Who Is On Your Nurse Squad?

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Congratulations on making it through the first week of the #WeAreinThisTogether Student Nurse Wellness challenge!

Thank you for participating! We'd like to show you our gratitude and support by sending you a CeraVe #YourGratitudeisShowing giftpack! Fill out this form using your school email address to receive your giftpack.

AND now for tonight's day 5 tip:

You might not have as much face-to-face time with fellow students, but it’s still important to connect with your peers. Becoming friends with fellow students means you’ll have people to turn to for advice, guidance, and support throughout nursing school and beyond. Just ask any of your professors or career nurses you know, having a peer group to reach out to when you need help can be instrumental.

Already have a nurse squad or bestie? Tonight shout out your student nurse squad or bestie to share the sentiment! Send them a text to them know how much you appreciate them and remind them #WeAreInThisTogether this semester.

Don't yet have a student nurse squad? Don't be shy. Consider reaching out to a fellow student to set up a virtual get-together and start building your nurse squad! These times make it harder to meet in person, but technology provides a number of other ways to “hang out.” Remember, #WeAreInThisTogether! Just as you might appreciate someone reaching out others will too. Think of some ice breakers and introduce yourself.

Here are some ideas:
  • Reach out to fellow students via email or connect through social media.
  • Post a message in a class chat discussion or board for a weekly Zoom event to chat about nursing school life.
  • Create a group text to stay connected throughout the week and to vent or share successes.
  • Make connections with group members you may be assigned to do projects or papers with. You never know what you may have in common until you share. Maybe start off easy with sharing things you may find funny or an interesting thing about yourself.

Share photos with us of you and your nurse squad! Reply to us on Twitter, in our private Facebook group or Instagram. Remember to tag us with #healthynurse and #WeAreinThisTogether!

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Missed day 4? Catch up here. Join us on day 6.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Sep 30, 2020 3:37 PM America/Chicago

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It’s become a little bit hard for me to keep up with nursing challenge, as my life events took me a little bit off the road. However, I was able to reach out to my fellow students and we set up a virtual get-together. We also use groupme application to stay connected throughout the week.
 
  • Posted Wed 03 Feb 2021 01:51 PM CST
Day 5: I miss seeing my friends face to face. I talk to them almost everyday. I am glad I have developed these friendships since J1. I hope to continue these friendships in the future. 
  • Posted Mon 01 Feb 2021 06:12 PM CST
Day 6: My motivation to be a nurse comes from my passion in what nurses do. Nurses and first responders were the people who came to my 3000 population strong town's rescue during a disaster which injured hundreds when I was 14 years old. My motivation is my desire to never be in a position where I cannot help someone in need ever again, for this was the state I felt I was in during the disaster. If ever needed, this is my reminder to keep pushing forward.
  • Posted Mon 01 Feb 2021 04:22 PM CST
Day 5: I never thought I would stay in touch with any one from my J1 semester, but I did have a handful of them in J2 also. I do stay in touch even though we are not in the same clinical anymore. There is one in particular that I would keep in contact with and we would vent our frustrations and keep up with how our classes are going. She was suppose to drag me to graduation. Turns out her father got COVID and was in the ICU then rehab and cannot run his business so she is taking this last semester off to help family out. I do not blame but am going to have to make it to graduation without her. We will keep intouch, I am sure she is going to need motivation to get through the last semester.
  • Posted Sat 30 Jan 2021 01:23 PM CST
Day 5: Although we may not all be at the same stage in nursing school, I still talk to my friends often to see how they are doing. We always motivate each other and just talk about anything that is going on. I am so grateful for all the people I have met in nursing school so far and all the great memories we have created and will continue to have. 
  • Posted Sat 30 Jan 2021 12:09 PM CST
Day 5: While it's not fellow nursing students, I still have a group chat with my 5 best friends. We've been together since middle school and we talk on a daily basis. We are all majoring in completely different subjects, but we all find ways to help each other academically and emotionally. We not only use this chat to simply talk, but we also use it to organize our meetups and events. That and we post lots of memes for each other. It's through this chat that I feel I can truly unwind.
  • Posted Sat 30 Jan 2021 01:41 AM CST
Day 5: I still take the time to talk to my clinical friends that I made in my junior 1 semester. It has been 3 semesters since then, and although we have grown into different directions in our careers and having to retake a few nursing classes, we still catch up on life events. They all have grown with me through the struggles of the first semester in nursing school, so it's always a refresher to be able to see how they're doing and give advice to each other! 
  • Posted Fri 29 Jan 2021 10:12 PM CST
I am so happy to be a apart of this. I try to make everyone my mentor in a sense. Every conversation I have, I ask  myself what was the main take away/s from the conversation. Nursing school and nursing life is hard and will continue to get more difficult as time goes on. I am glad to have this under my belt and this lovely to help me stay focused and help support me as I move forward in my education and career. 
  • Posted Fri 29 Jan 2021 07:52 PM CST
Day 5: I love my group of friends I have developed in nursing school. Though we are virtual and do not get to sit in class together, we still FaceTime every now and then and text pretty much every day. We make sure to support each other, especially through tough semesters or assignments. I probably could not have made it all the way through without them!! 
  • Posted Fri 29 Jan 2021 07:43 PM CST
Having people to help you out during nursing school really helps because it can be really difficult to navigate it alone with the amount of work and clinical we have to do. You really do become close over time because of what you have to go through together. Even though we are virtual, you can still connect with your nursing school friends and cohort through text, email, FaceTime, discord, etc. and it's actually pretty fun ?. This semester, we are doing 2 group projects at once, which seems daunting. But, they sound interesting, especially our community health project. I hope we can do good with the projects and share our knowledge and advocacy to others.
  • Posted Thu 28 Jan 2021 10:48 PM CST

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