Derivative

This open textbook is compiled from selected content mainly from two open resources: Foundations and Strategies for College Success, by the University of Texas Arlington,  and Blueprint for Success in College and Career, by Dave Dillon.  The chapter Escape the Procrastination Trap is adapted from University101: Study, Strategize and Succeed by the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centre team. The following index details where content from each source was used in this book.  New content (as noted below) indicates major additions that were created. All ‘Notes for Nursing Success’ are original content. Minor revisions not noted below include editing language for clarify, length, and flow as well as corrections to hyperlinks and citations.

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Quote from Dillon (Chapter 33)

Chapter 2 Time Management

  • Quote from J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Chapter 2.1 Start Now!

  • All new content.

Chapter 2.2 Procrastination

  • Adapted from Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centre team.

Chapter 2.3 Goal Setting

  • Charts and selected content from University of Texas Arlington  (Chapter 4)

Chapter 2.4 Planning a College Course Load

  • All new content.

Chapter 2.5 Building a Semester Schedule

  • All new content.

CHAPTER 2.6 EMAIL MANAGEMENT

  • All new content.

Chapter 2.7 Putting It All Together

  • All new content.

Chapter 3 Successful Study Skills

  • Quote from Dillon (Chapter 20)

Chapter 3.1 Basic Study Skills

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapter 20)
  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 5)

Chapter 3.2 Success Before Class; Pre-reading

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapters 22, 23, and 24)
  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 4)

Chapter 3.3 Success During Class; Note-taking

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapters 26, 27)
  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 5)

Chapter 3.4 Success After Class

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapters 30, 31)
  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 5)

Chapter 4 Successful Test Taking Strategies

  • Quote from Dillon (Chapter 31)

Chapter 4.1 Test Anxiety

  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 6)

Chapter 4.2 Successful Study Strategies

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapters 30, 31)
  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 5)

Chapter 4.3 Bonus Chapter

  • Straker & Kelman, (c) 2021, Vital Skills: Study Strategies Every Nursing Student Must Know, pp. 223-241, Karista Press. Reprinted with permission.

Chapter 5 Self-Care: Strategies for Personal and Professional Success

Chapter 5.1 The Basics of Self Care

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapters 49 and 50)
  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 7)

Chapter 5.2 Stress Management and Your Best Self

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapter 53)
  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 7)

Chapter 5.3 Self Awareness and Self Compassion

  • All new content.

Chapter 6 Using the Library a Key to Success

  • Quote from American Libraries (2014)

Chapter 6.1 Information Gathering

  • All new content.

Chapter 6.2 Keyword Searching: CINAHL Complete Database

  • All new content.

Chapter 6.3 Academic Integrity: Why Does It Matter So Much?

  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 6)

Chapter 6.4 How to Cite Your Sources: Avoiding Plagiarism

  • All new content.

Chapter 7 Planning for a Successful Career 

  • Quote from Dillon (Chapter 14)

Chapter 7.1 Paying for College

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapter 60)
  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 9)
  • Selected content from Lamoreaux, 2016, “Beyond Tuition: Understanding College Expenses,” A Different Road to College, Open Oregon Educational Resources 

Chapter 7.2 Exploration of the Field

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapter 34)

Chapter 7.3 Skill Development

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapters 37, 40)

Chapter 7.4 Job Seeking

  • Selected content from Dillon (Chapters 42, 43)

Chapter 8 UTA Student Resources

  • Selected content from University of Texas Arlington (Chapter 10 )

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Strategies for Success in Nursing School: From Start to Finish by Leslie Jennings, RN; RaeAnna Jeffers; Laura Haygood; and Craig Keaton is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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