Questions,Questions,Questions

  1. I start classes in July of next year, and was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what to be studying to get ahead.
    Also, is there a book that I could buy that is being used in classrooms today. Any advice on anything to study would be greatly appreciated. I'm a mother of 3 children so have to use my time wisely, and am extremely nervous about juggling children and studying. Think it would help me to get in the practice of studying now? If anyone has time, my email is kskdcm@nctc.com
    Thanks- Sandy
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   dgh1973
    If you mean you are going to be starting nursing school then I would suggest getting a fundamentals of nursing book. I would just read some of that and possibly get an NCLEX book and go through that. Otherwise, enjoy your time with your children while you have it to fully devote to them. Start preparing them little by little to learn to do things on their own (depending on their age) i.e. make their own beds, pour their own drinks, etc.. I think that is probably the most important thing you can do right now. Don't stress yourself out too much, there is plenty of time for that later. Good luck and best wishes!
  4. by   rosemadder
    If pharmacology is a part of your first semester, practice your math skills!!!! Go over ratio and proportions and conversions within and between systems. Know how to go from grams to kilograms to whatever, liters to milliliters... Know 1 ml = 1 cc, oz, drams, ml, minims, etc. Review roman numerals 1-20, how many oz in a tsp, TBS, pint, quart...., all these conversions will help you if you already know them. 1 tsp=5 ml=1 dram=etc.etc.etc. Know how to convert lbs to kilograms (2.2 lb = 1 kg). For some people, calculations are a problem. If you learn the basic conversions and review ratio and proportions you'll be a step ahead of the game. Also, latin prefixes and suffixes can be helpful throughout the whole nursing program if you are really a glutton for punishment. You can buy lots of nursing books online at used prices. Try allbookstores.com or half.com. I have some Test Success books and calculation books you can borrow if you like. Just email me your address and I'll mail them to you. I'll be glad to send you any information I can. Just let me know!
    Robin
    Last edit by ElvishDNP on Jun 4, '08 : Reason: removing email address
  5. by   rosemadder
    If pharmacology is a part of your first semester, practice your math skills!!!! Go over ratio and proportions and conversions within and between systems. Know how to go from grams to kilograms to whatever, liters to milliliters... Know 1 ml = 1 cc, oz, drams, ml, minims, etc. Review roman numerals 1-20, how many oz in a tsp, TBS, pint, quart...., all these conversions will help you if you already know them. 1 tsp=5 ml=1 dram=etc.etc.etc. Know how to convert lbs to kilograms (2.2 lb = 1 kg). For some people, calculations are a problem. If you learn the basic conversions and review ratio and proportions you'll be a step ahead of the game. Also, latin prefixes and suffixes can be helpful throughout the whole nursing program if you are really a glutton for punishment. You can buy lots of nursing books online at used prices. Try allbookstores.com or half.com. I have some Test Success books and calculation books you can borrow if you like. Just email me your address and I'll mail them to you. I'll be glad to send you any information I can. Just let me know!
    Last edit by ElvishDNP on Jun 4, '08 : Reason: removing email address
  6. by   rosemadder
    Hey everybody, I tried to delete that double message but it wouldn't work!!! SORRY
  7. by   Danielle4
    Rosemadder I just wanted to let you know that you are so thoughtful!
    that was so sweet offering to loan your books out.

    I did not want that to go unsaid.



    I look up to people like you. someday hopefully I will be a good nurse and will be able to do the same. We will see.

    I am debating going to nursing school I think I have decided to go, but I am not going to go till next year. I have too many things going on next semester and I still have to do the CNA certifications and microbio.

    -Danielle
  8. by   fulwood
    Hey Danielle,
    I live in Arizona and just finished Micro. I wondered what school areyou going to? I just need to complete 2 credit Patho class and the CNA certification as well. Good luck... I go to MCC..
  9. by   Danielle4
    HI Fulwood!

    Wow! This is so neat that you are in AZ!!

    Right now I am attending GCC, but I have heard some information that has convinced me to attend another school.

    I am thinking about GCU or even MCC. I am already accepted into GCU, but that is so expensive. I still have to find info about MCC. Maybe I will see you?!! I know MCC does there rotations at boswell hospital right?

    -Danielle
  10. by   Danielle4
    Fulwood,
    I just wanted to let you know you are welcome to email me if you would like to. (it is in my profile)

    -Danielle
  11. by   fulwood
    Danielle I just sent you private message. caroline

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