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  1. Hey guys/girls,
    First, I would like to say that I'm glad to finally find such a great forum for student nurses. I've been searching for several days, trying to find a site with daily updates. A lady named Christine told me about this site, and to her I am truly grateful. I just got the news recently that I've been accepted into the ADN program at my local community college, and I'm so excited! I've worked really hard for the last two years, getting some prerequisite courses along with a few nursing courses out of the way. I took the PSB test back in June, along with 31 other people. The problem with that is, there's only 14 spots available for the class starting in the fall of 2002. I've been almost sick, waiting to see if I got "in". I had just about accepted defeat in my mind, because I didn't feel like I did well on the test. You can imagine my delight and relief after receiving this great news! I'm really looking forward to getting started. I know it's going to be tough, but I'm ready for the challenge. I desire you guys prayers, and I look forward to corresponding with you all during the upcoming months. I've already taken my A&P's, and could possibly be of help to someone here who is taking these courses. I would welcome some fellowship here, and will be available if I can be of help. Thanks for your time. PEACE. Darby
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  3. by   suzannasue
    Welcome darby1...
    May all your dreams and hopes come true...visit often...

    peace and prayers to ya !!!
  4. by   nursing 101
    Welcome... I'll be tsking Anatomy in the Fall... If I have any questions I know who to go to...
  5. by   nursejws
    Welcome Darby! Congrats on getting accepted into your nursing program. I start my pre-req's in the fall...(if they aren't full by now) I am taking Biology, Life-Span Psychology(online), and Medical Terminology(online).

    Could you tell me about the PSB...that's the entrance exam I have to take too?? I hope to start the nursing program Fall 2003. The only pre-req's I have to take are the science courses. So, Bio, A&P I&II, and Micro.
  6. by   darby1
    Originally posted by nursejws
    Welcome Darby! Congrats on getting accepted into your nursing program. I start my pre-req's in the fall...(if they aren't full by now) I am taking Biology, Life-Span Psychology(online), and Medical Terminology(online).

    Could you tell me about the PSB...that's the entrance exam I have to take too?? I hope to start the nursing program Fall 2003. The only pre-req's I have to take are the science courses. So, Bio, A&P I&II, and Micro.
    What's happening nursejws?,
    The PSB test is a pure nightmare, or at least I thought so. the first part of the test deals with math, geometric type anoligies (funny shapes), and "which word doesn't belong" type questions. You'll have one of each of these type of questions, in that order, for a total of 90 questions for the first part. Oh yeah, did I mention that you'll have 30 minutes to work these problems?!? The next section deals with spelling, and I think they're was around 50 or so of them. You get 20 minutes to do these, I think. I've always considered myself to be decent at spelling, but I had never seen most of these words!!! I had even studied "the most commnly misspelled words" from several keyword searches off of the 'net. This didn't seem to help much on that section. I've even had some medical terminology before, and learned a lot of medical type words in A&P, but they were not on the test. I wish I knew what words to tell you to study. I'm just thankful that I don't have to take that test again! There was several people there taking the test for the second and third time. I hate the idea of taking something twice, to GET IT once! I'm sure it would knock the wind out of a person. The third part was dealing with science, and had a lot of A&P, along with some general science, and just a small amount of chemistry (thank God!). The last section was about situations you would encounter while in the nursing field, and it was not really graded, or at least didn't carry much "weight". The test is "weighted", with the first part counting the most on your score. I believe there was five sections to the test, but I can't think of what the fourth section was about. I do know that the first part was a doozy! I really didn't feel like I did very well, and I didn't expect to make it in. There was only 14 spots, and I was really tore up for a few weeks before I got the good news. I don't know how I stacked up against the other students, because the staff will not discuss this with you. All I know for sure is that the Lord is still in the miracle business! My advice would be to pay attention in your science classes, and take GOOD NOTES ,(keep them for later, because you will use them many times!) because that's what I done the best on. They give you 30 minutes on that test, and I was through in 22 minutes. I can't remember how many questions there were on the science part. All the many hours that I spent in A&P really helped me out, and I was glad that I recognised a lot of the answers. STUDY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY WELL! You'll be glad you did. Finally, AFTER I had taken the test, I found the PSB web-site, and they gave a few tips and practice questions, but not much. They may have some study materials that you can purchase from them, but I could never get in touch with them by e-mail. Maybe you'll have better luck. Get in touch later, if I can be of help. Thanks for your time. PEACE. Darby
    Last edit by darby1 on Jul 6, '02
  7. by   subec
    Welcome Darby---

    This is a great BB for questions, and a great place to come for support.

    Congratulations on your acceptance, and good luck to you this fall.
  8. by   NurseAngie
    Hey Darby,

    Welcome to the boards! You will love it here. Congratulations on your acceptance to nursing school! You're going to do great.


    Peace~Angie


    btw....my sister is a Darrbe
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by nurseangie
    hey darby,

    welcome to the boards! you will love it here. congratulations on your acceptance to nursing school! you're going to do great.


    peace~angie


    btw....my sister is a darrbe:d
    darby, again welcome to the board and congratulations on being accepted for this fall's rn program.
  10. by   Debbie5
    Hi Darby,

    I just became a member of this site after I read your post from the other nursing forum. This is such a neat site. I like all the advice from other nursing students. I especially enjoyed reading the posts about A&P and micro. It kind of filled me in on what to expect. Either way it depends on the instructor. My instructor happens to be my advisor for the health club I'm in. We'll see.

    Take care!
    Deb
  11. by   live4today
    Hi Darby...Hi Debbie5...I welcome you both to this fantastic website for nurses! We're so glad you are here with us addicted nuts, and we look forward to quickly getting our hooks in the both of you... Allnurses is a great place to be...we are filled with lots of laughter, love, humor, compassion, caring, thoughtfulness, educational advice and material to boot. We have the best administrator (Brian Short) and oodles of very charming and very helpful Moderators. :kiss

    The Student Forum is great for nursing students, but don't be shy about mixing in on the other forums. Seasoned nurses...such as myself...are tickled pink when you younguns come to us for advice and encouragement as you wade your way through all those nursing classes and eventually...clinicals. See ya around!
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by debbie5
    hi darby,

    i just became a member of this site after i read your post from the other nursing forum. this is such a neat site. i like all the advice from other nursing students. i especially enjoyed reading the posts about a&p and micro. it kind of filled me in on what to expect. either way it depends on the instructor. my instructor happens to be my advisor for the health club i'm in. we'll see.

    take care!
    deb
    welcome, debbie5!

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