Calling all Truman College Nursing Students - page 21

Hi, Are there any nursing students from Truman on here? Past or present. I have some questions that I can't seem to find the answer to on their website. 1. Is the admission still "lottery... Read More

  1. by   nursingstudent515
    Quote from pistachio_gelato
    Hi, nursingstudent515! I also have Preston this semester. I don't know much about her. I just heard she tends to read off of her powerpoint slides. She does seem like a very nice person, but I don't know how she teaches as a clinical instructor (I am going to have her for clinicals as well). I hope the very best for us! I am already trying to read ahead..can't wait for Monday!
    What day do you have her for clinicals?? I have her Thursday. I have actually heard that she is good in clinicals and not so much in lecture. Are you on Facebook??
  2. by   jeanttb
    Hey guys, I also have Mrs. Preston and Thursdays for her clinicals
  3. by   nursingstudent515
    Quote from jeanttb
    Hey guys, I also have Mrs. Preston and Thursdays for her clinicals
    Awesome. Maybe we can form some sort of study group. Are you on Facebook?? If so, add me as a friend. My name is Aimee McPeck.
  4. by   jeanttb
    And in response to my own question (which i posted on various threads), the professor e-mailed me back regarding using older edition books and recommended that we purchase up to date books due to the fact that we will be using ATI as opposed to HESI (probably what they used last year) Along with that comes with various codes in the current books that we'll be using.
  5. by   jeanttb
    Haven't used it in two years but okay I will tonight! Nice to meet you!
  6. by   pistachio_gelato
    Quote from nursingstudent515
    What day do you have her for clinicals?? I have her Thursday. I have actually heard that she is good in clinicals and not so much in lecture. Are you on Facebook??
    Thurs at U of C! Yes I am on facebook I will add you =) My name is Jaime..ignore the last name on facebook cuz it's not my real last name =P
  7. by   pistachio_gelato
    Quote from nursingstudent515
    Awesome. Maybe we can form some sort of study group. Are you on Facebook?? If so, add me as a friend. My name is Aimee McPeck.
    Hey Aimee! I just added you on facebook =) Lol I remember you from orientation! That's great we have the same clinical days =D Forming a study group would be a great idea ^^
  8. by   pistachio_gelato
    Quote from jeanttb
    Hey guys, I also have Mrs. Preston and Thursdays for her clinicals
    Awesome! I'm on facebook as well..Jaime D'Amore (not real last name). Hope to see you guys in class Mon! =)
    Last edit by pistachio_gelato on Aug 18, '11
  9. by   pistachio_gelato
    Quote from jeanttb
    And in response to my own question (which i posted on various threads), the professor e-mailed me back regarding using older edition books and recommended that we purchase up to date books due to the fact that we will be using ATI as opposed to HESI (probably what they used last year) Along with that comes with various codes in the current books that we'll be using.
    Ah...have you been able to access blackboard? Last time I checked, I wasn't enrolled in the class yet (according to blackboard), so I couldn't access those files Preston told us about. Blackboard says it will show up on first day of class, unfortunately. I got the book already and am super anxious on what to focus on. I will probably shoot her an email myself..
  10. by   jeanttb
    I've just checked blackboard. I only see two nursing courses active in the catalog (NURS210 & 211)which might mean that she hasn't activated/posted 101 up yet. Hopefully Monday!

    Are you referring to Craven's Fundamentals of Nursing text? Yes, I feel your anxiety. I read in one of these threads that we might be covering up to 9 chapters the first week. I would start reading already!
  11. by   pistachio_gelato
    Quote from jeanttb
    I've just checked blackboard. I only see two nursing courses active in the catalog (NURS210 & 211)which might mean that she hasn't activated/posted 101 up yet. Hopefully Monday!

    Are you referring to Craven's Fundamentals of Nursing text? Yes, I feel your anxiety. I read in one of these threads that we might be covering up to 9 chapters the first week. I would start reading already!
    Yes I meant the Fundamentals textbook. It's soo hard for me to concentrate the anxiety is kinda making me scatterbrained and a nervous wreck lol. I think the course objectives off of the book's site helped me focus on certain key topics. Oh wow...you can see those courses active? I don't know why I can't see anything yet. Oh well. I guess I should really just calm down and wait for Monday. I mean, read still, but yeah those 9 chapters are kind of what I'm focusing on.

    I actually talked to Preston about what to focus on (I was pretty much the last person who registered), and she listed a few topics like code of ethics. She said she will hardly test on nursing history and basically the first 3 chapters, but...I don't know if I should just move onto the later chapters and kinda ignore the first 3 =\ I think procrastinating will be a bad idea for sure though.

    Are you reading some of those chapters now?
  12. by   nursingstudent515
    Quote from pistachio_gelato
    Yes I meant the Fundamentals textbook. It's soo hard for me to concentrate the anxiety is kinda making me scatterbrained and a nervous wreck lol. I think the course objectives off of the book's site helped me focus on certain key topics. Oh wow...you can see those courses active? I don't know why I can't see anything yet. Oh well. I guess I should really just calm down and wait for Monday. I mean, read still, but yeah those 9 chapters are kind of what I'm focusing on.

    I actually talked to Preston about what to focus on (I was pretty much the last person who registered), and she listed a few topics like code of ethics. She said she will hardly test on nursing history and basically the first 3 chapters, but...I don't know if I should just move onto the later chapters and kinda ignore the first 3 =\ I think procrastinating will be a bad idea for sure though.

    Are you reading some of those chapters now?
    I've read 1,2,3,5,6,21 and am currently reading 22. I hope to finish what is said for the entire first week by Monday but not sure if that will happen. I've done the study guide questions through chapter 6. I can't see anything on blackboard yet either...I did send her an email today. Also...has anyone created their account for ATI?? I did it today and when I tried to put my books on there...it says you need an access code from the school. I'm guessing we will get that Monday. Kinda annoying though cuz I wanted to input all that stuff now while I have the time. Oh well.
  13. by   RUBY2623RN
    Quote from nursingstudent515
    Ruby2623...I just saw this post from last year. I am assuming you had her as your professor for 101?? I just registered with her. Is there any information you can give me regarding her teaching style/if she is a good clinical/lecture instructor. There wasn't too much info on her on ratemyprofessor.com. Any info you could share would be greatly appreciated. She seemed really nice at orientation.
    Hi nursingstudent515, yes I did have Mrs. Preston last year for 101, but I had to withdraw the class due to me working too many hours, but now I am only working part-time and I start 101 on monday

    As some of the previous posts mentioned, Mrs. Preston does tend to read off the powerpoints, and does not seem to like when you ask questions, and she does have her temper at times (she thinks she is always right ), but nobody is perfect, once she warms up with you, she is a sweetheart (she plays tough). Once she warms up, she is very helpful and she is always there for you, she will always reply to you when you communicate via email and she is very nice!. As a previous post mentioned before, she is excellent in clinicals, she will make sure you see anything new and wants the whole clinical group to see interesting cases at the hospital. she is very aggressive (in a good way) and you really learn so much with her at clinicals. Regarding lecture, you would need to be more like a self learner, because she seem to like teaching in the clinicals more than lecturing, once again, nobody is perfect and she is a great person, some people might not agree, but this is my personal opinion. Good luck

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