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Improve Your Nursing School Success: Are You an Auditory Learner?

Did you know that you have a very distinctive and unique way that you learn?  In fact, no one else learns in the exact same way that you do!  A learning style has been defined as the way that learners think, comprehend, and retain new information and difficult concepts.  The average individual only uses approximately five to ten percent of the tremendous potential of the brain.  One way to help reach the true potential of your brain is to discover the way in which you learn b...

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Improve Your Nursing School Success: Are You A Visual Learner?

Improve Your Nursing School Success: Are You a Visual Learner? (A Learning Series) A person’s distinct learning style depends on cognitive, emotional, and environmental factors, in addition to the person’s past experiences. So, this means that everyone is different, and his or her learning style is unique. In this article, the focus will be on the visual learner. What does the visual learner look like? What characteristics are common in the visual learner? How can the visual le...

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Four Time Management Tips for Nursing Students

Nursing students often have overwhelming schedules. However, we all have the same amount of hours in a week, and successfully accomplishing all of your tasks in that duration requires good time management. Some people are naturally born with a good understanding of how to schedule their days; for others, it might be a bit more challenging. For nursing students, good time management is essential. Like anything else, to be successful time management takes practice and dedication, especia...

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Five Common Interview Questions for Nurses

When you walk into your first interview, there's no way of knowing exactly what to expect. Many employers ask questions that are specific to the role and company for which you have applied, and it can be difficult to be fully prepared for such inquiries. However, there are common interview questions that nursing students and fresh graduates should anticipate. It's important to come to an interview well-prepared. To do so, you'll want to dress professionally, research the company, hav...

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Five General Tips for Test Taking

Nursing students are often anxious on the day of the NCLEX® exam. After all, taking the exam is a culmination of years of nursing school, nights spent studying, and professional preparation. While taking the NCLEX® is a big deal, it shouldn't stress you out if you've been studying consistently. Good preparation builds confidence and relieves anxiety!  One way to help ensure you are prepared is taking a prep course, which will encourage you to start thinking about the exam lo...

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Four Tips for Crafting Your First Nursing Resume

If you're preparing for the NCLEX® exam and gearing up to begin your career in nursing, it's important to start thinking about crafting your resume. This can feel somewhat overwhelming for many nursing students. After all, becoming a certified nurse requires an abundance of academic and clinical work that may seem impossible to fit onto a piece of paper. Moreover, since nursing is such a specialized career, your resume will look very different from the standard used ...

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Improve Your Nursing School Success: Use Your Individual Learning Style (A Learning Series)

You Are Unique As we explore the concept of learning, you need to first understand that your brain is very different from the next student, and all students learn in very different ways!  Determining how you learn best is crucial for your success!  Your brain is very complex and you only use a small part of it.  You will be surprised at how you will be able to recall things much easier when you use the right neurological pathway to facilitate your learning (Felder & Brent, ...

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Learning: Do You Need a Different Approach?

Have you ever wondered why you could learn some subjects easier than others?  Did you ever stop to consider how the material was presented to you when learning was at its peak?  You may have tried to “fit in a mold” and learn the same way that other students were learning or attempt to learn the same way that you have always been guided to learn.  However, we now know that what worked for you in high school and early college courses is probably not going to work for yo...

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5 Things to Know About Your First Semester of Nursing School

Entering your first semester of nursing school might be somewhat nerve-wracking. Though it's sure to be incredibly rewarding, nursing school mandates a heavy academic load, thereby properly preparing you to confidently enter the profession. Even if you're an A student, nursing school will likely raise unique challenges that are tough to anticipate until you're immersed in the semester. Here are five things to know as you enter your first semester as a nursing student: 1....

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4 Things to Know About Your Last Semester of Nursing School

The last semester of nursing school probably seems a bit surreal for many students. If you've dedicated yourself to years of studying, clinical work and more studying, it might feel overwhelming to realize it's all coming to a close, but remember, the end of nursing school is the beginning of a promising career. The last semester is not the time to stress out or slack off, it's the time to buckle down and prepare for the next steps. Graduating from nursing school will assuredly be a ...

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Hurst Review was absolutely wonderful! I enjoyed the way the content was condensed and simplified in order for me to master the key points needed to pass the NCLEX. The Q reviews were helpful, NCLEX style questions. I'm happy to say that I passed the NCLEX with 75 questions with help from this review. Highly recommend!

J. Carraway, RN

I took this review and passed my NCLEX first try, in 75 questions! Such an excellent review service. I understood concepts that I struggled with all through nursing school! So thankful HURST review. To future NCLEX takers, I really encourage you to get this review package! Couldn't ask for anything better.

S. Elizabeth, RN

Took the live review! Instructor was amazing and the course resources and content beyond it were so helpful. Passed the nclex the first time with 75 questions! Thanks aunty Marlene!

S. Thoms, RN

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