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- Feb 11 by StephalumpQuote from squidbilliesI find the extra books to be pretty easy reads since I've already covered the material in lecture and my textbooks.Serious question- how in the world do you all have/make time to study additional books? Are these books quick reads that reinforce the material you've already studied from your required reading? I'm not sure how I could fit any more study material in, but if it's going to help, I'm willing to try.
If you don't understand a concept, you're going to have to devote more time to SOMETHING that will clarify. Tutoring, googling, etc. Sometimes all you need is to read the information as written by someone else. Far better idea than trying to re-read the same mumbo-jumbo over and over again.
- Feb 12 by GrnTeaThe reason that there are more and more SATAs ("select all that apply") is because the research into why new grads make errors in their first year of practice indicates that this is part of their problem: They can't look at the big picture. This is another way at testing your critical thinking skills. You can't memorize for it as you could for a lab value or a med side effect; as in real-life nursing you have to be able to put the pieces together to make good decisions.
Word to the wise who are still in school-- work hard on that. This is why faculties are being pressed to emphasize integration of all info into your lectures and into your school exams, because NCLEX addresses actual practice. This is not something to be gamed or short-cutted; it's thinking like a nurse, a skill you absolutely must master to be a nurse.
- Feb 12 by brittneThank you all for the advice and input.
- Feb 12 by squidbilliesStephan and C, thanks! Makes total sense.