Quote from nurse2btracy
I am having my first fundamentals exam on Friday. How does everyone study? I have the study guide so I thought that I would just do the questions in there. I really have to get started.
Depends on the teacher really. Ask the senior nursing class how to best study.
Definitely do the study guide! If it is in the guide, expect it to be on the test. After the test, make mental note of the questions and see how helpful the study guide was to see if you want to make it a priority next time (you probably will).
Study any powerpoints they gave you. Reading the book is important too, but we're humans, not robots like my pediatrics teacher apparently thinks... She assigns 100 pages a week, so what happens? Rather than reading a small, reasonable assignment, we just never ready any of it and read our ATI book instead.
Most important? Do your best and don't beat yourself up too hard if you bomb your first one. I'm not saying you will, but not everyone adjusts well. I sure as heck didn't. I got THE lowest grade on my first test. I studied, and I am NOT an idiot. I've hung in there and have never gotten a C, but danged if I didn't come close! haha.
I hope that rambling mess helped somehow.