Im so stressed... I dont work and im a parttime Lpn program...I however have young kids.. I went into class yesterday, and forgot I had a quiz in a panic I grabbed my materials and crammed for 30 minutes.. I guess my short term memory is good because I remebered everything I needed to..
I knew being in nursing school was not going to be a walk in the park but all these quizzes and exams are stressing me out.. everyday there is quiz and we find out that there will be a exam 7 days before.. its alot of material to remember and lord forbids if you fall behind in your reading..Im trying to get it together and become more oganized i just dont know how im going to remember it all!!
Help Please.. I need to make it through this .. So many have dropped out already..we are only 1 month into the program...
Jun 13, '03
- Here is my advice on getting organized.
1. Calculate number hours you need to study.
How many hours is the class/lab scheduled for. Add those numbers up for the entire week and multiply by 3
Example: My A&P class meets 3 hours and lab meets 3 hours. That's 6 hours a week of class & lab time. Multipy 6 by 3 and you have 18 hours.
That's how many hours you need to study for a 85-90% grade. I add another 10 hours this is an accellerated 10 week class, plus I have the time.
2. Set up study schedule.
Now: Using this number of hours as a base. You want to set up your study times. Usually no more than 2 hours of memorization at a time. You can do 2 hours of memorization followed by 30 - 60 min of writeups if you have to.
I try to minimize my writeups to 30-60 min a day - and do it during my lunch hour at work. Can't memorize at work - so might as well use that time to do writeups.
- So, you should now have study time commitment, and study schedule. Try to stick to same schedule every day.
3. The kids.
Option 1: Shoot 'em & Bury 'em.
Option 2: Since you'll get in trouble for option 1, I'd suggest you do option 2. Make a 30 min play time period every day. This is your "break time". For me, it's when I empty litter pans for my two kitties (persians), water them, brush them, and basically make the transition from work/school over to studying.
I actually have a timer and at 30 min - bingo - I go to studying. Cats seem to know this too.
If your hubby is around, get him to take some responsibility for kids. It's called an "investment" in your family's future.
Get a schedule for laundry, kiddy baths & maintenance, your maintenance/etc.
- Hope this helps. What you need is a game plan and that's what I tried to do in my discussion above.
Last edit by SirJohnny on Jun 13, '03