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What to study before starting nursing school

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What do you recommend I study prior to starting my program?

Ive seen a lot of people recommend to relax but I already do that at work lol so I need something to do

Program start date is 1/13/2020

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I'm starting my program around the same time as you. I've been listening to podcasts and watching videos about what to expect and study tips. One thing that I've heard a lot is to really make sure you understand fluids and electrolytes. I'm going back through my anatomy and physiology textbook, and the parts of my micro textbook that cover medications and diseases.

Another tip is to start practicing NCLEX questions, even though you're going to get pretty much all of them wrong. I've found some very helpful videos on YouTube that explain how NCLEX questions work, because they're different than anything we've done thus far. I've been learning little nuggets of information by taking practice tests and reading the reasonings behind the correct answers.

I've also read about Maslow's hierarchy of needs, ADPIE, and ABCD. These will be covered in Fundamentals/Foundations.

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gere7404 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Cardiac.

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Taking a CNA class would put you leaps and bounds ahead during fundamentals

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E-commerce has 1 years experience as a CNA, LVN and specializes in Psychiatric, Diabetes advocate.

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Congrats!!

I would search on here: "why i failed first semester" posts. Mostly time management issues from not keeping up with reading 8 chapters a week or having 8 chapter exams to having to do 8 hour clinicals in addition to studying for 8 chapter exams. So knowing how you study 

 

Brush up on all chapters related to tissue repair and cell injury as well as physiology of c.p.r

 

 

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