All posts by Daphne Neuhaus, RN

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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
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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

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

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

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!

Each week, I have the opportunity to communicate with many of you in the NCLEX Mastery community through email. One of the most common mistakes I see people making daily is reading questions too fast and assuming that they know what...

/ November 13, 2015