All posts by Catherine MSN RN

Catherine is a nursing subject matter expert at Higher Learning Technologies, the producers of awesome Mastery products. Catherine worked in medical-oncology, hematology-oncology, pulmonary, progressive care, intensive care, medical-surgical, step-down, and hospice. Catherine taught clinical, classroom, and simulation in ASN, BSN, and RN-BSN programs. Huge fan of Alice in Wonderland quotes and brilliant quotes in general. Spare time fillers include craft festivals, camping, and raising 5 boys in TN. #BoyMomma #ICanStudyAnywhere #SixImpossibleThings #IsItMayYet #NursesRock <<Never be afraid to do something new. Remember amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic. - Anonymous<<

Notebook for taking great notes

Back to School Mastery: Part 2 — Highlighters and Notes

Do you try to transcribe everything the teacher says (until your hand cramps)? There is a better way! Let’s go over some strategies for effectively capturing information in the fast-paced world of Nursing School. Handwritten Notes or Typed Notes? Typed...

/ September 6, 2017
tech prison

Back to School Mastery: Part 1 — Technology

Don’t let technology own you! Learn how to leverage technology to be the invisible helper that it should be. Laptops, phones, and tablets. Oh my! Once upon a time, I began an educational program that was mostly distance learning, with...

/ August 29, 2017
Nursing School Notes

Back to School Mastery: Series Overview

Back to school season often evokes one of two strong reactions: Dread or Excitement. Whether you are in the first semester of nursing school or the last, let us help get you started on your best foot. Back to School:...

/ August 28, 2017
Nurse Skills Matter

Why the Nursing Soft Skills Matter, Too. 

But I haven’t started my first IV yet! If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve only started an IV on a manikin and are wondering when you’ll get a chance “in real life”. The ability to start...

/ July 19, 2017