I also purchased: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-S...mental+success
My professor said the lectures are supplemental to the book and we do not have to come to class. This has been a self-learn course, since we started. I am not the only person who feels like going to class is a waste of time, either... though I have not missed a day. another story for another time... anyway:
I have read all chapters and memorized every definition (to understand the language). I am bombing chapter review questions from both books... I have never put in this much effort in school and have never felt so unprepared.
I have a test in the afternoon and have been studying for the past 3 days. I am not doing something right here... any tips on studying?
Sep 9, '12
This is a tough situation.
People in my class didn't discover these gems until second semester, but Mary Ann Hogan's Reviews and Rationale series is excellent. So, while I can't recommend this book specifically, the author is very good:
Let's see fundamentals:
-You said you're bombing the practice question, make sure you read the rationales. Getting them wrong is fine as long as you figure out why, that actually makes the learning connection stronger.
-Learn your therapeutic communication questions. There might be a few on every test. Once you learn the formula, these are basically free points. If you guys have ATI there's a good quiz for that under RN Learn System.
Last edit by BlueEyedGuy on Sep 9, '12