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  1. nique281

    Insight into Nursing Program at Olivet University

    Thanks dogfood341!!! what school did you complete your ADN at? I think I'm going to do the accelerated route as well... Tho I have the same worries as you about it being too intense
  2. Hi all!!! I have been looking into different nursing schools to find the right fit for me. Recently, someone informed me about Olivet University near Kankakee. I spoke with an advisor that gave me an option to start out in the "traditional route" or the ABSN route. (I do have enough credits to meet the requirments for the ABSN route). The problem is that I'm a little torn between the two, although the ABSN route sounds more enticing (16month completion), I'm a little apprehensive b/c concerns that it may be too fast paced. Also, a vast majority (from my understanding is done online). But the traditional route will take 24 months to complete... I would prefer to get it done sooner Please if anyone has any thoughts, comments, or suggesstions, it would be greatly appreciated. I would also love to hear from those that have actually attended Olivet (ABSN or Tradtional program)
  3. Hi all!!! I have been looking into different nursing schools to find the right fit for me. Recently, someone informed me about Olivet University near Kankakee. I spoke with an advisor that gave me an option to start out in the "traditional route" or the ABSN route. (I do have enough credits to meet the requirments for the ABSN route). The problem is that I'm a little torn between the two, although the ABSN route sounds more enticing (16month completion), I'm a little apprehensive b/c concerns that it may be too fast paced. Also, a vast majority (from my understanding is done online). But the traditional route will take 24 months to complete... I would prefer to get it done sooner Please if anyone has any thoughts, comments, or suggesstions, it would be greatly appreciated. I would also love to hear from those that have actually attended Olivet (ABSN or Tradtional program) THANKS SOOO MUCH !!!
  4. -mattmrn2013, thank so much for your suggestions. i think the note card game will be a great method for reinforcing and remember the material after studying!! jjjjoy, thanks, i just decided to crack open the saunder nclex review book that a friend gave to me. i must admit, i do like the way that the nclex book breaks down the "why" of things! and you are absolutely right, learning the nursing school style is far less daunting than reading from cover to cover with hopes of remembering and understanding everything. ---grntea-- thank you for that great insight. it hasn't dawned on me that altough it is difficult for me to retain all of the information that i was receiving, my biggest problem was the actually approaching the test. (probably just as important as the way that i apporach studying) i would get so overwhelmed and confused as to why the knowledge that i could repeat verbatim in notes, wasn't quite crossing over when i take the exam. but you insight has allowed me to feel more at ease. kinda like an "ah ha" moment!!! thanks again! thanks again everyone for the positive contributions to my thread!
  5. Thanks Twinmom06 and Scrubmouse RN!!! honeybadger, I apologize if you are under the assumption that I have not been studying, but I have dedicated countless hours, days and nights going over this material. Its only so much EFFECTIVE studying, and reading that I can possibly do at a given time. Anything else becomes useless and I won't retain the information any how. I posted on AN because I needed a break, and to vent. Also, to hopefully get some suggestions that may be beneficial to my studying that I may not have thought of on my own. If you have any other suggestions, they will be appreciated...thanks!
  6. It's the end of the semester, and I have gotten myself in a bit of a situation that I did NOT want to be in! I started off the beginning of my first semester of nursing school doing great! But as the weeks passed, my grades slowly started to diminsh. I found myself questioning my ability to apply the information that I was receiving and becoming frustrated with the exams. So fast forward..... I am approaching my final which is on MONDAY (YIKES!!!) with a mere 79%, and in order to pass the class, I must have an 79.5. My final is worth 110 pts, and with that being said, I am only allowed 20 questions that I can miss! ONLY 20 QUESTIONS FOLKS!!! So as you can tell, my mind is in a tailspin because judging from my most recent exams, it's going to be quite difficult to pull this one off. So, my purpose of creating this thread is not only to vent, but to take any suggestions the following: Study methods/suggestions Suggestions on how to apply the information (critical thinking/application) Anything else that may be condusive to my situation I'm really bummed out, and feel completed depleated. Help me please!
  7. nique281

    Need help with Nursing Process unit

    Thanks Srobb11 and armygirl7. I guess I was freaking out because it was so much information that was presented to us that day. I'm grasping the concept a little better now....just a lot to take in! Thanks for breaking the steps down. The more examples that I read, the more comfortable I feel with the material. Do either of you know of any websites where they have nursing care plans that we can fill out for practice?
  8. Hello! So.... we are now covering the nursing process in our lecture! Yikes. It's sooooo much material to obtain. The material is not really all that difficult to understand (maybe with the exception of Nursing diagnosis and NANDA). The most difficult and frustrating and even a little intimidating thing is memorizing all of the info and being able to accurately apply it to real life situations (but in my case for now...my unit 6 quiz). Any tips on how to study for this material. (websites...suggestions... anything!) Thanks so much!!! your fellow nursing student
  9. Hi... I was wondering with all the attention surrounding ADN nurses getting there BSN have any of the ADN nurses found it difficult to land a position in a specialty are such as the O.R? I have work both in the or and the floor as a tech, and have my eyes set on perhaps becoming a or nurse post graduation. Also, I have been reading so many horror stories about floor nursing and wanted to get feedback regarding that as well. Thanks a bunch!
  10. nique281

    Rn to BSN or Rn to MSN...opinions

    Anyone??? Thoughts...opinions....experience
  11. nique281

    Rn to BSN or Rn to MSN...opinions

    Hello everyone I am a first yr nursing student and was looking into schools to attend after completion of my associates program, however, I am little confused as to which route I should take. I noticed that there are several schools that offer the RN to MSN and of course there are the RN to BSN programs. Are there any down falls to skipping the BSN and going straight for the masters? I'm wondering why more nurses don't go this route if there aren't any negatives.... questions:confused:
  12. nique281

    accepted into the nursing program---now what

    Thanks everyone!. Now I'm getting a little nervous about what's to come. I've always heard that nursing school was going to be one of the most difficult things I will go through, but I guess it didn't hit me till now (after readings some of the posts here) I guess there are some interesting points here. I will enjoy my time with my family and friends till school starts (may 31st). Thanks again all
  13. nique281

    accepted into the nursing program---now what

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts and ideas... I'm just thrilled that I got into the nursing program so I want to start learning things like NOW :-) I know people tell me enjoy the little bit of time that I have now because once the program starts program starts, I'd be begging for a break. Butnim ready for the challange (I think) wish me luck
  14. nique281

    accepted into the nursing program---now what

    K girl, Wow--- that's great! Sounds like you have everything under control! I was just talking to a friend and mentioned to her that I wanted to I wanted to get a head start by looking over some material. But that sounds like a good idea. Where did you get the the book from?
  15. Hi all I just got the acceptance letter from my school and am super excited. I just wanted some thoughts on what I can expect a first year nursing student. Any study tip...whatever you can offer I am taking
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