Nursing school is hard. The AACN revealed a staggering statistic –  in 2022 alone, over 60,000 aspiring nursing applicants were declined entry into nursing programs. Those who manage to earn their spot must pass the NCLEX®, with pass rates currently standing at just 81%.

During our Nursing School Summit, nursing students and educators shared actionable advice to navigate the rigors of nursing school, to guide your studies, and to build the necessary skills to elevate your career. Sign up now to view all of the on-demand recordings from our live October 1st event!

Check Out All the Topics We Covered!


October 1, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 AM ET

Clinicals Made Easy: Proven Strategies and Expert Guidance for Long-Term Success - Marlee Liberman, RN

Get ready to embark on your clinical journey with confidence! Picmonic’s own Nurse Marlee will guide you in uncovering the keys to success for your first clinical rotation so that you can stay resilient in the face of any challenge!

11:00 - 11:45 AM ET

Empowering Students: Develop Critical Nursing Skills for Critical Care Scenarios - Ashley Adkins, MSN, RN, CCRN

What do you do if your patient is rapidly declining? How do you critically think through emergent scenarios? In this presentation, we will discuss methods to develop your critical thinking skills to boost your confidence in caring for critical patients. 

12:00 - 12:45 PM ET

Nurse Your Career: Interview Tips to Land Skill-Boosting Jobs that Pave the Path to Your Career Success - Morgan Lima, RN, MSN, ACRN

What are some jobs that allow you to use the skills you learn in school without needing a license? How do you even find these? This presentation will take you through the job search for valuable opportunities where your experience as a nursing student gives you a leg up. Not to mention, these jobs will look great on your resume when it comes time to apply to your first nursing job.

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET

Conquer Next Generation NCLEX Questions with a Winning Exam Strategy - Kevin Gibson BSN, RN

What is this scary thing called NGN? What should you expect with this exam? What are the changes to the exam? How does this affect you? How can you prepare for the exam? This presentation will take you through the Next Generation NCLEX Test Plan 2023 and everything you need to know with regards to how to prepare for the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN licensing examination because if you STAY READY you never have to GET READY!

2:00 - 2:45 PM ET

How to Succeed in Nursing School | Effective Studying Techniques - Sandra Wong 

What are some ways you can effectively study to ace your exams in nursing school? This presentation will help navigate your nursing journey to learn how to stop procrastinating and changing bad habits. Learn about memory mastery on encoding, spaced repetition and jumpstart your study skills! 

3:00 - 3:45 PM ET

Passing and Mastering Med-Surg and Pharmacology in Nursing School - Chioma Okeke 

Nursing school can be hard enough without adding complex topics like pharmacology into the mix.  However, it is necessary in equipping nurses with the skills and knowledge needed to administer medications safely. Nailing this subject will be critical to your success and key in making you a compassionate caregiver. So, let's embrace the challenge and dive into the secret sauce of how you can tackle med-surg and pharmacology head on to inch closer to your goal of making a significant impact on patients lives!

Learn more about our expert hosts!Check out their bios below.


Session Speakers

Sandra Wong

Nurse Practitioner Student & Former Dermatology Medical Assistant and Hospital Medical Scribe

Morgan Lima, RN, MSN, ACRN

Registered Nurse, Full-Time Research Nurse Specialist and Founder of The Teachable Nurse Podcast

Kevin Gibson BSN, RN

Registered Nurse & Hospital Corpsman and Master Instructor in the United States Navy Reserves

Chioma Okeke

Registered Nurse & Founder of

Choosing Nursing

Ashley Adkins, MSN, RN, CCRN

Registered Nurse & Founder of Ashley Adkins School

Marlee Liberman, RN

Registered Nurse &

Picmonic's Master Nursing Scholar

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