Note Taking Hack: Study Guides from PPT Slides

A lot of my colleagues like to study off of the powerpoint slides.  Now a days we’re stuck in a craze of Professors jam-packing presentations with tons of information, just to read off of it.  It’s a good and a bad thing.  The information is all there so if you’re not paying attention, sitting in the back of the class shopping Amazon deals, it’s great. But, active listening and participation is key to a conductive learning environment.  Reading the slides out loud doesn’t do much in terms of helping our brain make those critical connections it needs to make things Continue Reading

Tips for Nursing School Success

Nursing school wasn’t easy…but you can make it so much easier in 5 steps… 1. GET ORGANIZED! My first semester of nursing school I got a HUGE desk calendar, a planner and the app iStudiez Pro (loved it!) After I printed out all of the syllabi (all 87 pages– ok I made that up, but it was a lot of paper!)  I went through each class and wrote down on the calendar when major assignments were due, when all of my tests/quizzes were and any simulation labs.  I then wrote all this down into my paper planner and then into Continue Reading