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  1. Make it a musical

    Make it a musical

    Tip provided by Sakina,BSN,RN Oct 1

    For any concept that you need that extra push to remember: A song and dance about it will help. Not creative...YouTube can help. Not only will the song help link... Read More...

  2. Make it personal!

    Make it personal!

    Tip provided by Sakina,BSN,RN Oct 1

    To better learn your drugs: learn the generic and brand name as you would a persons first and last name. Pretty soon you notice that families of drugs appear that... Read More...

  3. My Very Wise Nursing School Survival Guide

    My Very Wise Nursing School Survival Guide

    Tip provided by BabyTurtle2k11 Sep 30

    1) Find out what way you learn best (auditory, visual, etc) and study according to that. 2) Pay close attention to what the instructor says. Sometimes, they will... Read More...

  4. Teach Yourself!

    Teach Yourself!

    Tip provided by Sbhayes09 Sep 29

    I have recently finished all of my prerequisites but one and I'm waiting for my acceptance letter to nursing school. I'd like to share what I've done to earn A's in... Read More...

    1 readers commented | last by Sbhayes09

  5. My Study Strategy

    My Study Strategy

    Tip provided by highhope Sep 24

    For class: 1. Print out the slides or notes that are posted, or read he chapter before class 2. keep book/notes/slide open and take them directly on it 3.... Read More...

    1 readers commented | last by studentbear

  6. "Trivial" Questions!

    "Trivial" Questions!

    Tip provided by Union-Jack Sep 26

    Many years ago when I was last a student, I used the board game "Trivial Pursuit" to learn. Instead of the question cards included with the game, my friends and I... Read More...

  7. Study Tips!

    Study Tips!

    Tip provided by albertme Sep 25

    To start off, everyone studies differently! My favorite way to study is recording lectures and listening to them again right after class and write down any missed... Read More...

  8. My Study Tips

    My Study Tips

    Tip provided by PrnAdnST Sep 23

    I use flashcards, but only one side of the card. On the cards I write: Disease Pathology or Etiology Signs & symptoms Diagnostic & lab tests Medications ... Read More...

  9. Prioritizing is the Key!

    Prioritizing is the Key!

    Tip provided by Vbstuckey Sep 23

    Use NCLEX "style" questions that apply to the concept you are studying. Get review books, use google, and use textbook resources (most textbooks have study... Read More...

  10. THINK about your subject...

    THINK about your subject...

    Tip provided by Pintabean Sep 20

    1. THINK about the subject as a whole; understand what it is trying to teach you in a nutshell. 2. Break down the material into subcomponents. 3. Take notes,... Read More...

  11. Give your brain a kick in the ***

    Give your brain a kick in the ***

    Tip provided by Rocketskates Sep 19

    Fast tempo music playing in the background, like jazz, helps me stay wound up so I don't doze off. Songs without words help because they're less likely to distract... Read More...

    1 readers commented | last by Daecat

  12. Write notes, not essays

    Write notes, not essays

    Tip provided by muggs Sep 19

    1-When reading the chapters covering the material don't copy everything word for word, outline the chapters. 2-Avoid highlighting and using your highlighted... Read More...

  13. Always ask "Why?"

    Always ask "Why?"

    Tip provided by Rocketskates Sep 19

    My memory is horrible so by focusing on the reasons why things happen the way they do, I can lean on logic for support when I'm trying to apply knowledge. For... Read More...

  14. Practical evidence based study tips.

    Practical evidence based study tips.

    Tip provided by askgail Sep 18

    1. Make sure you understand what is being asked. 2. Know yourself, and how you learn best. Some are visual learners, others can just read the information and... Read More...

  15. It's about how you study!

    It's about how you study!

    Tip provided by nursegup Sep 18

    When I was in school I always had my book open to the current topic being discussed in class. I would directly underline/highlight the important things, put... Read More...