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any advice?about to enter first sem. RN?

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by ropay ropay (New) New

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I am new to this wonderful website. I was wondering besides being nervous. Any advice on entering the first semester of the RN program. I know their is lots of reading involved (which I started) any advice is helpful...thanks!:p

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My Advice To You Is Do Not Give Up.....whatever You Do For However Long It Takes You To Finish, Do Not Let Anything Or Anyone Make You Quit School.. I Went Part Time To School.. When I Started, I Was Working A Full Time Job. When My School Schedule Began To Conflict With My Classes After A Year And A Half, I Got Laid Off 'cuz I Couldn't Work The Hours They Wanted Me Too. But, I Didn't Give Up. I Filed Unemployment And Kept Going. 2 Months After I Stopped Working, I Found Out I Was Pregnant. Still Didn't Stop.. I Went Thru My Whole Pregnancy In School And By The Time I Gave Birth, I Was In My Final Semester. I Graduated With My Class And I Just Recently Passed Boards. I Studied With My Baby In My Lap When I Had Too. I'm Saying All This To Say, That For My Situation, Things Got Really Rough. At One Point, Both My Husband And I Were Not Working, But I Didn't Let That Stop Me From Reaching My Dream. Whatever You Do, Finish School. You Will Feel Such An Accomplishment. I Know I Do.

That's Just One Perspective Of It. Again, I Stress, Do Not Give Up. It Will Get Hard And Classes May Get Difficult, But Study, Read, Read, Read, And Learn As Much As You Can During Clinicals. You Will Be There Soon Enough.

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Love-A-Nurse has 19 years experience and specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,.

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welcome!

lerae has given great things to ponder. i wish you the best.

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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Will be there with ya this coming term.

Planning on hanging in! You do the same.

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bluesky has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ER.

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My advice is to network with other students. Secondly, don't challenge your instructors. Thirdly, start studying NCLEX books now cuz chances are many of your tests will be in the same format...

Good luck and enjoy this period of newness and excitement! :)

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mom and nurse specializes in Acute rehab/geriatrics/cardiac rehab.

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Find out what the best students in the class are doing to survive nursing school and do it. (for example, I learned from another student to underline what the teacher was saying in my textbook instead of trying to take all those notes (this worked in some classes). After underlining I also placed the date she went over that topic in the margin. In some classes, I took my notes home and retyped them and that seemed to help.

Enjoy this time in nursing school....... :balloons:

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thanks to all of you who replied to my message I really appreciate!!! the encourgment.

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DR2004RN has 6 years experience and specializes in med/surg, oncology.

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When I was in my second semester of nursing school, I joined a study group. We all took the study guide we were given and divided it up between the group. Each of took a bit of the info, looked up all we could, emailed or handed our share to the one in the group who volunteered to do all the typing, and she put it in an outline format. She would then print off enough copies for us and we used those to study together. Second semester was my most difficult semester, I went from a 72% to a 79% (At our school, we needed a 77% or better to pass,) I wasn't sure that I would make it at times, but I didn't give up. I studied my tail end off, and graduated this May with my classmates. I took boards June 28th and my liscense was issued June 30th. My advice to you is even when things are at their worst, don't give up! It WILL get better, and you will be an RN someday! If you need anything, we are all here for you!

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Thank you very much for that advice. I am going to need it. I am sure I am going to want to give up at times but I know I just can't. So again thanks for the encourgment.

When I was in my second semester of nursing school, I joined a study group. We all took the study guide we were given and divided it up between the group. Each of took a bit of the info, looked up all we could, emailed or handed our share to the one in the group who volunteered to do all the typing, and she put it in an outline format. She would then print off enough copies for us and we used those to study together. Second semester was my most difficult semester, I went from a 72% to a 79% (At our school, we needed a 77% or better to pass,) I wasn't sure that I would make it at times, but I didn't give up. I studied my tail end off, and graduated this May with my classmates. I took boards June 28th and my liscense was issued June 30th. My advice to you is even when things are at their worst, don't give up! It WILL get better, and you will be an RN someday! If you need anything, we are all here for you!

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Go to the library to study! No distrations! Also, make nice with your nursing faculty.........never hurts!! LOL :roll

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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Nice pic, Happy! :)

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