Advice for a hopeful nursing student

  1. Hi everyone. I am new to the site. I know this question probably gets asked alot. I am currently finishing up basics and applying to nursing school. Do you all have any recommended books/flashcards , practice tests that I could start doing? I just want to get a head start. Any advoce you can give me I would really appreciate it so much. Thank you and sorry to ask a question im sure is posted on here alot.
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  3. by   unicorn86
    Oh I am currently a CNA and own a certified nurse aide school so have a little experience in medical field
  4. by   msnursecp
    I just got accepted into the nursing school! I was just like you, wanting to get a head start but I have been told to just relax and enjoy this time that I do have to sleep and hang out with family and friends because once you're in the program, all of that is over! LOL! So I would say do a little reading but don't stress your self out just yet!
  5. by   omw2help
    When I was applying to school, I wanted to get a head start on the material too, just to stay motivated! What I ended up doing was asking current students what textbook they used for nursing fundamentals and ordered a used version online. Fundamentals of Nursing will be one of the first classes you take at any program. I recommend a used version because you never know if the school you are going to will soon be switching to a new edition, plus the "old" content will still be relevant. Good luck to you and stay positive!
  6. by   Tinker88
    I think there is no problem in getting a head start, but I plan to make sure I am PREPARED. I want to make sure I know what I am suppose to know for the fall. I am rereading my entire A&P book over the summer and memorizing everything. LOL seriously!!!
  7. by   zoe92
    I start nursing school in the fall... I ordered a few books from Amazon to read this summer (Mosby's Tour Guide to Nursing School by Melodie Chenevert, Critical Thinking & Clinical Judgement by Rosalinda Alfaro, Dosage Calculations by Gloria Pickar & How to Survive (and Maybe Even Love) Nursing School by Kelli Dunham. I am also going to go over my A & P too. Good luck!
    Last edit by zoe92 on May 13, '13 : Reason: spelling
  8. by   hunnybunches
    Well since my class start day was pushed from the 3rd to this Friday they sent us a "pre nursing packet" that consisted of a COUPLE HUNDRED "intro to medical terminolgy" words complete with definitions (of course) and math problems. So I would say become familiar with any and all medical terminology and know the metric system and fractions inside and out.
  9. by   SopranoKris
    My favorite A&P review site is: Anatomy and Physiology Learning Modules - CEHD - U of MThere's also a nifty "Search" function at the top of the website. Search for flash cards, study tips, helpful links, etc. You'll find a wealth of information

    Best of luck to you as you start your journey
  10. by   Tinker88
    Sopranokris, that site is great!!! I'm gonna use it too thanks for sharing!!!
  11. by   SopranoKris
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    Sopranokris, that site is great!!! I'm gonna use it too thanks for sharing!!!
    You're welcome! It helped me so much with Anatomy and it's a great refresher once you're done.