Nursing Student Study Tips
Manage your time wisely.
Whether you use a planner, a to-do list, or sticky notes, be sure to keep track of exam dates and assignment due dates. You can also schedule time for yourself to study to make sure it gets done!
Utilize practice questions.
You can memorize your whole textbook, but if you don't know how to apply the information in a NCLEX style question, you'll have a hard time on exams. Quizlet has a ton of free questions, and your textbook usually comes with questions for each chapter. Try making your own NCLEX-style practice questions and swapping with a study buddy.
Establish a good support system.
Maybe a study group isn't your style, but having a good support system in nursing school is extremely important. Try to maximize time spent with people who support your choice to be in Nursing School, and limit your time with people who are discouraging or unsupportive. This will be some of the most time-consuming years of your life, but it will all be worth it in the end!
Take advantage of all of your resources.
There's tons of free study guides and YouTube videos to supplement your learning. You can also check to see if your school offers tutoring, free e-books, and research guides. Don't ever be afraid to talk to your teachers or peers if you're struggling. Don’t read every word of your assigned reading You will be assigned thousands of pages to read in nursing school. Don't worry about reading every single one. Focus first on the boxes, tables, and bold words. Try to find what study system works best for you and stick with it!
Don’t read every word of your assigned reading.
You will be assigned thousands of pages to read in nursing school. Don't worry about reading every single one. Focus first on the boxes, tables, and bold words. Try to find what study system works best for you and stick with it!
Nursing School is a marathon, not a sprint! Be sure to take time for yourself every once in a while. Don't stress about getting A's, just study to be a safe nurse. Use your planner to schedule time to relax and give your brain a break from school and recharge. You got this!