It’s here…you’ve finally made it to your fourth semester and the clinical rotation you’ve been dreaming of (hopefully) since Day One. Your nursing school preceptorship. Making the most of this very valuable time can pave the way to a successful transition from student to new-grad RN. And, chances are, you’ve got a lot of questions. Lucky for you, you’re in the right place.
We get so many readers of the blog asking about nursing shift routines. How do you start your day? How do you stay organized? The key to getting and staying organized is having some consistent routines such as the ones outlined in this podcast:
- Start of shift routine
- First assessment routine
- “Spot-check” routine
- End of shift routine
Armed with a few nursing shift routines, you will immediately reap the benefits of having a more organized approach to time management and your ever-changing priorities as an RN or student nurse.
You either love nursing school clinicals or you dread them. With a few tips, you can approach your nursing school clinical rotations as awesome learning opportunities that will inspire you and set you up for maximum learning opportunities. We asked a bunch of nurses what they dreaded most about nursing school clinicals, and here’s what we found:
Hey hey guys and gals! It’s time for another PodQuiz and this one is a doozy! Maybe you’ve noticed that studying depression in nursing school is really tough…it’s a complex topic that requires all your critical thinking skills. This PodQuiz covers some of the basics you’ll need to know to rock that mental health exam and take really good care of patients with depression during your mental health clinical rotation (and anywhere else you might encounter them).
Knowing how to take notes in nursing school is an absolute must. In this post we’ll go over two methods, depending on whether or not your instructor provides the lecture slides ahead of time. If they do, then you are in luck! If they don’t…no worries, you will be fine!
Respiratory nursing interventions come into play all the time. After all, difficulties can present in many forms, but the end-game is all the same…your patient can’t breathe as well as they should. And it can be scary for both the patient AND the nurse.
This is the point in the website where I start getting tomatoes thrown at me and that guy with the hooked cane pulls me off the stage. Study groups always seem to be everyone’s “go to” tactic when they notice they are struggling with a class, and everyone seems to love them, so they MUST be incredibly helpful…and the bigger the better…right?
In this podcast I share with you the study method that changed my life. I am not kidding. I found that I was getting SERIOUSLY bogged down when doing case studies…going off on tangents, looking up every single little thing. Basically, making mountains out of mole hills.
Maybe you’re well-entrenched in nursing school or perhaps you’re getting ready to start. Either way, knowing what some of the (how should we say this?) annoyances are, can help you meet them head-on with some solutions in mind so you can avoid wasting time being frustrated. Here are the top six annoying things about nursing school.
This podcast covers my best advice for being a rockstar in your nursing school clinicals. If you’re like me, you are VERY nervous about starting clinicals…whether it’s your first semester or your last. Making sure you are prepped to do and BE your absolute best ensures you get the most out of this very valuable time.