New to this website and a new student nurse....

  1. hello i am a nursing i student going for my adn. i will be graduating december 2005!
    i am really excited about the future. being a mother of 2 boys and a nursing student has been a challenge. i love it so far.... the tests are pretty hard, my next test is on the fluid and electrolytes (scary)!!! i have sooooo much to do and so little time. any advice??? thank you and i look forward to talking with you all.....

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    About kimmie23

    Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 4
    RN on Surgical floor
    Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Surgical Nursing


  3. by   Altra
    Welcome Kimmie ...

    Advice?? Study hard, but make time for yourself too. Learn to live with less sleep. Caffeine helps tremendously. Don't underestimate your own common sense - it can be worth more than you think.

    Nursing school is quite a ride ... and sometimes you feel like you're the one getting run over. But you'll find lots of support here!
  4. by   wonderbee
    Hi Kimmie. I'm just a stone's throw south of you. We're doing fluids and lytes too right now. I feel like we've just crossed over into the twilight zone; the meat of the science and technical practice of nursing that will be awaiting us in the dreaded second semester. This is where the rubber starts to meet the road I do believe.

    As for advice... if you study in groups, choose your study buddies wisely. You don't want to absorb bad info and pass it on. I have only one study buddy. She and I are at the same level. We've been study buddies since our prereqs. She tried studying with others but found she lost ground by giving more than she got. Also, for this unit, did you get the Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy book? Our lectures came right off the pages of this book and it's very thorough and easy to read.

    Nice to meet ya!
    Last edit by wonderbee on Mar 18, '04