Accelerated BSN program tips wanted!

  1. Hi everyone!

    I am waiting to hear back from the ABSN programs that I have applied to. In the meantime, I have been looking online trying to gather information about how to prepare myself for the program, what to expect, and how to manage time/do well in school. Thankfully, I graduated college with a BS in Biology, so that may help me a bit when it comes to studying. However, I was just wondering if any of you could give me tips in regards to doing well, managing times, and any other helpful tips. I would really appreciate anything you would have to say.
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  3. by   havemercy21
    my program was 16 months. I wish that I managed my time better because my experience wouldve been so much better. I felt like the fast-paced program was great because it instilled the basics and all but while studying for nclex, i felt that there was so much content that i forgot or never covered. i procrastinated a lot (i did well) but obviously right now, as a new grad, i need to go over a lot before i jump into the workforce.

    The biggest advice I can give is to start prepping for NCLEX well in advance. Do the kaplan course the semester before you graduate (maybe even sooner because then you can get into the habit of answering nclex style questions--which is how you will be tested throughout nursing school) and buy the yellow Saunders book and use that to supplement your studying. I think the content is concise but touches on the important and pertinent topics. I wish i had done that from the start--i started doing that in my last semester and it helped me a ton on exams and gaining knowledge.
  4. by   FutureNurseR9
    Thank you for all your tips! I'm going to look into the Saunders book!
  5. by   CC Wisconsin
    My program is 12 months. I would suggest making sure that you are really comfortable with A&P. as long as you know how things are supposed to work, you can easily understand what is going on during illness/disease. Also, time management is key.
  6. by   FutureNurseR9
    Thank you!