Things I wish I’d known before I started nursing

You will be changed forever. Studying nursing is not like studying other things. You are constantly being reminded that your knowledge (or lack of knowledge) could be the difference between saving someone’s life and not. That pressure alone changes you. You are challenged from the first day of school to prove your ability to manage your time, think quickly, remember an impossible amount of information all while showing your patients that you care about them. You really have to dig deep and decide that nursing is what you want to do or you will not it make it.