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by CCboymomRN2B CCboymomRN2B (New) New

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So, I have been working towards nursing school just over 10 years. Something always came up right before applying. I did obtain two degrees while waiting though. This time I changed a lot in my personal life, got to the application process, nailed the interview, and was accepted! I’ve got roughly a month and a half before school starts and will be taking fundamentals, clinical, lecture, and A&P 2 the first semester. I’ve got all my recommended supplies and have done the standard checklist of things like background check, drug test, etc. I’m getting married in a week so my focus has been all on that but after I’m ready to figure out what to start doing in order to prep for the overwhelming journey ahead. I have school aged children and a very supportive future hubby. They take up a lot of my time so maybe tips on how to get them to be less dependent on me. Study tips? Planning tips? In general I am just stoked to finally be starting nursing school. Thanks in advance! 

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falconersys has 4 years experience.

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Are you currently working? If so, I'd plan on putting your job on hold or cutting down your hours significantly (<20 hours or less). I'd also focus on honing your study habits.

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AnnieNP has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Adult Primary Care.

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Purchase a crock pot!!!  Good luck to you, you can do it.  My children were 1.5 and 3 years old when I started nursing school.

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When I was in school, school was my priority.  Other things and people had to go to the wayside.  My child went with me to school and into daycare on campus.  My family had to take the kiddo some while I studied because little kids just don't get it that you have study.  They can't help but be demanding.  It was hard on us all.  I didn't go out, I didn't have much fun, I studied ALL the time.  It was miserable.  I had to commute to school too, so that was a pain.  It would have been so much easier being single without kids. But, I made it finally.  

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E-commerce has 1 years experience as a CNA, LVN and specializes in Psychiatric, Diabetes advocate.

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Congratulations!!! 

My piece of advice is opposite than most which is learn how nclex questions are written, created and developed from from a test writer stand point first. Ncsbn website is where it starts.

THEN get a nclex book to review the test taking strategies which is really having deep knowledge of pathophysiology 

Read all your chapters and learn how to read a textbook. 

Learn how to learn and apply critical  thinking sqr4, principles, concepts, concept maps, blooms taxonomy

Use lots of graphic organizers diagram decision tree. I find these more helpful.

 

Watch 3d animated videos for patho and algorithm patho videos

Nursetim youtube videos and keith are great.

Learn lecture lingo meaning many teachers use different phrases  to hint whats going to be on exams

A great dx Care plan book and patho book are everything

 

This is all stuff i wish i knew. 

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