My Clinical Orientation Experience

I had my clinical orientation Tuesday, October 2nd. And, it feels so surreal now. I can't believe it's already October. Or, that we've reached the middle of the semester. My first semester of nursing school is really flying by. Orientation day started off as a very busy morning for me. I took a shower the night before, so when I woke up at 0600, all I had to do was brush my teeth, wash my face, and get dressed.I was required to wear the red clinical scrubs for orientation. It was honestly pretty fun being able to wear them for…

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5 Tips to Pass Clinical Skills Check-Offs

Most nursing schools blend a combination of theory lecture and clinical experience to provide students with the necessary skills to cope and thrive in a clinical setting. One of the ways that they may verify their students are ready to enter a clinical setting is through the utilization of skill check offs. Check offs are done on fundamental nursing skills that every registered nurse should be able to perform as part of their daily duties. While the list of skills being checked off may vary per school, some of the most common ones you will see are: vital signs, head…

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First Day of Nursing School (and 5 tips for success!)

Well you guys, today was the big day! I had my first day of nursing school. I've actually had a really long day today. My day ran from 6:00AM to 8:40PM, and that was after getting out of my night class early. It's scheduled to end at 8:45PM normally. I'm fairly exhausted because I didn't get to eat much between class and finishing some last minute school errands like figuring out my parking tag, but I really wanted to do this write up tonight. I also know that if I don't do it now, I'll just end up forgetting and…

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