Published Dec 28, 2022
I'm currently in a 2 year program and about to go into my 2nd semester, last semester I had pharmacology and fundamentals of nursing. Pharmacology was rough and I struggled with studying, I'd either study too much or not enough it felt like... I mean I passed both classes which Is all that matters but next semester I have med surg 1 and mental health, it's looking like it's going to be even more busy and hectic considering both classes have a clinical component. Does anyone have any good study tips for me? I'm super nervous to go back into it because I literally struggled so bad with motivation and my mental health last semester. I did go from part time to PRN at work so I'll have more time to effectively study.
Here's some suggestions:
1) Maybe find resources that would speed up processes, such as for clinical if you're weak in an area, for example, looking up meds, or care plans get an app on your phone that makes it easier to look up such as Lippincott Advisor or the Davis Drug Guide app (this is expensive I think) if you don't have one. You can look up care plans, meds, signs/symptoms pretty quickly.
2) Study question banks such as UWorld or another Q Bank and do questions relevant to the topic you are studying, to prepare you more for content and tests.
3) If possible, if you know the topics that are going to be taught ahead of time, try to read important content, do questions to practice.
Nursing school resources that might be helpful:
Free Simplified Nursing School Notes
How to Study for and Pass Med Surg Nursing
Nursing School Note Taking Tips
Nursing Concept Maps
I hope this helps. Good luck - you got this!
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