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    Any suggestions will help I have looked at way too many book reviews and websites. I would appreciate opinions

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    I am extremely excited and fortunate to begin my nurse residency in the SICU! I wanted to find some entry level helpful
    resources for this setting. I have looked everywhere and read countless reviews.

    But I wanted to know what nurses have used and found helpful for this speciality. Thanks!

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    Hello everyone,

    new graduate nurse here! I have my heart set on becoming a CRNA. Although, my gpa is not the best. I have a 3.18 overall but my sciences are a lot higher as well as nursing courses. I worked in a local hospital in the OR as a student nurse extern and had the opportunity to learn from various staff, CRNAs, anesthesia techs (setting up art lines and fluid warmers, turning over rooms) and nurses of course.

    I have had that job for about a year by the time I begin to work as an RN! Which leads me to also explain that I am fortunate enough to begin a nurse residency program in a SICU in a great hospital! I also shadowed several CRNAs totaling up to roughly 100 hours. I have some research experience and presenting at conferences as well as being a McNair Scholar. My
    research will be published at the end of the year, soon! I also am fluent in American Sign language and plan to finish my certificate before applying to school.

    Any words of wisdom or advice on schools in Texas specifically and what else I can do! I know my gpa is not great, which is why I tried to be as active and well rounded. Thanks in advance, I would appreciate any advice

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    I have my first exam in mesurg1 this Tuesday! I have been making patho trees; gathering info from various sources of diseases processes such as patho; s/s, nursing interventions, etc. does anyone have any other advice on how to prepare for these specific tests? Im so terrified! Testing execution isn't my strongest suit but I do feel pretty prepared with my studies. Oh && how are the
    medication questions? What do they ask: like MOA? Or AE etc

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    Thanks meeep and RNdh I appreciate all the help and advice💜

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    Thanks everyone! Y'all are so encouraging && seeing a lot of my friends graduating or already in classes like psych that failed a class is motivating. You can do it and bounce back from getting knocked down!

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    SeattleJess likes this.

    Thank you runbabyRN and heather!
    I will look into what y'all have said. I definitely need to review my pharmacology it's been a while since I reviewed medications besides what my patients were on this semester at clinical & I will make sure to go over A&P that's a fact! Thanks so much ❤️

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    SeattleJess likes this.

    Thanks everyone for your advice and input! Just heard some crazy things about this course and I want to be prepared by the first day of class I have only taken 2 HESI tests as well so these tests are going to be a bit different too

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    SeattleJess likes this.

    Okay! Thanks so much. I just wanna do well in each class that comes my way and the fact that I have month break i wanna take advantage of it I appreciate your advice!

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    SeattleJess and PaulBaxter like this.

    Hello everyone,

    I just finished my first semester! Woo hoo...I now have a month off of school ( so weird) but I was wondering if anyone can give me tips/book suggestions on how they studied for this class? I know it's going to take so much critical thinking and outside of the box thinking and I want to get into the habit of my brain functioning that way before school starts in January! If anyone has tips tricks or any kind of advice I would appreciate it thank you! ❤️❤️

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    SeattleJess and augurey like this.

    Augurey,

    That is so interesting how you guys mix up the classes like that but at least subjects like A&P will be fresh on your mind! I took a&p1 and 2 about a year before I got into nursing school. Good luck on your finals next week! I'm sure your going to do well

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    SeattleJess likes this.

    Thanks! && yes that is so very true! There is nothing like connecting with patients. Every patient I have, makes me more determined and driven to learn all that I can to be the best nurse I can be for them we are so lucky to be going into this profession

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    SeattleJess likes this.

    Nevergiveup, love your attitude you can do it! It's gonna be hard but once you get into nursing school and are introduced to new learning experiences, patients, fellow nursing students it's amazing and worth the fight and hard work you have been doing good luck to you!

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    SeattleJess likes this.

    Heather, that's awesome & yes it was quite the awakening. Pre requisites do not prepare you for this; as far as study habits! I'm glad your doing well as well and good luck with the rest of your semester I know medsurg isn't easy

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    & yea fearless leader! I agree...me time is something I will have, finally without feeling bad lol I live by a beach; it's not the best but it gives me the tan and relaxation I need


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