LVN students, how do yall study?

  1. I am planning on going to nursing school for my LVN. I've searched the forum and what I gather is that nursing school is very time consuming. My problem is how to study. Do you do flashcards, outlines of chapter or anything else?:spin:
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   NaomieRN
    I read all the chapters (pay attention to all the charts), study the powerpoint notes and listen to the lectures along with the class notes. I study to understand rather than memorizing. So far my average is a 94, so I must be doing something right. I personally do not like flashcards for nursing because it is too much consuming. I hope you can have similar success. Remember my style may not work for you. It works for me.
  4. by   Kemccanha
    I study by repitition until I know it.....I take 3-5 pages of my powerpoint and start reading front to back....adding a page at a time....it's helped me! Good Luck!
  5. by   jlhalloween
    Thank you guys for the information. I hope I do well once I am in nursing school.
  6. by   sddlnscp
    Hi and best of luck to you! I study by going over the hand-outs, taking tons (and I mean TONS) of notes during lectures, and reading all of the chapters, even when I am pressed for time. I don't do flashcards simply because I don't learn that way. I too am one that has to understand something before I will know it. I use resources other than the text if something doesn't make sense to me. (For example, we were going over fluid & electrolytes our last class and the chapters were mind-boggeling, so I got together with a group of two other students and we looked up some information in a few nurse pocket books - the information was broken down much better and I understand it now).

    Nursing school is a lot of critical thinking, so it's not only knowing the information, but knowing how to apply it. I actually find it easier than conventional learning because I am a hands-on person and I do better with applying my knowledge than I do with basic rote memorization. Go into it with a positive attitude and enjoy it, it can be draining, but it is so fascinating that the time just flies by!

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