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CWS Self Care Techniques

Look at these excellent attachments from the Counseling and Wellness Services about breathing techniques and mental health suggestions!


Test Taking Tips!


These are PDFs 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.



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.



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