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  1. Brain Maps Will Save You
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    Brain Maps Will Save You

    Tip provided by NeoNatMom Apr 27

    Hey, so this is coming from experiencing complete learning block for pharmacology in my first semester of nursing school. My first unit exam was super easy. The... Read More...

  2. Take advantage of clinicals!
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    Take advantage of clinicals!

    Tip provided by JasonBuzestes Apr 24

    When in clinicals, never shy away from anything. Volunteer for every opportunity, ask your nurses questions, and always strive to go "above and beyond". This is the... Read More...

  3. SUSCC
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    SUSCC

    Tip provided by Love222 Apr 17

    Currently taking micro @ Southern Union, Opelika anyone know of anything that will help me with this class! Please!!!!! Read More...

    2 readers commented | last by Love222

  4. Student Resources: Nursing Diagnoses
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    Student Resources: Nursing Diagnoses

    Tip provided by VickyRN Sep 18, '09

    A nursing diagnosis is a clinical judgment about individual, family, or community responses to actual and/or potential health problems or life processes. A medical... Read More...

    26 readers commented | last by Winnurse

  5. 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...

    4 readers commented | last by nlemon

  6. 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...

    3 readers commented | last by StocktonNurse

  7. Help with Care Plans
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    Help with Care Plans

    Tip provided by rn/writer Mar 6, '08

    Are you scratching your head or are you maybe even ready to tear your hair out over how to come up with care plans? Here are some words of wisdom from our own... Read More...

    244 readers commented | last by knicole123

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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...

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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


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