A day in the life of a nursing student
Being a nursing student is quite an experience that only current and former nurslings understand. Here’s a look into one painfully tiring, yet completely routine, day.
Run to class because I woke up 48 seconds ago.
First thing the professor says is they’re collecting an assignment that was due today, not mentioned once for the last seven weeks, that was one sentence of the syllabus.
Me when the professor begins to read 312 PowerPoint slides word for word.
The professor finally passes back the 25-question test we took two weeks ago over 450 pages of material that I studied days and days for…and I got a 79.3%.
Getting ready for clinical, lookin’ like a boss in my scrubs and stethoscope.
Me and the other nursing students at clinicals.
When I actually knew the answers to the 12-question interrogation from my clinical instructor.
My clinical group when we see the nurse on the floor who likes to be mean to nursing students.
Leaving clinical just to go study more.
Excited to eat dinner because it means I get a break from studying.
After studying until 0200
Kati Kleber BSN, RN CCRN is a a nationally certified critical care nurse located in Charlotte, NC. She is the Nurse Advisor and Editorial Director of the #ProtectNurses initiative, and will be guiding the content we curate, create, and share back with you. Kleber, aka Nurse Eyeroll, is a popular blogger, the voice behind the wildly successful #ProTips series, and a frequent speaker on nursing leadership. You can buy her book "Becoming Nursey" at nurseeyeroll.com, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other sites. She also has two more books in the works, which will be published by the American Nurses Association and on shelves Feb. 2016!
By Kati Kleber BSN, RN