5 Habits of Successful Nursing and Midwifery Learners

5 Habits of Successful Nursing and Midwifery Learners

- By Ellie (3 articles)

Are you looking for top tips on how to be successful throughout your IELTS, OET, CBT or OSCE courses? Then read this article!

Habit 1: Manage Your Time


Break each day into blocks of time and then decide what’s the most important thing for each block. For example, you know you need time to sleep. Will you manage to get eight hours every day? Or should you plan for seven? Proper sleep is the foundation for a healthy, stress-free learning experience, so make sure you get enough of it. Practise work is the next important chunk for nursing and midwifery learners. Tests, papers, and important assignments all require a certain amount of study time. Plan ahead and block out sufficient study time every day.

IELTS Medical have a course available for OSCE and the application is advised to be done two weeks prior the course so that you can arrange their travelling, accommodation. Below is a table of our upcoming OSCE dates and a link to our partner hotels for those nurses who require accommodation. 

Habit 2: Study Smart

  • Some people can cram for a test and make it work. But for these exams, you really have to understand the material and how to apply it in real-world situations. You’ll be using your reasoning skills to apply the right choices to different conditions, and not choosing between answers “A” or “B” on a test. That’s why you need to study smart. Try these ideas to make your study time work more effectively for you:
  •  Study effectively. Don’t spend four hours on something that should really take two. Try dividing a four-hour study block into four, one-hour study segments, and space them out a bit. You’ll probably comprehend the material much better and finish faster.

·         Avoid distractions. When you sit down to study, put away any books, materials and devices that you don’t need. Avoid the temptation to check your texts or social media.

  • Review practise work ahead of time. Read through text before you get to the course.
  • Practice. When you finish a section of reading, run through some practice test questions. See if you can answer them without your notes.
  • Give yourself enough time. Most learners underestimate the amount of time it will take to review their material before, during and after their courses. Be realistic.


Habit 3: Ask for Help

For most of us, asking for help seems like a sign of weakness or failure, but it’s not. We connect you to nurses who have been in your shoes and can offer advice or just listen. They’ll help you get through the difficult spots.


Habit 4: Focus


It’s so easy to get distracted by a message or alert, and get way off track. The fact is that almost no one is good at multi-tasking. So, try to focus on one thing at a time. Eliminate distractions by organizing your study space, and turn off your phone, TV and music. When you focus on studying, you’ll finish faster, leaving more time for catching up on other things.


Habit 6: Be Proactive


Planning ahead and staying on top of your work will save you lots of time, and prevent a rush to complete your review right before your exam. Also, take the initiative to ask questions of your instructors. Find out early about the exam centres’ standards and mark schemes so that you get it right… the first time.


I hope this post is helpful and if you have any further questions or queries, please contact us.

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