How many Accelerated RN students? - page 2

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  1. by   SA2BDOCTOR
    I am scheduled to start at Research College of nursing in august of 07. The only prerequite I will have to take is pathophysiology. I wish you the best and I look forward to reading your postings, as I enter the AO program behind you.
  2. by   Megsd
    Starting the accelerated BSN program at Wright State University on September 5th!

    I'll be done November 17th, 2007 (it's already in my planner)
  3. by   Josh L.Ac.
    As I sifted through the 100+ pages I had to read for tommorrow [1st day of class], I realized that I doubt I will have the time to actually analyze and evaluate what I am reading. Our first chapter is on Spirtuality and Friedemann Framework of Systemic Organization...man I wish I had the time to actually think about the reality of what I'm reading.
  4. by   fleur-de-lis
    Quote from Josh L.Ac.
    As I sifted through the 100+ pages I had to read for tommorrow [1st day of class], I realized that I doubt I will have the time to actually analyze and evaluate what I am reading. Our first chapter is on Spirtuality and Friedemann Framework of Systemic Organization...man I wish I had the time to actually think about the reality of what I'm reading.
    That's exactly how I felt all summer long (we started in May, start the 2nd semester day after tomorrow!) I ended up just reading the summaries at the end of the chapters and skimming the rest, and of course paying close attention and taking notes in class. Wait and see if you really need to read every word of the chapters, you may not. On the other hand, I had one instructor who tested totally out of the book and not on his lecture, so you never know. After your first round of exams you'll be able to judge better. But remember, you wouldn't have gotten into the program if they didn't think you could handle it! You will retain alot more than you think you will! Good luck everyone!
    :spin:
  5. by   AnnaN5
    I am accepted to an accelerated ASN program & am counting down the days until we start! I don't start until March but I guess it will be a nice calm before the storm.
  6. by   Josh L.Ac.
    Quote from fleur-de-lis
    That's exactly how I felt all summer long (we started in May, start the 2nd semester day after tomorrow!) I ended up just reading the summaries at the end of the chapters and skimming the rest, and of course paying close attention and taking notes in class. Wait and see if you really need to read every word of the chapters, you may not. On the other hand, I had one instructor who tested totally out of the book and not on his lecture, so you never know. After your first round of exams you'll be able to judge better. But remember, you wouldn't have gotten into the program if they didn't think you could handle it! You will retain alot more than you think you will! Good luck everyone!
    :spin:

    Well I could definitely read all of the chapters if we didn't have to complete 2-4 modules a day with Evolve: Skills Online...although the online information is concise and well-presented. It might be hard to pick between the two.


    Any other stories from accelerated students?
  7. by   MrRN2006
    I graduated this year from an accelerated program, so I know what you are all going through. My first semester of studying was insane! I used to read EVERY assignment (several 100s of pages each week), then take notes from the book and study class notes. This was a system that worked with my first degree, but clearly would not work in an accelerated program. I soon figured out what I needed to read and what I could skip over. I also figured out that most of my instructors tested from their lectures. You will figure each class out as you go along. Work hard, but work smart. Good luck!
  8. by   NurseDiva04
    I wish you all well! I have 2.5 weeks left in my accle. program and I will never do another one again!! Choosing this route was one of the most biggest mistake of my entire life!!
  9. by   Josh L.Ac.
    Quote from NurseDiva04
    I wish you all well! I have 2.5 weeks left in my accle. program and I will never do another one again!! Choosing this route was one of the most biggest mistake of my entire life!!

    Well luckily you should never have to do anything like it again.



    What made it such a big mistake?
  10. by   DavieRN
    I am! I am in an ADN program. It bridges Paramedic and LPNs to RN.

    Gichasom
  11. by   youknowho
    I just started my LAST semester of my accelerated BSN prgram (no prior degree required)

    Graduation Dec 16th:caduceus:
  12. by   Josh L.Ac.
    First week is done and I have just completed a self-assessment of the program format, which concluded with the following recommendation:

    Get Organized!

    So far, the information has not been difficult. There has been a high volume of information given, but [so far] it has been manageable.

    The main source of possible error is the sheer number of possible "missed" assignments, readings, quizes, or tests. My school does use WebCT, which allows us to look at all the assignments that are due, participate in discussions, take quizes, and download study guides. We also use Evolve: Select and Evolve:Skills Online, which are great ways to present supplementary material (and to have access to ALL of my books from my laptop).

    But with all these different sources of information, it can get confusing. My recommendation is to chart out two weeks in advance using which ever format your are comfortable with - I use outlook and sync it with my Axim. Then go back every day and input new information, mark any changes, and see where you are at, and what you need to do.

    Now back to studying...we have two tests next week and need to be able to complete a full head-to-toe assessment at the end of the first five weeks.

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