What are or were your study strategies for fundamentals of nursing?

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    And which strategy do you use most?

    Thank you all nursing students.
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    FA Davis has podcasts FREE for their fundamentals book, and you don't need to being using that text for your school, pretty much the same material, just chapters are numbered differently...you can go to the itunes store or google it. that helped me a lot. they summarize each chapter into a 10-15 podcast.. i listened to it in the car all the time
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    I use NCLEX study guides. I'm taking the class now and they help a lot.
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    When I took fundamentals last semester, we used Pearson's "My Nursing Lab" online as a supplemental learning tool, which had lessons and practice quizzes. I also dowloaded the free "Lippincott's NCLEX Q&A" app to use whenever I had a spare moment. The topics in the app correlated pretty spot on with the chapters in our fundamentals book. The podcast suggestion above sounds like a nice idea too--wish I knew about that last semester; it sounds like that would be pretty helpful!
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    i don't know about the rest of these people on here... but READING THE BOOK did help... somewhat.
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    I read the chapter(s) before class-during lecture I highlight anything the teachers lectures on. I also read and study all boxes and tables within the chapter-if the teachers skips it then I will skim over it again but not too much.

    Everyday after class I spend about an hour to an hour and a half reviewing the highlighted parts and understand what/why and how. I also ask myself -"what would happen if this issue/disease etc" went wrong or why is this important.

    I do not use flashcards-waste of time. At least for me....too many people in my class try to memorize the chapter-well that's great but you also need to understand it.
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    I'm a flash card person... I find that going through m highlighted textbook and putting core concepts and info on flash cards helps. I can keep them in my pocket and study them while I take my kids to hockey practice or swimming lessons. I can also hand them to my passenger to quiz me while I'm driving. I'm always on the go so something small and light is a better study aid for me than trying to lug my heavy textbooks everywhere
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    Quote from Red35
    I read the chapter(s) before class-during lecture I highlight anything the teachers lectures on. I also read and study all boxes and tables within the chapter-if the teachers skips it then I will skim over it again but not too much.

    Everyday after class I spend about an hour to an hour and a half reviewing the highlighted parts and understand what/why and how. I also ask myself -"what would happen if this issue/disease etc" went wrong or why is this important.

    I do not use flashcards-waste of time. At least for me....too many people in my class try to memorize the chapter-well that's great but you also need to understand it.
    I'm not a nursing student. In the past I have found what you do, very successful in getting
    A's in classes. I also add outlining chapters after reading it again after class. I find writing information down good for memory also.

    I have no opinion on flash cards. It didn't apply to
    my previous classes.
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    NCLEX questions. I'm thinking I probably did more for fundamentals than I've done for any other subject. During fundamentals I was still trying to figure out how we were being tested and how to study, and I found the information kind of difficult to guess how they'd want us to apply it.


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