Hi, I'm Kristen!
I have a passion for helping nursing school students study smarter, not harder, to read less while understanding more.
I’m the RN behind the scenes at Capsule RN.
Nursing school was really hard for me — I’ve never been one of those people who could get by without much effort, especially in a degree as hard as nursing. I had to work for it, and by the grace of God I excelled in it.
But I’ll be honest, the beginning of my nursing school journey felt extremely overwhelming and nearly impossible.
I remember my first semester as I looked at the Nursing 101 syllabus and realized there was assigned reading – an outrageous amount! I knew myself well enough to know that I could (and by nature would) read the 9387594867 pages assigned but come away with nothing more than a checked off imaginary box, little understanding, and possibly a failed test. I found my professor after class, telling her my predicament, and she wisely counseled me: study smarter not harder. The point was to learn the content well – not just to read all the pages, not just to pass a test, but to really understand what I was learning. With new-found clarity and resolve, I simplified the learning process for myself, came up with my own study system, solidified a life schedule, organized my assignments, and got to work. With much streamlining, hard work, perseverance, and prayer, I successfully made it to the finish line.
All that to say, I have a passion for helping nursing school students study smarter not harder, to read less while understanding more. Our goal at Capsule RN is to make nursing school easier! It isn’t going to be a walk in the park – nothing worth having is – but it is possible to make the journey easier with the right resources. Resources that help you consolidate and simplify concepts, learn them at their core really well, and to build upon that core knowledge for the rest of your nursing career. That’s what we at Capsule RN hope to achieve through the encapsulated nursing resources we provide.
The beautiful reality is, nursing school is more than a degree – the very process of going through a difficult program over a long period of time is shaping. If you let it, it can be used in your life for good to mold your character, goals, vision, lifestyle, and perspectives which will aid you for a lifetime! The season of nursing school is not a waste but an invaluable opportunity to grow.
Every person, every nurse, has a worldview – that grid through which life is viewed, including all the joys, responsibilities, priorities, difficulties, and hardships that will be encountered in life while in nursing school. My own particular worldview is a Christian one, for this too is my passion – studying Scripture and learning more and more how to apply its truths to the issues of my own life. For any who are interested, please check out the “Nursing Life Blog” where I share my own thoughts on nursing life as a whole. The blog will cover topics like theology, finances, home, family, health, education, study tips, career, recipes, biblical counseling, book and podcast recommendations, and lifestyle.
Many blessings on your life and learning while in nursing school!