The ONE thing you simply couldn't do w/o - page 2
I just got accepted into the RN program starting Aug. 09 and I started wondering... What is the ONE thing you current students couldn't do without? Try to think of your day and what item makes... Read More
Jul 11, '09Cheap calculator that is pocket sized, with all my work related phone numbers on the back.
Jul 11, '09I was going to say my Blackberry because it has my Google calender and all of my families schedules in it. It also allowed me to keep in touch with my husband and everywhere he was with the kids while I was studying or at school thru text messages. But I think I have to put Diet Coke even before my Blackberry. I don't drink coffee so I would not of survived without my Diet Coke.
Jul 12, '09NCLEX review books, Saunders is the best.
StudyStack.com- you enter notes etc and it makes them into flashcards, study charts, crossword puzzles, hangmen, you can look at and print other peoples notes, and best of all it is FREE
Review and Rationales books, they have one for every nursing subject, helps you understand the rationale which really helps with tests. I used the Maternity one a lot last semester
Giant 3 month dry erase wall calender. It is on my dining room wall, and I put all assignments, tests etc on it. Also I print off a calendar that has the entire semester on one sheet (our school has it on the mainpage of their website) and put everything on it and put a copy in the front of each binder.
Jul 12, '09We had so many papers given to us in. The one thing I wish I had purchased was a portable 3 ring punch to carry in my bag. Get a paper, punch it right away, into the binder it goes. Keep it all organized. Without it, I ended up having loose papers all over the place.
Jul 13, '09ONE thing? Sorry, I need several.
1. Blank notecard for taking tests. I use it to slow down (I'm a very fast reader/scanner) and underline the key words.
2. Lippincott's Q&A review for NCLEX-RN. Hard questions but super rationales.
3. Book stand! Its a folding metal stand so you don't kill your neck reading. $6, Barnes and Noble.
4. #2 pencils.
5. Black pens only!
6. Small notepads for your pocket at clinical.
8. Family and friends.
Jul 13, '09Quote from NeoNurseTXYES! Preferably where there are no other students from your class to distract you.A quiet/cozy place to study!
Jul 14, '09I wouldn't make it through a work or clinical day without my dansko shoes and my ipod touch (with drug guide, lab book, nursing diagnosis handbook, etc on it).
Jul 14, '09My laptop. I take notes on it, synch the information with my smartphone (ohhh maybe that too....), look at my power points, listen to lectures, look up information, practice for NCLEX, study for classes, write papers, EVERYTHING!
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Jul 14, '09Quote from yesdogI absolutely agree! I love this NCLEX review book and the companion CD that comes with it! I use it to study for all of my nursing exams and I have found it to be an invaluable tool!Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination by Linda Anne Silverstri
I studied from it when I didn't possibly have the time to read the million pages assigned in the course textbook by the instructor. It saved my life many many times. I graduated with a 3.9 gpa. It really helped!
Well, and caffeine too! Gotta have that!
I also absolutely could not have done this without the support of my family and friends. :redpinkhe Between killer exams, long clinical days, good and bad instructors, and all your patients, it is nice to have someone to vent to, cry to, and rejoice with! There are many ups and downs in nursing school and adequate emotional support is critical!
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