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Any Tips for Studying Content on LS2?

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Nervous1 has 3 years experience and specializes in Cardiac.

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I've been studying for LS2 for a while but its not sinking in. I test this Friday. I've been scouring the web and forum for tips to remember the s/s of the diseases on the content guide (found a really cool one here about Addisons/Cushings with regard to the hypo/hyper differences).

Anyone else have any memory joggers or tips for Life Span 2? I have my Saunders, SG 101, the text (which I just skimmed) and the practice exams. I took practice exam A yesterday and scored a 58 (ugh). I also have flashcards downloaded to my iPad from flashcard xchange.

Any tips?

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study more. if you truly study enough, it will sink in eventually. maybe you need to postpone? one thing I used was recording myself reading sg101 and listen to myself while I reread it multiple times, so I had it audio and visually. do you know what kind of learner you are?

sg101 has some extra files with flashcard-like content. that said, sg101 was not in depth enough for ls2 or ls3. enough to pass though.

good luck!

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Nervous1 has 3 years experience and specializes in Cardiac.

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I went back and grabbed some books I used in LPN school - the Incredibly Easy Series (I have them all). Just skimming the Med Surg volume, I may try that one in addition to focusing on my Saunders. I'm not too thrilled with the SG101 content either on this one. It seems like it includes a lot of info that is not on the content guide and some things seem completely omitted. I just work one night this week (tonight) and that leaves me with all day today, tomorrow and Thursday to study this. I just hope I pass.

I failed LS3 in December along with Chronicity and I really don't want 3 fails in a row and these are my final 3 exams. If I can't get it together by THursday, I might have to reschedule. I'll tackle practice exam B tomorrow.

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BostonNurse2876 specializes in wound care, sub-acute, community nursing.

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it looks like from the content guide the test is 40% psych nursing, I have the incredibly easy mental health book and love it...very easy read. I also use flashcards I make up on my own for the endo system and renal. I am testing 2/8, I would move the date if I were you. I always take the practice exams then STUDY those too. You would be surprised at how many questions are on the actual exam. Good luck!!

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BostonNurse2876 specializes in wound care, sub-acute, community nursing.

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I also find that TOO MUCH material to study from is not a good thing, can get overwhealming...pick 2 things and make notes of you have to. Highlight etc.

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Nervous1 has 3 years experience and specializes in Cardiac.

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I know that 40% is scary, but 50% is regulatory and metabolic and its just as bad. I'm redoing my notes today to condense it down some and trying to focus more on nursing care than anything else on the diseases.

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