Tips for surviving the 1st Semester of Nursing School - page 4

I can't believe I made it through finals week and my first semester of nursing school is done. I was totally exhausted with several days of 3 hours of sleep and 5 straight exams. Anyways I'm like a... Read More

  1. Visit  ArrowRN profile page
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    Quote from brujacakes
    Surround yourself with positive influences, classmates doing well, classmates with a good attitude. It will help by osmosis ;-)
    Learning by osmosis? lol There's a new concept. Great advice. I tried once to literally absorb my textbooks by balancing it on my head...it did not work, just ended up with a headache
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  3. Visit  boricuarn23 profile page
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    Thank you for the post. I will be starting my clinical sequence in the Spring. I am currently taking nursing courses now and yes the exams are very different. Health Assessment definitely opened my eyes to the life of a nursing student. I am now more prepared because i am taking my pre reqs/first semester nursing classes already. Good luck to everyone
  4. Visit  MyOwnBlueSky profile page
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    Ok people... This is seriously a great topic and I love all the different viewpoints of advice!! Thank you!
    I start my BSN program in August, am a non traditional student with a hubby and 2 young children.
    Rexjackiec, Nurse2B2016, and Esme12 like this.
  5. Visit  Sunny1511 profile page
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    Thank you for sharing Much appreciated!
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  6. Visit  ArrowRN profile page
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    Wow guys, this post is still alive? lol. Thanks for all the comments. I'm now a few months from graduating - what a journey! Keep the ideas coming for new students...soon I'll be reading tips to pass the NCLEX.
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    Quote from MyOwnBlueSky
    Ok people... This is seriously a great topic and I love all the different viewpoints of advice!! Thank you!
    I start my BSN program in August, am a non traditional student with a hubby and 2 young children.
    Well you are in the same boat as me. I'm married with 2 kids. Since I first wrote this article I could tell you that time management and procrastination has been my greatest challenge. You spend all your time studying and the family hates you...You spend all your time with the family and you fail tests. Both have happened to me and neither are good options.

    I've suggested before that persons with family find a separate location, maybe create a home office space to study that is away from the family and they got to know once you in there not to be disturbed. It will be challenging because they will always disturb you..I know lol. But hey, I've made it this far. I hope you got a strong supportive hubby. Good luck in August.
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  8. Visit  Nurse2B2016 profile page
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    Loving this thread. I start the nursing program in August. Jotting down some awesome tips!
  9. Visit  collegegirlRN profile page
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    This is an awesome thread! I start my program in August and all this advice is great. Still a little nervous since I know this will be the hardest thing I will ever do. But I know with hard work and following these tips we can all get through it .
  10. Visit  Amyschmamey profile page
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    I'm starting my BSN program in the fall. Reading this thread made my stomach hurt, ha. This is so helpful, though. I have a tendency to be introverted and put myself in the background in new social and environmental situations, so mentally preparing myself now to not do that is going to be helpful. I also have a husband and three children. I don't think they, or I, have an accurate idea of how much nursing school is going to affect us all. Thanks for the tips.
  11. Visit  BusyBee91 profile page
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    @donk your avatar makes me LAUGH! I might have to steal it at some point.
  12. Visit  Smouldering lotus profile page
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    Just finished my first semester . . .This is sooooo true! Hang in there. . . WE CAN DO IT!
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  13. Visit  benderp profile page
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    I'm starting pre req's next summer, pharm and assessments, my nursing program doesn't start until spring 2016! But I have five kids and am nervous and excited. Thanks for the tips guys
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  14. Visit  Heathermaizey profile page
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    Getting ready to start next month. We had orientation last Friday. It's going to be brutal, but I am very excited!
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