Any advice for someone planning on going to nursing school?

Starting in Spring 2013 I will go to a community college for a year to get enough credits to transfer to a 4 year school to get my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Then I plan to get my masters which will take 2 years. So in 7 years from now I will be done with nursing school :) Does anyone have any advice or anything for me?

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One Response to Any advice for someone planning on going to nursing school?

  1. Rachel says:

    I am not a nursing student, but I spent four years watching them at my small university that had a relatively big nursing program.

    Plan to work hard and study a lot. Nursing students often go into the program thinking it will just be all clinical stuff, but there is also plenty of learning and bookwork to do. A lot of your studying will be memorization, so you will need to put in a lot of time and work with other nursing students to remember stuff for anatomy or procedures that you will need to have down when you go out into the nursing world. Nursing is not rocket science, but it does take more studying and work than I think most nursing students are aware of when they begin their program. Be motivated and dedicated and don’t expect good grades to just come to you. I don’t know how many nursing students I heard complaining or how many I saw get weeded out of the first anatomy class because they thought they wouldn’t have to work. Go in there ready to learn and don’t make excuses.

    If you are motivated, then you will do fine, and you will make a great nurse. You’ll meet a lot of good people in your program that will be in the same boat as you and will want to work together, since you are all working toward a common goal. Don’t be afraid to work with others and open up. It will be easier that way and you’ll get good hospitality practice for the real world. And whatever you do — don’t quit!

    Good luck!