50 things every student nurse should know

20. When the nurse’s aide suggests anything, pay attention.
21. Learn the difference between confidence and arrogance. It’s how patients get hurt.
22. You will NEVER know everything. EVER. Get used to it.
23. Nursing is a 24-hour job; do not expect to get it all done in one shift.
24. Learn to say no.

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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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