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Katie
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There are a few free quiz apps that you can use from your smart phone that are associated with some textbooks. I used to religiously read the textbook when I first started, but as you progress you will learn that reading absolutely everything is impossible. The apps that I found were associated with both nursing fundamentals and med-surg textbooks and were great to use for practice during “free time”. If you don’t have a smart phone, you may have online resources associated with your textbook (sometimes free, sometimes not) that include videos, quizzes, and Power Point slides.

If your instructors give permission, recording lectures and listening to them has helped a lot of my classmates. You may also be able to find some pod casts. YouTube usually has some pretty decent videos for instruction and comic relief because you are going to need it after your first care plan!

Finally, remember that you are a part of a team with your classmates. I am in my final year and they truly have become an incredible support system and my second family. You will find that other people have strengths in some areas that you may not completely grasp and may be able to explain topics in a way that you understand better than a textbook/lecture.

I hope this helps!

-Katie

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