Study Skills - page 2

Since we all have our LPN/LVN....and we already KNOW how stressful nursing school can be...how do you all effectively study? For tests? For homework? Keeping up with paperwork? Any tips, tricks... Read More

  1. by   Hairstylingnurse
    Quote from rnwendy23
    I have all the pre req's done, just need to take info literacy and the exams for nursing concepts. Micro is done, thank goodness. I get all my study guides from excelsior's website and I don't have to pay for them. Maybe what you paid for is fancier or something. Where do u live? Someone else told me to schedule the exam first then study, so like you said, you have to study and be ready by the date that you have already chosen and paid for. I have joined the study groups on yahoo and looked at all of the notes. They look like they will be a big help.
    RNWENDY, You are sooo lucky to have micro over and done. I am having such a mental block with micro. I actually took micro at a community college mad e a D. That was the hardest D I ever earned :chuckle :chuckle . I'm just not making the connection. It is very interesting the little bit I can wrap my brain around, but I'm just not absorbing. What helped you the most to understand it???????:uhoh21:
  2. by   rnwendy23
    Quote from Hairstylingnurse
    RNWENDY, You are sooo lucky to have micro over and done. I am having such a mental block with micro. I actually took micro at a community college mad e a D. That was the hardest D I ever earned :chuckle :chuckle . I'm just not making the connection. It is very interesting the little bit I can wrap my brain around, but I'm just not absorbing. What helped you the most to understand it???????:uhoh21:
    WELL....
    I actually passed with a C but it was my third time taking it. I had signed up twice before and with drew before I failed. I wish now I had studied more cause the stuff is very interesting. It's amazing all the "bugs" we have around us that are good and bad.
  3. by   Drysolong
    Quote from rnwendy23
    Well I haven't been studying lately hence the reason I have taken any exams recently (I'm enrolled in Excelsior college, so you take the exams when you are ready). I think it's been a year since the first exam I took. I'm not good with studying by myself and I don't seem to be disciplined enough to do it either. Any suggestions? I know I want to be an RN, it's just getting me there that is the hard part. I've been an LPN for 2 1/2 years in a sub acute rehab center.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    If at all possible, can you go to a school or public library at set times weekly? That setting helps me to concentrate and leave distractions. (turn off cell)
  4. by   KacyLynnRN
    While going through my LPN-to-ASN program, I studied the old-fashioned way, at home or the library with my nose in the books, and also with group study with other classmates. The group study seemed to help me tremendously, as sometimes when I couldn't understand a concept, someone would say something that would make a lightbulb go off in my head, and all the sudden I'd understand. Also, I would get a real feeling of support from fellow classmates, feeling like we were all meddling through the same mud.
    -Kacy

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