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How to Survive Your First Week in Nursing School

Nursing school is a journey—a long one, and the beginning is always the most difficult. Your first week in nursing school will be full of excitement and fear, stress and joy, and at times it will feel impossible. Of course it isn’t. The 2.9 million nurses in America today all went through the same feelings and things ...

What You Should Know about Mental Health and Nursing

Mental health is hugely important in nursing. We’re not talking about a mental health nurses—though that’s a wonderful and necessary career—but nurses‘ mental health: How you psychologically manage your patients and tasks and long shifts and personal lives. The difference between good nurses and great nurses is rarely about skill. It’s about the thought process behind your skills, the ...

How to Cope with Loss As a Nurse

  You hear about it a lot in nursing school, and sometimes you even encounter it in a clinical. Death is a reality of life, something everyone has to deal with—nurses more than most. In just about every nursing specialty, you’re going to come across death, and part of learning to become a nurse is learning how ...

Friend or Foe? Using Your Smartphone Smartly During School

We all know there was a world before smartphones, even if we can’t really remember it. They’re everywhere, completely integrated into our world, but especially for students. According to Nielson, over 85% of the 18-34 demographic owns and uses a smart phone. At AmeriTech this means all of our healthcare students have smartphones, which can be good ...

Try These De-stress Techniques during Nursing School

  Statistically, nursing school is stressful. Psychological studies have found it’s more stressful than just about any other academic program—including, some studies say, medical school. The reasons why makes sense. Like with any medical program, you have to learn a huge amount of information fully and quickly, in addition to juggling personal/family responsibilities. The clinical experience on top ...

Taking Care of YOU: 10 Health Tips for Healthcare Students

When you’re in the middle of a nursing class, or your medical assistant externship, or a dental tech laboratory, you’re thinking a lot about health. What’s a healthy blood pressure? When should a patient see the doctor again? How will a certain crown affect a person’s bite? Healthcare students can spend every waking minute learning (and studying ...

6 Signs You Need a New Job While in Nursing School

School in general can take a lot out of you, but nursing courses, especially, require every bit of your mental, emotional, and psychological energy. Nursing degree requirements include everything from understanding the circulatory system to catheters—as well as how to care for patients, how to nurture them, and sometimes their families too. It’s a tremendous ...