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Starting with Health Safety here is my schedule...

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Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt. Has 8 years experience.

so i like due dates, i like to have some way of staying on task so here is my tentative (only tentative due to waiting on textbooks to arrive) for Health Safety if there is anyone whom would like to follow along with me!!!!!

It should take approx 6 wks to complete studying, and then i gave myself and additional week to review all and tentatively schedule exam for June 7th

week 1

April 18th-23rd Section I Nursing process 10% & first practice exam

week 2

April 24th - April 30th Section II Health, Wellness, and Illness 20%

week 3

May 2nd- May 8th Section III Environmental Safety 15%

week 4

May 9th - May 15th Section IV Biological Safety 20%

week 5

May 16th - May 22nd Section V Medication Safety 15%

week 6

May 23rd - may 29th Section VI Psychological Safety 20%

week 7

May 30th - June 5th final Review and 2nd practice exam

Take FINAL on or around June 7th

so that's the schedule and due dates i have given myself. I need a bit more structure than just looking at the content guide and going through...i know this can be adjusted if i find myself on a section that is more difficult or taking me more time to comprehend. But i believe it's doable!

Tasha

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

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

Looks good! What I did was to also schedule my exam as I started my studies -- it gave me a very concrete deadline. :) I am a procrastinator by nature -- I fight it all the time!

Looks like a good plan to me. Having a plan helps get you organized and keep yourself on track. Good luck on this first one.

TashaLPN2006RN2012, ASN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt. Has 8 years experience.

Thanks so much! And yes Lunah i am a procrastinator as well...just saying that word sounds soooo bad...say it three times real slow, pro-cras-tin-a-tor...pro-cras-tin-a-tor, pro-cras-tin-a-tor...it sounds like a curse word! LMBO

EssentialsforNCLEX, BSN

Specializes in NCLEX Prep/Nursing Student Advisor. Has 7 years experience.

Hi,

I received your message but it said I could not reply.

I registered for H&S on 3.23.10 took exam on 4.12.10

I took the first practice test before I started studying. Then I read the chapters from the text in the excelsior study guide. Took practice test 2 then took the real exam.

I hope this helps.

TashaLPN2006RN2012, ASN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt. Has 8 years experience.

what were your scores on the practice tests? Just curious..i'm noticing people say they dont do real well on the practice tests then take the real exam and they get high scores!

How many hours per day were you putting into reading/studying???

EssentialsforNCLEX, BSN

Specializes in NCLEX Prep/Nursing Student Advisor. Has 7 years experience.

i took the first practice test i got a 72, on the second 70

i did some studying for 2 weeks or so about 20 hrs in total.

i actually took the second practice test on the day of the real exam.

i used the excelsior study guide and read the chapters from the fundamentals book.

TashaLPN2006RN2012, ASN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt. Has 8 years experience.

Thanks for the info...Just got my fundamentals book yesterday in the mail...gotta love ebay i paid 4.99 and it's only one edition behind! =) so i've started my reading and taking notes, and will take the exam the first week of June! yeah!

Thanks for the info...Just got my fundamentals book yesterday in the mail...gotta love ebay i paid 4.99 and it's only one edition behind! =) so i've started my reading and taking notes, and will take the exam the first week of June! yeah!

hi !

Which Fundamentals book did you use?

Thanks!

BishopLPN, BSN

Specializes in Psychiatric Nurse/Addiction Nurse. Has 9 years experience.

Looks like a great plan! Best of luck to you. In regards to practice exams, I've only take the Reproduction exam so far. I scored at 61 and 63 on the two practice exams but I ended up with a B on the EC exam.

That's the exam I'm thinking about starting with. Haven't decided yet if I'm going to Florida or Arizona. Either way both states accept Excelsior. Tasha did you finish the program yet?

shamrokks, ADN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HIV, Psych, GI, Hepatology, Research. Has 10 years experience.

These are all great ideas for structuring studies. I know it's needed for procrastinators and I honestly hadn't thought of doing it. I haven't started Excelsior yet but I'm hopefully that it's in the works. I've sent them an email asking some questions about admissions but I think I just need to call because that was two days ago and no one answered me back as of yet. I think it's a great non-traditional avenue for nurses to further their education and I'm excited about it. I look forward to having some insight from these forums. I'm so glad I've found them.

LoopsRN2

Specializes in Surgery, Med/Surg/ICU, OB-Peds, Ophth.

I think Tasha, the original poster, is just about done! I believe she is FCCA passed & CPNE ready :yelclap:

shamrokks, ADN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HIV, Psych, GI, Hepatology, Research. Has 10 years experience.

I am starting Health Safety today. I finally made the call and was advised of the 2 exams I can take before even enrolling so I'm starting NOW. I have the download of their study guide but I need to figure out the best additional resources. That's my next step. Then study, study! Thank you all so much for your insight. I hope the OP gets back to us on how she's doing.

TashaLPN2006RN2012, ASN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt. Has 8 years experience.

i used all older editions of textbooks to study my way through the program