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- May 5, '12 by sewnmomOn the scrub fitting - you do not have to go (at least we didnt two semesters ago). You can mail in your order or take it to the store.
As far as working - it is tough to work and do nursing only but many in my class do it. You must maintain a 75 to pass. C = RN is the motto. I have a large family and run a home based business. There are days I am burning the candle out.
If you can afford to not work, I would suggest that. Maybe keep working and then when it gets too tough, pull back. The first 101 test (and they are changing the curriculum) is recall. There are some nclex style questions but not a lot. The second test is a shock because it is all nclex. See how it goes once you get into a few of the tests. You can always cut back later.
I would suggest keeping on top of things. Read your notes every day. Review. Make sure you understand everything. There are many websites out there that help. Open lab helps. Make a few friends that study like you do and meet with them regularly. We meet well before the tests are scheduled - this forces us to have the recall info memorized and then it is easier to study. Makes us be responsible to be up to par.
Biggest thing: Don't be discouraged if you dont do as well as you thought on an exam. Look at the questions you missed and find those kinds of questions for the next exam to practice. The select all that apply are killers. I finally got to the point where I miss one or none of those on my exams. I practice them religiously.
Keep plugging away.
- Thanks for the info and advice.. I can't wait to start. I want to buy my books as soon as I find out what we are supposed to study. I plan on studying over the summer!
- May 6, '12 by laramyyI am finishing up 102 evening/weekend. I work 40 hours and have been able to keep good grades. There are a lot of us in this situation in the evening/weekend program. Don't fret! You will get tired and have no life sometimes, but it's all right. Take it a semester at a time and you'll be done before you know it. Also, I recommend making copies of ALL paperwork you give them. They aren't the most organized. Good luck everyone!
- Thanks... I work three 12s so do you think its do-able I guess I should make that call after registration but everything is so new to me!! I worked Fulltime when I took micro, AP1, math 108 and my nana died in the same semester..I ended up with 2 As and a B and I know how hard it was then...I just have know idea hoe hard it is going to be for me now ..I guess noone can really help me with it but I think going part time just to be safe would be best
- Excuse the spelling errors that's wonderful auto correct lol
- May 6, '12 by laramyyI know people who work 3 12s and are fine. (Keep in mind this is my program. I think they are restructuring things.) The second year is the difficult one since you have clinical two days a week. I know some people who have no choice but to work M-F and have clinicals Sat-Sun. That is definitely not for me! Sounds like you'll do just fine since you were able to keep up with your busy schedule before. I also have a friend who works overnights and is able to do well. It's different for everyone. If you think you're up for it then you probably are!
- May 6, '12 by angelalalaYou do have to go to the scrub fitting (at least for Boyce); it's during the registration session, which is mandatory. I'm likely not buying my scrubs that day, though, because I doubt I'll have the money yet.
- May 7, '12 by jas101Quote from jemadi33Thank you. I work for UPMC and it would be free. but there classes & clinicals start at 4pm. I work till 430Shadyside has a 4-year evening and weekend program.
- May 7, '12 by paeezAnybody from south campus got her packet? I haven't got mine yet!
- May 7, '12 by sewnmomNothing here yet.