2nd Semester reality shock

  1. I had orientation for Med-Surg and Pharmacology today. OH my goodness!!!!!!!!!! We have a test on GI on Friday!!! This covers 6 chapters in our book and we have 70 pages of notes from the teacher for the test!!!!! 3 days not counting today to learn it all. What a shock. Anyone else had this experience?
    Mary Ann
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  3. by   Bonny619
    Did they give you any sort of study guide? Any sort of hints on what might be on the test?

    To be honest, I only read the book to help me understand if im not getting something. So far all of my instructors have tested off notes and lecture.
  4. by   moongirl

    welcome to second semester.. the hardest one I ever did!
    I also never did reading because my school always tests on the lectures/objectives and would only read to clarify. big time saver.
    good luck.. for me 3rd semester was waaaayyy easier. less tests, less stress!
  5. by   BoonersmomRN
    Yep....I remember first week of M/S 1 we had 2 lectures and them boom...test!

    It sure is a reality shock.....it got easier, though!
  6. by   allthingsbright
    Yeah, second semester just about killed me--it was intense. Just hang on and study, study, study. You will learn a lot!!!

    GL!
  7. by   ibmaryann
    Our first lecture on this material is today (Tuesday). I think this teacher is good about testing off notes but we have some teachers who say they have to read the book and we do also. They pull one sentence off one paragraph of the book and test on. I almost always miss those questions. It is even hard to find in text. I'm not sure why they think we can read hundreds of pages and remember that one sentence. And she never mentioned it in class. You would think if it was important enought to test on you could at least mention it. I;ll let you know how it goes.
    Thanks,
    Mary Ann
  8. by   Achoo!
    I start 3rd semester next week. We have to read 8 chapters for the first day of mental health, and 6 chapters for complex health alterations. Not to mention the med math exam the following week which is self study.
  9. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from ibmaryann
    I had orientation for Med-Surg and Pharmacology today. OH my goodness!!!!!!!!!! We have a test on GI on Friday!!! This covers 6 chapters in our book and we have 70 pages of notes from the teacher for the test!!!!! 3 days not counting today to learn it all. What a shock. Anyone else had this experience?
    Mary Ann
    Yes. I have a test in 2 weeks and I haven't even started back to school yet.
  10. by   PralineLPN
    I have some advice, if wanted.. Just read the material, like a fiction book. Don't try to "understand" it, the more the info flows, the subconscious can do it's thing. Then, sleep on it, read it over the next day, I -promise-, it will make more sense.
  11. by   mommapunkin
    Boy I was in for a big shock when I entered class yesterday (my first day). We have a test thursday on calculations. Have drug cards to WRITE OUT, they cannot be purcahsed. It takes like an hour or two to do one card. Lovely right? I have a presentation due in a week on Zinc. And this semester all the components are broken up. Everyone needs to have a 77 or higher in nutrition, maternal nursing, med-surg, pharm. It seems like an aweful lot!!! Last semester we had 7 unit tests, this semester try 13 on for size. Plus clinicals and not to mention we have to go the night before and introduce ourselves to our patients and check out their charts to start paperwork. It really is like having another clinical day. I am trying my best to just take it one day at a time. Otherwise I think I would start pulling my hair out!
    Good luck to everyone coming into semester 2.....its gonna be a bumpy ride!
  12. by   Thedreamer
    I just have to say, oh dear god.


    I clept term 1 and started today as term 2. Apparently term 1 got "required reading" for term 2 since there is a test the 2nd day of class. And by 2nd day, yes i mean tommarrow. So guess who just spent the past 7 hours making sure he gets an A on that test tommarrow? That was after being in class from 7:15-3:30! Welcome to nursing! (and yes this is pahrm/med/surg term for me)

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