Your first few clinical shifts in nursing school can feel really overwhelming, especially if you’re heading in without a lot of background knowledge. But, something as simple as understanding some key lab tests will help you interpret your patient’s result and understand important components of their plan of care. 

In this episode I’m breaking down eight key labs to know before your first clinical day in nursing school: 

  • Hemoglobin
  • Hematocrit
  • WBCs
  • Platelets
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose

So hit play on this episode and start clinicals with more confidence and the knowledge you need to create an effective plan of care. If you found it helpful, spread the love and share with a classmate or colleague…we’re all in this together!

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