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How to Get Through Nursing School Successfully

Nursing school can be intimidating. But don’t let that hold you back. Learn how to get through nursing school successfully without losing your motivation.

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Get Prepared Before Starting Nursing School

You should start preparing for nursing school the moment you decide you want to pursue a career as a registered nurse. With the help of the Admissions Advisors, you can learn exactly what to expect from the admissions process, completing your prerequisites, and nursing school.

Getting organized before you start your nursing education will help you establish a healthy pattern that you can carry through nursing school.

Stay Organized throughout the Admissions Process

When you are going through your admissions process, make sure to stay organized.

Take notes about information that you need to send in with your application, such as your transcripts, and add important due dates to your calendar. This should include your target start date, application deadlines, and appointments with your advisor.

Complete Any Prerequisites You’re Missing

Completing your ABSN prerequisites is an important part of the admissions process. Through online classes, such as the ones offered through MAP, you can complete your prerequisites as quickly as you want or take your time with them.

Doing well on your prerequisites helps establish a foothold for your nursing education. If you aren’t sure about how you will do in online courses, start with just one or two at a time. If it has been awhile since you were a college student, this is a good time to get readjusted to studying and taking exams.

Recognize When You Hit a Rough Patch

Although you may find some nursing classes are easier for you, others may be difficult. It’s important to understand that you won’t always be able to breeze through your classes, and you may run into some difficulties.

These signs indicate that you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed:

  • General anxiety about your performance in classes, labs, or clinicals
  • Feeling tired much of the time
  • Disinterest in classes
  • Having difficulty relaxing

To avoid feeling overwhelmed, check out this other post on what to do when you hit a rough patch in nursing school before you begin your classes.

Rely on Your Advisors for Support

Throughout your nursing education, you will have two advisors who are able to help answer all of your questions and guide you through earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing; your admissions advisor and your academic advisor.

If you are having trouble during the admissions process or don’t understand what you should be doing, you will speak to your admissions advisor.

Once you are enrolled in the nursing program and start your nursing courses, your academic advisor will be by your side. Take advantage of their expertise and tips- using your advisor can make a huge difference in your success as a nursing student.

By following these tips, you will be able to succeed as a nursing student in Marian’s Accelerated BSN program. Want to learn more about what you will be doing as a nursing student? Speak to an Admissions Advisor today.

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