My name is Nicole Whitworth, and I am the founder of Your Nursing Tutor. I have a BSN and an MA in Clinical Psychology, and have been a professional nursing tutor for over 12+ years. I specialize in getting nursing students through school confidently and calmly so that everything finally "clicks". Join the VIP Tutoring Membership with a free trial at: www.YourNursingTutor.com/VIP
[BEST OF] How to Memorize Everything in Nursing School
Hey there! This is Nurse Nicole, founder of Your Nursing Tutor and the VIP Tutoring Membership, and today I’m resharing one of the 4 most popular podcast episodes of 2021, just in case you haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet. Today’s episode is my answer to the commonly asked question, “How can you memorize everything you need to in nursing school when there’s so much information?”
I’ll be giving you my most helpful tips for how to reduce your overwhelm and make your memorization in nursing school a lot more manageable, by telling you the difference between information you NEED to memorize, versus information that you really need to find a different way to remember. And of course, I’ll be giving suggestions for alternative ways to study, too!
I’ll also be sharing my hard and fast rule for the ONLY situation where you should be making flashcards...and I’m going to clue you in right now, that I’m not going to be saying drug cards.
Also, if you’ve ever wondered why it is that you can usually narrow down your answer choices to 2 options...but then always pick the wrong answer, I’ll be giving you the explanation for that, too. As well as how you can to FIX that problem, of course!
And as always, if you’d like to read the transcript for today’s episode, or find any of the links that I mention, you can always go to my website at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode51 to get that information.
Enjoy today’s episode!
Could Group Tutoring Help You?
Do you really need individual tutoring in order to be successful in nursing school? Or can a more affordable group tutoring option help you?
Today, you’ll find out whether group tutoring is worth it to help you through nursing school, or if you should shell out the BIG bucks to get private tutoring, instead.
For a trascript of today's episode and links to the resources I mention, visit the show notes page at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode50
Why You Don’t do well, even when you study hard (hint: it’s NOT test taking strategy…)
Today I'm going to answer a student question one of my VIP tutoring members recently asked me...and it’s definitely the most important question that YOU should be asking yourself during nursing school, too!
Not only will you discover what this very important question is, AND why it’s the key to your nursing school success, but you’ll also find out how the answer to this question explains why you’re not doing as well as you want to on your exams, no matter how much you study. So what’s this mysterious question?
For a trascript of today's episode and links to the resources I mention, visit the show notes page at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode49
An example of how to study in nursing school (Sinusitis!)
I wanted to get on today to share with you something that is going on in my life right now. And it is the common cold.
It's not COVID. I got tested, I'm fine. Okay, it's just a real legitimate cold, those do still happen. So I didn't write out notes for this, because it was just something I kind of spontaneously was thinking about. But I wanted to show you how even something like the common cold can help you study for nursing school.
And it's also a perfect example of why the way that you study for nursing school is SO important to making nursing school easier, and for making sure that things like how you do on tests, and how easy or hard tests are, makes a difference.
For a trascript of today's episode and links to the resources I mention, visit the show notes page at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode48
BEST OF: Nervous about clinicals? Listen to this...
I think it’s important for experienced nurses who seem so competent to share stories about when they messed up or did something embarrassing...that way you can feel more confident as a student nursing when you do something silly while still learning.
After all, nobody starts out as an expert nurse 💜
In that spirit, I want to tell you about a time that I made myself look kinda like a fool in front of a doctor during my OB clinical rotation.
For a trascript of today's episode and links to the resources I mention, visit the show notes page at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode47
4 Reasons why Nursing Students don’t get help for school until it’s too late
If becoming a nurse is really their dream, then why are there so many nursing students struggling and even failing in nursing school? Why don’t students seek help earlier, before they’re in a “do or die” type academic situation where they’re at risk of failing a class?
On today’s episode, we’ll be talking about the HUGE problem in nursing school where a large number of seemingly committed nursing students continue to struggle to the point of failure.
Whether you’re currently in this situation yourself, or if you’re still working on pre-reqs but starting to wonder if you should be worried for your future, by the end of our time together today, you’re going to understand the top 4 reasons why nursing students don’t get the help they need in a timely manner.
For a trascript of today's episode and links to the resources I mention, visit the show notes page at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode46