Starting nursing school this fall. Any tips?

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Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 4 years experience.

Wait a second this was posted a year ago. *shakes fist*

Has 5 years experience.
On 5/7/2018 at 2:34 PM, Jeage said:

Starting nursing school this Fall. Anything I should brush up on or prepare for before I get started? All suggestions welcome, academic or personal. Thanks in advance!

Congrats! I would wait to buy scrubs and littman stethoscope until you go to orientation. I bought that stuff before and then at orientation they had scrubs with the school patch for 5 bucks and had a deal with a place to get littmans at great prices. Doh!

We have to take a clinical math test at the start of each year and get 100 percent or we are history.

But in terms of preparing I would just have fun and enjoy the rest of summer.

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On 5/7/2018 at 4:34 PM, Jeage said:

Starting nursing school this Fall. Anything I should brush up on or prepare for before I get started? All suggestions welcome, academic or personal. Thanks in advance!

Hey! Here’s what I would do. First thing, form a small clique with motivated and experienced people because from my experience, teachers don’t want to teach things like taking vitals so be prepared for that. Prepare to do lots of writing, memorization and learning to apply information. Also, follow the dress code to the letter because my program throws people out of their class for the smallest things like not having a watch for labs and clinical. Furthermore, I would buy extra uniforms, watches, shoes etc. as a safety net. You don’t want to get an F for the day for not being prepared.