Category: Nursing School

Gaining Confidence In Nursing Practice

“If nursing was a book, then nursing school would be the table of contents,” one of my professors said. Confidence is much sought, especially as a nursing student preparing for the end of school and the beginning of a hard-earned...

/ January 19, 2018
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When A Parent Declines Vaccination: Advice From A School Nurse

There will be many situations in your career as a nurse–even after you have a lot of experience–that feel awkward, despite your best attempts. Advocating for shots to a parent who declines is definitely one. Thinking through responses and scenarios...

/ January 5, 2018
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Nurses and Nursing Students Know Vaccines: Flu Shots

*Since vaccination by nasal mist (LAIV) is not recommended for anyone at this time, the following discussion involves only injectable inactivated flu vaccine (IIV4). Clinics Provide An Opportunity to Learn Many nursing students will have the opportunity to provide flu vaccinations...

/ November 27, 2017

Lateral Violence: How Nurse Bullies Affect Client Care

 Have you ever had to work with one of those intimidating nurses who makes you feel about three inches tall? You know the type. This is the kind of nurse who sends messages with body language and tone that you...

/ October 25, 2017

Back to School Mastery: Part 6— Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy! Notice that this blog post is last in the series? Seem inappropriate? It is. Do you put your health last in real life? Earlier this year, we blogged about the ANA’s Year of the Healthy Nurse. Let’s revisit...

/ October 14, 2017

Back to School Mastery: Part 5 — Social Media and Professional Nursing

The American Nurses Association’s e-publication, “ANA’s Principles for Social Networking and the Nurse,” provides guidance on protecting the privacy, confidentiality and inherent dignity of clients. As NCLEX Mastery posts, tweets, snaps and chats about controversial topics occasionally, this seems an...

/ October 14, 2017

Back to School Mastery: Part 4 — Study Strategies

Study Strategies What to study? Know that you cannot read everything that is assigned. Skim or scan the assigned material before class. This means learning to quickly search pages for what is most relevant or useful. There are three kinds...

/ October 14, 2017

Back to School Mastery: Part 3 — Staying Engaged

Staying Engaged Staying engaged in your education is necessary, but often is a struggle. For some students, nursing classes come easily. Possibly having slogged through two years of chemistry and literature classes (or maybe those were great, too!), this nursing...

/ October 8, 2017
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Nursing School Survival Supply Guide: Tips From the Experts

Here is our list of must-have nursing school supplies for “clinicals” and beyond! Stethoscope Get a good one. Don’t spend a million dollars (the digital ones that are labeled cardiac are a bit over-the-top for what you will need so...

/ October 3, 2017

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