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About Kristen Ponticelli

Kristen Ponticelli is a senior nursing student at Molloy College in New York. Her posts from a student nurse’s perspective will appear on Nurse.com the last Friday of each month. Write to Kristen by sending an email to blogs@nurse.com.

New grads, be ready to face your fears

By | 2016-05-25T21:21:12+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Education|

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

A good bedside manner is an invaluable tool

By | 2016-04-28T17:58:32+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Categories: Education|

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

New year, new goals

By | 2016-01-27T19:46:50+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: Education|

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.