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It is sad that I failed Older adult once :crying2:. Most of my classmates consider this OA is an easy class. Most of the stuff is common senses but for some reasons I could not get it.

I did very okay in Adult 1 class. Shame on me.

I will take this class again this semester. Is there any way:idea: that can help me? I try to google some of the practice questions on OA but no luck.

Please help me out.

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Don't know really which direction to point you.

If you will have to repeat, it's best to concentrate just on what your college wants you to know. Maybe it's in the delivery of the info for you? If so, you can go to a big library, and look up Geri books for nursing and see if on similar topics any of these books seem to be able to get the information across to you better. In the past I've done this for Math, Chem... if the required book seems ridiculous, I don't use it except for a quick check on making sure the info in MY book is the same in basis as that in a class required book. You might also get a Saunders or Prentice Hall, other NCLEX comprehensive review book to study for class tests with. Sometimes these books are able to condense things so that they are retained for test taking better. You might spend needless hours on end trying to finish your required readings when in reality you will retain little. I did a combo of required reading and NCLEX comprehensive reviews when I was in school.

Also I frequently reviewed my A&P stuff.

NURSING, IS KNOWING A&P!!!!!, after all, you will find if you know this, pieces will fall into place. If you don't know it, you will get into trouble fast as an RN.

Here is the rub.... unless you go into Peds or L&D, your life as an RN will be mostly require you know the ins and outs of Geriatric physiology. Look around when you are in clinical... the age of the majority of the complex patients you guys have.

Hope some of this gives you a direction... at least you have the notes from last semester :)

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I like the "Incredibly Easy" series. They also have an excellent website with CE exams and articles. Try it. Wolters Kluwer Health

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Don't know really which direction to point you.

If you will have to repeat, it's best to concentrate just on what your college wants you to know. Maybe it's in the delivery of the info for you? If so, you can go to a big library, and look up Geri books for nursing and see if on similar topics any of these books seem to be able to get the information across to you better. In the past I've done this for Math, Chem... if the required book seems ridiculous, I don't use it except for a quick check on making sure the info in MY book is the same in basis as that in a class required book. You might also get a Saunders or Prentice Hall, other NCLEX comprehensive review book to study for class tests with. Sometimes these books are able to condense things so that they are retained for test taking better. You might spend needless hours on end trying to finish your required readings when in reality you will retain little. I did a combo of required reading and NCLEX comprehensive reviews when I was in school.

Also I frequently reviewed my A&P stuff.

NURSING, IS KNOWING A&P!!!!!, after all, you will find if you know this, pieces will fall into place. If you don't know it, you will get into trouble fast as an RN.

Here is the rub.... unless you go into Peds or L&D, your life as an RN will be mostly require you know the ins and outs of Geriatric physiology. Look around when you are in clinical... the age of the majority of the complex patients you guys have.

Hope some of this gives you a direction... at least you have the notes from last semester :)

Hey thanks for the tips. I did try the NCLEX text book but it does not seem to have any or very little info about OA. Unlike Adult 1, OA has no resource at all. In Adult 1, I am able to find many practice questions, resources, additional reading... Even my iphone has software to do practice questions.

Thanks anyhow.

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I like the "Incredibly Easy" series. They also have an excellent website with CE exams and articles. Try it. Wolters Kluwer Health

Thanks. is there incredibly easy book out there for OA? wow. Thanks

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123 y 321--

What areas are you having difficulty with in OA? Can you explain it in more detail? That will give me some ideas of how I can help you. Please don't feel that you are alone. There are many of us who have struggled with certain classes and topics in nursing school. For myself, whenever I've encountered this I've always gotten mad and thought "Hey, I'm not going to let this subject or topic get the best of me--I WILL MASTER THIS." That bit of firing up gets my step going and makes me very determined!! In planning what I need to do, I analyze (god, this sounds SO like nursing!), the overall situation--plan my course of action--and proceed!! My "course of action" could entail getting tutoring, or if the textbook I'm using is not explaining the content in a way that I can understand, I go either to the library, bookstore, or to the internet and find something on that topic that explains it in terms that I can understand. For certain things (like memorizing math conversions or knowing steps of certain procedures or steps in a disease process), I'll write down the things that I need to know and keep writing them until they become ingrained in my head. Sometimes I've even recited the stuff verbally while driving (but I don't do that too often and don't really recommend it -- because it's kind of hard to concentrate on driving and reciting at the same time without running yourself and others off the road!!). Hope this helps. Keep your chin up--YOU WILL MASTER THIS!!

REDDOG RN

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Hey thanks for the tips reddog! I think my biggest problem is I cant translate what I have read into questions. So when I see the questions in the test, I have no idea where does that info come from.

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123 y 321--

Can you give me a couple of examples of what you mean?

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