I start my program in January!!!
Its taken me a year to just get my pre-req's out of the way and I know there are certain things I have forgotten. What should I brush up on before I start my program?
Cranial nerves, organ functions, circulatory system.....these are amongst my first thoughts, any adivce would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to hit the ground running.
Also what stethascopes are high quality. SHOES....which are the most comfortable?
Until then, I have to pass this OChem class!
Oct 17, '07
I would highly recommend learning some medical terminology and abbreviation. I just started in September and that really help me not to panic when the prof's throw out CVA, DVT, AVD, etc !! You can get a Medical terminology book at Barnes & Noble and read it for fun.
Relax and get your "ducks in a row," get your study area organized, clean out you closets, do stuff you have put off and cook and freeze food for later, stuff like that helped me to keep my "old life" from taking energy away from my new, 100% nursing all the time, life!!
Just had my dosage calculation test today and we used the Pickard book too, but I don't think it is worth $70+ if you don't have to !!!
I wear Dansko's and just bought anotherpair to wear outside of clinicals!! Really great, but get the size up and try on a few pairs in the same size-they do vary a little.
Stethoscope wise, we actually got a great one as part of out nursing kit/ student fee, so don't buy until you know (- I was gonna buy the Littman classic II)
Oh, and knowing the cranial nerves did help me for my health assessment test yesterday!
Last edit by Agenyc on Oct 17, '07
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