Sorry I havnt been on this website in forever, we had our month summer break and I used it. btwn II and III we had a week off, this time btwn III and IV we got almost a month. SMM apparently I dont have "private messaging" so I will try to answer your questions in here. Nursing One is all about nursing history, how to talk to patients, HIPA, different cultures and things like that. I didnt read very much in Nursing I, I took alot of notes in class. However I should have proabably read because I barely passed Nursing I. Grades are different in this program 76 is passing, 84 is a B and 92 is an A. In nursing two in the begining I was just paying attention to lecures, and taking alot of notes... but come the middle of the semester I had about a 68... so I knew I needed to do more. I became a recluse and read the corresponding chapters and took good notes and really really worked hard. I was able to bring my grade up to a 81 with all of that. I wish I had done more from the begining and I could have made a B. The problem with nursing II is that the questions on the test are often over material that was not discussed in class and was just a random sentence somewhere in the text book. Mrs. Forehand is the leader of this class and it is her goal to ensure that everyone is miserable. You can literaly have an exact sentence in the textbook that differs from either what she says or the test question and she will say that you should have read a different book. It makes no sence. She is a terrible teacher, I have talked with other teachers and have yet to find on that likes her. Everyone is ready for her retirement at the end of 2011. Nursing III was more relaxing for me. I did not read the text book at all. I did however take lots of notes during lecture and spent an entire day studing my notes and the powerpoints. I make an 87 this semester. Now im on my way to IV, I hear its alot like II but with better teachers.
Clinical teachers I had and would recomend Nursing II=Culpepper, and Nursing III=Simko. Simko is amazing, she has been my favorite teacher so far.
I have always been lucky in that if I listen well to lecure and understand the material I remember it, most people have had to put alot more effort into this program than I have. My main recomendation in II is to start studying from the begining, that semester is quicksand and will suck you down very fast. I have also noticed that typically if you fail Nursing I you do not make it thru Nursing II.