Ward Class

An Online Resource Site For Student Nurses


Ward Class is an online resource for student nurses. Created with the aim of helping student nurses cope with the demands of nursing school and clinicals, it offers free downloads, notes, sample NCPs, sample drug studies, study aids, news and updates, and practical tips to its users.

Site Announcement

The December 2012 PRC Nursing Board Exam Result is already available here at Ward Class and at Pinoy R.N.

Tips for New Nurses

One of the most exciting fields that is constantly in need of new members is the field of nursing. Just as important as doctors are to the field of medicine, nurses are part of the lifeblood of the field. It is difficult to summarize in totality the full extent of notable contributions that nurses make to the medical field, but without them, the entire health care delivery system in both private and public medical facilities would not go smoothly.

Nurses often act as liaisons between doctors and patients and while they must possess the proper formal technical training they must also have a love for the provision of care at an emotional level. For new nurses, there is a certain amount enthusiasm and anticipation that comes with finally turning your credentials into experience. Because there will be lives literally in your hands you have to make sure that you're ready to take your nursing career to the highest level while still being in touch with the human needs of the most debilitated of your patients. 

Here a few tips that new nurses on the block can use to make their first foray into the field one that is fulfilling and memorable: 

Keep up on the latest on medicines, treatments and supplements.

Every year new drugs and supplements hit the market and it is very important that you as a nurse are aware of the things people are trying on their own or being subscribed. As far as treatments are concerned, these evolve constantly and you should be abreast of what advances are being made so that you can provide the best care to patients. A good place to start is by going to sites like Medix Select to see what supplements are popular and being used by the general population. When you know what people are taking, you can assist in creating helpful profiles that can speed up things like nursing assessment and patient teachings. 

Take care of yourself with that first paycheck

While you may find it easy to get into responsible adult mode with your first nursing job paycheck it is important that you treat yourself to something you really want.  Nursing is often a demanding job and long, arduous and consecutive hours can leave you with little time for yourself that can lead to discontent and burnout.  Treat yourself to a weekend spa suite of treatments, buy yourself a piece of jewelry to commemorate your first check or even take yourself out to a fancy dinner. You worked hard for that money and once you stick to the nursing field, you will work even harder in the years to come. 

Trust your instincts when they are trying to get through to you. 

As a nurse, you are trained to think critically and trust your judgment. This is an independent career field and there will be many times where you will have to make difficult decisions based solely on your knowledge.  If something isn't sitting right, do not proceed to ignore it. Do some research and investigation! Conscientiousness and analytical skills can help you save lives. 


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