I have noticed that there are many students on this board who are about to get ready to start the first semester of nursing school
come January. So I thought maybe it would be a nice idea for those of us already in nursing school to share study tips, hints and other nursing school survival tips in order to help those who are preparing to start. Many of us can remember what it was like to first start nursing school and before we started we wondered what is it going to be like, how differently am I going to have to study for nursing school compared to pre-req's. Well everyone has their own way of doing things, and finding methods that work best for them and some people still experiement with methods of their own. So if you would like to help fellow students out you can give a few suggestions here:
1) Don't stress over getting a 4.0 it is not worth the extra stress. Yes, don't get me wrong a 4.0 is what we ALL Want but sometimes it does not happen and sometimes we get B's or even C's but sometimes Some people who get B's or C's remember more than some of those who get 4.0's. Nursing school is REALLY hard.
2) Buy a good NCLEX review Book with Review and questions it will help you for nursing school tests. My personal favorites are 1) Mosby, 2) Lippincott, and 3) Saunders. But there are many to choose from.
I am not really good at giving study tips as I am still trying to find what works best for me but I will tell you this much. For me typing my notes out has helped me a great deal. It may seem like a waste of time but it has helped. Try it out a couple of times and then if you don't like it then don't use it. Some people like it and others have other methods.
Well, that is it from me. Just would like to say Good luck in your first semester and in nursing school.