Any current Chattanooga State RN students?

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    I graduated from the LPN program in December and immediately applied for the LPN-RN. I found out last night that I got ACCEPTED!!!

    So I'm wondering if there are any current students here that are graduating Class of 2012?
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    I'm graduating May 2011 (in 78 days to be exact!). Did you have questions? Congrats on getting accepted...it's a fantastic program!
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    Thanks and congratulations!!! No questions, just looking for classmates.
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    Quote from harley0511
    I'm graduating May 2011 (in 78 days to be exact!). Did you have questions? Congrats on getting accepted...it's a fantastic program!

    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.
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    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!
    ***I only have 5 days til pinning!!!!***
    Take care!
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    Thank you so much Harley0511. Very helpful information. I have one more question if you can answer, are there any written assignments, research papers, besides studying the material? Thank you!
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    Thank you so much Harley0511. Very helpful information. I have one more question if you can answer, are there any written assignments, research papers, besides studying the material? Thank you!
    Written assignments....can you say 'Care Plans?' You'll find out about those soon enough...but don't worry. They ease you into them. You critique some articles first year. You have a paper towards the end of second year. Other than that just homework, assignments, quizzes, exams, etc. You may come to hate the word 'paperwork,' but it all has a function. You may not realize it until you're about to graduate, but believe me...they have a reason for everything!
    Of course...take all of this with a grain of salt. They are constantly reviewing, changing and improving the program. If they find out something doesn't work or some other assignment works better, they'll implement it. However, one phrase you will come to know well is 'evidence based practice.' (EBP...just makes things easier)
    The instructors don't spring anything on you. All you need to keep up to speed will be in your syllabus. Pay attention, stay organized and try to enjoy the ride! It's so worth it!!!
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    Quote from harley0511
    Written assignments....can you say 'Care Plans?' You'll find out about those soon enough...but don't worry. They ease you into them. You critique some articles first year. You have a paper towards the end of second year. Other than that just homework, assignments, quizzes, exams, etc. You may come to hate the word 'paperwork,' but it all has a function. You may not realize it until you're about to graduate, but believe me...they have a reason for everything!
    Of course...take all of this with a grain of salt. They are constantly reviewing, changing and improving the program. If they find out something doesn't work or some other assignment works better, they'll implement it. However, one phrase you will come to know well is 'evidence based practice.' (EBP...just makes things easier)
    The instructors don't spring anything on you. All you need to keep up to speed will be in your syllabus. Pay attention, stay organized and try to enjoy the ride! It's so worth it!!!
    Thank you so much for all your helpful information. I hope that you will do well on the state board exam and become one of the best nurses in State of Tennessee. Thanks again.


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