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  1. 14 Working and studying can take up a lot of time.

    What have you done to ensure that you have "enough time" for your studies? Do you have any tips to share for new nursing students?



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  3. Visit  Joe V profile page

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  4. Visit  theantichick profile page
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    OMG, this is my life!!

    Tips? make sure you have your reading and/or flash cards with you at all times, and make use of every bit of downtime you have, even if it's just a couple of minutes. I have flash cards on my smartphone.
  5. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    certainly, study as much as you can however, don't forget to save some time for your self, family and friends :d
  6. Visit  lavender59 profile page
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    Start answering NCLEX questions per subject you covered in class.
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  7. Visit  Mommyof2boys0710 profile page
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    Sounds about right! I find a way to work it in in the shower, while waiting in line, anywhere I can
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  8. Visit  pauli314 profile page
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    I used the recorder in my smart phone during lectures and I hook it to the radio in my car so i can listen at the lectures during driving,
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  9. Visit  freesia29 profile page
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    I record myself reading the textbooks and practice NCLEX questions so I can listen to them while driving...
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  10. Visit  rn/writer profile page
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    Just remember, guys, that your brain needs time to process what it takes in. Try to alternate reading/studying/flashcard-viewing with physical activities or things that don't require a lot of mental gymnastics. This may seem counter-intuitive, but you're more likely to retain what you've learned if you spend some time chewing and swallowing between bites.

    You'll probably be able to handle stress a little better, as well.

    This too shall pass.
  11. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    I think I did nursing school wrong the first time around because I never felt pinched for time. Hopefully I can do better on the bridge

    Do 100 NCLEX questions a day if you can even on the first day. It helps with theory and later on.
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  12. Visit  bookworm78910 profile page
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    I know it is hard, but try to get enough sleep, and don't try to cram for tests when you are tired. I know in school, I tried this a few times, but was exhausted during the test and didn't retain what I read/studied. Also, I would go for a walk just before tests that were after lunch. I found by not being too full and getting exercise, I felt and did better. The endorphins from vigorous exercise totally clear your mind, and help you recall things. Good luck to all!
    Last edit by bookworm78910 on Mar 31, '12 : Reason: tYpO
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  13. Visit  moonriseRN profile page
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    It is definitely hard but eating healthy and getting enough exercise min 3x a week will really help with everything! Helps with releasing stress and preparing your mind for your studies.Really learn to understand the disease - do NOT memorize - you will not be able to answer questions on exams. Also learn the nursing interventions, expected interventions, and expected outcomes, adverse outcomes & implementations. Finally - you really need to know your assessments and s/sx. Good luck!
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  14. Visit  RN in training profile page
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    for NS, no such thing as "enough time."
  15. Visit  brennkerr profile page
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    I'm working on my RN degree. I have found the more I study the worse I do. I have 4 small kids and don't have much time. I only study about 4 hours per test.I think of everything we learn as a NCLEX question as our school tests us that way. I focus on what will I see and what will I do. I don't focus so much on the patho of diseases just how to treat them and the symptoms. Works for me I usually get A's.
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