Health Safety-Mystudygroup101

  1. 0 Hi. I'm new to this site and new to Excelsior. I have chosen Mystudygrouo101 as core study material. I'm wondering what strategies work for others with this material. There is a lot of content and multiple practice exams. This is all helpful, but narrowing things down would be great. ANY tips are welcome and greatly appreciated!
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    Joined Jan '13; Posts: 34; Likes: 18.

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  4. Visit  annadevine1980 profile page
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    I would love to know because i failed it the first time....have it coming up in a few weeks....
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  5. Visit  brandi45805 profile page
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    Rhudo, I wonder the same thing. I am studying for the a&p exam with study group too. I am waiting on my other book to arrive. The study guide does have a lot of content and practice questions I am just following the Excelsior study guide with it for now.
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    I'm getting the feeling following the Excelsior study guide as a "syllabus" with the Studyguide101 study material will be the best route. Many participants on these boards have also expressed success with the Excelsior practice exams.
    In the 101 Health Safety study guide, the nursing process is highly emphasized. There's just sooo much info and most of it is repetitive. I'm struggling with narrowing things down.
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  7. Visit  rhudo profile page
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    Hey all. I found all the textbooks Excelsior recommends on EBay and Amazon. I'm going to use Study Guide 101 as supportive material. The "meat" of my studying will come directly from the textbooks. I found the tests are written from the same material the college recommends. That seems the most reasonable way to study.
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  8. Visit  tnmarie profile page
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    I used the recommended reading as well and I'm glad I did. A lot of people have success with SG 101 but I didn't really find the few I purchased that helpful. I usually cast them aside pretty quickly. I've actually outlined most of the chapters from the recommended reading. If you want a copy of my outlines, PM me and I'll send you a link to where I posted them.

    And do use the study guide. I can't imagine taking a test without it. They are the most valuable study resource, IMO.

    Good luck!
  9. Visit  CLUVRN profile page
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    Everyone studies using material that works best for them. I used studygroup 101 guides as my sole study material for all the nursing exams as well as for a few of my general education requirements; I didn't use any textbooks at all. Perhaps using mainly textbooks with studygroup to reinforce is what will work best for you. Good luck in your studies!
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  10. Visit  BrillyD profile page
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    I use studygroup101 also and the textbooks - but then I tend to overstudy! sg101 has good practice quizzes and such and I like to do lots of those. Thats how the NCLEX recommends study - do 1000's of questions, so I've been getting in that groove!
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  11. Visit  NurseCupcake9 profile page
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    Quote from CLUVLPN
    Everyone studies using material that works best for them. I used studygroup 101 guides as my sole study material for all the nursing exams as well as for a few of my general education requirements; I didn't use any textbooks at all. Perhaps using mainly textbooks with studygroup to reinforce is what will work best for you. Good luck in your studies!
    Did you only use studygroup 101 guides? For everything? And what timeline did you use to get everything knocked out ? I'm getting ready to start my pre reqs next month thru excelsior before I enroll into the nursing program
  12. Visit  BrillyD profile page
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    I used sg101 for everything, and I do have the books, but on several of the exams I barely used the textbooks. Just got the CD called Care Plan & Assessment so I can start working on FCCA & CPNE. I did 3 CLEP & Dsst exams and I took transition and health safety on the same day (rough! didn't try that again!) and then every few weeks I did an exam until my liquid assets ran short ; ), had a gap of a few months between LS 2 and 3 (burnout maybe?) but now I'm saving for FCCA & CPNE now, hope to do FCCA in the march round - I wanted to do it all out of pocket so I wouldnt have extra debt.
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  13. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
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    Quote from NurseCupcake9
    Did you only use studygroup 101 guides? For everything? And what timeline did you use to get everything knocked out ? I'm getting ready to start my pre reqs next month thru excelsior before I enroll into the nursing program
    You work at your own pace. The timeline will be what you make it and strive for. Excelsior gives you 7 years to complete the program. Some of us did it in under a year; others took longer, depending on what was going on with work, family, etc. You set your goal, devise your plan to reach that goal, and get busy until your mission is accomplished. Good luck with your studies!
  14. Visit  R0xyg4l profile page
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    I've been using SG101 as well. For those who used it for Health Safety, when I downloaded it, it was 1k+ pages. Some appears to be original material, some graphs or charts and some textbook pages. Did you study all 1k pages to pass??
  15. Visit  CLUVRN profile page
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    Quote from NurseCupcake9
    Did you only use studygroup 101 guides? For everything? And what timeline did you use to get everything knocked out ? I'm getting ready to start my pre reqs next month thru excelsior before I enroll into the nursing program
    Yes I used study group 101 as my only source to prepare for my nursing exams. From beginning prereqs to becoming FCCA eligible took 5 months. Hope to be finished with the FCCA by the end of this coming week. Then it's on to conquer the CPNE. However, take everything at your own pace. Make this RN journey your own. Good luck!


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