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50 things every student nurse should know

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Nursing school isn’t just about passing exams and making it through clinicals alive (though those are two very important concerns for every student!). It’s also about learning as much as you can before becoming a full-fledged nurse. But as every seasoned nurse knows, there are some things nursing school just can’t teach you. Here are 50 things every nursing student should know from someone who’s been there before:

1. Sleeping is optional.
2. Being overwhelmed is perfectly normal.
3. Learn what a Code Brown is before you are part of one.

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5 Responses to 50 things every student nurse should know

  1. True! All of them!

  2. Mommynator Student

    I second Kelly. All of them are true.

  3. except for sleep. I slept. It might be in the middle of class, but I got some sleep.

  4. oceaneyes7@hotmail.com

    I have been an LPN for 21 years. I am finally getting my RN degree. These are all true! I had to give up a job that I dearly love to have time for school. Maybe that should be on the list! Thankfully I have a very supportive husband who has been with me every step of the way!

  5. renee0270

    Best piece of advice I was ever given, on a day where nothing was going my way. “A frustrated nurse is a distracted nurse, and distracted nurses make mistakes. “

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