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  1. Khan Academy for free study
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    Khan Academy for free study

    Tip provided by stacyo Mar 17

    Khan Academy is a free website with pretty good lessons on chemistry, A&P, math... I've been out of school for quite a while, never took chemistry, hardly took... Read More...

    2 readers commented | last by msufan3710

  2. What helped me the most during school
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    What helped me the most during school

    Tip provided by ireyes98 Mar 5

    I spent no more than 3hrs/day studying/working on assignments. There is an endless amount of information in nursing and in medicine in general. Focus on the basics,... Read More...

    4 readers commented | last by Amy01

  3. PRACTICE
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    PRACTICE

    Tip provided by Snees46 Feb 23

    Practice NCLEX questions now. The best way to learn to think like a nurse is to practice. I did not figure this out until half way through nursing school. Once I... Read More...

    10 readers commented | last by Soon2b1Nurse

  4. New nursing student in desperate need for a study plan
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    New nursing student in desperate need for a study plan

    Tip provided by Amber20194 Jan 21

    I am a first semester nursing student. I am only in week 2 and already feel behind. (Nursing fundamentals) It's so much information I have no idea how to study.... Read More...

    20 readers commented | last by tweedleD

  5. Read your Rationales
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    Read your Rationales

    Tip provided by jtboy29 Mar 4

    I don't know if this has been given before. But when answering questions whether on nursing exams or HESIs, ATI tests, etc. Read your rationales (if given). Know... Read More...

  6. Study tips from 1st semester nursing student
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    Study tips from 1st semester nursing student

    Tip provided by Mellebu Nov 7, '16

    I had just started my first semester in August and the months has flown by. Grocery and meal prep on sunday, so the rest of the week you can focus on your school... Read More...

    5 readers commented | last by ireyes98

  7. Make yourself THINK like a nurse
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    Make yourself THINK like a nurse

    Tip provided by mississippikid Oct 24, '15

    I prepare myself the night before lecture by reviewing A&P & terminology. During lecture I don't write down what the instructor says word for word. I write down... Read More...

    5 readers commented | last by MsV2U

  8. Making the Most of Textbooks
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    Making the Most of Textbooks

    Tip provided by angelnurseinstructor Sep 22, '16

    (I cannot take full credit for this little gem. I read it somewhere. It's still fantastic and I recommend it to my nursing students.) When you're assigned a chapter... Read More...

    2 readers commented | last by jtboy29

  9. YOUR Comprehensive Guide to Studying in Nursing School!
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    YOUR Comprehensive Guide to Studying in Nursing School!

    Tip provided by MurseJJ Sep 30, '16

    Congratulations! You did it! You have now been accepted to nursing school, and you're ready to begin the journey to becoming a licensed health care professional. ... Read More...

    1 readers commented | last by jtboy29

  10. Study smarter, not harder
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    Study smarter, not harder

    Tip provided by digletz27 Sep 30, '16

    First and foremost, study the concepts/topics you don't quite fully understand. Focus mostly on the nursing actions since this is what they test you on majority of... Read More...

    1 readers commented | last by jtboy29

  11. What helped me get level 3 on most of ATI exams...
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    What helped me get level 3 on most of ATI exams...

    Tip provided by StocktonNurse Sep 27, '16

    So far I have been able to obtain a level 3 score on most of my ATI examinations. I received my first level 1 on pharmacology, then level 2 on nursing... Read More...

    2 readers commented | last by IvyRN2017

  12. Advices for upcoming nursing student
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    Advices for upcoming nursing student

    Tip provided by kikyou322 Jun 21, '16

    Hi to all....I just wanted some good advices I can take as I start my nursing program this Fall 2016. I am excited but at the same time nervous. Any advices from... Read More...

    31 readers commented | last by marcellahays1

  13. Tips for my students that work
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    Tips for my students that work

    Tip provided by tabrojajo Oct 22, '16

    As an instructor, I've shared several tips for my students that have been very successful in breaking apart the lengthy chapters and making sense of what's... Read More...

    8 readers commented | last by Tammy Nightingale

  14. In need of study tips that won't fail!
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    In need of study tips that won't fail!

    Tip provided by littlesunfl0wer Nov 10, '16

    I'm currently a nursing student at a 2 year technical college. Recently I had to withdrawal from my Anatomy & Physiology lecture and now lab classes.. I was... Read More...

    20 readers commented | last by Verolote

  15. How to take the exam..
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    How to take the exam..

    Tip provided by thenewoldguy Nov 2, '16

    I am a RN student. I truly understand how hard it can be, especially on test day. I was a 4.0 student prior to nursing school and had medical expr. Then, BAM! What... Read More...

    4 readers commented | last by Tammy Nightingale


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