For those of you attending/graduates of Stanbridge... - page 2

I am strongly considering this school - any input would be wonderful. The pro's and the con's. Thanks and warm regards!... Read More

  1. by   Blessed2beStressed
    hey CSN,

    our first exam is coming up in about a week and half...the instructor said something about a 'study guide' that they give to you. she said 40 questions or so are on that guide, and 50 questions for the exam...

    She said if you focus on the study guide, you will have no issues with the exam...do you find this study guide to be your sure bet? i was very surprised that they have a study guide like this....it really eliminates the stress of not knowing what is on the exam, but it almost seems too good to be true. can it be THAT easy?

    what's been your experience with the study guides and the exams there?
  2. by   QB106
    Quote from Blessed2beStressed
    hey CSN,

    our first exam is coming up in about a week and half...the instructor said something about a 'study guide' that they give to you. she said 40 questions or so are on that guide, and 50 questions for the exam...

    She said if you focus on the study guide, you will have no issues with the exam...do you find this study guide to be your sure bet? i was very surprised that they have a study guide like this....it really eliminates the stress of not knowing what is on the exam, but it almost seems too good to be true. can it be THAT easy?

    what's been your experience with the study guides and the exams there?
    I have never gotten a study guide. Every teacher is different though, mine right now just tells us what to "focus on" and we go by that but before she started doing that i just read the chapter, did the workbook (rosdahl) and DO THE ATI....a study guide or 'telling us what to focus on" is a privelage and my cousin (who is term 3) says that she NEVER got any of those luxuries, so i am just thankful for it and take what help is given to me. sorry to say that i have never gotten that study guide you speak of so i cant vouch for it's effectivity. i could only hope that it helps you...stick it out, it does get smoother...
  3. by   Blessed2beStressed
    wow. so this is really not the 'norm'? hmmm. I won't get too attached to this concept since this is only our sub. You said that your class did not have the original instructor as well, so is your class working through that? I take it your class is going better for you.

    I definitely plan on sticking it out - lol ....i am pretty invested at this point, so there is not much i can do

    oh, i guess you got your laptop and ipod by now, how do you like the lap top? good quality? or so so....?

    what do you use your ipod for? i was looking online at some flashcard apps, i think that is a great idea...it beats lugging around 50 lbs of books and multiple flashcards....do you or anyone you know have this app? if so, how are they liking it?

    also, thanks for all your input and encouragement! it is helping me a great deal!

  4. by   QB106
    we do have our permanent teacher now, but they can change from course to course, so we might not have her for next course (class) but yeah we had 3 teachers for the course: nursing fundamentals which is waht you're in right now. it has gotten better and smoother but keep in mind we're very fresh as well! so i only speak off 3 months exp. but it has gotten better and i hope it does for your class..

    the lap top is a "notebook laptop" which means its the smaller carry around ones. i havent even touched the itouch yet really because i not too electronic device handy, but im sure there are many apps that are helpful, i just havent had the time to research apps.

    the books are still 50lb books!!! LOL essp. the rosdahl, have u gotten the books yet? are u monday/wed night? have u had a clinical yet>? if so i think i heard a rumor that your clinical went awful...is that true?
  5. by   Blessed2beStressed
    Quote from csn610
    we do have our permanent teacher now, but they can change from course to course, so we might not have her for next course (class) but yeah we had 3 teachers for the course: nursing fundamentals which is waht you're in right now. it has gotten better and smoother but keep in mind we're very fresh as well! so i only speak off 3 months exp. but it has gotten better and i hope it does for your class..

    the lap top is a "notebook laptop" which means its the smaller carry around ones. i havent even touched the itouch yet really because i not too electronic device handy, but im sure there are many apps that are helpful, i just havent had the time to research apps.

    the books are still 50lb books!!! LOL essp. the rosdahl, have u gotten the books yet? are u monday/wed night? have u had a clinical yet>? if so i think i heard a rumor that your clinical went awful...is that true?

