MDC *Generic F/T* Fall 2011 ;-D - page 42

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hi and congrats to all of us! i made this thread so we could all exhange info for out ft cohort. that way we won't get mixed up with the other p/timers and ao track! congrats to them too! for those who are just tuning in: ... Read More


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    hey yisy.
    i don't remember if i wrote already about advice but here i go:

    1. read and write notes at the same time. that way you will be ready for exams and finals.
    2. use the book's companion websites and CDs. they are awesome.
    3. for dosage calc, practice everyday or every other day. use practice books if you want but the case studies in the book are pretty good.
    4. study alone before you meet with a study group. know who you can and cannot study with. some people i get along with and are nice people but i can't study with them.
    5. n-clex questions are really awesome for test reviews! i'll post some sites where you can find good ones for fundies.
    6. USE YOUR ATI BOOK! its *awesome*. it is in bullet points so it is excellent for reviewing or for making flashcards from. the questions at the end of the chapter are also very good indicators of whether or not you truly know the info.
    7. the charts and boxes in the fundies book might look like "extra" but they are actually excellent bits of info that your professors may sneak into test q's.
    8. use the tutors in the success center if you need them. they are nice and helpful.
    9. if you want to read over the break, read chapter 34 infection control and the chapters on mobility/immobility, and skin integrity and wound care.
    10. btw. when you start making careplans, don't rely only on the little pocket guide. go to the library and read the care plan books we have in reference and reserve.
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    Quote from NRSGRL4583
    Hi full timers, I am currently a part-timer but am thinking of switching to FT this summer. Could one of you please tell me your schedule for Semester 2? I want to get an idea of the differences in the program. Thank you!
    My schedule is as follows:


    Tuesdays: 8AM-11:40AM Medsurg lecture

    Wednesdays 10AM-11:30AM Pharm; 1PM-4:20pm Medsurg skills (only a month long class, btw)

    Thurs and Fri: Clinical 3pm-11:00pm (thinking of switching to 7am-3pm)

    hope this helps
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    On Eagles Wings you always so helpful. Thank you very much for all the tips.
    I notice that you mentioned the ATI book...which one is that? I didn't see it in my book list. BTW, I received today my Fundies & Health Assessment syllabuses You were right, chapter 34 & 4 are the 1st ones we have to read
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    Quote from yisy4u
    On Eagles Wings you always so helpful. Thank you very much for all the tips.
    I notice that you mentioned the ATI book...which one is that? I didn't see it in my book list. BTW, I received today my Fundies & Health Assessment syllabuses You were right, chapter 34 & 4 are the 1st ones we have to read
    You will get the ati book probably around your first exam. It's actually a box of books for each class. They are excellent and should be used as soon as you get them. I got an excellent score because I used it a lot! During midterm start taking the practice exams they offer online. Good luck everyone
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    Quote from on eagles wings
    You will get the ati book probably around your first exam. It's actually a box of books for each class. They are excellent and should be used as soon as you get them. I got an excellent score because I used it a lot! During midterm start taking the practice exams they offer online. Good luck everyone
    Ohh Ok!!!! Thanks for everything! I'm glad that you did good on your first semester.
    Good luck on the next one!!!
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    everyone ready for pharm and medsurg?
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    Not really... I had planned to read during the break, but I still havent cracked open a book. I've been enjoying my free time, sleep, and my son. But I'm definately getting back into "school mode" tonight. I think the first topic for med surg is Neurological so I'm going to try at least read that before class. Have you gotten a syllabus from any of your teachers? I'm in seq B so I have Coombs for both Med Surg and Pharm. Who do you have?
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    Haha I understand. I've been trying to relax too. Yea neuro should be our first topic. I haven't gotten anything from our teachers. I'm seq1.
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    Did anyone get their book unbound for medsurg? I did and am getting them rebound with spiral bounding. It looks awesome and I think it will save my poor back. They debound both volumes for free. Then each book was rebound for like 5.35 at kinkos.


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