Of course, like I expected, we went head first into nursing! Our first test is this week and we only started less than a week ago. So far we have covered communication, collaboration, medical/surgical asepsis, basic infection control, among some other things. I am so lost on how to study all of this. Before coming in I had no medical background. I have tried to understand lingo/jargon but I feel completely discouraged. I need help on the best way I can study. Anything to help get me through these next two years!! (I also have three YOUNG children and a supportive husband). (((:
First semester can really hit you hard if you are unprepared...and I dare ask who really is? noone of us were. I'm now in semester 3. Just take it step by step. I'll refer you to a couple of my topic article that I discussed after completing first semester and also on finding your niche to study. I posted my own tips and got some great advice from others as well. You will not understand the "lingo" right away. There's many things I still don't understand but you will learn to look things up. Using a good resource like a medical dictionary or a reputable website. Just remember that while we can give you advice on how to study, you have to find out what works for you. I also have kids..so welcome to nursing school and read the links below
FYI my gpa went from 3.0 all B's in 1st semester to getting 3 A's and just 1 B 2nd semester.
Last edit by ArrowRN on Aug 26, '13