Thanks for the tips!!!! I plan on looking at powerpoints all day tomorrow. I have a good grasp on the internal organs, and the muscles.. I think.. but the arteries and veins I am shaky on.
I have the Saunders NCLEX book, and I like what I see.
I got the patches and name tags at the book store. I plan on just ironing them on, the getting some white thread and securing them so they won't fall off during washing. It's not something that requires any more trouble than that. I can help you if you want
Have you got your shoes yet? I went to New Balance here in Edmond and they were expensive, but now that I have actually been wearing them I must say I feel it's money well spent.
I plan on putting in a preference for clinical placement if I can see the instructor. I have been told that ****** is the best Clinical instructor by a friend who is a semester ahead of us. She also said that ***** can be nice, but she is kind of one of those "nice to you if she likes you" type of people. I think I am going to opt for OUHSC in all honesty. They are used to students there.
Don't let anyone elses failures get in the way of your own success. It sounds like we are a bit alike in that we are "perfectionists." I hate to get anything less than an A. I think that for me it's because I know I CAN do better, and it bugs the crap out of me if I don't achieve what I know I am capable of. I have relaxed a bit since knowing I got into the program, but still the crave for the A is there.
My plan for success is to A: Make sure I read the assigned chapters BEFORE class B: Take Notes C: Do many practice questions and D: Make sure I don't get behind on the assignments ( case studies, care plans etc ) I am really hopeful to get that study group together. I really would like to have you in it. I think 3-4 people is a good size for a group.
You said you were new to OK? Where are you from originally?