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Calling all Truman College Nursing Students

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Yes just make sure that you never miss class or clinical ever because it will really put you at a disadvantage. Also, make sure that you volunteer to do things in clinical or see things or whatever is offered take it! I would purchase the Fundamentals Success book and the Saunders NCLEX book because both of those were extremely helpful to me in 101. I dont know how you study but having a study partner or people that you routinely study with is very helpful in nursing school! I asked a girl in my 101 class if she wanted to study with me before our first exam and ever since then we have become the best of friends and have studied for every exam together in 101 and 102, it is invaluble to have friends that you go to school with. I am fortunate to have become good friends with several people from 101 and had them in my 102 class and now they will be in class with me again for 3rd semester, honestly I dont know what I would do without them. I cant think of anything else right now but as soon as I do I will post them!

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Hi all - I'm so glad I came across this thread - so much good information. I too will be starting at Truman in the fall. A friend who just finished her 1st year suggested Kipnis as well, so I will be certain to get to registration early as well. Additionally, I signed up for Pharm 103, thought it kind of strange that it was only a 5 week class, and now I know why - it's Pharm 104 that I should take. Good to know that I can take it next summer, if necessary. I really wish I knew about taking Pharm before receiving my acceptance letter, as I would have tried to take it during Spring 2010. Thanks for all the information, gonnabeanurse, on books - good to know what is and isn't useful. I guess I'll meet some of you on this thread when we all show up for registration early ;)! Can't wait! Regards, Mary

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Can anyone give me some feedback on compass reading test? Is it both english and math or just english? Was it hard? Also I was wondering what would be the best way to prepare for it? Can anyone give me some advice? Thank you so much! :idea:

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Hey,

Regarding the Reading Compass exam for the nursing program. Its only reading not math, hence Reading compass exam! The exam was not that hard I got a 91 because I get very nervous and cant think straight. I prepared by taking the reading compass practice test. They can give it to you in the testing center or you can find it in Truman website. Just type what you are looking for. I also, Google more reading practice exams just to be ready. Overall, I don't know how good of a test taker you are are, but extra practice wont hurt GOOD LUCK!!

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Another tip about the Compass exam: take it at Wright because they don't have a time limit. I don't know about the other CCCs. You can have all the time in the world to go over your answers and this helped me tons, since I'm a nervous test taker. It is a fairly simple reading exam. Make sure you go over your answers. Don't rush through it. Re-read the passages. The answers are in the passages themselves. I think I only had about 3-5 analytical questions, in which the answers weren't directly in the passages and you had to infer from the reading. Those were terribly hard, but I just want to give you a heads up. I would say, if you've taken English 101 and gotten an A or a B, you'll be able to score at 90 or above (which is the required score for Nursing).

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(Sorry, correction for above)

*WERE NOT terribly hard

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Yes just make sure that you never miss class or clinical ever because it will really put you at a disadvantage. Also, make sure that you volunteer to do things in clinical or see things or whatever is offered take it! I would purchase the Fundamentals Success book and the Saunders NCLEX book because both of those were extremely helpful to me in 101. I dont know how you study but having a study partner or people that you routinely study with is very helpful in nursing school! I asked a girl in my 101 class if she wanted to study with me before our first exam and ever since then we have become the best of friends and have studied for every exam together in 101 and 102, it is invaluble to have friends that you go to school with. I am fortunate to have become good friends with several people from 101 and had them in my 102 class and now they will be in class with me again for 3rd semester, honestly I dont know what I would do without them. I cant think of anything else right now but as soon as I do I will post them!

Is the "Fundamentals Success" by Patricia M. Nugent (2nd Edition)? That's the only one that came up when I searched it. Also, is it part of the package that's required or something that's just really helpful like the Saunders book?

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Thanks again for all the info, gonnabeanurse11!! Ii'm getting everything ready for the orientation on Wednesday.... So just so I understand this right, in terms of professors, Kipnis is the #1 choice, followed by Preston. Murphy is your least favorite. Do you know how Romba is?

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Also, when you get to the orientation early, is there someone handing out numbers or something so they know who came in 1st? I want to be prepared to physically hold my spot & not move if necessary LOL

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Thank you so much frida 26 and 4hana9 for your replays. I truly appreciate it. I hope I will do as well on that Compass test as you girls did. Wish me luck! ;)

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The Nursing Orientation at Truman was such a mess. My God, they're so darn disorganized. I'm really scared that it'll be like this for the next two years and we'll all just go crazy. What did you all that attended the Orientation think?

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Of course they are unorganized! lol

No it does get EXTREMELY frustrating but as long as I Can focus on my classes and graduate I'm good

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