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Tips For Getting Into Nursing

One of the most challenging fields to enter into is nursing. Every nursing college has different requirements so it’s extremely important to research your ideal program. Planning and setting goals will help you reach the ultimate goal: nursing.

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Maintain a Healthy lifestyle

Maintain a Healthy lifestyle

The whole idea of practicing what you preach isn’t too far off. According to Rasmussen College, the number one tip to surviving nursing college and getting into nursing school is taking care of yourself. Apply those lessons from biology and anatomy. Getting enough sleep and eating healthy are a few of the many ways to take care of you. Exercising and drinking enough water are also important factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Nurses must first take care of themselves so that they can effectively take care of others.

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Excel in those Pre-requisites

Excel in those Pre-requisites

Don’t let the allure of a college party or social outing pull you from your studies. It may sound lame, however, you’ll be kicking yourself later for not putting in the effort early. Acing the easy classes at the beginning of your college career will save you headaches later down the road. They don’t call them freshman “101” classes for no reason. Slacking off and blowing off these important pre-reqs can be detrimental to your academic records. If you don’t take nursing college seriously, why should they take you seriously? Major nursing programs such as AmeriTech College, based in Utah, look for students that are dedicated and serious. Start your academic career off on the right foot.

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Making Connections

Making Connections

Many nursing colleges require several letters of recommendations. Maintain and develop strong relationships with your classmates and instructors. You never know whom you may end up working with or for; after all, it’s all about whom you know.

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Have a sense of Humor

Have a sense of Humor

Things don’t always work out the way we want them to and that’s okay. Keep a positive attitude and laugh at the little bumps in the road. Persevering through tough times will only help you in the hectic profession of nursing. People often say laughter is the best medicine.

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Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer and give back to the community. It will boost your resume and can be quite enjoyable. Some nursing colleges look for applicants that are well rounded. Develop your multi-tasking skills.

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Develop a game plan

Develop a game plan

In order to climb a mountain you have to put one foot in front of the other. While getting into the field of nursing can seem like a mountainous task, you can do it with the proper mindset and training. Tackling the tallest peak in Utah on your first climb wouldn’t be a very smart idea, likewise set smaller goals as you chase your dreams of becoming a nurse. One foot in front of the other, and someday you’ll be walking across the stage at graduation.

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Don’t let procrastination station invite you aboard

Don’t let procrastination station invite you aboard

“I do better under pressure,” the famous last words by a professional procrastinator. Scheduling and completing tasks in a timely manner not only decreases stress but it will also impress potential employers. Waiting until the last minute is a mistake. Would you want a nurse to procrastinate checking on you?

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Don’t let Fear Stop You

Don’t let Fear Stop You

Babe Ruth once said, “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” No, the Great Bambino never went to nursing school but he did have excellent advice. A success story in his own right, Ruth never quit because life got tough. Keep on working until you succeed.

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Writer

Writer

Laura Kovarik is a writer for Fusion 360, an advertising agency in Utah (Salt Lake City). She writes content for AmericTech College and many other clients.

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