CHARITY SON Spring 2013 - page 18

I just submitted my application to Charity School of Nursing for the Spring 2013 semester. The deadline is May 15, 2012. Has anyone else out there applied for this semester?... Read More

  1. by   ellegirl7
    Study!!! and stay ahead. When you go to orientation they're going to give you your 1st reading assignments; read them and make sure you understand them before school starts. Read all of your material before the lectures. Buy a tape recorder, and record all the lectures. When you're studying dissect every part of the chapter. Make sure you get in a study group, and discuss each chapter, ask each other questions to see how much y'all have learned. They told us to read and learn the objectives because that was what the test we're suppose to be based off, but that wasn't helpful. The test material didn't come from the objectives. The test are designed to make you think like a nurse. Always ask yourself what would the nurse do FIRST. A lot of people say it's hard, but it's really not. You have to study a lot, stay ahead, and be dedicated. Don't get discouraged if you fail a test, because you can still pass. Try to get good grades in the beginning so you can have some slack at the end of the semester for the final. Pharmacology was easy. The instructor is GREAT. There's this book from Barnes and Nobles that will help you learn the drugs. I forget the name, but I'm going to get with my friend who has it and find out the name of it. Also, get the Fundamentals of Success book it will help you learn how to answer the nursing questions. Clinicals are easy. The hardest thing is coming up with a nursing care plan. When your in clinicals try to do as much as you can, if your clinical instructor permits it. Good Luck, If I think of anything else I'll let you know.
  2. by   ellegirl7
    Congrats on passing!! Do you know anything about any of the instructors for Level 2?
  3. by   marchmadness
    Thanks alot for the advice!! Keep it coming and Congrats to both of you!!
  4. by   marchmadness
    My last question for yall..
    How did you prepare for the test?? notes, reading every chapter, and drilling nclex questions??
    is it a must to read every chapter?? Just trying to get an idea of how to attack early on.
  5. by   ellegirl7
    I listen to the lectures on my recorder or on Tegrity about 2 times, and then I study from the chapter. YES! You have to read the chapters bcuz thats where the test questions come from. Every chapter is in to 2 parts. The first part is a refresher of a&p and symptoms of a disease. The second part is the nursing process. The nursing process is the most important part of the chapter, but you have to read the first part to understand the second part. Read the boxes and the tables in the chapter that they tell you to read too. Also, break the test question down and understand what the question is asking you.
  6. by   marchmadness
    Thank You!!! That's exactly what I needed to know!!
  7. by   heather0208
    Thank you guys so much for the pointers!! BTW I got my letter (FINALLY) from the LSBN saying I was approved to pursue my nursing career! Just interested... how many of you already have gotten that letter or are still waiting? Bc I felt like I waited forever!
  8. by   Mie'sWay
    I received mines about 2 weeks ago.
  9. by   TheBlackDogWaits
    dang, I didn't know we were waiting for those.... I haven't received mine yet. Ok, so will I also possibly receive one saying I am not approved? How does that work, because a friend of mine said she got all the way to Orientation and they told her the state board didn't approve her in time, and she was never notified. Now I'm freaking out - can someone clarify, please?
  10. by   marchmadness
    Got mines last week
    Hey has everybody been approved thru immunitrax??? If so how long did it take after u turned in everything
  11. by   TheBlackDogWaits
    I have only just friday been approved through immunitrax, even though the school called me the day before the deadline (turned in my paperwork one month ago) to tell me some of my paperwork was null. Totally professional; I was so very impressed. . . . . then i couldn't log into immunitrax, and had no number to call. They had to change my password twice, to no avail, and then the rep told me," I don't know what to tell you..." I love this process so much i want to marry it!
  12. by   marchmadness
    Wow!! A month??
    Yeah, they called me too!!!
    Still waiting though, I will b livid if they put a hold on my record for registration!!!
  13. by   heather0208
    Mine just says "Records Matched" but hasn't been changed to "Approved"... I haven't gotten a phone call from Charity though. However, I just finished my last TB test last Wed.