Nursing School Made Easy

Welcome to our all things nursing school blog page! As a nursing student, studying is an essential part of your education. It can be challenging to balance your coursework, clinical rotations, and personal life while also making sure you're retaining and understanding the material. That's why we've created this blog page - to share practical and effective study tips that can help you succeed in nursing school. On this blog page, we'll cover a variety of study strategies, such as note-taking techniques, test-taking skills, and time management strategies. We'll also breakdown the toughest concepts tested on nursing exams and how-to effectively study for your exams.

Our goal is to provide you with tools and resources that can help you study smarter, not harder. Whether you're just starting your nursing program or are preparing for your final exams, our blog page has something for you. We understand the challenges of nursing school and are here to support you every step of the way. So, bookmark our page and stay tuned for our latest posts. We're here to support you on your path to becoming a skilled and compassionate nurse!

anticholinergic drugs vs. cholinergic drugs simplified for nursing students

Anticholinergic Drugs vs. Cholinergic Drugs Simplified for Nursing Students

Apr 13, 2023 Nessa, RN

To help you remember anticholinergic and cholinergic drugs: Remember SEE, SPIT, SHIT (Excretion). Cholinergic drugs = " can SEE, can SPIT, and can SHIT (plus urinate)" Anticholinergic drugs = "can’t SEE, can't SPIT and can't SHIT"

Cardiac Glycosides Simplified: Inotropic, Chronotropic, and Dromotropic Drugs

Cardiac Glycosides Simplified: Inotropic, Chronotropic, and Dromotropic Drugs

Mar 30, 2023 Nessa, RN

Cardiac glycosides are a class of medications that are derived from plants, used to treat various cardiovascular conditions, including heart failure and certain arrhythmias. The primary mechanism of action of cardiac glycosides is to increase the force of contraction of the heart muscle. 

ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES MADE EASY, how to interpret abgs

How-to Interpret Arterial Blood Gases: Step-by-Step Guide for Nurses & Nursing Students

Mar 24, 2023 Nessa, RN

ABGs are important because they provide a valuable snapshot of a patient’s pH and oxygenation. A patient’s PaCO2 and PaO2 levels directly influence the levels of oxygen and metabolic processes in the cells. When an ABG reveals an abnormally low or high PaO2, the clinician can diagnose hypoxemia or hyperoxemia, respectively. 

How-to Write a Nursing Care Plan

How-to Write a Nursing Care Plan

Feb 19, 2023 Nessa, RN

The elements of a nursing care plan are also known as the nursing process (ADPIE). Using the nursing process to formulate your care plan will help connect the dots.

Dosage Calculations Made Easy for Nursing Students

Dosage Calculations Made Easy for Nursing Students

Feb 14, 2023 Nessa, RN

Whether you're pre-nursing, currently a nursing student, or new nurse, understanding how to calculate drug dosages is a vital concept to master.Medication administration is a core competency for all nurses in any clinical setting. Accurately calculating dosages is a crucial skill required to safely administer medications. While there is technology to help prevent medication errors i.e. bar code scanning and smart infusion pumps, we cannot fully rely on these advancements. 

How to Study and Pass Med-Surg Nursing Exams

How to Study and Pass Med-Surg Nursing Exams

Jan 17, 2023 Nessa, RN

Medical-surgical class in nursing school requires you to integrate your knowledge of pharmacology, pathophysiology, and health assessment into your studies...

Time-Management for Nursing Students

Time-Management for Nursing Students

Dec 12, 2022 Nessa, RN

When everything is a priority, how can we possibly manage our time properly? This is a thought that crossed my mind countless times while I was a nursing student. Time management is a skill that doesn’t get nearly enough attention for the importance it plays in a successful nursing career. Regardless of how you organize yourself, be it digitality on google calendar or a planner app...

5 Note Taking Tips to Pass Nursing School by OrganizedNurseDesigns

5 Note Taking Tips to Pass Nursing School

Dec 08, 2022 Nessa, RN

Efficient nursing school notes can help you ace your exams with ease and reinforce vital information that you’ll use throughout your entire career as a nurse. As you probably know, ”How to take notes 101” isn’t a course offered in the nursing curriculum–that’s why I’ve put together my top 5 tips on how to take notes for nursing school

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Nursing by OrganizedNurseDesigns

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Nursing

Nov 29, 2022 Nessa, RN

So you’re in nursing school or recently graduated. You think you know everything when you're in nursing school. You think you know everything there is to know about nursing and that you're ready for anything that comes your way. You’ve aced your exams, passed clinical and simulation labs, how hard can it be? Well
 Here are 5 things I wish I knew before nursing:

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