I’m Nurse Nicole, the founder of Your Nursing Tutor and the VIP Tutoring Membership. Nursing School shouldn’t be torture…you can study less, and live more! Learn how with weekly episodes filled with actionable study tips, lots of encouragement, and hope that you CAN reach your nursing dreams.
79. ICU Nurse Mentor - Interview with Shakira Thomas
Today I'm excited to welcome Shakira Thomas, a BSN RN and certified critical care registered nurse. If you plan to become a nurse sometime, and have wondered if ICU might be the right specialty for you, or if you're simply curious to learn more about the nursing role in an ICU setting, then you'll love this episode. Nurse Shakira shares her wisdom on what characteristics a future ICU nurse should have, and what you can be doing right now as a nursing or pre-nursing student to increase your chances of getting an ICU position immediately as a new grad nurse.
78. NCLEX Success after 2 failures - Viridiana’s Story
Viridiana graduated nursing school and expected she would do just fine on her NCLEX…only she didn’t. She failed not once, but twice, and almost gave up on ever becoming a nurse. Luckily, she had a few very supportive people around her who encouraged her to try one more time! That’s when she found the NCLEX Coaching Program through Your Nursing Tutor. In today’s episode, I’m interviewing Viridiana so that you can learn what she went through on her nursing journey, discover how she overcame TWO NCLEX failures to finally become an RN, and what her new future looks like during this next phase of her nursing journey! We're so proud of her, and we can't wait for her to share her story with you!
Shownotes and links can be found at: https://www.yournursingtutor.com/episode78/
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77. Her HESI score increased from 774 to 1070 in one week!
Learn how a real nursing student increased her Fundamentals HESI score from 774, a failing score all the way up to a rockstar score of 1070 in a single week! Silviaana has tons of previous healthcare experience, but that experience seemed to be interfering with her ability to correctly answer the exam questions. When we met for this Tutoring Quickstart, she had already failed HESI 2 times…one more failed HESI, and she would have been kicked out of her program. In today’s episode, you’ll hear the strategies she used to successfully transform her HESI score and keep her moving forward on her nursing journey.
Shownotes and links can be found at: www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode77
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76. Failed NCLEX? Here’s what to do next…
Have you failed NCLEX? Are you afraid of failing NCLEX? Today I’m introducing you to Dr Lakicia Foster, a nursing professor who also specializes in helping students finally pass the NCLEX. Whether you failed NCLEX 10-years ago, or only last month, there ARE things you can do to still become a nurse. No matter what you’re situation is, I know you’re going to hear a lot of valuable and useful nuggets of wisdom today.
(Shownotes and links can be found at: www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode76)
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75. 3 things every pre-nursing student should do before starting core nursing classes
There are 3 things I recommend that EVERY student should do before starting your core nursing classes. Are you a pre-nursing student who is starting this summer or fall? Then you still have time to do these things! Are you a current nursing student wondering if you checked these important topics off your “to do” list? It’s not too late to find out in today’s podcast episode!
For show notes and links visit https://www.yournursingtutorcom/episode75
74. Are HESI/ATI Exit Exams Harder Than NCLEX?
Want to learn the #1 quality I look for that tells me if a student will ultimately be successful in nursing school? Have you ever wondered if ATI and HESI are actually harder than the NCLEX? Or maybe you’ve got kids, and are second guessing all your life choices as you face a potential mental breakdown? I’ll help you out in today’s episode!
Did you know you can find me on TikTok? Find the link to join on the show notes page at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode74
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I’m a prenursing student looking to be as prepared as possible when I begin my ADN program. I’ve listened to every single episode of this podcast and love Nicole’s approach. Also, sorry it’s taken me so long to write this review as I’m always listening while driving.
New Nursing student
I’ve only listened to 3 episodes and Nicole gives me the motivation, confidence and knowledge to get through my school work. Thinking about starting her VIP coaching/tutoring membership.
Shakira Thomas, BSN, RN, CCRN
Nicole was an amazing host! She is so bubbly, friendly, and down to earth. I enjoyed being a guest on her podcast. The work that she doing for pre-nursing and nursing students is admirable.