10 things nurses wish they had known before starting nursing school

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If you could turn back the clock and meet your previous self just before you started nursing school, what’s the one piece of advice you’d give? We asked the great nurses on our Facebook page and got some fantastic answers. Here are 10 that stood out, but you’ll definitely want to check out the others, as well!

10 things nurses wish they had known before starting nursing school

1. “I thought nursing school would be a breeze for me since I already had a bachelor’s degree prior to nursing school, and was used to challenging classes. Bahahaha. I thought wrong! There is no comparison between non-nursing majors and nursing majors.”
—Lacey Kidd

2. “You’ll become quite accustomed to crying. You’ll cry when you’re happy, stressed, sad, excited and for no reason at all. And that’s okay, because everyone else is also crying.”
—Kalie Miller

3. “Stockpile wine and coffee.”
—Amanda Stinnett

4. “That there is the NCLEX world of nursing and the real world of nursing!!!”
—Audra Mancuso

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