March 14th, 2021

Nursing Student

Strategies I used to stay resilient during the pandemic as a nursing student is time management and optimism. College in general is already difficult in itself, but being a nursing student during a pandemic made it ten times harder. I entered nursing school during a pandemic and it was all virtual. Being at home all day was something I needed to adjust to. I was easily distracted and had little motivation. Although it was very difficult at first, and at times still difficult now, time management and optimism helped me get through the tough times. Time management will allow me to allot time and prioritize patient care as well as give time for myself for self care. Optimism will get me through the bad days I may have in the future as a nurse. Optimism will give me clarity on my purpose as a nurse and as an individual. I believe the most valuable skillI have learned is to be assertive. Especially being in my second semester and my first clinical rotation, I have learned to be confident in my abilities and to not be afraid to ask questions. It's okay to not know certain skills because I am a student but I should also tell myself that I am capable.

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Hi Audrey!

Thanks for joining our conversation. Time management is a real skill! How did you learn it? Was it something you were taught in school? Or did you have to figure it out on your own? Assertiveness is another skill that would benefit so many people (not just students and nurses). Is there something more your teachers or the school could do to help you learn those skills?

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