All posts by Benjamin O'Connor

GIFs That Nursing Students Understand Too Well

There are a few things all nursing students and nurses have in common. Giving up our social life for a new normal, learning hardiness in the face of poor grades and much worse, living on noodles while taking out a...

/ April 12, 2018
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Therapeutic Communication

Tips From A Psych Nurse Therapeutic communication is a difficult test area for many student nurses.  Luckily, it’s easier for nurses to “read” a situation in real life than it is to answer these questions on the NCLEX!  In person, you...

/ October 3, 2017

5 Crucial Tips When You Failed the NCLEX

You failed the NCLEX. That is not a fun situation. You know what they say: if at first, you don’t succeed at passing the NCLEX…eat a cupcake (or two), have a good cry and then let it go! Is everyone...

/ June 19, 2017

What Every Nurse Should Know: Estimating TBSA

The burn unit: one place I NEVER wanted to float to in the hospital! It was all ages at the hospital where I was. As you can imagine where all situations were difficult, some of the pediatric cases were incredibly heartbreaking....

/ May 11, 2017

4 Mnemonics Every Nursing Student Should Know For Hyperkalemia & Hypokalemia

Mnemonics! These little nuggets are some of the greatest ways to memorize information. I know before I started nursing school, I never could have imagined the true scope of just HOW MUCH stuff would be stored up in that brain...

/ May 10, 2017

NCLEX Simulation FAQ – NCLEX RN Canadian and NCLEX PN

Every nursing student knows the importance of the NCLEX, but few know what to expect. As you begin your nursing journey, you have the opportunity to experience the NCLEX first-hand with our just released ONLINE simulation of the actual NCLEX Exam!   Increase your...

/ June 20, 2016

6 NCLEX Exam Tips Every Nursing Student Must Know!

Graduation, you made it!  Most students graduate and immediately begin the hunt for a career. For us nurses, graduation is just one of the huge milestones in the process of becoming a nurse. You have worked so hard to get...

/ May 18, 2016
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Memorizing Lab Values for the NCLEX Exam

Nursing is all about applying what you know to effectively promote health, prevent illness, and compassionately care for the ill and dying. Although the NCLEX rarely offers up any knowledge-based questions, studying for your boards or nursing school exams invariably...

/ May 17, 2016

3 Ways to Pad Your Resume as Nursing Student

Nursing school is a busy time! You learn and grow more than you thought possible, but you have little time for anything else. Many of us come to nursing school with a full plate. I was a mother of two,...

/ April 26, 2016

How I Paid for Nursing School With Free Money

Paying for nursing school wasn’t easy for me. I  did not have parents paying for my tuition and I knew I’d be on my own to repay any loans I accepted to finance my education. Still, I knew I had...

/ April 22, 2016