Quote from xmikex
I got accepted to the RN program at Chattanooga State for the fall of 2011. I have some questions if you don't mind me asking you, how hard is the program? Any homework, like written assignments, research papers? Whats the best technique for as studying? Some helpful hits that you can give me? Thank you.
Congratulations to you on getting accepted! The program is
a tough one, but it's because from Day 1 they are prepping you for the NCLEX. All quizzes and test questions are critical thinking-style questions, just like NCLEX. This will probably be unlike any course you've taken before. A&P, Micro, Nutrition...all had direct questions with only one correct answer. Critical thinking questions tend to have multiple correct answers, but only one is the BEST answer. As far as how to study, that depends on you. Many people in my class loved the podcasts. I'm not an auditory learner and never used them. I showed up for class, took notes on my PowerPoints, looked over the text sections they suggested, etc. Whatever style of studying works best for you is the one you should stick with. They give you tons of opportunity to practice in the lab, too. The Resource Room has a wealth of information and study aids (books, computer programs, simulations, etc.) We are so fortunate to have had this fantastic state-of-the-art Health Science Center at our disposal. You'll love it!
Each semester builds on the one before it and they each get tougher. But you got accepted which means you can do it! One thing I will suggest...the summer after 2nd semester...when you have FOUR MONTHS off from classes...do not forget to keep the 1st year info fresh in your mind because when 3rd semester starts up, they get that ball rolling fast! The instructors are top-notch! They are there to help you succeed. All of them have open-door policies and if you need any help or guidance, they are more than willing to help. I cannot say enough good stuff about the Chatt State RN Program (can you tell???) And, no...I don't work for them!
Good luck, study hard and keep your eyes on the prize...it'll be here before you know it!
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