    hi CSN,

    I just sent you either a 'pm' or an email...not sure which...let me know if you got it
  6. by   QB106
    ahhhhh i got your message but I have noooo clue how to "pm" or "email" you back?? its like the "reply" option is nowhere to be found??? i would give you my personal email but i dont want to post it publicly...

    heeellpppp

    lol
  7. by   Blessed2beStressed
    hmmm. i think you have to have x amount of posts before you can use the pm function. any admin's please advise...
  8. by   QB106
    Quote from Blessed2beStressed
    hmmm. i think you have to have x amount of posts before you can use the pm function. any admin's please advise...
    it's saturday and your class is pt-k i believe and is right next to my class. were in the class across the hall from you guys. my clinical group came back to the campus after a half day at kindred of orange. hope your clinical went okay? i see u guys have miss sandy, she was really nice with our group, hopefully u enjoyed her as well!
  9. by   Blessed2beStressed
    yeah today was our FIRST clinical at the skills lab. it was fun...hehe....lots of bed making, handwashing and sterile field gloves....tomorrow we get to bath each other. did you guys have to do this? some of the people in our class freaked a little with the concept. i honestly don't see what the issue is...we will be fully clothed with shorts and a tank, and we will not do private parts (of course!!!).

    was this your first on sight clinical? do you mean you were only there half the day and then back to school? how did it go? are you enjoying this journey? and oh, they did confirm to our class that we are the ones that they have decided to add MATH along with the other curriculums. so we have lots of math ahead in this term, we did some today and will have more to come.

    math is not my strong point, but i am glad to know that we are being eased into it so that by the time we get to dosage calcs I won't feel so rusty.

    do you guys go tomorrow too? yeah miss Sandy is very nice.
  10. by   QB106
    yeah, bed baths are no biggie.

    math is important so that is good that theyre practicing more, yeah towards the end of the day i walked by your class and they were doing math on the board :imbar

    LOL..

    we had a half day orientation at Kindred of Orange LTC Facility and the other half we came back to the school.

    have a good week, hopefully a better one!
  11. by   SashaO
    My goal was to get my LVN only to apply to the LVN-RN bridge programs at local community colleges and try to bypass the long wait. I'm not familiar with the wait now but when I had my prenursing prereqs done it was 3 years. I got my LVN, applied to local colleges ASAP, waited a year for notification and I got in. I waited two years and have nursing experience.

    Stanbridge helped a lot as far as ATI & NCLEX questions went. I was fortunte enough to have great clinical intstructors. I also liked the PDA drug guides and plan on buying one after I finish my RN.
  12. by   QB106
    That's great news. I hear that alot of the best theory and clinical instructors the school has ever had are no longer there. I am fortunate enough to have an awesome clinical instructor, Dr. Young. Yes, Stanbridge does prepare well with their NCLEX style questions and ATI Q's. That's a definite plus. For these reasons, I choose to look past and bite the bullet when it comes to the school being unorganized at times.

    Thats's great to hear of a successful stanbridge graduate, pushing ahead. All the more encouragement to push ahead and study for that Killer exam tommorow on Blood and CV system!

    Good for you. Good luck with your RN program
  13. by   SashaO
    Quote from csn610
    That's great news. I hear that alot of the best theory and clinical instructors the school has ever had are no longer there. I am fortunate enough to have an awesome clinical instructor, Dr. Young. Yes, Stanbridge does prepare well with their NCLEX style questions and ATI Q's. That's a definite plus. For these reasons, I choose to look past and bite the bullet when it comes to the school being unorganized at times.

    Thats's great to hear of a successful stanbridge graduate, pushing ahead. All the more encouragement to push ahead and study for that Killer exam tommorow on Blood and CV system!

    Good for you. Good luck with your RN program
    Thank you! I've finally adjusted to the RN program here. Rns have so much more independence, something I'm not used to as an LVN.

    Good luck in your classes and keep your head up. You'll be an LVN before you know it.

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