Nursing student wishful thinking... - page 2

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Working and studying can take up a lot of time. What have you done to ensure that you have "enough time" for your studies? Do you have any tips to share for new nursing students? Please share this with friends and... Read More


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    It is definitely hard but eating healthy and getting enough exercise min 3x a week will really help with everything! Helps with releasing stress and preparing your mind for your studies.Really learn to understand the disease - do NOT memorize - you will not be able to answer questions on exams. Also learn the nursing interventions, expected interventions, and expected outcomes, adverse outcomes & implementations. Finally - you really need to know your assessments and s/sx. Good luck!
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    for NS, no such thing as "enough time."
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    I'm working on my RN degree. I have found the more I study the worse I do. I have 4 small kids and don't have much time. I only study about 4 hours per test.I think of everything we learn as a NCLEX question as our school tests us that way. I focus on what will I see and what will I do. I don't focus so much on the patho of diseases just how to treat them and the symptoms. Works for me I usually get A's.
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    Quote from rn/writer
    Just remember, guys, that your brain needs time to process what it takes in. Try to alternate reading/studying/flashcard-viewing with physical activities or things that don't require a lot of mental gymnastics.
    I implemented a plan last quarter with this concept that raised my test scores by almost 20 points. I set a timer for one hour. During that hour i studied, read, did NCLEX questions, w/e. then i had a mandatory break. I would prep for dinner that night, or just have some quiet snuggle time with my boyfriend. Then back to the books for another hour. I would do 2-4 hours a night depending on when i got home that day.
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    Quote from grownuprosie
    I implemented a plan last quarter with this concept that raised my test scores by almost 20 points. I set a timer for one hour. During that hour i studied, read, did NCLEX questions, w/e. then i had a mandatory break. I would prep for dinner that night, or just have some quiet snuggle time with my boyfriend. Then back to the books for another hour. I would do 2-4 hours a night depending on when i got home that day.
    Something else that works too is study 10mins out of the hour. Remember if you know something you don't need to keep on studying it over and over again. Build on it instead. Once you learn what goes with it you won't forget either concept.
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    Plan in advance and anticpate the unexpected.
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    Quote from gitanorn
    certainly, study as much as you can however, don't forget to save some time for your self, family and friends :d
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    i wish this was as easy as said. my biggest problme in nursing school is balancing life school and work. there is no equilibrium for me.
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