So I know that most everyone finds sitting down and reading a textbook a complete bore, and even though it doesn’t feel like spring, the thought of spring and it being beautiful outside makes reading a textbook sound even more tortorous. Unfortunately, for nursing, reading essential. I honestly have learned more from reading the books then the lectures in some of my classes. The professors do expect you to read before classes so that you are prepared for the lecture and know what they are talking about. And most of the test questions are based upon criteria that you read in the books. Yes, I know that this sounds terrible, but there is an up side. First of all, what you are reading really is not that boring. It is all health related and has some pretty interesting facts with in it. Also, what you read, you then talk about in lecture and then practice in labs. So really you are like bringing your reading to life. A lot of times teachers will have personal stories that will go along with the topic you are reading about also. That always makes the topic more fun and memorable.
There is a lot of reading that comes with the nursing curriclum, but if you stay on top of it (meaning read when you need to read and not putting it off for a later time) it will be much more enjoyable. It will definitely help you in the long run.