A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student

The story of my day begins at 6:12 AM. Of course I wake up before my alarm goes off. I didn’t really need those extra 3 minutes after all, right? Wrong.

I made the coffee, took the shower, and ate the Wheaties. I came back to my desk (which won’t be a dining room table for another 9 months) to review the common medication dosage conversions for my med dosage exam at 9 AM.


My desk after a frantic night of studying. It’s not very pretty, I know.

I fed the whining cat, grabbed a snack for class, and ran out the door. I spent the 20 minute car ride to school singing at the top of my lungs. This time it was with the Cranberries. Who cares what people think, right?

I had an 8:30 meeting with the Nursing Club officers. Look at us getting stuff done!


Not posed at all.

The meeting concluded at 8:56, giving me 4 minutes to empty my bladder and get to the first floor for my medication dosage exam! I made it, and I even had time to pick a wedgie before I sat down (I’m sorry you had to see that, Dave).

I answered the 15 questions carefully and slowly handed the exam to my instructor. I needed to get all of them correct to pass the exam (our school is not okay with medication errors…at all). I watched her as she went from answer to answer. My heart rate and blood pressure were skyrocketing. Can you go any faster? She looked at me and nodded her head slightly. I passed. Phew!


A look of relief.

After passing the first exam, we were all ready to learn about postpartum care. I mean, who doesn’t want to talk about the uterus, breasts, lochia, and afterpains at 10 o’clock in the morning!?


At least I get to see these lovely ladies!

I guess it was too much for Bri though…


I got home around 1 PM and put the BBQ chicken in the crock pot. I re-listened to my lecture, created a Facebook page for the blog, and I ended the day by pumping some iron at the gym!

I’m curious if others started school this week. Is this your first year as a nursing student? Final year? Please comment below! Tell me what you are excited about in the coming year.

3 Comments, RSS

  1. NANCY August 30, 2014 @ 6:49 am

    This will be my first year – going in for LPN. I am very excited meeting new friends hope to form some kind of study group. Excited and scared at the same time.

    • becomingrn August 30, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

      Study groups are key! AND…you’ll have a few new friends for life! 🙂 I wish you the best, Nancy!

  2. Stethoscope Guide September 28, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

    My friend is over 40 and recently divorced. She went back to school and earned her LPN degree last year. Now she is going for her RN. I am so proud of her!

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