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You will hear that the first two terms are the hardest. That's why this guide has been created to help you ease into nursing school and become the best student possible!
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Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) Guides

Need some studying guidance and it's 10:00PM everyone is gone for the day...perhaps the weekend?! 

You've come to the right place! 

If you look below, you'll find attachments that Elizabeth wants you to have access to 24/7! These are guides that will help you with understanding your study habits, note taking, de-stressing before a test, and evaluating your study skills. Take advantage! Download these PDFs as many times as you need.

Elizabeth can also help in the following areas:

  • Reading skills
  • Study skills
  • Listening skills
  • Note taking skills
  • Writing skills
  • Time management skills
  • Professional skills
  • Reading test questions
  • Test taking skills
  • Writing test questions
  • APA referencing skills demonstrated
  • Grammar, usage, & mechanics (GUM) skills demonstrated




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What kind of learner are you?

Want to figure out your learning style and start focusing on the best methods to help you study and pass with flying colors!

How to Study for your ATI

Tips from the Peer Tutors and Upperclassmen:

"I loved how the school library website had additional resources for each classes. What I usually do before an exam is look them over because some offer little quizzes or mnemonics that really contributed to my success in every class. I am graduating with honors and I cannot have done it without those resources. For future students, I highly recommend looking at those because reading the textbook is too much material in so little time." ~ Graduating Senior, April 2016


  • Read the corresponding ATI chapters each week. You cannot wait until the last week to start studying for ATI.


  • Do as many practice exams as possible! Some questions tend to repeat themselves and the content is similar from exam to exam so it is a great way to get good exposure to what you will see on the actual test day. ATI is about test taking skills almost as much as content.


  • After you have gone through your practice exams on the ATI Testing website and want more practice, use the quizzes and flashcards on the library guides


  • For auditory learners, listen and watch all available ATI modules (when applicable)


  • Make flashcards of things you're having a hard time remembering


  • Make study guides! Do you know of study guides from upperclassmen? Those might help too!

  • Seek help from the peer tutors!

  • Read the questions carefully and choose the best answer. Don't freak out if you don't know what the drug is or what the mechanism of action is. You might not need to know that to answer the question. Utilize the nursing process accordingly in situational questions like those.


  • But it is important to just question and moving on. Don't waste too much time and energy on one question.


  • ATI is about test taking skills almost as much as content.

  • Study groups help, but try to limit it to 2-3 people. Any more can lead to more of a social event, instead of focused group work.



Starting school again? Need to brush up on your study skills?

Nursing school is difficult--especially a fast-track nursing program, such as Resurrection University. The library wants to help! Here are books specifically purchased with you (a new student) in mind for either studying skills or just how to survive nursing school!

Library books can be checked out for two weeks at a time with infinite ammount of renewals (as long as no one has requested the material). If you're unsure where to find these books, please do not hesistate to ask the librarian and she will be more than happy to help you locate these materials. 

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Fast Facts for the Student Nurse - Susan Stabler-Haas
Call Number: WY 18 K1568s 2012
ISBN: 9780826193247

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Memory Notebook of Nursing, Vol 1 - JoAnn Zerwekh; Nursing Education Consultants; Jo Claborn
Call Number: WY 18 Z478 2012
ISBN: 1892155184

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Memory Notebook of Nursing, Vol 2, 4th Ed - Nursing Education Consultants; Jo Carol Claborn; C. J. Miller (Illustrator)
Call Number: WY 18 Z55 2012
ISBN: 1892155176

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Orientation to College Learning - Dianna L. Van Blerkom
Call Number: WY 18 B647 2013
ISBN: 9781111833640

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Student Nurse Handbook - B. Gayle Twiname; Sandra M. Boyd
Call Number: WY 16 T973s 1999
ISBN: 0838586813

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Studying and Test Taking - Springhouse Publishing Company Staff
Call Number: WY 18 S933 2000
ISBN: 1582550190

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Test Success - Patricia M. Nugent; Barbara A. Vitale
Call Number: WY 18.2 N967t 2008
ISBN: 0803618948

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Test-Taking Power Strategies - LearningExpress Staff
Call Number: LB 3060.57 T46 2007
ISBN: 157685633X

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Test Success - Patricia Nugent; Barbara Vitale
Call Number: WY 18.2 N967t 2012
ISBN: 9780803628182

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The Smart Way - Glennis Zilm; Cheryl Entwistle
Call Number: WZ 345 Z69s 2002
ISBN: 0920513352


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