Question about starting nursing school

  1. 1) What do I need to expect?
    2) Anyone have study tips for pathophysiology? I'm in it now


    Thanks
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Welcome to the site. Visit the prenursing section and don't be shy about asking more broad or specific questions. Enjoy your stay and good luck
  4. by   Tiny1Nisolet
    Welcome. You can also do a search here for "must haves for nursing school" This is a good one with lots of info.
    Best wishes to you.
    ~Tiny1
  5. by   Imafloat
    Wanted to offer help for the Patho part of your question. What I did was make charts of similar disorders. I put them side by side and used lots of pneumonics. Really focus on the differences between similar diseases.
  6. by   gtmoore
    I have to agree with the previous post. For Patho, pick-up on the differences between diseases. That's where the exam questions will come from. Don't focus on non-specific aspects of a disease as those will probably not be asked on a test.
  7. by   Daytonite
    With pathophysiology you want to have a good understanding of the normal functions of an organ/organ system. Then, as you begin to study the diseases you will begin to realize that they each stem from a interruption, breakdown and failure of the organ to complete it's normal function. That helps you to understand why you are going to see the specific symptoms of the various diseases. So, equate a break in the chain of function with presenting symptoms. Both together will determine the treatment. If you can put it all together logically this way, you will be able to remember and recall it much easier.

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