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Old 11-12-2008, 07:25 PM
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Question I am in Nursing School Level 1 soon 2 repeat

I went through so much stress over this semester. It is crazy...the lack of sleep, scary instructor who consantly reminded THE ABSOLUTE HARDISH OF NURSING COURSE... I am so ANGRY and absolutely FRUSTRATED....I have no idea what I did wrong on the lecture exam...the instructor would go into great details on teaching WHATEVER and the EXAM was complete BULL**** of anything but the WHATEVER was covered in the LONG LONG BORRING LECTURES...FRUSTRATING INDEED...

However, I will be repeating Nursing (I) again because I failed ALL lecture exams. However, I like enjoy the CLINICALS...So I guess I will be seeing the newbies...next semester...I think I will be F***** 100 yrs old when I finally GRADUATE FROM NURSING SCHOOL...

The lecture exams are very different they mess me up BIG TIME. I always think that I did very well but my scores show otherwise.
I am getting a D-

I HATE this **** completely !!
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:01 PM
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I went through so much stress over this semester. It is crazy...the lack of sleep, scary instructor who consantly reminded THE ABSOLUTE HARDISH OF NURSING COURSE... I am so ANGRY and absolutely FRUSTRATED....I have no idea what I did wrong on the lecture exam...the instructor would go into great details on teaching WHATEVER and the EXAM was complete BULL**** of anything but the WHATEVER was covered in the LONG LONG BORRING LECTURES...FRUSTRATING INDEED...

However, I will be repeating Nursing (I) again because I failed ALL lecture exams. However, I like enjoy the CLINICALS...So I guess I will be seeing the newbies...next semester...I think I will be F***** 100 yrs old when I finally GRADUATE FROM NURSING SCHOOL...

The lecture exams are very different they mess me up BIG TIME. I always think that I did very well but my scores show otherwise.
I am getting a D-

I HATE this **** completely !!

Sounds like you're having a rough time here. Some friendly tips from the "enemy" (I have been an instructor for the last little while)

First off, breathe! or in other words make sure to take time for you at least an hour a week...yes I know you're swamped etc, but if you don't take care of yourself now you won't be as well prepared to take care of yourself when you are working.

Secondly, read before each class, the instructor is expecting (especially at a university level) that you have read the material and is giving you a more in depth look at it. This means that you need to take your syllabus and go through which chapters are required. After class you can go into more depth in those chapters with what the instructor told you.

Thirdly, if you have questions, ASK! Your instructor can not read your mind and so will not have any clue if you don't understand and don't ask about it.

Finally, get a book for preparing for exams, and work on it during the school year. There are plenty out there that will help you. We used one with some of our students and they found it very helpful, especially with questions like you would find on your licensing exam (at least here in Canada).

Good Luck with the repeat. I know it sucks to fail, it's not easy to swallow, but look at it from the standpoint that it gives you a chance to not only further your knowledge in that specific subject but also allows you to grow in your profession.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:55 AM
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I got good study habits, however, in my infinite years in school I learned that there is always an abstract ways of figuring out answers or gaining the experienced eye to see through the answers. I am not able to see this approach in Nursing (I) however, many classmates in my Nursing school see it and they tell me honestly that they never studied too hard. I buy that because in Dosage Calculation I never studied but I knew what to look for and excelled with great ease. Meanwhile others sunk in GREAT depression and failed.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:04 AM
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I suggest that you go and see the lecturer about the exam, you should be able to see YOUR exam answers with a question sheet. You need to negotiate a time that they can go through it with you, this may take a few weeks to coordinate if they are busy with other classes. If they are not keen, or say that you can have access to it but they can't go through it try saying to them 'I thought I knew the stuff, but I am now REALLY concerned and need your HELP'. If you only have a limited amount of time, pick the questions that you thought were right but you got wrong (not the ones that you realize were wrong and know why they were wrong).

Go in with your head between you legs!!!! You have F*** up, don't argue with the lecturer, else you risk loosing their help on this day and in the future.

Try to explain topics, like you are trying to explain them to your grandmother (if she wasn't a nurse). If you can't simplify it, then you don't understand it.

Try other text books. I went to the textbook given to the med students at our uni. I found that it explained things better for me than the nursing books (I have come from analytical science background). Borrow books for the library and find one that suits you, you might even be able to borrow from other universities (depending on your library system).

If you Uni doesn't round your marks then 70.9999 does not equal 71. I too have found this out the hard way.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:13 AM
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I think, I have figured a solution to my problem. It is not in the reading but in the CRITICAL understanding of the materials. I have the knowledge about various nurse science but I failed to apply it in a critical way.

Oh by the way senior member I don't have my head between the legs but over the neck. SLUTTY CHILD !!!

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Old 11-15-2008, 10:39 AM
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Sorry I think you miss understood. I meant to be humble (I've just seen too many students march into lecturer's offices demanding answers and the lecturers were not very willing to help them.)


(I've got to stop using colocalisms, on this forum)
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:31 PM
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Only the desperate and the poor inferior race are humble. I am of a superior race. I am polite and decent by nature. Nobody ever suspect a thing about my true nature.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:17 PM
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I shouldn't talk about race. Perhaps I should have made GENETIC remarks about people's characteristics, whether it is deemed inferior or superior. Thus proving that some GENES are superior to others. This way it is not too GENERAL but more SCIENTIFICALLY specific.



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Old 11-17-2008, 08:22 AM
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Hi Pal
I'm intrigued by your posts and your dilemma. Excuse me for being direct but I will - I get a hint of something in your posts that you might have quite a staunch almost concrete way about you and I wonder, if this is true, is it a significant reason why you're struggling with some topics?
I note you say many other students 'get it' wioth some things that you don't seem to so what are the particular area of the exams/studies that cause you more problems than others - like perhaps the social aspects of nursing or models of care?
I'd also ask - for cultural consideration - what is your personal background? You write in a certain style that has a unique slant to it and I wondered if there were any particular cultural reasons for this?
I hope you aren't offended by my questions or comments - and there is a serious intent to help you behind them.
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