JJC 2013 Spring Nursing Applicants ? - page 16

Hello - this is my very first time posting a new topic, hopefully I'm doing this correctly. Just wanted to see if there are any ladies/gentlemen out there applying into the nursing program for the... Read More

  1. Visit  Shortround} profile page
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    I saw one mention Kania, shes really nice, tells you what to study for her tests, and from what i hear grades paperwork nicer than the instructor i had. Kania is in the days though not evening. My instructor is the one everyone thought was really tough in the evenings for 1st semester. Some were scared of her but i wasnt. Everyone said she liked me and i never had a problem with her but i saw other clinical mates have difficulty with her. So you see negatives and positive opinions are based upon perception. I always could answer the instructors questions so i was left alone. Others had a harder time. My ooinion was + and theres was -. So make it your own experience. To be fair my wife is an ER nurse and my fathers an ER doctor so i knew a lot of stuff going into the program while most started with no previous knowledge and maybe thats why i can get away with not studying as much. You will find what works for you so when they tell you need to study like this or that, say yes but do what you feel. Youre not idiots who need to be told what to do.
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    I have the ebooks on my ipad and it can be depressing if you read and the pages say 15 out of 114, when the hardcover book only has 40 or so actual paper pages. Its just the formatting and the size of the screen that increases the ebook chapter lengths. You can enlarge or shrink the font so i shrink the font so is barely readable but the number of pages to read decreases. So instead off having to read 100 pages im reading 56 pages. If i could go back i would do the hardcover books. Finding info is so much faster in the hard cover than the ebooks i think, but maybe for some it will be easier.
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    You will be around other nursing students all the time, just talk to them. When people ask me i tell them what i can, good or bad, and i always ask others in higher semesters what to expect. Dont be afraid.
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    Quote from Katie2bRN23
    Sorry I have been out of the loop for some time now, december was a rough month for me and my family as we lost my father in law to a year long battle with cancer. I have everything done except for ordering my pins and my drugtest/bg check (which I plan to do tomorrow) Does our homework Seriously open up this week??? My lord, this is already feeling overwhelming. I know I left the registration just shaking my head and feeling like a whole lot had been thrown at me.

    I ended up buying the box of books, Does anyone else who needs the CNA class know if there were any EXTRA books we needed to buy because of this? I sure hope not, I Hate surprises like that. Can anyone elaborate on the 80% thing?

    I met a girl at my cpr training who said that most of michaelene's class failed (including herself).. that she just doesnt teach what is being tested on.. So of course I rush home to check my schedule and yeah, Im Pre-doomed!! I was considering asking to be switched because of this.

    How is everyone hanging in there?
    So sorry for your loss. Yes homework opens tomorrow. Good luck. I'm so nervous,no negativity just stay organized and go with the flow. If I fail 3xs ill never quit. Just keep doing the best we can ans go with the flow. See ya next Friday.
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    Quote from Shortround
    You will be around other nursing students all the time, just talk to them. When people ask me i tell them what i can, good or bad, and i always ask others in higher semesters what to expect. Dont be afraid.
    Thank you for all the information!! Good luck to you and its nice to hear from someone full of knowledge for us scared newbies.
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    Quote from Shortround
    I have the ebooks on my ipad and it can be depressing if you read and the pages say 15 out of 114, when the hardcover book only has 40 or so actual paper pages. Its just the formatting and the size of the screen that increases the ebook chapter lengths. You can enlarge or shrink the font so i shrink the font so is barely readable but the number of pages to read decreases. So instead off having to read 100 pages im reading 56 pages. If i could go back i would do the hardcover books. Finding info is so much faster in the hard cover than the ebooks i think, but maybe for some it will be easier.
    I was wondering do you read all the chapters? I am starting my reading and I enjoy it so far but it is a lot of reading. Do you recommend reading all the chapters or focusing on PowerPoints?
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    In first I did what I could, however, i have always been the kind of person to do just enough. I recorded lectures and would listen to them before tests. It depends on which instructor was teaching the portion. We had 4 tests, 3 diff instructors taught the section. In the beginning i was scared so read but as it got later in the semester i focused more on the powerpoints. You have to remember My wife and dad work in the ER and I have had a lot of exposure to the material before I ever got in. So when I was in lecture going over the powerpoints I really understood them and thats why I focused more on powerpoints, especially cause the ebook chapters were crazy long and I really hate reading. If youre disciplined and organized enough I would encourage the reading. Some teachers will just tell you study the powerpoints (kania- i believe). First test I got an 80, then 92, 89, and a 90. Quizzes i got 23, 24, 25,25 (out of 25). So if you do the reading and keep up ou will be prepared for the quizzes, for which each test section will be accompanied by a pop quiz. So somewhere in the 4 week periods between tests you will have a quiz. They are fill in the blank, some multiple choice, some 2-3 sentence essay, and some math.
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    Quote from Shortround
    In first I did what I could, however, i have always been the kind of person to do just enough. I recorded lectures and would listen to them before tests. It depends on which instructor was teaching the portion. We had 4 tests, 3 diff instructors taught the section. In the beginning i was scared so read but as it got later in the semester i focused more on the powerpoints. You have to remember My wife and dad work in the ER and I have had a lot of exposure to the material before I ever got in. So when I was in lecture going over the powerpoints I really understood them and thats why I focused more on powerpoints, especially cause the ebook chapters were crazy long and I really hate reading. If youre disciplined and organized enough I would encourage the reading. Some teachers will just tell you study the powerpoints (kania- i believe). First test I got an 80, then 92, 89, and a 90. Quizzes i got 23, 24, 25,25 (out of 25). So if you do the reading and keep up ou will be prepared for the quizzes, for which each test section will be accompanied by a pop quiz. So somewhere in the 4 week periods between tests you will have a quiz. They are fill in the blank, some multiple choice, some 2-3 sentence essay, and some math.
    Thank you so much that helps a lot. I am aiming to read as I have learned so much from the first few chapters. I have a plan to read a chapter at least everyday and stay on task. Hopefully it goes well. I know nothing so I need all the information as possible. Thanks again and good luck to you this semester.
  10. Visit  Murse281} profile page
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    I started a facebook Page for our group called JJC Nursing Students Fall 2014 send me a PM about joining it if you want. It is a private page for the students that graduate fall 2014 and start in the spring 2013. You have to be added by some one in the group to get in. I would be nice to get all of us in there.
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    Hi All!

    I enjoyed reading all of your posts and congratulations to getting into the JJC program. I am posting because I just applied for the Fall 2013 and am awaiting my TEAST testing date choices. While I wait, I thought I'd see how it's all going and to ask for any advice that you are all willing to give. Any comments that you have on how you studied for the TEAS (how long did you study, what areas were the most challenging, etc), what your GPA and TEAS scores were that enabled you to get in, and whatever else you could think of would be greatly appreciated. I have all my prerequisites completed with a 3.84, but the TEAS is making me nervous. It's been over 25 years since I had chemistry so some of the science sections are pretty intimidating. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Thanks again!
  12. Visit  SarieG129} profile page
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    Hello!i am an incoming student beginning this fall 2014. Not sure if anyone still comes into this board but seeing as you guys are all set to graduate do you have any advice to make it through?
    I have a 7 month old so a little nervous about everything!!
    Thanks for any input!
  13. Visit  NigerianBro} profile page
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    I had questions too and it seems like everyone just uses this board to express their feelings about getting into the program and leave without giving feedback on their progression... kinda sad for students interested in the program..


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