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onepowerfullady is a LPN and specializes in Hospice Care, Med/Surg.

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I am a new nursing student and really to be honest we are taking A&P and Med Term this quarter. I study the info that evening I went to class and over the weekend for about an hour. I am sure that my rigor of studying will pick up as I progress over the program. I am pretty organized when it comes to doing my school work and this is what works best for me. Good luck honey!

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Aurora77 has 4 years experience and specializes in Med Surg.

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My first semester I was spending maybe 5 hours a week studying for my nursing classes. That isn't going to cut it for med/surg. I'm starting to make myself do an hour or so a night, more on weekends. I've always done well studying hard at the last minute, but that isn't working anymore

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i study pretty much everyday,at least 2 to 3 hours a day.im one of those people who if i study more than that i dont retain the information im reading and i shut down.i will study an hour,do somethings i need to do like laundry ect. and then go back an hour,then go do something else i have to do,then go back for another hour.

that works best for me.then the night before a test ill review all my notes and review key points from all of my previous study sessions.i keep flash cards with me at all times and when im just sitting around or btw doing something i kinda flip them out and go through them really quick.

i get at least 6 hours of sleep a night so im not a zombie the next day.

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Hello All,

I am new to this board but I, too, am starting a program next month (it's an accelerated LPN program). According to the teacher, it will require 4 hours of studying a night...The hardest part is that I work part time (thank goodness I am not working full time right now)...I am determined to do it, though- I am just hoping that I can keep the faith and determination all the way through.

Best of luck to everyone!

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If you get enough sleep, exercise every other day to 5 days a week (as in walking 30-60 min a day, etc.), eat breakfast

Use the fact that I'm 23 to validate your argument but there should be no reason you need to study more than tops, tops, 3-4 hours a night, and that's if you waited til the few days before the test to study.

Study a little bit every day and so that the day or two before the test, you are REVIEWING, not studying.

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It's quite obvious schools run their classes & requirements differently so going to leave this thread be ;)

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If you get enough sleep, exercise every other day to 5 days a week (as in walking 30-60 min a day, etc.), eat breakfast

Use the fact that I'm 23 to validate your argument but there should be no reason you need to study more than tops, tops, 3-4 hours a night, and that's if you waited til the few days before the test to study.

Study a little bit every day and so that the day or two before the test, you are REVIEWING, not studying.

Okay, so I like this one haha... All the other posts have me thinking I'm going to gain 30 pounds, lose all of my friends, get divorced, and miss a chunk of my children's lives before I graduate! :o

That's plain ridiculous!

I've always been a good student and I retain info. like a sponge so, the only time I'll have to study hard is for the stuff that for some reason I couldn't get the first time around. Thank you for the hope!! Now I have some faith that I will graduate with my marriage and figure in tact!! ;)

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Roxyann57 has 4 years experience and specializes in Geriatrics.

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Personally I spend around 3-4 hrs a night studying. Depends on the amount of work for the next day. Weekends are my savior because at least I don't have to worry about class for two days and have time for studying and relaxing!

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wowo...after read all of these ...So SCARE....My class will start April.2010. And I have 2 kids. and Pt job .... I am not sure I can handle it or not .. Oh. your guys have any ideas which book I need to read first ???... and where can I find the book at ???..

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Roxyann57 has 4 years experience and specializes in Geriatrics.

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For those of you studying crazy amounts every week are you focusing on one subject and then cramming the night before? I personally review every subject (I have 6 right now) every night and put a little more focus on what I need to for a test or quiz. It is 3-4 hrs though but not straight and not every night. There is such a thing as over studying.

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For those of you studying crazy amounts every week are you focusing on one subject and then cramming the night before? I personally review every subject (I have 6 right now) every night and put a little more focus on what I need to for a test or quiz. It is 3-4 hrs though but not straight and not every night. There is such a thing as over studying.

Exactly. If you're not healthy while you study, then you're not studying, you're reading words and letting them go out the window. Sleep, nutrition, fitness = maximum functioning body = study a fraction of the time to not only retain the information, but actually have a good overall picture of the subject.

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