Time Management Advice for RN to BSN Students

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Enrolling in Grand Canyon University’s RN to BSN program is a smart career choice for many registered nurses. If you’re thinking about earning this degree and wondering what you can do to promote your success, then consider the following time management advice:

Develop a Support System

You should feel proud for choosing to advance your education and skillset by earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The important people in your life can provide you with emotional support as you pursue your degree as well as help you get the most out of your time. Develop a support system and know who you can count on when you need some encouraging words or assistance with day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

Prioritize Your Education

Whether it’s attending a birthday party, helping with a fundraiser or covering a shift for a coworker, there will be occasions while earning your degree when you can benefit from declining the requests of others. As you take this step in your professional development, your ability to manage time will be critical. For this reason, you should prioritize your education and avoid taking on more than you can handle.

Plan Your Days

While you may know in your head what tasks need to be accomplished and when, putting your responsibilities down in writing may help you make the most of your time. Whether you prefer a calendar on your computer, an app on your phone or a pen and paper, consider writing down your schedule for the upcoming day or week, so you can wake up each morning knowing what needs to be done and in what order. Taking this step can help you stay on track and use your time effectively while earning your degree.

Are you interested in learning more about online nursing degrees at GCU? If so, then click the Request More Information button on this page or visit the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions website.

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