All posts by Benjamin O'Connor

What Every Nursing Student Should Know About Clinicals

Who’s ready for their first day of clinicals? Let me guess: you are probably a bit terrified, yet still excited about the idea of putting your knowledge to work? Boy, do I remember that feeling! Is my instructor going to...

/ April 13, 2016

3 Important Question Answering Strategies All Nursing Students Must Know!

As I am sure you are beginning to realize, understanding how to approach and answer certain types of questions can be just as difficult as the extensive content knowledge you have worked so hard to learn. Sometimes, understanding the strategies...

/ March 13, 2016

How to Pass the NCLEX: NCLEX Nursing Boards Info​

9 Critical things to know (from Students who passed) 1. When should I start studying? ​The average USA nursing student begins studying 2-3 months prior to the NCLEX, with most of the effort being spent a month or so prior...

/ February 17, 2016

The Importance of Finding Your Passion in Nursing

What are the most common responses when asked what specific field nursing students hope to go into?  When I was in school, it was always labor and delivery and pediatrics. I was no different from everyone else. I always wanted...

/ January 7, 2016

1 Small Mistake Nursing Students Make Taking The NCLEX – Don’t Let It Happen To YOU!

One of the most common mistakes I see people making daily is reading questions too fast and assuming that they know what is being asked…when in reality, they don’t. It is very important to read each question slowly and thoroughly.  The presence...

/ November 13, 2015