NURSING SCHOOL SUCCESS:
We All Make Mistakes, But Avoiding These Can Make All The Difference
Date Published: October 22, 2021
Making mistakes is a common occurrence in everyone’s lives, but being able to learn from them is key. Nursing school can be a very stressful experience, but learning from your own and others’ mistakes is beneficial to growth.
Consider these aspects of making mistakes and how they can impact you:
Not asking enough questions: If you are confused about something, the majority of the time someone else does not understand it, as well. It is important to realize that it is ok to raise your hand and ask. If you don’t ask, later down the line, you will still be confused, leading to a potentially bigger issue.
Not admitting to a mistake: It is only human to make mistakes, but it’s important to let someone know instead of pretending like it didn’t happen. If you push whatever mistake you’ve made under the rug, it can quickly become a bigger deal. And when you admit you’re wrong, you provide room for growth.
Not connecting with clinical instructors: After the fact, nursing students often regret not building relationships or keeping in touch with instructors and other staff they met from their clinical/internship hours. Being able to work with others is an important aspect and keeping in touch is important. These connections are what build future job opportunities, so don’t lose the connections!
Not preparing for interviews: An interview is where you make your first impression; you want to impress! So, ahead of time, choose a professional outfit, practice answering key interview questions, and meticulously review your resume before each submission and interview. The more effort you put in, the better the outcome.
As you can see above, mistakes aren’t difficult to avoid with some planning. But, should you make one, consider how it benefits your success. Then, rather than repeating mistakes, focus on the lessons learned and move forward.
More Information: https://onlineabsn.marian.edu/blog/nursing-school-mistake/