Preparing for Nursing School

  1. 1 I studied AP for 2 months before I started nursing school and it really helped I used "The Anatomy Coloring Book" which helped alot.

    If I could do it over again I would also study pharmacology to get used to the terms and drug classifications.

    Good Luck
    Mito
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  4. Visit  student_nurse profile page
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    The A&P coloring book that someone recommended is very good. I also like an orange book called "Anatomy and Physiology, the Easy Way", or something like that. You should definitely go over this stuff before classes start. Good luck!
  5. Visit  Nrswannab profile page
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    I am planning to attend nursing school in August, God willing. I was wondering if there's anything I can read over the summer to help me prepare for classes. I will be taking Nursing Concepts I and AP I. Any good study guides for either one? Thank you!

  6. Visit  journeyy profile page
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    The A & P Coloring Book is a great idea. For A & P, I found "The Laboratory Atlas of Anatomy and Physiology" by Douglas J. Eder, Shari Lewis Kaminsky, and John W. Betram, very helpful. There is a book called "Nursing Made Insanely Easy" 2nd Edition by Sylvia Rayfield and Loretta Manning which is wonderful for introducing you to some basic nursing concepts. I used it throughout nursing school, and, as a study aide for the NCLEX-RN (passed the first time!). If you'd like more info please email me. Good luck to you, and, God Bless!
  7. Visit  eventsnyc profile page
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    Hello Mito, which book on Pharmacology do you recommend?

    Thanks, christina
  8. Visit  RNinMay profile page
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    Hi there, I don't really know that studying Pharmacology beforehand will help you, unless you know someone who can help you get started. Anatomy & Physiology are great to begin with though, and a strong knowledge base of that subject can help you figure out answers to questions you may not know right off the top of your head! I reccommend any of the "incredibly easy" books by Springhouse. They are so easy to read and understand even the most difficult subjects. If they have a book on Pharmacology, you might even understand it on your own! Good luck!

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    Rachel
  9. Visit  mlvogt profile page
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    i am also starting nursing school this fall (ahhhhh) anyways I bought a tabers when i was 18 and started anatomy and physiology right after that. I am glad anatomy was offered at my high school. I love my tabers I read it all the time. if I am watching tv and I hear a medical term that I am not familiar with I just look it up. I hope this helps you and good luck !!!!!!!
  10. Visit  CEN35 profile page
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    Depeneding on where you are at this point with A&P etc, one thing I would have loved to have known about, and have in school wa the Merck manual. It's excellent and covers all types of pathologies and patholysiologies.

    Rick
  11. Visit  essarge profile page
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    Originally posted by Nrswannab:
    I am planning to attend nursing school in August, God willing. I was wondering if there's anything I can read over the summer to help me prepare for classes. I will be taking Nursing Concepts I and AP I. Any good study guides for either one? Thank you!


    I am using cliff notes quick review for a&p...it's really helped me alot!! Good luck in school!

  12. Visit  NurseStudentFall01 profile page
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    I'm also starting nursing school this fall. I just got my acceptance letter for the nursing program a couple weeks ago. I'm taking A&P 1 and 2 during the Summer 1 and 2 sessions. I'll have my first nursing class, along with microbiology this fall.

    I ordered the Anatomy Coloring Book from amazon a couple days ago, on Mito's suggestion. I got the second edition by Wynn Kapit. It should be here any day now, so I'll let you know how I like it.

    Everyone says the A&P, microbiology and all the nursing classes are so hard, I'm nervous!
    I appreciate all these tips to help us new students get prepared!

    Thanks!

    Tricia
  13. Visit  mustangsheba profile page
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    Take it one day at a time and don't get behind. I'm not very self disciplined so I typed my notes EVERY SINGLE DAY as soon as I got home. There were always words or concepts that I had left out while I was writing them down which I could correct or elaborate on when I was typing them up. Another advantage of this is that my notes were clear and legible so if anyone missed a class, we could make copies for them. If there is something you don't understand, get it clarified right away. I picked a study partner before I started nursing. We thought much alike and discussed and talked about everything we were learning ad nauseam. I have to say - when I was in nursing school, I did almost nothing else. Don't make yourself crazy, but do stay focused. Good luck!


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