Nursing school is tough. No matter what degree you are going for, nursing school can be a lot of things. Work, intimidation, and even overwhelm. Do not think that you have to go it alone. There are plenty of resources available to nursing students.
Now, the first thing you might think is, “I can do a quick Google search and find nursing school resources for the nursing student.” Sure, you can. But if you are anything like me, you may get stuck in a rabbit hole of the world wide web.
That or you may not know which site is reputable. Which information is up-to-date. Or what you can actually find value in and trust.
So, let me make things easy for you. As a podcast host, I interview nurses from across the country. My podcast has been running for over two years and I have recorded over 100 hundred episodes. What does this mean?
I know a LOT of nurses!
And I can recommend those who provide value, resources, information, and support. So, let’s get to it…
Here Are 3 Websites Every Nursing Student Should Bookmark:
1) NRSNG. That’s right. Not a typo. NRSNG was founded by a nurse named Jon Haws RN BSN CCRN. He has been a charge nurse, preceptor, and mentor to nursing students. And Jon was fed up with what he noticed in nursing school education and set out to change that. In fact, the NRSNG mission is: “to fix the holes left by traditional nursing education…”
On the NRSNG site you will receive helpful cheat-sheets, practical study guides, and -most importantly- support from a large, worldwide community. Jon and his group of nurse educators (who are all nurses) are friendly, motivating, knowledgeable, and just plain in it to help you succeed.
My most recent interactions with Jon have actually been in a mastermind Instagram shout-out nursing group. I tell you this to say that he is genuinely there to help. This man cares and he knows his stuff. This is one website that EVERY nursing student must visit!
2) Next up… my gal, Nurse Mo from Straight A Nursing Student. And why do I call her “my gal”? Well, this is one of those awesome nurses that I have had the privilege of interviewing on the Your Next Shift podcast. I call tell you- from our 25 minute discussion over Skype… this girl has energy!
In addition to Nurse Mo’s energy, you will find notes related to nursing school, printable reference sheets, study aids, and goodies that will keep you organized. She herself has obviously gone through nursing school. And what she told me during our discussion on the podcast was that she is a type-A kind of student.
When she was going through school and even into her first job as a nurse, she realized that there was a lot of gaps with regard to her education. In fact, she felt scared and unprepared in her brand new job. So she set out on a course to help all nursing students so that they would feel prepared and ready for their first days working as a nurse!
3) The final recommendation is actually a YouTube channel. Caroline of EmpowerRN has a heart of gold. How do I know this? Well, again… we have collaborated in the past! She actually read and reviewed several of my books before they launched live on Amazon.
Caroline not only knows her stuff, but she is a natural in front of the camera. And what better way to learn than hands on, watching face-to-face as she goes through the basics that every nursing student needs to know!? What I love most about her YouTube channel is that it is holistic.
Not only does Caroline cover the practical need-to-know information that you will be tested on in nursing school, she speaks to the heart of nursing care. With topics related to how to be a confident nurse and what to do when you’re stressed out and at your wits end… these videos touch on content that is super important for every nursing student to not only survive, but thrive.
I wish I could go on and on. But starting with these three will get you a foundation that leads to success. And, hey… if you find any other websites for nursing students, feel free to share them with us so that we can pass them on to others in nursing school!
Let’s hear from you! What websites would you recommend to a nursing student? Be sure to tweet me @ElizabethScala to let me know. Thanks for reading!