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  1. by   lisabeth
    I am sure you will get in, and you will do great. Want to share some of those study tips with the rest of us? My methods have worked pretty good so far, but I am always open to new ideas.

    Quote from DivaMomto3
    I have to apply for the Fall '07 program by February 1st. I am waiting until I have completed this semester so I can get my extra quality points for Micro and A&P II. They base your points on your GPA and NLN scores, primarily, but your 3 science courses give you a much bigger boost in overall points. I got a 124 on my NLN and I have a 4.0, so that gives me a pretty good head start.

    To be honest, I don't know how I do it, lol. I try to make really good use of every minute of every day. There are times when I get NO sleep. But, when I have an off week (meaning, not as many tests/assignments, lol) I make up for my lack of sleep. I also have great study skills. I learned from my mother and retained some from high school. I'm not going to sit here and say that I don't have bad times. I get overwhelmed and have been known to sit down and have a good cry, then resume my work, lol.
  2. by   lisabeth
    Is anyone else having fits understanding the TCA cycle? I am sure after I listen to the lectures a few times and maybe have a chance to read the chapter, I might understand it, but as of yet, it remains a mystery.
  3. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from texasangel
    is anyone else having fits understanding the tca cycle? i am sure after i listen to the lectures a few times and maybe have a chance to read the chapter, i might understand it, but as of yet, it remains a mystery.
    wow, texas. i started my class after you and i am covering the same material. what you are experiencing is normal. for a long time i was confused and i took several biology classes that covered the material. last semester i took micro and it finally stuck!!!

    do you need to know all the different pathways that all macro-nutrients enter? my class is set up where i have to know them all cold. :trout:

    there is one positive aspect to this course. i was talking to a student in her first semester and she informs me that what we are learning in nutrition will be good review before starting nursing school because there is no review in nursing school!!!
  4. by   lisabeth
    i really dont understand it at all. i still need to read the chapters. i didnt really have time to do it with all the other tests we have had this week. do you have any really simplified ways to explain it? i havent had microbiology yet. i take that next.


    Quote from mba2brn
    wow, texas. i started my class after you and i am covering the same material. what you are experiencing is normal. for a long time i was confused and i took several biology classes that covered the material. last semester i took micro and it finally stuck!!!

    do you need to know all the different pathways that all macro-nutrients enter? my class is set up where i have to know them all cold. :trout:

    there is one positive aspect to this course. i was talking to a student in her first semester and she informs me that what we are learning in nutrition will be good review before starting nursing school because there is no review in nursing school!!!
  5. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I really dont understand it at all. I still need to read the chapters. I didnt really have time to do it with all the other tests we have had this week. Do you have any really simplified ways to explain it? I havent had microbiology yet. I take that next.
    I have a suggestion. Read about the process (it will still be confusing but at least you will be familiar with terms). Then pick an aerobic pathway (you will find that anaerobic is a piece of cake). Sit down with your Professor and ask him/her to walk you step by step through the process. You will find that it is not complicated at all.

    I was confused in the past because I did not make the connections between the various cycles. Specifically I did not pay attention to what was produced, what was used, and what was not used. So be sure to note these things when you read since it might help to clarify the process some before sitting down with your professor to ask detailed questions.
    Last edit by SummerGarden on Oct 27, '06
  6. by   lisabeth
    Probably a real good idea. I will do that.

    Quote from MBA2BRN
    I have a suggestion. Read about the process (it will still be confusing but at least you will be familiar with terms). Then pick an aerobic pathway (you will find that anaerobic is a piece of cake). Sit down with your Professor and ask him/her to walk you step by step through the process. You will find that it is not complicated at all.

    I was confused in the past because I did not make the connections between the various cycles. Specifically I did not pay attention to what was produced, what was used, and what was not used. So be sure to note these things when you read since it might help to clarify the process some before sitting down with your professor to ask detailed questions.
  7. by   Momto5kids
    I finished Nutrition last weekend. It was a fantastic class, I loved it. I have changed so many of my eating habits from taking it. My 3-day diet analysis was worth 200 pts I got 183 so not too bad. We also had to do a research paper on a vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplement that was with 75 pts I got a 73. The only time I had some trouble was when we got to the chemistry part. So I had to really study that over and over again. I don't know why people would complain about this class, I really really liked it.
  8. by   lisabeth
    I never said I didnt love the class. Did I say I didnt love the class? I said I didnt understand the TCA cycle. I also said that I also have another class, so I hadnt had the chance to read the chapter yet because of tests.
    As for anyone else, we all have certain classes we either like or dislike. Some people may not like the class at all, but love other classes.
    I for one feel I have found my calling because I havent taken any classes for nursing that I didnt love. Even Pharmacology which kicked my butt to high heaven. I still faught back and ended up 1.6 points shy of an A in a 4 week semester.


