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Fundamentals

I know that every one has a different style of learning information. I was wondering if anyone could give me pointers on how to attack Fundamentals and pass it. I failed it last fall :cry:and I am having to repeat it now. I am really scared. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Your own experience can give you the best advice. Even though it was a painful experience, it can be extremely valuable because it can show you exactly where you need to improve. A lot of things have to come together to succeed in NS: time management, study skills and retention, critical thinking, test-taking skills, clinical performance, etc.

Try to identify the areas that caused you to fail and be determined to improve on them and not make the same mistakes again.

Repeating courses is fairly common in NS. One advantage of doing so is you're already familiar with the information so you may find it easier the second time around, as long as you learn from your previous experience and don't repeat the same mistakes again.

If you would like to identify particular areas that gave you trouble the first time i'm sure there are many people here that could help you and would be more than glad to.

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

I think it would be more constructive and helpful for you to identify where you had problems with the class you took and how you were tested since every class has a different curriculum and is tested differently.

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