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Time well spent before nursing school

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by Christine43 Christine43 (Member) Member

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Hi, I am brand new here. I'm starting my ASN in September and I was wondering what you all would recommend reading over the few months prior to starting. I was thinking of brushing up on A & P and maybe reading some med. terminology? Anything else? Thanks in advance!

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goodstudentnowRN has 10 years experience and specializes in Telemetry.

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Make sure you brush up on A&P and do some fundamentals of nursing. Enjoy the couple months you have because nursing college is going to eat away all your fun. Prepare your friends to find you missing in action for a while..you will not be able to talk to them very often. I have been there and still going through it. My last exam will be october.

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Maybe take a look at dosage calculations....the medical terminology will be useful. Oh - and abbreviations!!

Congratulations & Good Luck with school! :up:

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Congrats to you! Brush up on your math and your A&P if you need to. But more importantly, take this time to RELAX a little and do things you enjoy doing. Once you are actually in NS, you will not have the same kind of time to just do things for fun. I wish I had taken more time before beginning school to just relax and do some fun things, because now I don't have the time or energy!

Good luck!

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FireStarterRN has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med/Surg, Peds, ICU, Tele.

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You might want to read some books for pleasure since you won't have time once you start school.

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HJS27 specializes in Med/Surg/Tele/Acute Rehab.

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If you haven't taken Pathophysiology, take it...or buy a pathophys book and just read it. Not fun, but incredibly helpful.

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If you haven't taken Pathophysiology, take it...or buy a pathophys book and just read it. Not fun, but incredibly helpful.

Excellent advice,I still regret not taking a pathophysiology course.If you know the patho you will figure out the rest.

Also I would start buying NCLEX books and do those practice questions,the more you do the better test taker you become...

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HJS27 specializes in Med/Surg/Tele/Acute Rehab.

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Absotively...I like the Saunders NCLEX book.

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HJS27 specializes in Med/Surg/Tele/Acute Rehab.

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Pathophys book recommendation... :D

Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis For Disease In Adults & Children, McCance/Huether, Mosby.

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