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    Thank you! And I study by flashcards and writing down the info over and over on a dry erase board until its in my head. I was doing outlines but figured it was a waste cuz its all this writing n not getting in my head. I'm just nervous on passing!

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    First, take a deep breath and calm down. Next, break up your studying into more manageable chunks. Don't try to tackle 10 chapters all in one night. You have 3 weeks, so do 1/2 to 1 chapter a day. Do you know what study method works for you? Some people outline their chapters, some make notecards, some use mind maps. The important thing is to find something that works for you and stick with it. Are you involved in a study group? Some people learn well in the group setting, if their group can stay on task. Also, do you have NCLEX questions you can practice with pertaining to the material you are studying? If so, do those. A lot of those. I outline my chapters and take notes on anything "NCLEX-y" as well as anything that was stressed in lecture. Then I study my notes and do tons of NCLEX questions and read ALL the rationales. It's important to figure out what works for you now, because when you get into med-surg, there will be SO much to cover and you'll need to be efficient with study time as well as picking out what's most important from all the materials. Best to work out a system now. Keep your chin up, and breathe. You can do this!

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    Hey everyone! I've been a per diem CNA for almost 2 years, I'm 20 years old and I work in an NJ hospital. I absolutely love my job and its a great experience. I love working with people and floating around the hospital to different departments every time I work. It keeps me motivated on why I choose to stick with nursing school because my co workers are my role models. Anyways, as a per diem I call in whenever I want to schedule for the day. But ever since march 2012 I have been getting called out Monday thru Friday and the only time I get hours is on the weekends. I understand that as per diem I get last pick on when the jobs are available because part and full time get priority. But I am used to working atleast 4 or 5 days as per diem. It really sucks because who wants to work only weekends? I literally work every weekend because I can get hours then. I was contemplating on working part time because I am starting nursing school and its probably not the best time to start part time even tho its only 2 or 3 days, but I'm so used to the flexibility as a per diem that I don't want a scheduled work week. I also don't want to work holidays. I am applying to other hospitals because I hear other ones have been busy and don't cancel. It just sucks because my hospital now is hiring so many new people but it doesn't make sense because they don't have any hours to spare for per diem so why are they hiring part timers? I'm just very frustrated and wanted to know if anyone else has been getting cancelled or having low census and if I should look into a part time position

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    I'm in fundamentals right now. My 1st test I got a 75. 70 is passing for all nursing courses. Anyways my next test is on 10 chapters, 6 of those chapters are the nursing process. How the hell am I gonna get all this info in my head in the next 3 weeks? So overwhelmed!

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    How do you become a b student? Right now I am a mid c student and do not like it! What do you focus on when you study!?

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    Hey everyone! I am currently in fundamentals of nursing. There is no clinical yet, its just a 3 hr lecture and 1 hr lab once a week. I got back my 1st test and I got a 75. The passing grade is a 70. There were 40 questions so that means I got 10 wrong. Anyways, I am a little nervous because I want to do well in fundamentals! I want to atleast hit the 80's range. I studied a lot of what we talked about in class and used flashcards and wrote out outlines to help me study. When I was taking the test I was suprised because a lot of the stuff we talked about in class was not on the exam. This gets me confused because I am never sure where to gear my studying towards. The professors tell us to just understand the concepts of everything. She makes very basic powerpoints and goes into more detail in class. I have basically been taking the main topics from the powerpoint and then going home and reading the book in detail about those topics. Does anyone have tips on how to study for fundamentals? I am a visual learner and have tried a lot of things to help study but I want to do better on my next exam. Help!

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    Hey there everyone, I am finished with my pre reqs for nursing school! Finally! I am in fundamentals of nursing right now and it doesn't have clinical yet, its just a 3 hour lecture. Next semester I start clinicals.

    Anyways, I am trying to study for my exams but I'm confused on how to study for these. In my science pre reqs I studied by using flash cards and it helped a lot. I am a visual learner so sitting in lecture isn't too beneficial for me. A lot of people are telling me fundamentals is more about learning the concept of the material, but how do you study for concepts?

    I bought the test success book to help me learn to think critically. My class is using the perry and potter book. I really need help with studying. Its not really registering in my head and even if I know definitions and terms, I feel I am wasting my time studying the terms since the exam questions are going to be nclex.

    I'm just scared I'm wasting all this time preparing for the test and feel like none of the material I study will be on the test the way I study them. I'm having trouble breaking down the info and I need some advice! Helppp!

