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help with med surg..please??

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whats up yall.. hey i dont take notes well and hate reading page after page of that med surg text!!! i was just hoping somebody would have some good study material they would be willing to share with me??? just trying to make a living!!

Rudeness intended. . . . Do your own work!!! I bust my butt to get through nursing school; why should anyone give you a hand out? You think I like reading 600 pages of material q 2 wks. for each and every test? Uh no! Sorry, but I'm opinioated and am just saying what everyone else who's read this post is thinking.

-Sincerely,

Vanessa S.N.

pinkiepie_RN

Specializes in General adult inpatient psychiatry.

I hate to say it but she's right. Did you honestly think nursing school would be easy? Med-surg is the class that we've lost the most people in my graduating class from. People studied their tails off and failed with a 72% (73% is passing). If you don't take good notes, figure out how to do it. Invest in an audio recorder and buy some NCLEX review books.

dorselm

Specializes in Med/Surg < 1yr.

I think you should have researched the field of nursing before you enrolled in school. :banghead:

You will spend the remainder of your career reading and taking notes! If you don't like to read, when it comes to reading patient's charts, you will miss some pertinent information that could potentially hurt your patient or cause you to miss updated information. You must take notes and good ones at that because when it's your license on the lines, they are going to say..DID YOU DOCUMENT THIS?!? Like everyone else has said, take responsibility and grow up. You are learning how to save lives and help people to maintain optimal health. This is serious business and requires that you are well prepared.

mallarddudes

Specializes in Psych. Has 1 years experience.

Sorry but I don't agree! At the school I'm attending we all help each other as much as we can. If you are a visual learner I found that Volume 1 and 2 of "Memory Notebook of Nursing" by Nursing Education Consultants,Inc. have been great for me. They show pictures for everything from hypoglycemia to right and left sided heart failure. Good luck!! Stick with it..don't let other put you down!!

pinkiepie_RN

Specializes in General adult inpatient psychiatry.

Sorry but I don't agree! At the school I'm attending we all help each other as much as we can. If you are a visual learner I found that Volume 1 and 2 of "Memory Notebook of Nursing" by Nursing Education Consultants,Inc. have been great for me. They show pictures for everything from hypoglycemia to right and left sided heart failure. Good luck!! Stick with it..don't let other put you down!!

There's nothing wrong with helping each other, it just seems like the OP is looking for a way out of reading the textbook like everyone else. Study guides and supplemental texts are great, but I wouldn't have gotten too far on my exams in Med-Surg this past spring had I not highlighted and taken a crapload of notes on my textbook. Hell, even some test questions came straight from the practice questions in the book.

OP, if you are looking for NCLEX books, I would recommend Prentice Hall's Review and Rationales (they come in each individual subject as well as a book that covers everything) or Saunders, as others will no doubt echo.

Yo Mompfe Let Me Know What Class U In And A Email And I Send U A Bunch Of Real Good Stuff. Thats For Anyone Of U...even U " Rudeness Intended".

LOL I just saw these posts and am so thankful that our class is so supportive of each other. I needed a good laugh. Yeah, we have to read hundreds of pages within days of each other, but honestly who has the time and energy to do that? I thought this forum was for helping each other out?

Sorry, don't have any notes or anything as I just use the highlighted parts of my book as reference. Just thought to say that its okay to help each other out. We do it in our class. I know it's not like that in the "real world" but NS is stressful enough already to add all that hostility and those haters out there...

MistiroseRN

Specializes in RN in LTC.

I am not a hater but you will find that short cuts will only get you so far in the program. You really are better off learning it the right way the first time.

EricJRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 14 years experience.

We've just about beat this to death, but here's what I think is at least part of the reason why you're not getting many positive responses:

It's really hard to respond to general requests of this type. As someone has said, nursing school hopefully prepares you (in part, at least) for the real world after graduation and there's a good example of that here.

If I were a new nurse asking a manager to provide me with more help, I would have to spend some time beforehand narrowing things down to my most pressing needs. I know they would ask me for more specifics on what I perceived as my problem areas. They would likely encourage me to look for a better fit on another unit if I said "All of it. I just don't get it."

JeepDudeRN

Specializes in geriatrics,emergency,hospice. Has 10 years experience.

I just finished Med Surg (2 semesters). I found that using the Saunders review along with my text really helped alot. The Saunders seemed to really break it down for me, and it followed my syllabus for the most part.

locolorenzo22, BSN, RN

Specializes in Ortho, Neuro, Detox, Tele.

Med-surg...really? This is the basic foundation of nursing practice....you have to figure out what is YOUR best way of learning the basics...not rely on others to find out a way of that.

I have no problem with occasional help with a specfic issue....but the whole course? Read, and re-read as much as you have to....

Also, I was more than welcome to help classmates...but that's in person....not some stranger who I know nothing about....do your own work.

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