Happy 4th of July. Today we’re going to do something a little different, it’s going to be all about motivation. Nursing is hard. Nursing school is hard and then you have the stress of taking the test afterwards. There are many ways to deal with stress, one of the best ways that I have found is to figure out what is motivating you. When you figure that out, when you start to get discouraged, want to give up, you can refer back.
Why did you want to be a nurse? If I asked fifty of you I would probably get fifty different reasons and none of them are wrong. It could be that you want to provide extra income for your family, help with sending one of kids to college, we have tutored some people that are the sole bread winners of their family and it is up to them to put bread on the table. It also could be that you want to help people, make a difference or maybe you had a great experience with a healthcare worker.. or a combination of any / all of those.
I want you to think for a minute about why you want to be a nurse.
After you figure it out, I want you to write it down, put it on a post it note and put it near where you study.
One thing I like about nursing is it gives you FREEDOM. I also love that every day is different, you may have the same type of patients but each day will be different. It also gives you freedom because it takes the focus off (for me) things like money and finances. It gave me the freedom to take my family on vacations all over the US. When my daughter wanted to go to Mall of America we went. If you can’t tell Freedom was one of my motivators.
Many of the people we tutor have failed their NCLEX, what I have to remind them first is to remember why they want to be a nurse in the first place. Many times they are at rock bottom, reminding them helps to begin to get them back on Track. On Thursday we’ll be talking about PEDS infectious and Communicable Diseases.
Enjoy your day!