30 things I’ve learned in nursing school
30 things I’ve learned in nursing school cont’d!
11. You will gain weight.
12. Learn to live with a messy house or learn to accept help. It’s nearly impossible to deal with everything on your own.
13. You are not superman/superwoman.
14. When test time comes around, don’t panic. Make sure to eat beforehand. Going in with a full belly and clear mind does wonders.
15. Learn to delegate time. Which is more important: going out bowling with family/friends or studying? If you chose the first option, perhaps you aren’t ready for nursing school.
16. Pay attention to medication commercials. Oddly enough, you’ll recall the side effects, etc., better than memorizing from a card.
17. Just go ahead and deal with the fact that the next two to four years of your social life will be gone. You may think this is an exaggeration, but it isn’t. You will miss birthday parties, dinners, get-togethers and other events. Don’t feel bad; it’s a necessary evil.
18. Try to squeeze in a weekend getaway after each semester, even if it’s to a local national park. A few days away from technology are good for the soul. Leave everything behind, take a friend, spouse or your family and relax! After all, you deserve it.
19. Become friends with those in the class ahead of you and below you. Those ahead can guide you through upcoming semesters with wisdom. Those below you will need your guidance. Remember, nursing school is one big happy dysfunctional family.
20. Celebrate classmates’ achievements. Don’t envy or become jealous. You are family, and family encourages in both good times and bad. You’ll have your day, so support those around you in theirs.