If you've been admitted to nursing school, congratulations! Whether you are enrolled in a two-year or four-year program, you will have a lot of work ahead of you. Anatomy, chemistry, and physiology are just a few of the difficult science classes in nursing school. Nutrition and pharmacology are two core nursing classes that might be difficult.

Some sessions will include a lab in addition to classroom lectures. Not only that, but you must also undergo clinical rotations at various medical facilities linked with your nursing degree. It may appear to be too much to bear. However, understanding some of the things to avoid while in nursing school might assist you in completing nursing school.


  1. DO NOT DISAGREE WITH YOUR INSTRUCTORS.

There may be multiple correct answers to questions in nursing school. It is all about determining the most correct response. As a result, if you obtained a low grade, do not get upset and contest the grade without considering that your response may not have been suitable for this case. Instead, schedule a meeting with your instructor to go over the questions you missed. Even if you believe you are accurate, understanding the difference between correct and the most correct option could save a life.


  1. REMEMBER NOT TO OVERBOOK YOURSELF.

You devote the majority of your time and attention to your studies from the moment you enroll in nursing school. This means that other elements of your life, such as social activities and extracurricular activities, will be put on hold. You must communicate your commitment to nursing school to your friends and family so that they understand how limited your free time will be. Don't be concerned about attempting to attend every night out with your pals or every Sunday meal with your family. Worry about becoming the greatest nurse you can be and keeping a schedule that allows you to get enough sleep and exercise when you're not at school or studying.


  1. DON'T DELAY YOUR HOMEWORK

This is a no-no for all students, but particularly for nursing students. You never know how long an assignment will take you until you start it, so finish it early, so you have more than enough time to study the rest of the time. Even after you've finished the assignment, make sure you grasp the ideas discussed because they'll come up later on a test and in your future employment as a nurse.


  1. YOUR SCRUBS SHOULD NOT BE WORN AROUND.

Scrubs become like a second skin during nursing school and your future career. They are, however, uniform and should be reserved for clinicals. This does not preclude you from wearing your scrubs in public if you need to run an errand or do anything quick, but it does preclude you from wearing your uniform to bars. Imagine if your instructor noticed you holding a beer while wearing scrubs! Scrubs are also frequently worn in sterile situations, thus your scrubs must be clean. Wearing them to the barbecue joint down the block is not a good idea.


Conclusion

When things get rough, don't give up. It is difficult to learn how to care for the human body, and nursing school can be difficult. You may fail an exam or perform poorly on a clinical rotation, but this does not determine the type of nurse you will become. Maintain your concentration on your studies and your goal of becoming a nurse.


October 10, 2021

Natasha Osei

Passionate Nurse Practitioner | People person

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