7 Tips for Surviving Nursing School

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Making the decision to go back to school to become a nurse is commendable. You’ve been accepted to nursing school -  but what do you do now? Don’t make it more stressful than it has to be. These seven tips can help you navigate the demands of your nursing program.

  1. Keep in mind that your classmates are in the same boat. They're just as nervous as you are; some just hide it better than others.
  2. Find an outlet to release your stress. Go to the gym, get a massage, plan a mini getaway. Schedule some “me” time and don’t feel guilty about it.
  3. Make friends with other nursing students. They're the only ones who understand what you're going through. Plus, they make great study buddies!
  4. Keep yourself healthy. Practice what you preach about living healthy lifestyles.
  5. Laugh at yourself. You're not always going to know all of the answers or do everything perfect the first time. That's okay.
  6. Use your time effectively. Keep your priorities top of mind. If you schedule time to study, make sure you're actually studying.
  7. Sleep. As tempting as it may be, steer clear of the energy drinks, coffee and soda. They're not a substitute for a good night’s sleep.

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