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Does anyone have suggestions of any sort of preparation that I should do before nursing school starts. I'm finishing up all of my preqs. but I was wondering if there might be anything else I could do to better prepare myself?:)


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If you haven't done so already take a medical terminology course or buy a book on medical terminology. I currently work in health insurance & had to learn med. term for my job, but it has helped me immensely in my studies. In anatomy and physiology I am finding that I know a lot of the terms or can figure out what they mean already.

Good luck!



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Don't know how long you have until you start the nursing courses, but if possible can you take a CNA course? A lot of the basic skills you will learn there will help you later, when you have to start clinicals. I was a CNA for 2 years, and the experience has helped me so much in my nursing program. (2nd semester ADN)

If that is not possible for you, maybe you can become a volunteer at a local hospital.

Good luck!

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