Advance Patho tips

  1. So I'm just delving into this course and it's overwhelming. Anyone have any tips on how to organize and study the material? I've been away from this for YEARS. I need to come up with a plan for effective, efficient review that sticks. Thank you!
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  3. by   Annaiya
    I found I didn't have much time for review in my class, since it took me all week just to do the readings. I had a couple of books that I had hoped would help break down the content or summarize it, but found them not helpful. I found the best thing was just to make myself sit down and read all of the content assigned and go through it slowly so I really understood everything it was talking about. I didn't take notes (no time), but found that I did well on the exams, because even if I didn't remember all of the specifics, I understood the general content. There is no easy way to get through patho. On the bright side, it makes all of the other classes seem easy
  4. by   mtsteelhorse
    Thank you for taking the time to respond. I know what you mean about trying to get through the readings. I just hope I grasp enough to do well on the exams. Like you said, how can you take notes?! I've heard it's one of the most difficult courses in the MSN program. I hope that's true!

    Thanks again
  5. by   JerseyBSN
    I'm going to tackle it next semester and take only AP and no other classes. Have to make a B or better or will have to repeat. I am reading the book this semester and making condensed notes. Hoping this will help me next semester. I'm taking Pharmacology and Theory this semester. Was worried about Pharmacology but so far it doesn't seem too bad.