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by Bre14 Bre14 (Member)

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I was just finally accepted to an ADN program after applying to many colleges after 3 years. I'm soo excited and terrified too. I simply must do well in this program, I have never wanted anything so bad in my life, really, to help and care for people.The drop out rate for this program in the past has been approx 65%. ;(

I know I will have to study hard and give up any life outside school pretty much. Any of you nursing school vets out there have any advice or experience in making it thru the process? I would sincerly appreciate it. Thanks so much

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Ambition13 has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Telemetry, Hospice, Rehab, LTC.

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Wow, congratulations! After 3 years? Well my advice is to stay focus into the program. Yes, it's gonna to be VERY difficult. All of the readings, exams, quizzes, prep sheets, drug calculations, pharm, care plans etc. all will be overwhelming for you as a beginning ADN student. But just think also....it took you 3 long years to get here. Now YOU are one of the fortunate ones that got in. Build and organize a good study schedule/regimen (and adhere to it ). Tell your love ones and personal friends to be understanding for the next 2 years because your time will be pretty consumed with your studies. I'm sure they will be very supportive. If you're working, try working part time if you could. Joining a study group is helpful because you can share each other strategies and techniques. Congratulations!!!!! You'll be just fine. It's celebrate time!!!

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Thanks so much. I have been on cloud 9, but also want to start planning and getting my self ready for what lies ahead. I should get a copy of fundamentals next week and want to get thru that before school starts in August.

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Hey congrats!! Man this nursing school is no piece of cake but its rewarding and an overall life changing experience! The thing about nursing school is you can study that fundamentals book like crazy and memorize everything in the text but if you cant apply the facts to the patients then you studied for nothing !!! Good luck hey another tip is check out the thrift stores in your area and look for nursing text they are cheap and usually have the same content! ROCK ON!! Peace:cheers: :cheers:

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Many congratulations! The best advice I can think to offer is not to get behind. Study something every single night. Its a drag but you will be surprised at how quickly the time will pass. The other thing you will learn quickly is to just "suck it up". Things won't be fair, life will be hard and no one will seem to care but it will work out in the end. When you graduate you will be so proud of yourself. Best to you! Jules

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RosesrReder has 13 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN.

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I was just finally accepted to an ADN program after applying to many colleges after 3 years. I'm soo excited and terrified too. I simply must do well in this program, I have never wanted anything so bad in my life, really, to help and care for people.The drop out rate for this program in the past has been approx 65%. ;(

I know I will have to study hard and give up any life outside school pretty much. Any of you nursing school vets out there have any advice or experience in making it thru the process? I would sincerly appreciate it. Thanks so much

Congratulations!! My advice is to study everything and start practicing NCLEX questions right away. Use a study guide to help 'review' each course;)

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Cherish specializes in Junior Year of BSN.

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Congratulations. I know you will do great in nursing school because you are determined. :balloons:

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Congratulations on being accepted! I also was accepted into the ADN Program recently. It was my first time to apply but I have been in school for 4 years now and decided to change my major and go into Nursing. I am very nervous and excited also but my mom is a nurse so i hope with her support and guidance I will make it through.

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I would suggest sitting down and making a list of all the reasons why you want to become a nurse and copy it put one on your mirror in your bedroom and the other in your purse/wallet. And every time you get frustrated or upset about an instructor or having ten million things on the agenda for the following week get the one out of your wallet and read it. The one on the bedroom mirror is to motivate you every single day why you are getting up and ready to go at 4am to make it to clinicals or class on time.

Good Luck and I am sure you will do fine.

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All suggestions were great. The NCLEX questions are key, if your instructors dive right in with critical thinking skills. That's what drove most of my class crazy. You will get questions and ask the instructor, is there more than one correct answer? Yes, now pick the best/most important/ one that should be done first answer. NCLEX questions or HESI questions will help you prepare for that. GOOD LUCK, you can do it!

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