What is some good advice for nursing students?

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  • Don't be afraid to ask questions, there are no dumb questions (and more than likely others are asking the same thing in their head)
  • Read for that day's lecture before you come to class
  • Teach someone else - you'll have to break things down into steps in order to get someone else to understand and this will help you learn
  • Volunteer to help with anything - muscle memory is very important
  • Learn to think critically
  • Practice good charting skills
  • Learn to access a patient by noticing tiny clues
  • Make sure you're doing this for the right reasons - genuinely care and judge no one, have empathy and sympathy, and advocate for the patient

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