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    What are you or have you done that was a success to prepare for school? School starts August 5th for me!
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    Well, I am just starting as a nursing student, but here is what I'm doing:

    1) Working on the list of medical terms provided to me by the school's directors. (Need to do better on this!)

    2) Getting other things in life organized/cleared, so that I can be very time-efficient while in school. I'm talking about spring cleaning, kitchen organization, birthday cards bought ahead, etc.

    3) Getting my nutritional status in order. (Actually, I have many reasons to do this, and didn't consider nursing school prep one of them, until I realized that some fogginess I was experiencing has disappeared since I've gotten off Diet coke.)

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    Are you reading ahead and how does your program work?
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    I can't read ahead, because I don't have text books or program materials yet, but I keep promising myself I am going to watch YouTube videos on general subjects touched on in my Medical Terminology class (a course prerequisite), like: "How the cardiovascular system works"; "The Integumentary System"; "Pharmacology for Nurses": and so on...

    I'm not sure what you mean by "how does your program work"...?
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    Our orientation is August 12 and we have alot to do before then as far as vaccinations, health exams, drug tests, etc. I also bought my Fundamentals book so I could read ahead, although we weren't told to do that, YET. Also organizing and prettying up my study room since I will be spending so much time there.
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    Quote from WideOpenHeart
    I can't read ahead, because I don't have text books or program materials yet, but I keep promising myself I am going to watch YouTube videos on general subjects touched on in my Medical Terminology class (a course prerequisite), like: "How the cardiovascular system works"; "The Integumentary System"; "Pharmacology for Nurses": and so on...

    I'm not sure what you mean by "how does your program work"...?
    Like my program is a new semester every 3 months and its a private college.
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    Quote from LoriKiersteadMattis
    Our orientation is August 12 and we have alot to do before then as far as vaccinations, health exams, drug tests, etc. I also bought my Fundamentals book so I could read ahead, although we weren't told to do that, YET. Also organizing and prettying up my study room since I will be spending so much time there.
    Good luck with everything!
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    Some advice to new students are: read ahead on A&P and medical terminology, organize your life as far as time management, job hours, study time, if you have kids have a few backup plans, eat healthy, and good luck
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    How did you work did u do full time?
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    Since you may not have your books available, getting household activities straight, plans for life/school balance-which includes nutrition. Learning about how to study in nursing school is a good start as well. Check out you tube for nursing fundamentals if you want some form of an idea, however, once you experience that first day, you will learn how to further plan your success when they go over your classes. No nursing school is the same, but you will get to the destination. Good luck!


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