I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I’m a sentimental sort, and never more than at this time of the year. So now that I’ve been doing this blog thing for awhile and my readers are probably expecting the annual essay on gratitude, far be it from me to disappoint…..even as I give you something a little new and different.
beginning at the beginning: tips for pre-nursing students
#1 get a job! the very first tip that i give to anyone who is even considering nursing school is to get a job in the healthcare field. you can be a cna, a patient care assistant, a unit clerk, or even a patient transporter with little to no experience needed. be sure to mention on your job application that you are considering going to nursing school, hr people love that.
there are many reasons that this is the first thing i tell people who ask me about becoming a nurse. first and foremost is that no matter what you may think you know about being a nurse, there is nothing like observing what nurses do from day-to-day in the real world rather than on tv to help you decide if it’s really for you. consider it an anthropological study. every different field from banking to food service has it’s own culture, it’s own set of unspoken rules. the sooner you learn what they are, the more likely you are to be successful down the road as a nursing student and as a nurse.