Quote from am22
i was accepted into a nursing program for the upcoming fall semester and i plan on using the summer to try and prepare myself for the upcoming year. i took my anatomy and physiology prereq's online and i am nervous that they have not fully prepared me for what i need to know. i have been trying to study these subjects on my own but i was wondering if anyone has some good websites or knows of online refresher courses in these areas that could help me out. i would really appreciate any information that anyone can provide...also if anyone has any other tips that would help me prepare for the transition into nursing school it would help me out a ton!!! thanks!!!
i wouldn't worry too much about anatomy. i would spend some time reviewing physiology because it ties right in with patho and pharm. i have a physio review guide that i really like -- it's clear and concise -- just the facts, ma'am brs physiology by costanzo
. pay particular attention to the renal system and electrolyte/water balance, the autonomic nervous system, and the endocrine system.
i had very little exposure to medical terminology
prior to starting my accelerated program this semester and it hasn't seemed to be an issue at all. i pick it up as i go along.
the one thing that i wish i'd done before starting nursing school was invest some time in getting a head-start on pharmacology. i did great in the class but would've done better (meaning less time) if i'd used my pre-program time to better advantage. a book that i've found invaluable during pharmacology (and even useful in patho) and would've been a real help to get started is lippincott's illustrated review -- pharmacology