    Quote from Momto5kids
    I finished Nutrition last weekend. It was a fantastic class, I loved it. I have changed so many of my eating habits from taking it. My 3-day diet analysis was worth 200 pts I got 183 so not too bad. We also had to do a research paper on a vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplement that was with 75 pts I got a 73. The only time I had some trouble was when we got to the chemistry part. So I had to really study that over and over again. I don't know why people would complain about this class, I really really liked it.
  9. by   Momto5kids
    Oh TexasAngel I wasn't implying that YOU didn't like the class. I was just reading previous messages about how people were saying it was a hard class. Not so much anyone here, just people they know that have taken the class. Believe me when I say I wasn't coming down on you at all or anyone else.

    Quote from TexasAngel
    I never said I didnt love the class. Did I say I didnt love the class? I said I didnt understand the TCA cycle. I also said that I also have another class, so I hadnt had the chance to read the chapter yet because of tests.
    As for anyone else, we all have certain classes we either like or dislike. Some people may not like the class at all, but love other classes.
    I for one feel I have found my calling because I havent taken any classes for nursing that I didnt love. Even Pharmacology which kicked my butt to high heaven. I still faught back and ended up 1.6 points shy of an A in a 4 week semester.
  10. by   lisabeth
    oh, ok. sorry. I hadnt read those posts.

    Quote from Momto5kids
    Oh TexasAngel I wasn't implying that YOU didn't like the class. I was just reading previous messages about how people were saying it was a hard class. Not so much anyone here, just people they know that have taken the class. Believe me when I say I wasn't coming down on you at all or anyone else.
  11. by   SummerGarden
    How are Midterms going or how did they go?

    I have one coming up and I have been studying for several weeks now while learning new information.

    How are projects going or how did they go?

    I have mine due in 6 weeks or so. I am almost done with the calculations up to this point.

    Oh, and lets not forget the never ending homework to include the reading, case studies, and essays!!! AHHH!! OK, back to my studies.

    Hey, Texas, did you get clarification from your professor about the aerobic and anaerobic pathways?

    I have to keep reminding myself I took this class because I did not want my brain to rot and forget what I learned in A&P I, A&P II, and Micro!! It will all be worth it once I start the nursing program..... I am told!
    Last edit by SummerGarden on Nov 2, '06
  12. by   lisabeth
    I am fine with it, thanks. I tape the lectures and also, when I read the chapter, I was fine. We have to draw it for the next test and some of the questions come directly from it, so I have been knocking my socks off to learn all of it. It finally made sense. That is the main reason I tape lectures. I know that if I dont get it the first time, eventually I will.
    I am focusing mainly on A&P at this moment because our test is next Wednesday. Nutrtion instructor was sick yesterday, so it will be a little longer before the next exam in there.
    Glad to know things are going well for you.

    Quote from MBA2BRN
    How are Midterms going or how did they go?

    I have one coming up and I have been studying for several weeks now while learning new information.

    How are projects going or how did they go?

    I have mine due in 6 weeks or so. I am almost done with the calculations up to this point.

    Oh, and lets not forget the never ending homework to include the reading, case studies, and essays!!! AHHH!! OK, back to my studies.

    Hey, Texas, did you get clarification from your professor about the aerobic and anaerobic pathways?

    I have to keep reminding myself I took this class because I did not want my brain to rot and forget what I learned in A&P I, A&P II, and Micro!! It will all be worth it once I start the nursing program..... I am told!
  13. by   MB37
    I have to take nutrition next semester, so I thought I'd read these posts and see how it was going for everyone so far. Here's my question: I have to register tomorrow, and my choices are either to take it online, or to take it on campus for a three hour block once a week at 8:30 am. I will have another online class and possibly an English on campus (thought I didn't have to take it but may after all). It's a half hour drive to campus each way without traffic, but if I have to go out for class then I can make myself spend the rest of the day in the library. Also though, I'm not a morning person and I don't love long once a week classes. Any opinions? Thanks, and hope you all finish the semester strong!

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