Calling all Paducah, KY Nurses! - page 8

I am a pre-nursing student at WKCTCS (Paducah) and noticed the KY forum seems overrun with people in Lexington-Louisville area. If you are a current or former student at the college or just a... Read More

  1. by   KYSRNA2014
    Just a suggestion for anyone taking A&P I or II... Make time to study in the lab instead of at home (especially the bone and tissue exams in A&P I). You can pull A's in those classes as long as you study.
    Last edit by BBFRN on Aug 15, '09 : Reason: TOS
  2. by   greeniebean
    Okay nevermind. It looks as though my schedule was changed also! What happened to my other schedule!
    Last edit by BBFRN on Aug 15, '09 : Reason: TOS
  3. by   BBFRN
    Hi guys- a gentle reminder to please refrain from posting instructor/professor names in the public message boards, as well as your own full names. Not only is this against our Terms of Service, but protects your own privacy as well. Per our TOS:

    No potentially libelous information about specific schools, instructors, or health care facilities/entities should be posted in these forums. While it is important to be able to network, everyone should be mindful of the following:

    1. It is a small world - when we narrow it down to a state and throw in some personal info, there is actually a pretty good chance someone may recognize you if you are not careful. Your privacy is paramount to us.
    2. While is a wonderful place to vent (without excess personally identifiable details) it is not the place to express why ("x" specific person, place or program) is terrible. Gripe away, but since we cannot permit allegations to be made about named entities, your care in not naming them is very much appreciated.
    3. Please do not give out personal information about others. Do not name names where anyone could identify the person in any facility including your nursing programs.

    Thanks in advance for being mindful of this.
  4. by   keithjones
    what kind of tests can I expect in A&P 1? true/false, fill in the blank, matching, etc. ? i took the first chapter practice quiz online 2 months after reading it without studying at all and missed 1 out of 20... is it this easy in the beginning? the quiz was T/F! i excell in all but essay tests, I retain information well including memorization, I just have a hard time explaining concepts on paper.
  5. by   D.R.A.
    I've heard that some teachers used standardized multi choice tests along with labeling as necessary, and OTHERS use much more difficult tests that incorporate fill in the blank, T/F, essay, and multi......hope this helps.
  6. by   greeniebean
    So how has everyone's first week been? I just have to say, I'm sooo happy that I studied anatomy all summer (flash cards, cliffs notes book). My lecture is fine, but the lab is so fast paced. I'm glad that at least for the first few chapters, I understand what they are saying!
  7. by   D.R.A.
    You must have Jones (0:
  8. by   keithjones
    Fortunately A&P, Algebra, and psych all start off slow, because the nurse assisting skills class is pretty quick... only 3 classes left then 4 clinicals and the final! then i will have 2 extra days to memor for A&!
  9. by   greeniebean
    I'm loving my A&P class. Psych is actually pretty boring so far. English is going well, and so is Medical Terminology. Psych will probably be more exciting when we get past the founders of psychology.
  10. by   D.R.A.
    Quote from SHW129
    Monday was 930-1230.
    Tuesday clinical or off or AP II lab.
    Wed was 930-130
    Thurs clinical or off or AP II lab
    Friday was 930-1230

    Friday was nursing only!! EXAM day!! Your AP II will have to be M/W due to clinicals on T or TH. Really look at when you want to schedule lab. This is the class that made some people have to choose a certain clinical day. (This is why I did mine on Wed so I could have one day off to study).

    I had AP II lab on Wednesday and it didn't let out till 4pm so I was running with clinicals on Thursday!!
    Now that the time is almost upon me, this is all making sense and I had a question for you. You said that you liked having Tues off to study for lecture/lab exams. In hindsight, do you think it would have been better to have Thursday off to study for Nursing exams?

    For example, if we are lucky enough to have lecture exam on Monday then I would have all weekend to prepare. The downside would be that I would have clinicals all day Tuesday and then a test in Lab the next day. OR I could have clinicals all day Thursday and a test in Nursing the next morning........what do you think?
  11. by   greeniebean
    Hey DRA have you met with an advisor to schedule your classes yet? I go on the 26th and I'm trying to figure out which scedule is going to work best for me. I got my uniforms and just have to get my drug test and my documents will be ready to turn in.
  12. by   D.R.A.
    Yes, I actually met with my advisor the week before registration for classes began. I think we have the same advisor b/c I saw your name on her list :0) I choose to have my lab on Tuesdays. The option was either Tuesday or Thursday. That means I will automatically get a Thursday clinical.

    I did ask her if there was a better day, and she really didn't have any advice on that. I asked her if Nursing tests were every Friday and she said yes. I thought it would be better for me to keep my A&P lecture/lab all at the beginning of the week so that I could have the weekend to 'main focus' on exams in that area, and then 'main focus' on Nursing exams toward the beginning/middle of the school week. I wil be studying all the time anyway, but it just helps me to seperate them like that in my mind.

    I haven't gotten my uniforms yet b/c I am applying for WIA. They told me not to buy any of that b/c they will pay for all of it. The case worker said it would be approved sometime in December before Christmas.

    I've completed my checklist, and plan to turn my file in on Wedns. before my A&P class. I'm getting excited, and a little nervous. This will be a big change from the last few years of night school! I'm just worrying about all the 'what if's' now.

    More than anything, I'm ready to finish up my CNA's SO BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. by   greeniebean
    Ughh, I hated my CNA course to. I also have lab on tuesday, and lecture MW at 8:00. I am meeting WIA next week, but just on the off chance I don't qualify I went ahead and bought some of the stuff I thought I would need. I'm definately nervous but I'm so ready to start the program! I have been waiting for this for quite a while and having all my stuff and getting registered for NSG 101 made it seem way more real!! See ya January 11th!

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