"Always ask questions. None of us knows it all. Nursing is a profession where you are always learning." —Bette G.
"You will not know everything when you get out of nursing school; you will learn more your first year as a nurse than all of your nursing school combined!" —Micha L.
"Remember how excited you were when you began this nursing journey. When you have a bad nursing day,’ go back to yourself on the day you found out you got accepted into nursing school and how excited you were to become a nurse. Helps me get through." —Liz L.
"One of our instructors gave us a good tip: write your first initial and your last name with ‘RN’ following it—nice and big. Place it somewhere you will see it all the time (your mirror, binder or on your desk), and remind yourself of why you chose this path." —Aida M.
"If you can squeeze it in—find a job as a PCA or NA somewhere—even if it’s just part-time or PRN. You will learn SO much that will be helpful to your future nursing career, including how to work with your future PCA, etc." —Christie S.
"You will literally have no life outside of nursing school until the day you pass NCLEX. When they tell you that, believe them. My BSN was the hardest thing I ever loved/hated." —Julie B.
"Don’t leave assignments to the last minute. Start the moment you get them." —Lucy C.
"When in doubt, ask a senior nurse for help! You can’t be a hero alone." —Jimmie B.
"Trust your gut! First instincts and bad feelings are usually accurate." —Angela M.
"Organization is everything! It helps you stay on top of assignments and what to study when. Get yourself a big calendar to put on your wall…write down due dates for assignments, test dates, clinical days, etc. This also helped my family know where I was (class or clinical). I highly recommend making flash cards so you can take them everywhere with you to study." —Brittani T.
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