Hi! This is in response to sh0722.. sorry I never got an email saying anyone replied..
First off congratulations for making it into the program! It's a lot of hard work to just get in, but now the real fun is about to begin. The beginning of the semester can be a little bit overwhelming getting used to all the things you need to do, but I promise you it's worth it and if you put the time into it you need to you will succeed!
Just some tips for you as you move into the semester and start getting prepared for school. The cost of books and supplies can seem overwhelming, don't hesitate to buy old or used books, check out amazon
, ebay and barnes and noble online. I used all previous additions of books and never had any problems with them.
Myself and many of the other students found the recommended study guides that went along with the text books to be pretty useless as they have no rationales in them. I know a lot of us put that down in our course review so I'm not sure if they changed them at all, but I would try to get a look at them before deciding to purchase. Also the suggested practice question books I found to be extremely helpful, especially the fundamental success Q&A book. (The Med-Surge Success book was also fantastic!)
As for actual coursework, just remember to stay on top of your studying, I tried to set aside at least an hour or two after class each day to study, and It served me well. Re-writing a summary of my notes also proved beneficial. Don't hesitate to ask the professors for any help as well most of them are more then willing to give you any extra guidance you may need.
Please don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions, and good luck with your first semester!