New Ivy Tech RN/LPN students for Jan 2011 - page 2

Hi Everyone,Just wanted to start a new post for all of us who just got in the program for this coming January. Would be great to chat with others about our experiences. Personally, I am excited,... Read More

  1. Visit  dass4} profile page
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    I'm in the Madison RN program as well starting in Jan.! Nervous as the time gets close. Really worried about the work load I've been hearing happens.
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  3. Visit  skyblue1484} profile page
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    I am in the ASN program in Gary. We have to read 8 chapters in our Fundamentals book before the first day of class. Does anyone know - should I expect a test on it the first week?

    Thanks for the advice on the stethoscopes. I am going to mark mine today and make an effort to keep it with me at all times.
  4. Visit  Shilamar} profile page
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    I'm excited for all of you. I'm not going to Ivy Tech though. Ill be starting the RN program at MedTech Indy campus.
  5. Visit  ErinRN2B} profile page
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    I'm not a new student, but I started my second semester of the ASN program today! I have Maternal/Child Health the first half of the semester, and Med/Surg II the second half. Two clinicals and two lectures a week! It's definitely going to be tough this semester, but I'm excited. Good luck, everyone.
  6. Visit  Hopetoheal} profile page
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    First few weeks of nursing school have been an eye-opening experience. Was not aware of many things. Besides all the mountains of reading and skills to be mastered, there are ATI tests, along with regular class exams in almost every class that we have. Myself and several others in class had never even heard of this before and seemed distraught as well. MaybeI'm just tired and overwhelmed but I know I need to get it together fast.
    Feeling really very lost at this point and don't know how to study at this magnitude or even attempt to break down the mass of reading material into something that can be retained in my head.Tend to be a very visual learner, so all this reading is making me crazy and cross-eyed.
    Please, if all of you out there could lend some advice on how to get organized, and what type of study skills (study aides) work best for you I would be so grateful.

    Hope
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  7. Visit  whitn23} profile page
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    Quote from Hopetoheal
    First few weeks of nursing school have been an eye-opening experience. Was not aware of many things. Besides all the mountains of reading and skills to be mastered, there are ATI tests, along with regular class exams in almost every class that we have. Myself and several others in class had never even heard of this before and seemed distraught as well. MaybeI'm just tired and overwhelmed but I know I need to get it together fast.
    Feeling really very lost at this point and don't know how to study at this magnitude or even attempt to break down the mass of reading material into something that can be retained in my head.Tend to be a very visual learner, so all this reading is making me crazy and cross-eyed.
    Please, if all of you out there could lend some advice on how to get organized, and what type of study skills (study aides) work best for you I would be so grateful.

    Hope
    I'm at a different campus but what I've been doing is reading the chapters before class. Then once I get to class I don't take notes but just highlight what is on the powerpoint slides in my book. I review/ read all of that before the test. That worked for me on the first two tests that we just had.... but it may not work the next time! I'll just have to see. You'll just have to figure out what will work for you! I honestly don't really do much besides go to class, take care of my kids and study. It's taken over my life but it's only two years! Good luck!
  8. Visit  wannabanrnin2012} profile page
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    Hi! I'm not in the program yet, but just outta curiosity, what are these ATI tests you're talking about, Hopetoheal? I've never heard them mentioned before...
  9. Visit  alleykitten7} profile page
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    Hopetoheal,
    I was thinking about your issue with how to make it visual, and I think the skills will come most easily to you. My fundamentals book came with videos that teach the clinical skills and it makes it a million times easier. Maybe you could look around youtube to see if any student videos on fundamental themes are out there. As far as reading is concerned, my instructor recommended reading the boxes (in the text) if you were running short on time, because they have the most important information. I also think it is important not to cram too much in during one study session. Maybe just an hour at a time, then do something else for a bit, go back for another hour. Another trick is recording lectures, I listen to them when I've read too much and I need a break. I also know other students who have a long commute to school and they listen to them as they drive. Anyway, just some ideas some of us are throwing around. I hope it all starts falling into place for you!
  10. Visit  MarcyP67} profile page
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    Quote from erimoj01
    Hey guys!! I will be an ASN student in Gary this January and am very excited to start but I am also scared!! I went to orientation on 11-8 but our classes were not in the system yet so I don't know what classes I will be taking yet. For now I am trying to get all the other stuff like the physical and shots done...but pfew, it's alot!!

    Can you believe that we are now in our 3rd semester girl! I'm so thankful I met you


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