NE1 have any info on broward community college nursing program? - page 15

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I just recently learned that a friend and I have both been accepted to broward community college. I wont be attending because i'm already taking classes at Barry and have been accepted into their nursing program. but as for my... Read More


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    Quote from sunraygurlRN2B
    I attend North and am finishing up my second semester (took NP1 and 2 in Aug-Dec). NP1 and 2 so far have been the most time consuming with the reading. There is a TON of reading, that is for sure. I started out reading everything, and then started getting lazy/trying to save time for my objectives and then I only read the info that was in the objectives. The professor @ north for NP1 and 2 is good about testing to the objectives (but she's probably the only one @ north that is). Once you get to GIGU, the reading is a lot less. I think there was only about 300 pgs total for GIGU.

    Anyway, what I did was read the topics before the lectures and start working on answering the objectives with that info and the info that was available in the powerpoints. A lot of people write them down, I however, opened up a word document and typed up all the objectives there and then answered them there. Then I attended lecture and took notes. Then I would finish up the objectives by adding in anything the teacher added to the powerpoints during lecture. I would print them out and re-read them when I could. Yes, it is VERY time consuming, but it helped me learn the info more. I don't think I know anyone that actually had time to re-read everything 7-8 times like they said. It would be nice but I don't think its realistic. Then I would practice taking test questions from blackboard and the book, and from Fundamentals Success book and from Test Taking Success book. Later on, I added in the Saunder's NCLEX book but I don't think I did that until NP2. I stopped doing the book questions and the blackboard question because there were times where there would be the exact same question with one answer on blackboard and a different one in the book and I didn't want to confuse myself with the wrong answers. Also taking that tutorial in the lab helped a little, too. Also, I would totally suggest sitting in with the tutors in the library. They are awesome and they took NP1 and 2 during the summer, so they can probably give you some great advice on how to handle the reading during that time. I would totally take advantage of what time you have now and complete all the reading, so it will just be another review for you once you are in class again. Theres only a few weeks left, so don't waste time.

    One last thing I did, because I am a crazy organizer person, is I went a head and broke down all the reading by the amount of pages for each topic. Then I would schedule my reading each day based on how many pages I needed to have done by the next lecture and the amount of days I had to read it in. I did this in advance at the beginning of the course so that I knew what I needed to do and when. Sometimes, I would have not so much to read and some times I had a lot but I always knew ahead of time.
    wow!! what a great advice. I like the way you divided pages to get to the required reading within time limit so that you know exactly how much more to cover, and have situation under control. I also took the computer course but I did it after first exam n then I had to make decision (drop or stay) but definitely that course was worth taking before. I now have all those books (fundamental success, comprehensive Review guide NCLEX-RN, Test Success), I bought those after wards(I should have before). Thanks a lot there is so much helpful information in this thread.

    (answering to your next thread) no I don't have study group, but I am trying to find people who are genuinely interested putting serious efforts toward this. anyways Good luck with the program.
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    Thanks. Good luck to you, too!
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    Quote from Student1010
    Hello SunraygurlRN2B,
    I go to North Campus, Yes U r right I will not have Pharm and Math in summer, but it still so much reading. If I don't have strategic approach, I might be in trouble again. Yes I am reading fundamental book. my approach is that I read chapters before lectures( I read everything in the chapters including all boxes, don't leave any pages) , after lecture I open fundamental book, open objectives, open power point slide for the chapters, and listen to the lecture again if it contains important information about objectives, and then try to answers all objectives by using above sources(book,slides,lecture), and then I have written complete answers to all objectives. However, all these take lot of time, and I feel like I should be more efficient as that's what the program requires.
    so r u a nursing student or former nursing student? if so which campus you go/went? and if this is right what is the best way to manipulate required material, take apart information, get to all required reading, and answers to all objectives and finally review at least 7 to 8 times(as they say) to send information into long term memory(so you know material very well). Please hlep me on this. Also BumblebeeRN please give me your insight as well
    I could not agree with you more, it takes HOURS to study for the course, it took me the same amount of time, and back when I was in NP1 & NP2 I studied all day, I took a nap when I got home, like around 1:30-3pm (I live in miami so it took me an hour or so to get home from hollywood/pembroke pines) I took an hour nap, and I woke up ate and did what you are doing for hours until 1am every night. and on my days off school, I would study as well, and there was not a day when I did not read ahead. I couldn't take a chance on failing, so I had to study hard. BCC is not easy, but neither is any school. I am so lucky that I was accepted to BC because then I would of had to go back to nova, and now I would of been in $40K in debt for the same amount of pay I am getting now. plus nova was like a job, it was monday through friday from 9-1pm!! at least at BC it was only 3 days a week!! loll but definitely, i think you have a good plan, and it does take lots of time. Don't let anyone tell you that they don't study, or they don't study enough, because if they don't study, they will fail. And at the end, those are the students that do not make it to graduation. so just study like how you are doing, and it takes time, but that's what you gotta do to make it. best of luck to you!
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    Quote from Student1010
    wow!! what a great advice. I like the way you divided pages to get to the required reading within time limit so that you know exactly how much more to cover, and have situation under control. I also took the computer course but I did it after first exam n then I had to make decision (drop or stay) but definitely that course was worth taking before. I now have all those books (fundamental success, comprehensive Review guide NCLEX-RN, Test Success), I bought those after wards(I should have before). Thanks a lot there is so much helpful information in this thread.

    (answering to your next thread) no I don't have study group, but I am trying to find people who are genuinely interested putting serious efforts toward this. anyways Good luck with the program.
    great books to have!! I had test success, which is very good at explaining to you what critical thinking is. Saunder's comprehensive review for nclex rn is the best book because you can read after you read your huge NP book and you can practice questions that way. I love those books. specially that saunder's book that I used throughout the program, and even use the CD today to study for the excelsior exams for FIU's RN-BSN program


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