CSUSM ABSN Spring 2013 - page 7

Hi all, I have applied at CSUSM for Spring 2013 Cohort, I am currently taking my last chem lab. I pray and hope that I get accepted. Please share your stories and progress....Thanks.... Read More

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    Hi Emily! The only book I would strongly recommend buying is the Pharmacology book because you will use it for probably all of the three semesters of Pharm. I would also recommend buying the study guide for this book and consider buying the text new to get access to ThePoint which has the chapter answers and a few other things. I would buy used, older, less expensive copies of the supplemental books (Dudek, Beery, community health books, nursing diagnosis handbook). You will need the latest Taylor Skills Checklist book because that is what you are tested on for probably all the clinical skills in the entire program. The Taylor book that explains the procedures is not necessary (supplemental rationales for the steps of the skills). Assessment (won't use again) and Fundamentals (NCLEX topic, but won't use again) could be rentals though I think the web site for Fundamentals was really valuable (need a code which comes with a new book or you can buy from website though it costs almost as much as just buying a new book - it gives you practice quizzes and chapter summaries which were both really useful). I doubt you get the code for the site if you rent the book. Later I think you will also use the Pathophysiology book and Med-Surge books for two semesters so I bought these new as well as the study guides.

    I know a lot of my cohort get by buying fewer books than me, finding electronic copies online, and buying older versions to save money. Most of what we are tested on comes from the powerpoints anyway and the books are just references for more details, so you can probably always get by with older books in most cases if you are tight on money. I will say that as the program goes on, there appear to be fewer books to buy and more reuse. That second semester is probably the worst in terms of getting hit with purchases.

    Hope that helps!
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    Hi Emily! The only book I would strongly recommend buying is the Pharmacology book because you will use it for probably all of the three semesters of Pharm. I would also recommend buying the study guide for this book and consider buying the text new to get access to ThePoint which has the chapter answers and a few other things. I would buy used, older, less expensive copies of the supplemental books (Dudek, Beery, community health books, nursing diagnosis handbook). You will need the latest Taylor Skills Checklist book because that is what you are tested on for probably all the clinical skills in the entire program. The Taylor book that explains the procedures is not necessary (supplemental rationales for the steps of the skills). Assessment (won't use again) and Fundamentals (NCLEX topic, but won't use again) could be rentals though I think the web site for Fundamentals was really valuable (need a code which comes with a new book or you can buy from website though it costs almost as much as just buying a new book - it gives you practice quizzes and chapter summaries which were both really useful). I doubt you get the code for the site if you rent the book. Later I think you will also use the Pathophysiology book and Med-Surge books for two semesters so I bought these new as well as the study guides.

    I know a lot of my cohort get by buying fewer books than me, finding electronic copies online, and buying older versions to save money. Most of what we are tested on comes from the powerpoints anyway and the books are just references for more details, so you can probably always get by with older books in most cases if you are tight on money. I will say that as the program goes on, there appear to be fewer books to buy and more reuse. That second semester is probably the worst in terms of getting hit with purchases.

    Hope that helps!

    holy cow! Thank you so much for your help again =] I have the PDF version of Pharm, so depending on how effective it is, I might just buy the actual book (I like reading from books more than PDFs). And I'll definitely buy the study guide too. It's just hard because the class is online, and our professor is on the other side of the country, so it's hard to actually learn from it because we don't go to lecture.

    I also bought Jarvis and Ackley too. Do you think we'll use those again? I'm assuming so because of the NANDAs and such...
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    Quote from emily45

    holy cow! Thank you so much for your help again =] I have the PDF version of Pharm, so depending on how effective it is, I might just buy the actual book (I like reading from books more than PDFs). And I'll definitely buy the study guide too. It's just hard because the class is online, and our professor is on the other side of the country, so it's hard to actually learn from it because we don't go to lecture.

    I also bought Jarvis and Ackley too. Do you think we'll use those again? I'm assuming so because of the NANDAs and such...
    Ackley you will use every semester for care plans though you don't need the most recent version. Jarvis you will never use again.
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    FYI they posted stats for cohort 13 Fall 2012 Temecula - average points 31; precore 3.53; last 60 3.57; TEAS 83.9.

    I am in one of the current cohorts at Temecula, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Is any of the ABSN curriculum online? Or is it all traditional classroom based? Thanks!!!!


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