Hi everyone.

  1. Hey. I am starting a LPN program soon and I would like to know how do I survive nursing classes? What do I need to keep myself organized? What will be expected out of me? I like to be well prepared so any advice anyone can give will be highly appreciated.
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  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses.

    I found a "one-size" doesn't fit all when it comes to organizing nursing school.

    I will say this.........do whatever it takes not to get behind, procrastination is a killer.

    Good luck!
  4. by   nurseangel47
    ditto about not getting behind per tweety!
    Take it a day at a time...do NOT let yourself get overwhelmed...it's easy to do that in nursing school and it is a self defeating act, believe me!
    If one day is still too much and you're overwhelmed anyway, reassess your priorities...
    Study groups, free or low cost via college arranged tutorials for difficult areas, try to stay up to the minute on your reading assignments. This was one of the most time consuming things I remember about nursing school.
    Another thing that helped me since I wasn't a strong student before nursing school...writing and rewriting things that required memorization to encrypt it into my brain! Plus making up flashcards to help memorize things like medical terminology, chemistry values, anything that you had to just burn into your brain. Using every bit of time wisely...study in the school's library all you can in between classes and or at the beginning and/or end of each day while at school, if your time table allows. That way, you will have fewer distractions than you would if you are at home...

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