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What do I need to know going into Nursing school?

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Sperlv Sperlv (New) New Pre-Student

So it has been quite a few years since I took my A&P classes and I start my program in August. What do I need to know going into the program?

Did you have to take a TEAS exam or anything??

43 minutes ago, Kotylynne said:

Did you have to take a TEAS exam or anything??

Yes I was required to take the TEAS before applying.

3 minutes ago, Sperlv said:

Yes I was required to take the TEAS before applying.

Everything you needed to know to pass the TEAS and get in is all you need to know before nursing school starts. The rest you pick up and go into deeper for certain things in the classes. And just because some schools are different, I went in with aphy 101, 102, chem 101 and Microbiology under my belt.

The main basic concepts such as distal, proximal, abduction, flexion etc., are brushed over as you go as well.

Edited by Kotylynne

BONBON, BSN, RN

Specializes in Surgical Transplant.

Is pathophysiology a program requirement?

I would give some thought as to study habits. Explore all the different manners of approaching study and perhaps be ready to try some new methods as well as your tried and true ways. You want to give this your best shot.

I just finished my first quarter of an accelerated BSN program and my advice is pay attention and take good notes during lectures. Your professors are literally teaching what will be on the exams. In my program, a lot of people spent too much time reading every detail of the book when the information for exams was given in lecture. Also, find a study habit that works for you. For me, it's flashcards. Study a little bit every day and you will nail your exams, trust me.