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- Aug 18, '06 by SchoolRN,BSNQuote from marilynmomI use one binder & notebook per class. So far I've had enough papers/information/handouts that I've not had a problem filling them up. Like others, I also organize according to test material. Everything for test one goes in front behind the syllabus. Then a tab divider, then everything for test two and so on...For those experienced nursing students do you use just one huge 3 ring binder with all classes together or do you have seperate 3 ring binders for each class?
I also organize my notebooks by date. I take lecture notes draw a line then do
my homework for that day, draw a line, take lecture notes for the next day, etc... Really helps find information quickly & easily.
- Aug 18, '06 by SA2BDOCTORQuote from Ginny516Can you explain your labeling idea in more detailI'm just getting ready to start my first semester of actual nursing courses!! Last semester, with all the pre reqs, I found one of those expandable filing folders with about 7-12 pockets to be helpful. For every class you have, make a little label. Then in class, whenever you get handouts etc., stick them in the appropriate folder right away. You'll always know where all your papers are!
- Aug 18, '06 by JoshuaCI really want to make sure I stay very organized during nursing school. Maybe I should buy one of those drawers sets that looks like a small file cabinet... They do make those right?
- Aug 18, '06 by TRINI_RNI have a 4in. binder at home for notes that we're not currently using, and a 1in that I take to class. I have my calender inserted into the outside of the binder so I always know what we're doing that day. I carry a small stapler, portable 3 hole punch, and my pda with me. I also have a small planner that I use to write in when all assignments are due, and schedule my workouts and study time. My hubby also sent me a wonderful rolling bookbag to carry all of those HEAVY books! Oh, and I have a magnetiic dry erase board on my fridge with all the test and quiz dates on it.
- Aug 19, '06 by YoungWiseWomanQuote from marilynmomI use one huge 3-ring binder and divide my classes with clear colored dividers. Having everything together is more convient in case you have to look at a handout from another class. Having all those binders just creates more stuff to carry. Hope that helps...For those experienced nursing students do you use just one huge 3 ring binder with all classes together or do you have seperate 3 ring binders for each class?
- Aug 20, '06 by ak127I cannot LIVE without these cheapo little page flags:
- Aug 20, '06 by todell80Thanks for all the great tips, guys. Its funny, not matter how messy and cluttered my house is, one thing I can't stand is a messy backpack!! I love, love, LOVE 3 ring binders!!! All my stuff, in one neat package, how can you go wrong?! I got a 99 cent clear pencil box at Staples last night to put my teeny stapler, hole punch, white out, post-it flags and other various things. Now, I'm all organized, and hopefully it will last through the first week!!
- Aug 1, '07 by NatkatQuote from hlfpntI did that too and it really is super helpful.I found keeping my notes in order by date & subject in a large 3 ring binder with tabs to be helpful.
I just don't drag that whole freakin' binder to class every day. I only take the relevant power point for that topic. I put it in one of those folders that has those little brad thingies in them. After we test on that unit I take it out of the folder, put it in the Big Binder, then put my next power point in the folder with the brad thingies.
The Big Binder gets very full. That is why I needed separate binders for lab and clinical. With all the flipping back and forth the pages start to fall out. I have trouble focusing so that is why I only take the relevant power point to class and leave the rest at home.
- May 4, '12 by snickers21Good information!
Thanks for the bump staceym!