Roane State Nursing Students? - page 9

I just joined this site in May, after I got my letter for NS. I was just wondering how many people out there are attending Roane State's Nursing Program?:balloons:... Read More

  1. by   brittany_micah
    I am at the Oak Ridge branch, which one are you at? I loved ap1, 2 has been a little more difficult. I have everything complete but micro, all A's but a B in math. We will see in 2 weeks or less if I got in or not
  2. by   brittany_micah
    I know this is an old post but I was wondering if any 2nd yr or RSCC graduate nurses have any advice for us newbies??
  3. by   mp2003
    So to everyone already in or have graduated from the program, any advice on what to study before classes start? what do we need to look over and fresh up on? any book suggestions? I want to avoid being overwhelmed as much as possible. even tho i know its going to happen lol just excited and ready to get the ball rolling!
  4. by   brittany_micah
    First of all, Congrats on being accepted! Second, get everything done well before summer is over, physical, scrubs purchased, tb test, vaccines if you need them, drug screen, shoes, stethoscope, etc. There is a lot to do and you have time, but dont wait til the last minute. Enjoy your sleep and your life now! Explain to friends and family that you are about to start an extremely difficult program and your time with them will be limited. If you have kids, go ahead and get them on a schedule, plan meals, freeze meals, etc. The key to nursing school is being organized and prepared. I dont think there is anything that I would have brushed up on and it would have helped some people say anatomy but they arent teaching you that they will teach you what you need to know. I cant remember if they give you summer reading to help you, I dont think they do but if so go ahead and start. Get to know your classmates, study in groups (not to big) Ask your teachers for help, that is what they are there for! I have had knox, harriman, and oak ridge teachers and they are ALL wonderful and willing to help. Pay attention in lab and clinical and ask questions, start looking at how to write a careplan! That is important. Go to class! So many people thought they could just ease by and they didnt make it, the math tests are pass/fail but the teachers do a great job of teaching it, pay attention and ask questions <-- I know I already said that. Brush up on it before your 2nd semester test. Last but not least, STUDY READ STUDY READ STUDY READ!! Good Luck, Relax, Enjoy sleep and take care of yourself once you get into the program!! Congrats, again
  5. by   mp2003
    thanks for the advice! i'm just excited and ready to get it going!!!
  6. by   beth66335
    I agree with Brittany micah, just enjoy your Summer! I was in the class that started in 2007 and we didn't even get our books until right before we started, so there was no Summer reading list. They had us cover a couple of the chapters in our Basic Nursing book (for Fundamentals of Nursing class in first semester) just so we could be prepared to ask questions on the first day of class if we needed to. You will have Pharmacology in first semester too, and that is where you will learn the math for your 2nd semester test. ( you will also take math tests in Pharm, about 3 if I remember correctly) Btw, if anyone out there wants to buy books from me I have almost all of them from school still, just let me know the edition you are going to use so I can tell if mine will still work for you. My Med Surg book is debound and in a 3 ring notebook, but it is a HUGE book, so it really is better that way. I just took out the chapters we were covering in class that day and put them in a smaller notebook and carted around with me, lol! I also have several Careplan books and some supplemental books I bought on my own to help me with the math plus NCLEX books to practice questions before each test. Good Luck to all who will be entering the program this Fall, as scary as it could be at times it was some of the best fun of my life, honestly! Some days on the floor I really miss it!
  7. by   mp2003
    Hello, I have a question for the alumni or current student... what time do we do clinicals? I'm trying to get my daughter into daycare and I have no idea what time clinicals start or end.. can anyone help me out? thanks in advance!!
  8. by   brittany_micah
    MP2003, Normally they start at 8 and end at 2. Hope this helps!