Any Tips For Med Surge?

  1. i will be entering med surge in the spring. i am really nervous because i barely made it through fundamentals. i am really intimidated by this whole process and not sure how i could go from a merit student to barely passing. does this process ever get better or shall i expect my hair to keep on falling out?:uhoh21:
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   marilynmom
    I think it does get better.

    Fundamentals is "hard" because it's so different from most of your other classes (NCLEX style questions and the skills lab). Now you have some of that under your belt, you have a better idea of how to study for those types of tests, etc.

    I have really enjoyed Med/Surg class and have done very well! It is a LOT more interesting than Fundamentals that is for sure....lol.

    I would kinda read through the chapter before class (sometimes not, that doesn't always work for me). Take notes during class and then go back and study in the book off my notes, I also made SURE I knew the patho for each disease....IMO if you can understand the patho the rest makes sense so that is my personal best advice.

    Good luck!
  4. by   shellsgogreen
    i agree with what marilynmom said, it does get better....also, are you friendly with anyone in any of the upper classes? sometimes they can be helpful in pointing you in the right direction with things...
    what really helped me in med surg was the reading ahead - and lots of practice questions!!
    best of luck to you
  5. by   Daytonite
    to help you i strongly suggest you get yourself a good nclex review book that lists the signs and symptoms of disease and gives you lists of nursing interventions. saunders comprehensive review is a good one. here are some links you should also check out:

    http://go.dbcc.edu/hhps/nursing/study_skills.html - study skills for the nursing student from daytona beach community college nursing department with some good advice.
    http://go.dbcc.edu/hhps/nursing/test_taking_skills.html - test taking skills also from daytona beach community college nursing department. a couple of sample questions and how to choose the correct answer for these application type questions.

    http://www.efn.org/~nurses/ - this is a website maintained by the nursing students at lane community college in eugene, oregon. for study and learning tips specific to nursing students click on "tips for learning" at the left side of this home page.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/righ...dy-188919.html - right way to study?

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/nurs...er-187954.html
  6. by   Achoo!
    Review your A&P. It is the basis of what they go on with all of the disease processes. Good luck!

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