an easy one. As excited as I am to
As we all know, having a good bedside manner helps build a trusting relationship with patients. In class, our professors explain how we should behave at a patient’s bedside. They tell us to be kind, caring and respectful. Hearing this instruction at school is helpful, but being able to practice it face-to-face with patients is
We have come to mid-semester, and I am sure most of us, myself included, are thinking ahead to a much needed summer vacation after another intense semester of nursing school. But what we really should be doing is searching for summer internships. I could not stress enough how important it is to get your foot
When you are a nursing student, clinical experiences often can be difficult. Many of us feel nervous, timid or out of place on the unit. Some of us are negative even before we step foot on the unit, because we don’t like the hospital placement or we’ve heard about the unreceptive staff. Looking back at
With the start of the new year comes the start of our spring semester, and we should remember to leave any negativity we may have experienced in the past where it belongs — in the past. Although we shouldn’t dwell on the difficulties we’ve experienced in the past, we certainly can grow from these experiences.