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- Feb 17, '09 by Jessica1024I was just looking at a comment where I said I was excited about Med-surg....now I am in med-surg and I just would like to say I change my mind. Actually med surg is fun, but I am not too fond of pharmacology. Actually I find it more difficult then med surg. Maybe it is because this is the first time my professor is teaching pharmacology. For the first test the whole class failed, not cool.
Med surg requires a lot of critical thinking, and a lot of studying, but it is easier except that students have clinicals on Tues and Wed then lecture on Thurs, so time is very limited. After clinicals (which are really tiring) you have to spend hours studying. Sometimes I don't even turn on the TV for days on end, no rest, nothing!
- Feb 17, '09 by gradRN2007after your lecture on thursday don't you then have the weekend and monday to study some of your notes, besides work, kids, family etc...flashcards are good and i did all my studying at school and at barnes and noble..good luck
- Feb 17, '09 by ChamitaHi Everyone,
I am in the Transition program and am in my first semester. I am having my midterm in two weeks on Socialization, Communication, Aging, HIV, Cardio, Musculo-Skeletal, PVD, Assessment, & Stress & Anxiety-very nervous about it. Does anyone have advice as to how to prepare for this exam?
Thanks so much
- Feb 17, '09 by RN-LOGICRunman1914, To start off that I know off what school teaches real world nursing, none, nada, zero. It's impossible to teach real world nursing during the student phase; The student is not mentally prepare and cannot really comprehend what really nursing is all about. Eating the young nurses, criticicing, and unhumanly overworking yourself is really what is all about. No wonder there is a shortage.. Dont get me wrong, I freaking love my career, but it bothers me when nurses criticise and forget that once they were a student as well. By the way student are suppose to be clueless thats why they are studentssssss.
- Feb 17, '09 by gradRN2007jessica1024, forgot to say i did the transititional program too
it was great, just remember that all you have to do is pass, study and study is all i can say..record lectures if okay with professors, do not record Professor Hammacks but listen well in her class..use the powerpoints u are given in class and study,
- Feb 18, '09 by tracie0305Exactly how long is the generic program. For example if I were to start in August, when exactly when I finish??
- Feb 18, '09 by NipsI believe the generic program is 16 months, just 4 months longer than the transition and accelerated options.
- Feb 18, '09 by Jessica1024Well I have very limited time to study, because I have kids so in the afternoons I do not really study, and well...weekends are the only real time I have with them and my husband. I am not having a problem with Med surg, I know it is hard, but I like it. Where I have a problem is in pharm, but everyone is doing bad, and I do not believe that it is the students fault.
I do not know what is going on in the nursing department, but they can not get the whole pharm thing together. Hopefully they make up their mind, and fix the problems that have been occuring so far. Oh and second semester in clinicals is soooooo much better....long and more exhausting, but better.
- Feb 19, '09 by SouthernAshI am a MDC NS too. Also in 2nd Semester. Just curious as to what the problem is in your pharm class?
- Feb 19, '09 by NursingforeverOur pharm class on Fridays is a complete mess. It seems that all the class failed the first test. Everything is confuse!