Nursing school takes up a lot of time. From studying to clinicals, nursing students are certainly busy. It’s important to be clear with your significant other that school will take up a lot of your time, but it’s also important to nurture your relationship so it’s still solid when you graduate.
Here are a few tips to keep your relationship strong and still succeed in nursing school.
Schedule Quality Time
Whether you’ve been together a few months or a few decades, planning dates is essential. Scheduling one-on-one time with your significant other is necessary for a busy nursing student. Time management doesn’t just apply to studying. Having a set time each week to focus on your partner will keep your relationship thriving.
Don’t Forget the Little Things
When the quality time is not as plentiful as you’d like, little things can make a world of difference. If you’re not going to see your partner for a day or two, something as simple as leaving a note where they’ll find it later or sending an email to say you’re thinking of them means a lot. Sometimes, just a quick “miss you” text is all your partner needs to know that you haven’t forgotten about them.
Share Your Learning
While your significant other can’t come to clinicals with you, they can help you study. Ask your partner to quiz you before an exam or help you talk through a question that’s stumping you. Even just sharing things you’ve learned will help you remember facts and make them a part of what you’re studying. Including them in your learning gives you more time together, and your graduation day will mean that much more to both of you.
Say Thank You
Let’s be honest – it’s probably not easy for your significant other to share you with nursing school. Don’t forget to say “thank you” every now and then, especially when they go out of their way to make things easier for you. A good support system helps you succeed, and it’s important to recognize those people who keep you going.
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