Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

Hi, my name is Courtney Fitzgerald and I am currently a Registered Nurse. I have my associate's degree in nursing and will be pursuing my bachelor's degree come June 1st. Throughout nursing school I had to come up with different study tactics in order to be successful.
The main practice I used was creating concept maps. With nursing school comes all of the diagnoses and illnesses that we must learn. Pathophysiology of the illness, medication to treat the illness, nursing interventions to complete for patient's that have said illness, the list goes on and on. Concept maps quickly became my best friend in nursing school. Not only was I able to memorize the material, but I was truly able to learn what I was studying. Come test time I was able to recall in my head what the concept map looked like and that helped me answer tricky "select all that apply" questions.

School is hard. Find what works for you and run with it!

Courtney from New York
College Junior
Western Governor's University