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NRS201: Introduction to Nursing: Nursing School Paper Tips

Selected Journals

Scholarly Nursing Education Journals

General Nursing Professional Journals

Research Paper Tips

While this is a personal essay of sorts, use sources to inform your writing. For example, if you think stress might be a challenge for you in nursing school, research stress coping strategies for nursing students

Don't reinvent the wheel. There is research available about how to be successful in nursing school. Research and apply these ideas in your own experience.

Look at the lives of nurses. Memoirs and biographies of successful nurses can be helpful in developing your own career path. Find sources that help you get a sense for others' careers. A few sources are suggested on this guide below.

Topic Ideas: Characteristics, Skills & Practices

  • Stress Tolerance 
  • Stress Coping Strategies for nursing students
  • Male Nursing Students
  • Study Habits
  • Time Management Skills
  • Organization Skills 
  • Being Goal-Oriented 
  • Being Resilient 
  • Stamina 
  • Leadership 
  • Ability to Remain Focused 
  • Ability to be Flexible 
  • Simulation as a Learning Strategy
  • Nursing Students with Disabilities
  • Academic Dishonesty (i.e. plagiarism) among Nursing Students
  • Civility in Nursing Education
  • Cultural Competence among Nursing Students
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinker
  • Motivating Factors Contributing to Nursing as a Career Choice
  • Reflection in Nursing Professional Development
  • Attention to Detail(s) 
  • Emotional Intelligence & Stability among Nursing Students
  • Sense of Humor 
  • Empathy & Caring Nature 
  • Understanding Nursing Code of Ethics 
  • Integrity 
  • Willingness to Learn 

Selected Books: Nursing School Success

Selected Books: Nursing Careers

Selected Books: Inspiring Nurses

Selected Books: Nursing History