Hello all, I am a 2nd semester ADN student. I am doing terrible. I am literally failing every class but Micro. I have a D in there also. I have taken 2 test in each class: Pharm, Patho, and Essentials of Nursing. I am totally lost as to what is going on. I have taken a good deep breath and now it is hump time. I have sat down with my teachers about the situation. They feel I am making careless mistakes. Second guessing myself. We officially start spring break Monday. I have 8 weeks after that to save grace. I am really scared to death. I am even having problems with writting care plans
. I have never seen so much red ink on one piece of paper. I have some serious soul searching to do along with enough studying for my 4 test I have to face when I get back. Does anyone have any recommendations on care plan books that I can use to help me. Last semester we wrote maybe 2 careplans for the whole semester. Now I have to write on every darn week on my clinical pts. Please anyone help is needed and definitely appreciated.
Mar 13, '04
What's the only common thing in all three of your nursing classes besides you?...Yup, you guessed it!...That crazy lady!!!...I am not a fan of hers, as you know.
Anyway, I think that for her tests, the best thing to do is to go over her study guides and find all of the information for each topic in the book. Make your own notes based on the book's information, then go back and read her packet. Compare your notes with hers and make sure all her information is in your notes. Then highlight all of her information in your notes so you know where to focus. The rest is just added info. that will more than likely come in handy. I've noticed that on the last test in pharm and patho, her questions were about the topics but not necessarily on the info she provided in her packets. Does this make sense? It's a lot of work but I think it will be worth it. I didn't do so well on the latest tests in patho & pharm...so this is the approach I'm taking this time around.
I think that this will be much easier if I keep up with it on a weekly basis...I unfortunately am just starting now...so I"m feeling a little overwhelmed. As for micro...that's another story! Ick!!!! I'm soooo dreading Monday's exam!!!!
You can do this...I know you can. Just please don't panic! Have a great spring break and have some fun between all your studying!!! Let me know if you have any problems, I'd be glad to help you out!
Also...do you have your cox book? That really helps out with the care plans...
Last edit by Hooligan on Mar 13, '04