The tips above are great!! Especially the nonstressing about the possibility
of less than a 4.0 I was actually told my an instructor...ABC=RN. This
was the first time I hadnt gotten the A and really felt low. You can be
an awesome nurse and not have a 4.0!!!
Other tips to share: Organization is a must. I put everything in a binder
before the course begins. I also have a seperate clinical binder.
Care plan books can be a great help, but you have to individualize for
each patient...we are like snowflakes..no 2 are alike
Having an awesome study buddy or group is great, but realize
you are the one passing the tests/clinicals. You will be the only one
taking the NCLEX and no matter how much you want to lean on those
buddies they cant take it for you. (I learned this valuble lesson this past
semester, for almost for 4 yrs I was standing on my own two
feet I just needed the confidence to do so)
Make sure you get enough sleep.
If you dont know ASK. I guarantee someone else needed to
know the same thing...they just were afraid to ask.
Be realistic and keep your expectations high but not so high you cannot
Good luck and best wishes!!!