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    Hey there everyone,I am finished with my pre reqs for nursing school! Finally! I am in fundamentals of nursing right now and it doesn't have clinical yet, its just a 3 hour lecture. Next semester I start clinicals. Anyways, I am trying to study for my exams but I'm confused on how to study for these. In my science pre reqs I studied by using flash cards and it helped a lot. I am a visual learner so sitting in lecture isn't too beneficial for me. A lot of people are telling me fundamentals is more about learning the concept of the material, but how do you study for concepts? I bought the test success book to help me learn to think critically. My class is using the perry and potter book. I really need help with studying. Its not really registering in my head and even if I know definitions and terms, I feel I am wasting my time studying the terms since the exam questions are going to be nclex.I'm just scared I'm wasting all this time preparing for the test and feel like none of the material I study will be on the test the way I study them. I'm having trouble breaking down the info and I need some advice! Helppp!

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    Hi everyone. So I am starting nursing school tomorrow and I'm nervous and all. Its just fundamdentals of nursing this semester n next semester is when I start clinicals. Anyway, I work per diem as a cna in a hospital and I have been getting called off a lot when I put in for hours. I guess because they are hiring so many part timers and have a lot of positions filled as well as the census being low lately ever since march of this year and still is in september. The only time I get hours is on the weekends because no one likes to work weekends I guess. Do you think I should go part time at my job which is 3 shifts a week or should I stick to per diem and do doubles on sat and Sunday which will give me 4 shifts a week? Any advice from a working nursing student? Thanks

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    Hi everyone!I am starting my fundamentals of nursing course this week. I have finished my pre reqs for my associates and so I am solely focused on my nursing classes. I am looking for any words of encouragement for a starting nursing student. I am nervous because I want to do well but I have a hard time prioritizing my time. I'm used to my social life and putting that on the back burner is going to be very hard. Any tips or advice would be awesome!

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    Thank you for the replies! I know I can't make my social life a priority, nor do I plan too. I just want to know I will occassionally be able to manage loads of school work with the occassional night with friends. I guess I will just have to play it by ear. I am excited to start this journey and finally say I have made it to nursing school but I am also super nervous because I want to be successful and give it my all!

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    Hi everyone!I am starting my fundamentals of nursing course this week. I have finished my pre reqs for my associates and so I am solely focused on my nursing classes. I am looking for any words of encouragement for a starting nursing student. I am nervous because I want to do well but I have a hard time prioritizing my time. I'm used to my social life and putting that on the back burner is going to be very hard. Any tips or advice would be awesome!

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    So I have been a per diem CNA for over a year n a half at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and I absolutely love it there, I usually put myself on the schedule for 4 shifts a week. I am 20 years old and will be attending nursing school soon. Anyways, I have applied to a new facility because I am not getting enough hours at my original hospital. So I applied to the new facility, Morristown Memorial and I had an interview with a nurse manager. So I pretty much have the job but I am unsure if I like it. The Nurse Manager from the unit wasnt that nice and I guess that put a damper on my trip down to the facility and making me second guess.

    I guess I am so used to the mini hospital that I work at now and knowing alot of the staff and to switch to a bigger hospital where I know no one is what is worrying me. I am nervous I wont like it and with nursing school coming soon is it even worth it for me to have a 2nd CNA job. This job is also per diem but I have to commit to 2 weekends a month.

    Any advice on what I should do?? Help!?

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    Okay so I am currently in my A&P II class, started in Sept and ends in Dec. I took A&P I in the summer not realizing that it was a higher speed class because I was new to the campus and didnt use my brain that it would be triple times the work, but I did pass lab and lecture with a 73 which is passing. It was very hard and 28 pg packets of notes per body system and a test every 2 weeks. My lab grade boosted my combined lecture grade. I had an 80 something in lab and a 69 in lecture.

    As of now, I am doing terrible in lab because my teacher bases his lab on lecture & lab notes which I do not think is fair. He will point to a part on the lab practical and then ask what hormone it produces or ask some crazy question with it. My lab professor from A&P I was just very straightforward and wanted to make sure you knew where the parts were. So I have a 49 average in my lab right now and got a 44 on my 1st lecture exam (the professors each drop lowest quiz/test grade)

    I am feeling completely discouraged and the cut off for the dropping out for classes is this week. I do not want to drop out but I do not know if I will pass and that will make my GPA terrible. I have learned my lesson of not going out as much as I was and to fully commit myself to passing this class but I feel it may be too late. We still have 4 more lecture tests and 5 more lab quizzes plus the final.

    I just need some advice because I am really struggling with A&P II which amazes me because in A&P I it was so confusing but my lab helped me.

    I want to know if anyone has studying advice or notes I would be able to use to break it down in simple terms. I use alot of flash cards and I am more of a visual learner so Im still trying to find out which study habit works best for me. Anyone else in the same wagon?


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