What are you doing to prepare for school?

  1. Hello everyone! I will be starting a 2-year ADN program this month. I will be taking Fundamentals of Nursing (lecture, lab and clinical) and Pharmacology. I was wondering what everyone has been doing to get prepared for nursing school. Since I purchased my books and supplies (about a week ago) I have been reading and taking "book notes" and, as well, I have been making flash cards of all the key terms in the books. Is this a good idea? I wasn't really sure where to start, but my sister is a nurse and she said to start reading the books. I really wanted to get a jump start on everything but I hope I'm not going overboard. What do you think and what are you doing to prepare?:roll
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  3. by   delirium
    I'm not doing anything.
    That's me, Ms Super-Prepared.
    We go back the day after labor day and before then I have to read a bunch of chapters and write 4 papers, so I imagine I'll have to get started sometime soon.
    I'm going into the final year of an ADN program.
  4. by   kittyw
    I'm cleaning house! After finding out about Flylady on another thread, I'm inspired to clean & straighten so I won't have the distraction during the school year. You can actually see my front passenger seat now. I tend to get distracted at exam time & clean instead of studying!! :chuckle

    I'm also SLEEPING IN!! Getting all that extra sleep I'm going to be missing in the Fall.
  5. by   RNIAM
    I am patiently waiting for my CPR class (part one) part two is next week. Then i am patiently waiting for my husband to get paid so I can get my books. ug...I always seem to be waiting. oh well. I will have everything I need by September.
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i have started reading my health assessement book and can't wait to start my 1st semester of rn school. all the best to all of us!
  7. by   GPatty
    I have to go pick up my books today. I am taking my son to get his too...he's going to the same college I am! (Not for nursing.)
    I've been cleaning and working...should study more for boards....
  8. by   AnaH
    Cleaning and organizing closets!!!!!Also I started putting family pictures in albums. Have not done so since my daugther was 3 months,(She is 3 1/2 YEARS now), so you can imagine all the work ahead of me. I'm trying to finish before I start school on Aug 26.

    Ana
  9. by   SusanRN2004
    Originally posted by Julielpn
    I have to go pick up my books today. I am taking my son to get his too...he's going to the same college I am! (Not for nursing.)
    I've been cleaning and working...should study more for boards....
    Hi Julie, I am going to the same school as my son too! He is in computers...my daughter is also in collage at another school. My poor husband ---our books alone for the 3 of us will be well over a thousand dollars this semester!

    Kitty W, I signed up for the fly lady e-mails also...all 15 or so per day! I am not doing it the way they say, but it does make me think! And I do have this sudden urge to clean...I think its nerves!
  10. by   marci3335
    I'm also cleaning out closets and cubards! I'm also starting my 2yr old in pre-school for a few hours this week to get her used to it. She'll be going for 2 full days and will be home with a nanny the rest.... sigh...... I hope she likes it!
  11. by   Bonnie Blue
    Sleeping, lots of sleep!:zzzzz
  12. by   nrselisa
    I am going over all of my A&P notes. I haven't looked at any of them since Spring & am afraid I will forget something. I can't pick up my books until the 19th. I heard it is a ton of books & will come to about 500.00!!! I can't wait to see them
  13. by   Jackie_FutureRN
    I am going over my A&P notes too, and reviewing my Med. Terms, and trying not to freak out!
  14. by   kittyw
    SusanRN2004 - Does your kitchen sink shine??

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