Chamberlain College of Nursing BSN Program - page 21

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Hello!! I just joined this site today because I was recently accepted into Chamberlain College of Nursing, I am scheduled to begin classes on March 1st and I was wondering if anyone else is going to Chamberlain and also if anyone... Read More


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    Hi, I have a question and would greatly appreciate if someone can he'll answer. I will be taking my HESI A2 in the next few days; my advisor said that there will be questions on Chemistry, Physiology, and Anatomy as well. Will these be hard questions or basic ones? What parts should I focus more on? I am feeling more stress now that I am getting closer to my exam date. Will really appreciate if someone who has already pass or taken the exam can give me some answers. Thanks!
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    I have a question about the clinical kit Chamberlain wants us to buy. The SuiteStyles website used to tell you in detail what was in the "student clinical kit", but according to the clinical coordinator they hid the contents to keep students from making their own kits (and saving money). The kit is $55 and I was told we only need it for NR224..
    my question is what do students do with their kits after NR224? If it's something we use after NR224 I'll consider shelling out the 55 bucks. But if someone could tell me what is included I'd like to price out my own kit cuz I'm cheap lol
    Thanks!
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    Quote from casunny1
    i have a question about the clinical kit chamberlain wants us to buy. the suitestyles website used to tell you in detail what was in the "student clinical kit", but according to the clinical coordinator they hid the contents to keep students from making their own kits (and saving money). the kit is $55 and i was told we only need it for nr224..
    my question is what do students do with their kits after nr224? if it's something we use after nr224 i'll consider shelling out the 55 bucks. but if someone could tell me what is included i'd like to price out my own kit cuz i'm cheap lol
    thanks!

    i did purchase the clinical kit almost two years ago and to be honest, i only used three items from the kit. i put (used) next to the item below, stating i used it during simulations. i still have the bag sitting in my closet. oh well, at least i have a cool chamberlain zip bag i can use as a school/work bag for my books.

    keep in mind that i started chamberlain about two years ago, so a lot of things have changed, therefore, you may be required to use more items from the kit then i did. in addition, it's also good to have these items yourself for extra practice now that the school has extra hours available for more simulation practice.

    the following items are in the kit: (in no particular order) (items may be different as this kit was from 2009)
    *tracheostomy clean and care tray (used)
    *argyle salem sump
    *suction catheter kit (used)
    *foley catheter (don't have the exact name as label was removed) (used)
    *irrigation tray with 60 ml piston syringe
    *dressing tray
    *wound care tray
    *transfer/gait belt
    *continu-flo solution set
    *suture removal tray
    *basic cleansing enema bag
    *gauze sponges usp type vii gauze


    you are very welcome.
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    Thanks Mysty! I remember seeing the majority of those items from the site when they had the kit contents listed just a few months ago, thanks again for looking
    Last edit by CAsunny1 on May 20, '11
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    I just have a quick Chamberlain question. I am 39 and haven't attended any college courses for over 10 yrs. How much is GPA a factor w/ older students? If I do really well on the HESI, do I still have a chance of attending in Oct.? I have psych, Eng. Comp, upper and lower level both, and Bio completed way back when, but have no clue what bearing that will have on things now.
    My dream has always been to be an ER nurse and I think Chamberlain is the quickest, most concise way to go about getting there. Anyone have any relevant info?

    Thanks!
    Kristie
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    Quote from knicoll71
    I just have a quick Chamberlain question. I am 39 and haven't attended any college courses for over 10 yrs. How much is GPA a factor w/ older students? If I do really well on the HESI, do I still have a chance of attending in Oct.? I have psych, Eng. Comp, upper and lower level both, and Bio completed way back when, but have no clue what bearing that will have on things now.
    My dream has always been to be an ER nurse and I think Chamberlain is the quickest, most concise way to go about getting there. Anyone have any relevant info?

    Thanks!
    Kristie
    I am not sure, but I believe colleges will only accept classes if they were within the last few years. You may want to double check that with Chamberlain. In regards to the GPA, as long as you get at least a 76% testing average in each class, you can go through fine with at least a total GPA of 2.0. Being 39 years old is really not considered a bad thing. If you truly want this, then you will put your all into it and go for it. If anything, you are more focused now then you were ten-twenty years ago. If it has always been your dream to be an ER nurse, then take that entrance HESI exam and get your dream started. Yes, you can start in October if you pass the HESI entrance exam, regardless of which classes you took years ago. You just need to find out which classes will transfer in.

    Much luck to you in your nursing journey!
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    Thanks I am planning on it! I was referring to my prior GPA though, not the one I will have...which will be stellar hehe!! I definitely thought I had better things to do 10 yrs ago.

    Live and learn!!

    Kristie
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    I have a question for those starting in July! Did you guys buy your books yet? I tried to find out what books I needed for math and speech but only the nursing books are up there. Should I just go to Chamberlain and see what books I need?
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    Quote from littleone77
    I have a question for those starting in July! Did you guys buy your books yet? I tried to find out what books I needed for math and speech but only the nursing books are up there. Should I just go to Chamberlain and see what books I need?
    The general course classes are taught through devry faculty. So you will have to check through the devry online book store or you can go to the campus bookstore and show them your schedule.
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    Quote from MystyqueOne
    Hello. First, congratulations. I have posted a bunch of information on Chamberlain as I have been attending for two semesters now. I am presently in the second year now. If you click on my user name and check under posts I have written, you can read all the stuff I had to say. Ask me anything and I'll be happy to help you.

    THe one things I don't think I have mentioned before is that Chamberlain is a little disorganized at the moment. I love the college, but since it's so new, they are still trying to work out all the "kinks" per se. With most colleges and Universities, there are always both positives and negatives. This is one of Chamberlain's negatives. It's tough, though! So, be prepared to do tons of reading and studying. It's an accelerated program....

    Which semester are you newbies starting in?
    Hi MystyqueOne,
    Question regarding clinicals... Do the clinical instructors make students memorize medications to the patients they chose/are assigned? I'm asking because the previous school I went the teachers made us memorize all the medications and it was one of the most stressing things about the school I was attending.


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