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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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
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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

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

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

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
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NARCAN: Naloxone Know-How for Nurses

On November 18, 2015, at the urging of the public and many agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. FDA approved the use of naloxone nasal spray for the treatment of life-threatening opioid overdose. The legislation...

/ July 13, 2017
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EKG Basics– How to Identify ECG Rhythms

Contrary to popular belief, cardiac rhythm identification isn’t hard. What most of us need is access to a really good tutorial and lots of practice. Clinical rotations provide an excellent opportunity to get in there and look at some rhythm...

/ July 10, 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