1st Day of school...TOMORROW!

  1. Hey guys,
    Tomorrow is my 1st day of school for the LPN program. I'm super excited & freaking out at the same time. Any tips for studying, books to read, anatomy study tips....all tips are more than welcome! I have not been in school since 1989....and I wasn't a very good student then so feel free to throw out anything that might help!!!!
    Thanks guys!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   JaxiaKiley
    Good luck with school tomorrow
  4. by   Jules A
    Congratulations! I went back after many years and found that I was much more successful. My brain seems to focus on studying because I don't have the social distractions I did when I was younger, lol. Just stay on top of things, study most every night and you will do great. Best to you! Jules
  5. by   S.N. Visit
    You are probably better at multi-tasking/organizing than when you were younger. Just take one day at a time. Study some-thing every night. If you can record your lectures, do. (As we all age our memories aren't as sharp. I'm proof of that at 33 yrs old ) Always remember that it is okay to not know how to do certain things, that's why you are paying your instructors to teach you. Congratulations on your acceptance!! Starting nsg school is very exciting. Also, you being a member on this site tells me you really want to be a nurse. Best of Luck, I bet you will do fine.
  6. by   donsterRN
    Congratulations, and much good luck and success to you!

    About the only piece of advice that I can give is to stay on top of the reading. That itself is more than half the battle. Attend all lectures, labs and clinicals, but stay on top of the reading.
  7. by   Daytonite
    check the "sticky" threads at the beginning of all the nursing student forums. many of them have weblinks that were posted specifically to be helpful for students. the anatomy and physiology weblinks are in the pre-nursing student forum (http://allnurses.com/forums/f198/)

    for sites aimed more at the consumer (easier to read and understand!):

    medline plus (use the search box) http://www.medlineplus.gov/

    healthfinder (use the search box) http://www.healthfinder.gov/

    medicine net diseases & conditions a to z index http://www.medicinenet.com/diseases_...ns/article.htm

    medicine net symptoms & signs a to z index http://www.medicinenet.com/symptoms_...ns/article.htm

    medicine net procedures & tests a to z index http://www.medicinenet.com/procedure...ts/article.htm

    health a to z - diseases and conditions page (use the search box) http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz...z/dc/index.jsp

    aetna intelihealth (use the search box) http://www.intelihealth.com/ih/ihtih...0/408/408.html

    peacehealth consumer information (use the search box) http://www.peacehealth.org/

    emedicinehealth first aid and consumer health information list of topics from a to z http://www.emedicinehealth.com/scrip...ticlekey=60185

    encyclopedia of surgery http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/index.html

    lab tests online http://www.labtestsonline.org/

    for sites aimed more at healthcare personnel:

    merck manual of diagnosis and therapy (use search box) http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/sections.jsp

    family practice notebook (use search box) http://www.fpnotebook.com/index.htm

    medicine net diseases & conditions a to z index http://www.medicinenet.com/diseases_...ns/article.htm

    cleveland clinic disease management project (only major diseases)http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/...icineindex.htm

    emedicine http://www.emedicine.com/ (you may have to register to view articles, but registration is free)

    web md index list of tests http://www.webmd.com/a_to_z_guide/medical_tests.htm

    web md index list of medical conditions http://www.webmd.com/a_to_z_guide/health_topics.htm

    web md index list of symptoms http://www.webmd.com/a_to_z_guide/health_symptoms.htm

    surgical tutor.org (links are at left and top of page) http://www.surgical-tutor.org.uk/def...hock.htm~right
  8. by   dianne1971
    Thank you guys soooo much! I am already freaking out! lol...We have our 1st test on Wed. for 3 chapters & our 2nd test on Friday for 3 more chapters plus worksheet pages. I worked 4 hours on homework tonight & got through chapter 1 homework ONLY!
    Thanks for the tips...I will keep on keeping on!
    Dianne
  9. by   cherokeesummer
    Good luck! It moves fast!
  10. by   dianne1971
    Hey guys! I just thought I would write an update... On my 1st test I got a 91% (an A) and on the 2nd test I got a 93% (another A) But I'm having a problem with the medical terminology (prefix-root-suffix). Feel free to give any hints to remembering them! lol...Also anyone other tips for studying, etc.
    Thanks,
    Dianne
  11. by   marathon
    goodluck with your school tomorrow.I wish i'd get accepted to in the b.s.n. program
  12. by   WDWpixieRN
    I'm a little late to your original post, but I wanted to say:
    First -- hang in there...there might be times when you feel totally overwhelmed and wonder how you'll get it all done/learned....but you can by just taking it one step at a time and by being able to prioritize.....

    Second: GOOD LUCK!!

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