All posts by Catherine MSN RN

Catherine is a nursing subject matter expert at Higher Learning Technologies, the developers of awesome Nursing Mastery products. Catherine worked in oncology, pulmonary, progressive care, intensive care, med-surg, step-down, and hospice. Catherine teaches clinical, classroom, and simulation and has completed contracted writing with WGU, WK/LWW, ATI, Pearson, Kaplan Test Prep, Elsevier, Excelsior, and HTRSD. #BoyMomma #ICanStudyAnywhere #NursesRock

Finding The Right Space

I grew up conscious of all the sacrifices my parents made for my sister and I

/ September 20, 2019

Nursing’s In The Blood

I finished my test in 98 questions, and so many of the questions felt like they covered topics I could not remember from school.

/ August 29, 2019

A Nontraditional Nurse Breaks the Mold

From the challenges to the victories, our nurses and nurses-in-training have been through it all. We’re excited to present our second nurse, Eric! Eric is an LPN with a nontraditional nursing journey that proves it’s never too late to chase...

/ August 8, 2019

A Surprising Victory

We’re proud to present our first featured nurse: Jamie B., a Registered Nurse with a journey rife with legacy, anxiety, and above all: hope. Take it away, Jamie! The Journey Starts At Home My nursing journey did not begin the...

/ August 1, 2019

What’s the worst that could happen?

By mentally reviewing the worst outcomes, individuals prepare themselves mentally for a poor outcome and can be more resilient in the face of that actuality.

/ May 31, 2019

Failing in nursing school

Our profession needs great nurses. If it takes you an extra semester or two to join us, we'll be here, waiting to greet you!

/ April 26, 2019

Master the NCLEX

If you want to use your education and full scope of practice, a passing NCLEX score is necessary. No surprise there! This test technically determines if you can use your education to care for people. No pressure, right?! The NCLEX...

/ April 6, 2019
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The NCLEX isn’t that hard!

"I went through each question… and I reread the question after I answered to make sure my answer made sense. I did that for every question.. and the computer shut off at 75 questions about an hour into the exam....

/ March 12, 2019

Finding Your Helping Hand

In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of inventorying relationships in order to eliminate naysayers, foster positive relationships, and address unmet needs. When it comes to addressing unmet professional needs, I often recommend people seek out a mentor....

/ February 25, 2019

Partner Up!

There’s an old saying that two heads are better than one. This rings a bell for me and I’d wager it does for you as well. We’ll start with a small example. It’s 5:00am and you’re searching frantically for your...

/ February 17, 2019