I am new to the site, I posted a few days ago under the lpn-rn board. But I want to join the rest of you on the journey to becoming RN's thru Excelsior! I need all the advice, encouragement, and motivation that I can get!
In LPN school it seemed that all the information we needed to know was handed to us on a silver platter! I rarely ever studied and when I did it was for about 10 minutes before the test, and I made straight As. It has been 3 years since I took a traditional college course (all of my prereqs) and I dont really remember how I studied for them!
I am always asking other nurses that I work with how they went about studying in school, and I see my husband studying day in and day out on his journey thru Accelerated Nursing School (RN in 10 months *previous bachelors in another field*) But the fact is our studies are so COMPLETELY different than those who go sit in class everyday and get to study their recorded lectures and notes that they took themselves!
I have taken the health safety and transitions and passed both of them, but I still don't feel as if I have a good routine for studying! I just cant get in the "groove"! I mean what does everyone else do to retain all of this information?! I have the notes from Lisa Arends & SG101 and its so hard for me to just sit and read all of this. I feel like I'm not retaining much info by just reading. I also have tried flash cards, I mean they were alright for transitions bc it was mostly memorization type info, but honestly they take forever to make (even on flashcard exchange) and most of the time after I make 100 flashcards, I dont have time to go back thru and memorize all of them!
I am currently studying for Chronicity and I am scheduled to test on 12/19. I have taken the first practice test before I ever opened a book and made a 53% with my poorest subject being the Sensory System.
Anyway....I really want to know what everyone's input is on the subject!!
P.S - Anyone on the site live in Southeast Louisiana, I am very interested in finding someone to study with!