Accepted! Now what? - page 3

Alright guys, help me out.... I've been trolling these forums for so long, and it dawned on me: I know everything there is to know about how to get accepted to nursing school.... And that's about it!... Read More

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    Quote from mmills63
    Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm in the thick of it now... got a B on my first Fundamentals exam; next one is coming up fast! I bought a digital voice recroder and started recording the lectures to listen to them again over the weekend (doen't make my weekend any more fun, but I htin kit will help with learning material). I learned quickly that I wasn't going ot be able to read the entire assigned reading (300 pages of reading in one week.... seriously Professor?), and even when i tried, I didn't retain much of it. I'm studying from the PowerPoints, and going through the chapters with emphasis placed on the portions that were discussed in lecture.

    At least I enjoy studying nursing and patient care.... Otherwise this would suck!
    You'll figure out very quickly that the notes and lecture are more valuable than the book...I applaud you for figuring that out.

    I secretly suspect they assign tons of reading so they can say "so and so" was covered in their curriculum...but not even the professors want to constantly review that. I would at least look at every page carefully...write down anything that jumps out.

    I scheduled a session with one of my professors where we spent 30 minutes going over the reading and she told me where I was wasting my time.

    Now you have learned, early on...why you cannot miss class.
  2. Visit  mmills63 profile page
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    UPDATE: I figured if come back here and post an update. I just took my last final exam on Friday and am proud to say, I AM DONE! I PASSED NURSING SCHOOL! I MADE IT! It was rough, it was long, but it was worth it.

    I'm a rough dude (deadlift 500 lbs, 10 yrs in the military), and there were times when I cried and thought about quitting. I passed up multiple free vacations to avoid missing clinicals (only missed 1 clinical the entire time) and went to every single lecture. I said goodbye to friends and family and only visited on breaks (luckily, my wife is an RN, so she understood). I have NCLEX review next week and official graduation is on Friday. My 2010 ATI Comp predictor gave me a 96% chance of passing the NCLEX on my first try. Here goes nothing! Hopefully, I can get a job soon; this unemployment stuff is getting old!

    Thanks to everyone for the advice and support!
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  3. Visit  CareerChange63 profile page
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    Quote from mmills63
    UPDATE: I figured if come back here and post an update. I just took my last final exam on Friday and am proud to say, I AM DONE! I PASSED NURSING SCHOOL! I MADE IT! It was rough, it was long, but it was worth it. I'm a rough dude (deadlift 500 lbs, 10 yrs in the military), and there were times when I cried and thought about quitting. I passed up multiple free vacations to avoid missing clinicals (only missed 1 clinical the entire time) and went to every single lecture. I said goodbye to friends and family and only visited on breaks (luckily, my wife is an RN, so she understood). I have NCLEX review next week and official graduation is on Friday. My 2010 ATI Comp predictor gave me a 96% chance of passing the NCLEX on my first try. Here goes nothing! Hopefully, I can get a job soon; this unemployment stuff is getting old! Thanks to everyone for the advice and support!
    hey congrats! I might be older than you but I think I'm walking in your shoes!
  4. Visit  DatMurse profile page
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    Quote from mmills63
    UPDATE: I figured if come back here and post an update. I just took my last final exam on Friday and am proud to say, I AM DONE! I PASSED NURSING SCHOOL! I MADE IT! It was rough, it was long, but it was worth it.

    I'm a rough dude (deadlift 500 lbs, 10 yrs in the military), and there were times when I cried and thought about quitting. I passed up multiple free vacations to avoid missing clinicals (only missed 1 clinical the entire time) and went to every single lecture. I said goodbye to friends and family and only visited on breaks (luckily, my wife is an RN, so she understood). I have NCLEX review next week and official graduation is on Friday. My 2010 ATI Comp predictor gave me a 96% chance of passing the NCLEX on my first try. Here goes nothing! Hopefully, I can get a job soon; this unemployment stuff is getting old!

    Thanks to everyone for the advice and support!
    Do you even lift?
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  5. Visit  crschreib profile page
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    study everyday. dont run out of beer
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  6. Visit  CareerChange63 profile page
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    Amen to that!
  7. Visit  nowayis profile page
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    Every persons experience is different, some say it is easy others, difficult. From my perspective....

    Buckle up, grip the railings tight and hold on for dear life.

    Edit:

    Congratulations on passing! And good luck to you here on out.
    Last edit by nowayis on Dec 25, '13
  8. Visit  mmills63 profile page
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    Took the NCLEX on Wed. (I got ALL 265 questions) and I PASSED! I still can't believe it's over... Seems so surreal.
  9. Visit  CareerChange63 profile page
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    Congrats!


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