Charity school of Nursing 2012 fall class jitters/ need advice - page 4

Ok, I am a student at Delgado Community College and I've applied for the Fall 2012 class at Charity School of Nursing. I know that they go by the profile score, which I have worked on and I know that... Read More

  1. by   Rmed4320
    Phi823... Myself and learning2care are still meeting at chilis. I do want to do something after open house to meet everyone who couldn't make it.
  2. by   firrehorse
    Sorry for the confusion, my fault.

    You guys are still meeting at Chilis. I just thought the open house would be another chance to meet for those who could not make it to Chilis night. And, for those who live on the South Shore who want to meet both North and South shore people.

    Sorry for the confusion.
  3. by   firrehorse

    I'm getting your replies to the PMs.
  4. by   learning2care
    Yes, I'll still be going to Chilis tonight at 6:30, if u still would like to also. If you would prefer a different day, or to just wait, I completely understand. I know it's hard for everyones schedules to match up. I'm still willing to go to Chilis even if just one of my classmates is able to make it. I'm so excited and I feel like I need to talk to someone else on the same boat! Lol.
  5. by   Rmed4320
    I'm going to be there at 6:30. I'm in black scrubs with a white logo.
  6. by   Rmed4320
    I'm happy to have met some of my future classmates for charity!
  7. by   Beautifulmirror
    Does anyone here live in New Orleans? I live down the street from City Park...just wondering.
  8. by   kubana87
    Omg I was as nervous as you guys when I started. Basics was really crazy for me we had exams every monday plus clinicals plus class plus studying plus care plans I criedEveryday :-( but happily I kept it together find what work for me and now am about to finish nac 1 :-) study group didn't work for me in fact i tried it it was like 8 of us and I felt like it was a waste of time and none of those people pass the class. Study any chance u have listen to tegrety sometimes they say stuff that's not on the notes and will be On the test read The book and get a review book it helps. Everything is possible if you want it and go for it. We were like 300 students when school started and when the second semester started we were like 120 including the lpn and repeats and people who came back or transfer. This second semester its easier well at least for me. Te thing is that you have to learn how to take nursing school test that's why u need practice books If y'all have questions send me a message :-) nursing it's fun good luck and now u have to go back to studying Ufhhh lol test thisMonday :-(
  9. by   Phi823
    kubana87, thanks for the info!! I think most of us are worried about the test taking. Even though we all obviously had good grades to be accepted, we know that the tests are completely different than anything else we've had. I've heard that as far as the answers, you rule out 2, but the other 2 may both be right, but only one is the best. Nerve racking!!! Can you explain what the care plans are? I sort of have an idea, but if you could explain it, I think it would be helpful to all of us. How long does it take you to do one?
  10. by   Phi823
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  11. by   Phi823
    Sorry for the above comment. I posted twice, and it made me write something so I just typed anything.
    kubana87, do you still have the email because I have questions about the instructors, etc... Thank u!!! And I want to see if you know my brother-in-law. He's in nac1 right now. Don't want to put his name on here.
  12. by   kubana87
    Careplans are papers that you do based on your patient disease following the nursing process is not a big deal they have books that you can copy and paste search Internet ect... The first semester they make you do alot of them like 2 each week and it's alot basically my first semester was like the first 8 weeks ur in school alot cause ur learning all the things before you go to the hospital then you start going to Te hospital it takes alot of your study time because Monday's u go pick ur patient and interview the pt the. U have to look at the chart ect takes like 2 if no complications by that I mean that no one else has the chart and ur patient is in the room. Then u go home do the care plan search the pathology all the meds your patient it's taking you have search them when the next ur at the hospital the teacher ask you what is it for you know. So Tuesday and wensday I had clinicals Thursday basics class Friday pharm turn all paper work in for that week and then Monday exam. Nac 1 is easier u have one class exams are every 3 weeks UFO go the hospital every week in basics u go every other week. However they are changing the whole program for new starting students and the way they lecture so itMight be different. The test sometimes it comes down 2 answers that you are like this 2 are right but that's when u read ur question again and realize what they are asking you most of the time it's what is the first thing what's priority what needs further teaching and they have the famous choose all that apply. The tip for test taking is follow the nursing process first asses and know the synonyms for that word because they like to use it like monitor ect if the answer it's wash your hands that's probably the right answer even the second semester u get that question and alot of people gotIt wrong. Follow the ABC airway it's always first they love those questions ever semester at least on nac 1 they had that question on 2 test. Airway( change position) comes before oxygen and circulation. For basics I bought the fundamental success book it help me and I wish I would have bought the Saunders nclex rn review book because it's awesome and it comes with a cd with 5 questions you can choose the area content you want to study it's complete I love it and they have taken questions from there or at least Change it around. Before nursing school started I was freakin out first semester was hell on fire for me especially being an honors student and failing my first exam. U need a 77 to pass the exam. Don't be discourage if you fail the first exam because most people do and then you learn how exams are. Buy the book I told u and u won't regret it read it over The summer.
  13. by   Mamisu
    Thank you so much, kubana87, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to give us a heads up of info about charity. Can we find those books at the school's bookstore? It's 2 books right? I'm so ready to buy them and start reading it