How do you keep up wtih all the reading??? - page 2
I will be starting Nursing 1 next week(15th), and was just wondering how in the world do you keep up with all the assigned reading?? I had quite a bit of reading to do before classes start, and I... Read More
Jan 9, '03Occupation: Labor and Delivery nurse. Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 353; Likes: 2I don't... I try to get a broad understanding of the subject and then if I have time I get more into details...
There are only 24 hours in a day... and hey... I need my sleep!! LOL
Seriously, I really try to prioritize my reading. For example if we are studying cardio in pathophys and also have reading for "how to do a windsheild survey" for community... I think the the prior is higher on my reading "to do" list.
It has worked out so far for my program *sigh*
Jan 10, '03Occupation: student Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 31; Likes: 1Originally posted by nynurse2b
I will be starting Nursing 1 next week(15th), and was just wondering how in the world do you keep up with all the assigned reading?? I had quite a bit of reading to do before classes start, and I know this is only the begining...How have you guys who have made it to nursing 2 and beyond manage to keep up with it all. I am so excited but also very nervous..Any feed back would be great!!!!
This sounds like my school, in that we have a ton of reading to do before class starts also. I attend MCC in Rochester..do you go there or somewhere else? Just curious.. Heather:spin:
Jan 10, '03Occupation: fulltime student Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 2,025; Likes: 1I started looking at all the reading and thought my eyes were gonna pop out.....whew.....gonna have to figure out a system quick! LOL
Jan 11, '03Occupation: R.N. Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 93; Likes: 1HEY HEATHER...i LIVE IN NY CITY AND MY SCHOOL IS IN MT. VERNON NY. NOT THE SAME SCHOOL BUT IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW SIMILAR THE PROGRAMS ARE. IS THIS YOUR FIRST SEMESTER? LET ME KNOW HOW ALL WORKS OUT FOR YOU NEXT WEEK. I AM SURE I WILL BE RUNNING TO THE BOARDS TO TALK ABOUT MY FIRST DAY( YIPPIE FINALLY AFTER 2 YRS OF PRE-REQUES)
Jan 11, '03Occupation: RN Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 1,732; Likes: 1I read everything. Before I get to my first class I will read at least the first ch in the text. So that I have an idea of what is going on. I do this with all of my classes. I feel more prepared. I study hard and for me I need to read everything. I think it helps me. I will jump over some sections if I am happy with the undestanding I have.
Jan 11, '03Occupation: student Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 31; Likes: 1Originally posted by nynurse2b
HEY HEATHER...i LIVE IN NY CITY AND MY SCHOOL IS IN MT. VERNON NY. NOT THE SAME SCHOOL BUT IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW SIMILAR THE PROGRAMS ARE. IS THIS YOUR FIRST SEMESTER? LET ME KNOW HOW ALL WORKS OUT FOR YOU NEXT WEEK. I AM SURE I WILL BE RUNNING TO THE BOARDS TO TALK ABOUT MY FIRST DAY( YIPPIE FINALLY AFTER 2 YRS OF PRE-REQUES)
Wow! NYC! That sounds like an exciting place to live, I have to visit there someday. That is on my to-do list. Anyways, Yes this is my first semester. I too have been taking almost 2 yrs. of pre-reqs. Good luck to you on your first day next week also
Jan 12, '03Occupation: RN Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg ; Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 167; Likes: 5NYNURSE, you WILL be on the subway to and from work reading your textbook, notes, etc. Especially when you have kids, that train ride becomes a haven for some quiet time (as long as you get a seat!LOL). My Fundamentals professor told us to follow the syllabus, but after a lecture, read over what she just did in class to make sure we understood and THEN go back to the syllabus schedule. The reason was that whatever she took time to lecture about was going to be the major topic(s) on the exams.
It's really hard to keep up with all the reading, even with the best intentions. If you find that a test is coming up and you still haven't made it through all of the chapters, try to skim through them or the chapter's objectives and then read your NCLEX Comprehensive book which makes the info more concise. Everyone at my job knows when school is in session because I'm always toting Nursing materials wherever I go. Whenever I get a moment, I'm flipping open that book!
Once you become settled at your new school, you'll eventually develop a routine/system that works for you. Then, you can share it with us!!
I'm so excited for you! Here's to a very successful academic year for you and for all of us who share in this fight to the finish. Best wishes,