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need to pass Foundations of Gerontology to be GN!!!

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Has anyone taken this EC exam? If so, please give me some pointers this material is killing me. Thanks!

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Why Gerontology? Why not the introductory sociology CLEP? It's less expensive, and EC accepts it as a sociology credit. Just some food for thought. :)

It is a time issue. My advisor told me that CLEP can take 4-6 weeks to get the transcript to EC, and I need everything finalized by March 15 to make graduation in April. And March 15 was an extension on the original cut off date.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Interesting ... CLEP took about a week to get my transcripts to EC; it took EC longer to get my student status/eval summary updated! Oh well ... good luck anyway. :) I think Suesquatch took EC's Gerontology, if I'm not mistaken.

Thanks, I feel like I am never going to get through this!

I did take the Geronrology.

What's to get through?

Old people are not old. They are elderly. They don't all get dementia and to assume they do is age-ist.

What problems are you having? Really, it was straightforward, ridiculous material.

;)

I have been reading since Thursday and am only on Chapter 5. I have to keep rereading the same paragraph over and over again. It seems a little contradictory to what the paragraph before it said. Am I just putting to much thought into it, is it that cut and dry, and I don't realize it?

I did take the Geronrology.

What's to get through?

Old people are not old. They are elderly. They don't all get dementia and to assume they do is age-ist.

What problems are you having? Really, it was straightforward, ridiculous material.

;)

What books did you use to prepare for this exam?

I have been reading since Thursday and am only on Chapter 5. I have to keep rereading the same paragraph over and over again. It seems a little contradictory to what the paragraph before it said. Am I just putting to much thought into it, is it that cut and dry, and I don't realize it?

It really is that cut and dried. You're over-analyzing.

I used the texts they recommended.

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor. Has 20 years experience.

lol i love sue...lol

i did take the geronrology.

what's to get through?

old people are not old. they are elderly. they don't all get dementia and to assume they do is age-ist.

what problems are you having? really, it was straightforward, ridiculous material.

;)

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

LOL I love sue...LOL

Agreed! :D

lol i love sue...lol

not really sure how this is so funny.....i have been through a lot to get through this program just as everyone else has, and after passing the cpne, with flying colors, i get a notice that after final review of my transcript i am short 2.0 hours in sociology. so i have until march 15 to pass this exam if i want to graduate on time, maybe i am a little touch about the situation, but i was looking for some guidance.

What I said was funny, not your concerns.

My guidance was serious. You are over-thinking this stuff. It is what I would call a bull dinky course in different terms if not on All Nurses.

:)

Oh, and I did ask you to give specifics of what is troubling you. To help.

Oh, and I did ask you to give specifics of what is troubling you. To help.

I don't mean to be so touchy, but I feel like this material is saying one thing in paragraph and the exact opposite in the next paragraph. I am also in such a pinch for time on this one I really don't know if it is possible to complete.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

maybe I am a little touch about the situation, but I was looking for some guidance.

Which I believe you received -- you're probably over-analyzing. Gee, what's that like? ;) LOL! I know, it's a hard habit to break!

NC Girl BSN

Specializes in Psych, LTC, Acute Care.

Formfly. Try to relax. You have 13 more days to read the material and take the test. I have never taken the test before but I bet if you read the information and tried to pick out the points and just review up until the test then you will have a 50/50 chance of passing. Just because you are on a time line is not going to make the information stick any faster. Just try to make the best of the situation and deal with the outcome. You probably are not comprehending the information because you are forcing it. Good luck to you and keep picking away at it.

Formfly. Try to relax. You have 13 more days to read the material and take the test. I have never taken the test before but I bet if you read the information and tried to pick out the points and just review up until the test then you will have a 50/50 chance of passing. Just because you are on a time line is not going to make the information stick any faster. Just try to make the best of the situation and deal with the outcome. You probably are not comprehending the information because you are forcing it. Good luck to you and keep picking away at it.

Thanks, you are probably correct, it won't stick b/c I am forcing it. I am going to have a nice lunch with my husband and kids, and then pick it up and try again.

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