Quote from martina238612
Okay I'll ask some things.
So I'm starting nursing school this January yay!!! So stoked!! And wanted to know if it's as difficult as everyone says?
Would you skim through the chapters and pick up the most important topics? Or read all the chapters (if that's even possible)?
How did you do on your first clinical?! And how far into the class you had your first clinical?!
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Nursing school is difficult, but it's not THAT difficult. Find a way that works for you to study, and stick to it, while adding some question banks. Remember, you're not learning this for you, you are learning this for your future patients, so there is some accountability to be had (and pride).
I read all of my chapters. Others believe differently. Match the course objectives/power points with what's in your chapter, but do read the chapters if time is allowed. I assure you, the HESI does not care what your instructors tested on. They want to know that you had a solid foundation.
Our first clinical was the fourth week of class. I LOVED clinical. It was hard, at first, but the more weeks you do it the easier it gets. Remember, the clinical setting is where you will find yourself when you graduate. Utilize it. Learn, accomplish new skills, and don't be afraid to ask questions!